Independent Adoption Services Kent

Independent Adoption Services Kent

Kent County Council is seeking to commission a county-wide service regarding Independent Adoption and Special Guardianship Support Services.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Social work services

2018/S 110-250778

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Kent County Council
Sessions House
Maidstone
ME14 1XQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Madeline Bishop
Telephone: +44 3000415852
E-mail: madeline.bishop@kent.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.kent.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.kent.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

Independent Adoption and Special Guardianship Order Support Services

Reference number: DN345369

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85310000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Kent County Council is seeking to commission a county-wide service regarding Independent Adoption and Special Guardianship Support Services. The services will be available to those living within the Kent County Council geographical area, or where adoption has taken place through Kent County Council.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 881 375.00 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: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Kent County Council is seeking to commission a county-wide service regarding Independent Adoption and Special Guardianship Support Services. The services will be available to those living within the Kent County Council geographical area, or where adoption has taken place through Kent County Council.

The service will consist of 4 distinct elements:

Service A: An Independent Support Service to Birth Parents.

This service provides a support and counselling service to birth parents prior to an adoption taking place, where a child is (or children are) in care and looked after by Kent County Council, and for whom adoption has been identified as the plan.

Service B: An Access to Birth Records and Intermediary Services for Adult Adoptees.

This service assists adopted persons, either adopted through Kent County Council or who are resident in Kent, and who are aged 18 years or over, to obtain information in relation to their adoption, and to facilitate contact between such persons and their adult birth relatives.

Service C: Access to Information and Intermediary Services for Birth Relatives and those in Prescribed Relationship.

This service provides access to non-identifying information regarding the adoption and advice and support to birth relatives and those with a prescribed relationship aged 18 years and over; including access to intermediary services when the adoptee has reached age 18 years or over.

Service D: Contact Services.

This service provides contact services, direct and indirect, for children under the age of 18 years who have been adopted, or who are the subject of a Special Guardianship Order and who may have contact with their birth relatives.

Kent County Council is seeking to award one contract covering all the above under this tender process. It is the Council’s intention to award the contract for a period of three years with the potential to extend for a further two years.

The contract will commence on 1.10.2018.

Please note that these services can only be delivered by an Adoption Support Agency registered with Ofsted.

Further details on service delivery are contained in the Invitation to Tender.

Applications must be submitted via the Kent Business Portal www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk.

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

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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: no
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: 09/07/2018
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/07/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Kent County Council
Sessions House, County Road
Maidstone
ME14 1XQ
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:

11/06/2018

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