Equalities Services within Warwickshire

Equalities Services within Warwickshire

WCC is looking for a Provider to deliver an Equalities Service through a single contract.

United Kingdom-Warwick: Equal opportunities consultancy services

2016/S 076-132885

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Warwickshire County Council
PO Box 3, Strategic Procurement Unit, Shire Hall, Market Place
Warwick
CV34 4RH
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1926412430
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG13Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.warwickshire.gov.ukAddress of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.csw-jets.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.csw-jets.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Equalities Services within Warwickshire.

Reference number: 00003558

II.1.2)Main CPV code

98200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

WCC is looking for a Provider (or group of Providers through a Lead Provider) to deliver an Equalities Service through a single contract. If the Service is delivered by more than 1 Provider, the Providers will work together to minimise duplication and ensure a cost-effective delivery model.

The Service will work towards the elimination of unlawful discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between people of different groups under each of the protected characteristics as set out in the Equality Act 2010 in the area of benefit within and across the Public and Third Sectors.

The Service will develop meaningful dialogue with communities, Public and Third Sector agencies on matters relating to equality and community cohesion.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG13
Main site or place of performance:

The County Council boundaries of Warwickshire County Council.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

WCC is looking for a Provider (or group of Providers through a Lead Provider) to deliver an Equalities Service through a single contract. If the Service is delivered by more than 1 Provider, the Providers will work together to minimise duplication and ensure a cost-effective delivery model.

The Service will work towards the elimination of unlawful discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between people of different groups under each of the protected characteristics as set out in the Equality Act 2010 in the area of benefit within and across the Public and Third Sectors.

The Service will develop meaningful dialogue with communities, Public and Third Sector agencies on matters relating to equality and community cohesion.

The Service will raise awareness and publicise the rights and responsibilities of individuals, communities and organisations with regard to the Equalities agenda.

The Service will influence Public Sector policy making, service re-design and service delivery.

The Service will provide relevant information and advice to support individuals and communities to work towards the elimination of discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.

The Service will provide specialist advice, support and information to clients in relation to incidents of victimization, discrimination, harassment and hate crime, and ensure effective signposting to other relevant specialist support services where appropriate.

The Service will help move citizens towards greater independence and confidence.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/07/2016
End: 30/06/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract term will be 2 years however the Authority reserves the right to extend the contract by further periods not exceeding 24 months (24 being the maximum available extension period at the discretion of the Authority based on the contract performance of the successful applicant) and funding being available.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/05/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/05/2016
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4RH.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Officers of Warwickshire County Council and/or their appointed agents.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

24 months from contract commencement unless the available option periods are taken.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Warwickshire County Council will be using its e-tendering system (CSW-JETS) for the administration of this procurement process. Providers must register with the system to be able to express an interest and download documents. The web address for CSW-JETS is www.csw-jets.co.ukRegistration and use of CSW-JETS is free. All correspondence or clarifications relating to this procurement must be via the CSW-JETS correspondence function. If you are having trouble registering with CSW-JETS please email us at procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk Providers must register on CSW-JETS and express an interest in this project in order to download tender documents and be able to correspond with us about this procurement.

Electronic ordering and/or invoicing and/or payment may be used.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Warwickshire County Council
Warwick
UNITED KINGDOM
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/04/2016

 

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