Fostering Better Outcomes – Cheshire and Widnes

Fostering Better Outcomes – Cheshire and Widnes

The Council believes that there is a strong evidence base demonstrating that children and young people on average achieve better outcomes in a family environment. 

United Kingdom-Chester: Health and social work services

2017/S 201-414307

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council
58 Nicholas Street
Chester
CH1 2NP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Debbie Pitcher
Telephone: +44 1244976943
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewest.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD6Internet address(es):Main address: http://cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Halton Borough Council
Municipal Building, Kingsway
Widnes
WA8 7QF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Debbie Pitcher
Telephone: +44 1244976943
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewest.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD71Internet address(es):Main address: http://halton.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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:

Fostering Better Outcomes.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Council believes that there is a strong evidence base demonstrating that children and young people on average achieve better outcomes in a family environment. The Council recognises that to successfully transition and sustain young people in a family setting they need to be placed with the right carers, at the right time with intensive support and services. These will give the young person the best possible opportunity to their full potential, socially, emotionally, in their education and health.

Therefore, the role of the proposed commissioned service is to work with 2 cohorts:

Cohort A: Cheshire West and Chester Council’s cohort of children and young people in currently in residential care;

Cohort B: Children in foster care,who have experienced significant instability and are at imminent risk of entering residential care.

The service is intended to provide a high-intensity foster care type intervention in order to facilitate children ‘stepping down’ into stable foster care.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 GBP

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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD63
Main site or place of performance:

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council.

Halton Borough Council.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The role of the proposed commissioned service is to work with 2 cohorts:

Cohort A: Cheshire West and Chester Council’s cohort of children and young people in currently in residential care;

Cohort B: Children in foster care,who have experienced significant instability and are at imminent risk of entering residential care.

The service is intended to provide a high-intensity foster care type intervention in order to facilitate children ‘stepping down’ into stable foster care by delivering a person centred approach.

The Council’s research indicates that this type of intervention is typically delivered by a multi-disciplinary team which provide holistic support for the foster carer, family and child or young person.

The provider would be expected to manage the end-to-end process of foster carer recruitment for the service, placement matching and support for the young person while in placement. The Council would wish to see regular updates as part of the performance management framework expectations.

The Council does not have any existing preference regarding the intervention.

The service must be delivered using a Social Impact Bond model.

Halton Borough Council has agreed to be named as a joint commissioner for the Fostering Better Outcomes service. Halton’s participation would be optional pending the outcomes generated by the service in the first year of operation. From April 2019, following an annual assessment of demand by Cheshire West and Chester Council, Halton BC would be allowed to use a maximum of two Fostering Better Outcomes placements per annum for children in its care. Halton BC will control which children are referred in to the service. The provider should be aware that there is no guarantee that Halton BC will use any of the placements.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 72

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

Bidders are required to register on The Chest, www.the-chest.org.uk

All documentation is available on the Chest and questions should also be raised on the portal.

This is being tendered under the Light Touch Regime (Schedule 3 services). The procurement stages are:

1) Standard Questionnaire and outline bid (SQ).

2) Dialogues.

3) Final Bid.

Bidders will be shortlisted at the SQ stage (1).

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

See documents on The Chest.

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:

See specification, terms and conditions and performance management.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

This is being tendered under the Light Touch Regime (Schedule 3 services). The procurement stages are:

1) Standard Questionnaire and outline bid (SQ).

2) Dialogues.

3) Final Bid.

Bidders will be shortlisted at the SQ stage (1). Tenders will be evaluated and scored at Final bid stage (Quality and Price). A 10 day standstill will be applied.

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 16/11/2017
Local time: 10:00

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Bidders are required to register on The Chest, www.the-chest.org.uk

All documentation is available on the Chest and questions should also be raised on the portal.

This is being tendered under the Light Touch Regime (Schedule 3 services). The procurement stages are:

1) Standard Questionnaire and outline bid (SQ).

2) Dialogues.

3) Final Bid.

Bidders will be shortlisted at the SQ stage (1).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
London
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

Director of Governance
Chester
Ch1 2NP
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16/10/2017

 

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