Management of Scottish Government Safeguarders Panel
The Scottish Government is seeking to appoint a Service Provider for the operation and management of a National Panel of Safeguarders to be known as the ‘Safeguarders Panel’.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Administrative social services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
7th Floor, Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Contact point(s): Scottish Government Procurement
For the attention of: Douglas Martin
G2 8LU Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412420478
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.
NUTS code UKM
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Safeguarders are appointed by children’s hearings or sheriffs where there is a requirement to safeguard the interests of the child in the proceedings. The Safeguarder provides the hearing and/or court with an independent assessment of what is in the child’s best interest.
Safeguarders are independent from all other agencies involved in the Children’s Hearings System and that independence is a crucial aspect of the role. They are appointed by the Scottish Ministers. Portfolio responsibility falls to the Minister for Children and Young People.
The Service Provider will make all the necessary arrangements to ensure national consistency in the management of Safeguarders in Scotland and that the required high standards are maintained throughout all Safeguarder appointments utilising the Practise Standards for Safeguarders and the Performance Support and Monitoring Framework.
The Contractor will ensure the operation and management of the Safeguarders Panel between the hours of 8:30 and 17:00 Monday to Friday including some public holidays, where key partners such as the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS), Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) and Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) are operating and where this is agreed. In addition the Service Provider shall be responsible for; promoting the Safeguarders Panel, recruitment and selection of Panel members, applying criteria on the appointment and removal of Panel members, ensuring attendance on Pre-Appointment training, monitoring performance and making payments of fees and expenses to Safeguarders.
Period of Contract 1.4.2017 to 31.3.2020 with an option to extend annually for a period of up to 2 years to 31.3.2022.
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II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
85321000, 79420000, 79600000, 80500000, 85320000, 75230000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 2 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The contract shall be for a period of 3 years commencing 1.4.2017 until 31.3.2020 with the option to extend annually for up to 2 years to 31.3.2022.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 42 (from the award of the contract)
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.1.4)Other particular conditions
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
(2) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
(1) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(2) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided;
(3) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures;
(4) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(5) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
(6) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Technical. Weighting 70
2. Commercial. Weighting 30
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 22.3.2016 – 12:00
Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 42 months subject to Authority implementing options to extend for a period of up to 2 years.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: