Independent Sexual Violence Advisors Service for Thames Valley Police

Independent Sexual Violence Advisors Service for Thames Valley Police

The expectation is to provide and promote high quality specialist support services, tailored to individual needs that achieve improvements in every victim’s ability to cope and recover from the impact of crime.

United Kingdom-Kidlington: Social work and related services

2014/S 247-436647

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Thames Valley Police
Contracts Depatment, Thames Valley Police HQ North Meadow House The Boulevard Langford Lane
Contact point(s): www.bluelight.gov.uk
OX5 1NZ Kidlington
UNITED KINGDOM

Further information can be obtained from: Office of The Police and Crime Commissioner
OX5 2NX
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/Partnership/Victims-Services

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety

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:

Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley — Independent Sexual Violence Advisors Service (ISVA Service).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Thames Valley Police Area.

NUTS code UKJ

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 750 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley intends to issue invitations to tender for the supply of an Independent Sexual Violence Advisors Service (ISVA Service).
The Contract will last for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years. The option to extend will be at the sole discretion of the PCC for Thames Valley. The Contract will be awarded to a single supplier or consortium.
The expectation is to provide and promote high quality specialist support services, tailored to individual needs that achieve improvements in every victim’s ability to cope and recover from the impact of crime. Each service will be free of charge, confidential, accessible and available to victims regardless of where the crime took place or whether or not the offence was reported to the police.
The contract shall support male and female victims of sexual violence aged from age 16 up across Thames Valley. The service will be an independent, victim-focused service working in partnership with a range of local statutory and voluntary organisations. This will include agreeing referral pathways with the police and other agencies, and provision of ISVA services to the 2 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in the Thames Valley area (based in Bletchley and Slough). The service will provide advice and support to victims across a wide range of issues, such as housing, health and social interaction, to support the victim to cope and recover from the abuse and ensure their ongoing safety.

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): yes

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:

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley intends to issue invitations to tender for the supply of an Independent Sexual Violence Advisors Service (ISVA Service) The Contract will last for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years. The option to extend will be at the sole discretion of the PCC for Thames Valley. The Contract will be awarded to a single supplier or consortium.
The expectation is to provide and promote high quality specialist support services, tailored to individual needs that achieve improvements in every victim’s ability to cope and recover from the impact of crime. Each service will be free of charge, confidential, accessible and available to victims regardless of where the crime took place or whether or not the offence was reported to the police.
The contract shall support male and female victims of sexual violence aged from age 16 up across Thames Valley. The service will be an independent, victim-focused service working in partnership with a range of local statutory and voluntary organisations. This will include agreeing referral pathways with the police and other agencies, and provision of ISVA services to the 2 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in the Thames Valley area (based in Bletchley and Slough). The service will provide advice and support to victims across a wide range of issues, such as housing, health and social interaction, to support the victim to cope and recover from the abuse and ensure their ongoing safety.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 750 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Full Specification and Terms and Conditions of Contract will be published with the Tender Documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.2.2015 – 12:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Grant Funded.

VI.3)Additional information

Tender documentation will be available from www.bluelight.gov.uk

Please register with this portal to be able to access the documentation when published, expected within the last 2 weeks of December 2014. Please visit the website for The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley for further information surrounding the subject of Victim Commissioning Services at www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk

Contract Notice for the Provision of Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Services.
Amended return of tender documents date is 12:00 noon Friday 6.2.2015.
IV.2.1) Award criteria:
CRITERIA_STATED_IN_OTHER_DOCUMENT
IV.2.2) An electronic auction will be used:
N/A.

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:

19.12.2014

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