Provide Advocacy Services for Looked After Children

Provide Advocacy Services for Looked After Children

Tenderers should note that The Council has a maximum available budget of 600 000 GBP for the contract period.

United Kingdom-Oldbury: Health and social work services

2015/S 223-406442

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Services
For the attention of: Mandip Chahal
B69 3DB Oldbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8453527521
E-mail: mandip_singhchahal@sandwell.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.sandwell.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.sandwell.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Sandwell MBC In-Tend Supplier Portal (please see Internet address URL below)
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Sandwell MBC In-Tend Supplier Portal (please see Internet address URL below)
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Sandwell MBC In-Tend Supplier Portal (please see Internet address URL below)
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Sandwell MBC, Dudley MBC, Walsall MBC, Wolverhampton City Council

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Advocacy Services for Looked After Children.

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
NUTS code

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

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

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council wishes, on behalf of Walsall MBC, Dudley MBC and Wolverhampton City Council (Herein after referred to as ‘the Council’’ collectively or ‘Sandwell’, ‘Walsall’, ‘Wolverhampton’ and ‘Dudley’ individually to invite interested parties (‘Tenderers’) to participate in a tender exercise for the Provision of Advocacy Services for Looked After Children.

The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement exercise, please visit https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc to access the Sandwell mbc In-tend supplier portal. From here you will be able to register your company, express an interest in the opportunity, and gain immediate access to the PQQ and related documents.

In Order To View The On-Line Questionnaire And Submit A Tender You Will Be Required To Opt-In.
For a Step by Step user guide to the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal please click on the ‘Guidance for Suppliers’ section of the website.
All procurement responses must be carried out via the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal.
If you require further assistance in respect of the system please contact the In-tend support team on +44 8442728810.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 73000000, 98000000, 85312320, 85312300, 85310000, 79315000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Tenderers should note that The Council has a maximum available budget of 600 000 GBP for the contract period and an indicative amount of up to 200 000 GBP for any extension period.
The period of contract is for 3 years with the option to extend for a further 12 month period.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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

Starting 1.4.2016. Completion 31.3.2019

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:

Details are in the terms and conditions of the Contract.
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: no
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see invitation to tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see invitation to tender.
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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

LAC1

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 4.12.2015
Payable documents: no

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

11.12.2015
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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of 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: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Sandwell MBC will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the ward decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.11.2015

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