National Kinship Care Service Tender

National Kinship Care Service Tender

Provide kinship care advice telephone line, citizens advice local area offices face to face advice services.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Social work and related services

2017/S 126-257511

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Chris Boswell
Telephone: +44 1412425936
NUTS code: UKMInternet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Provision of National Kinship Care Service.

Reference number: CASE/339892

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of Kinship Advice Services in Scotland comprise of a kinship care advice telephone line, citizens advice local area offices face to face advice services and regional co-ordinators, the development of peer support groups, a dedicated website and a published guide for Kinship carers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 540 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM25

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This requirement is being undertaken as a Light Touch Regime procurement.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 540 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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:

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance in the sum of not less than 1 000 000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance in the sum of not less than 1 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance in the sum of not less than 1 000 000 GBP

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open 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:

The successful tenderer will be selected on the basis of the most economically advantageous bid, throughout the tender process as a whole, having regard to the price and quality of the proposals against defined evaluation criteria. A Price Quality Ratio (PQR) will be used in the tender evaluation. The ratio will be 90:10 in favour of quality.

Further information is available in the Invitation to Tender documents.

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: 07/08/2017
Local time: 12:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The Buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project Code is 8634. For more information see

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is Project_8634. For more information see:

(SC Ref:502416).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312447556Internet address:
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:



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