Reaching Out: Supporting Families Networking and Evaluation Contract
Applicants to the Programme must meet all 3 of the following Programme outcomes: more families will have greater skills, knowledge and understanding to overcome adversity.
United Kingdom-London: Social research services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Big Lottery Fund
1 Plough Place
For the attention of: Jane Vasilyeva
EC4A 1DE London
Telephone: +44 2072113779
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/
Electronic access to information: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities
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: Big Lottery Fund
1 Plough Place
For the attention of: Marilyn Dent
EC4A 1DE London
Telephone: +44 2072113779
Internet address: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities
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: Northern Ireland wide.
NUTS code UK
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)
Reaching Out — Supporting Families Programme and its aims:
The aim of the Reaching Out Supporting Families Programme is to support families in Northern Ireland to improve their children’s lives by building strong and nurturing relationships.
Applicants to the Programme must meet all 3 of the following Programme outcomes:
— more families will have greater skills, knowledge and understanding to overcome adversity;
— more children and their families will come together and learn;
— more children and their families will be a part of the community that they live in.
Applications under the Programme must be from organisations working in partnership. Only voluntary or community sector organisations can apply as the lead organisation in a partnership.
The Programme budget is 25 000 000 GBP for grants of between 500 000 GBP and 700 000 GBP for 5 year projects. The Fund has opened the Programme and has already made 9 awards and it estimates to make around 38 grant awards in total by the end of December 2015.
Networking and evaluation for the benefits of the Fund’s grant beneficiaries:
Experience from other programmes has shown that grant-holders can strongly benefit from sharing learning and expertise. A network established could have a potential legacy role even after Programme closure. Therefore the Fund is looking for a service provider that will establish a network, further facilitate networking and share learning between the grant holders during the Programme term.
The Fund requires an overarching evaluation of the Programme as well as provision of support and advice on self evaluation to grant holders. The evaluation aspect will inform ongoing and future practice for the funded projects (grant beneficiaries) under the Programme and provide possible rationale for project extensions available to the Fund’s grant beneficiaries under this Programme.
The specific details of our requirements are set out in our ITT available at: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 576 666,67 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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.1.1)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: As stated in the tender documents which can be downloaded at: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities under reference BIG001-0555.
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
In order for us to carry out this assessment please provide copies of last 2 year’s audited accounts and annual reports to include:
— Balance Sheet;
— Profit and Loss Account and Cost of Sales;
— Full notes to the accounts;
— Director’s report/auditor’s report.
If you are unable to submit the information requested above because your organisation is below the threshold for which audited accounts are required, please submit the following documents instead:
— Balance Sheet;
— Profit and Loss Statement.
If you are unable to submit the information requested above for the most recent financial year because such information is not yet audited, please submit management accounts for that period.
Failure to achieve this minimum requirement and pass the financial assessment shall result in the bidder being excluded from further participation in the tender competition.
(2) Bids that exceed 692 000 GBP (including VAT and expenses) over the whole 7 years’ term of the contract will be excluded. See the ITT for further information.
(1) As a minimum, the bidder must have 3 years relevant experience successfully delivering projects similar to the Services required under Section 2 of the ITT.
Please provide Evidence of 3 years experience of undertaking similar projects (similar in scale, value and complexity) successfully and supporting references demonstrating this.
The reference should be prepared to speak to the Fund to confirm the accuracy of the information provided.
(2) As a minimum the bidder must submit a complete tender in accordance with every instruction and requirement set out in the ITT.
(3) As a minimum, a bidder must have a formal quality management system in place.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
The High Court, The Royal Courts of Justice
WC4A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 207946000
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: