Form F Assessments of Prospective Foster Carers

Form F Assessments of Prospective Foster Carers

A Framework Agreement for the Provision of Comprehensive and High Quality Form F Assessments of Prospective Foster Carers. Wolverhampton City Council.

UK-Wolverhampton: Social work and related services

2012/S 248-411074

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Wolverhampton City Council, Corporate Procurement
Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square
Contact point(s): http://www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk/
For the attention of: All correspondence must be directed through http://www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk/
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
A Framework Agreement for the Provision of Comprehensive and High Quality Form F Assessments of Prospective Foster Carers.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKG35
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 250 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Wolverhampton City Council wishes to appoint a multi-supplier framework agreement to carry out and ensure timely completion of comprehensive and high quality assessments of prospective foster carers for presentation to the City Council’s Fostering Panel.
All forms would need to be produced in accordance with the British Association of Adoption and Fostering’s (BAAF) Form F and Guidance Notes.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Details of the deposits and bonds required by the council will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details of the main terms and conditions of financing and payment will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and severally liable.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All bidders will be asked to confirm that none of the conditions set out in Article 45 of Directive 2004/18/EC apply to their organisation or expression of interest.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Bidders will be required to complete a questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC with standards being “As set out in the ITT”.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Bidders will be required to complete a questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC with standards being “As set out in the ITT”.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
CS068
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 151-252883 of 3.8.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 11.1.2013 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
14.1.2013 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 14.1.2013 – 15:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Officers and Members of the Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the agreement. The Council also reserves the right not to award an agreement. The Council will not, under any circumstances, reimburse and expense incurred by bidders in preparing their tender submission. This is a voluntary contract notice for a Part B Service.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.12.2012

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