Regional Adoption Agency Consultancy Services Lancashire

Regional Adoption Agency Consultancy Services Lancashire

This tender is for the establishment of a single provider Agreement whereby the successful tenderer will be asked to provide consultancy services in relation to the establishment of a Regional Adoption Agency.

United Kingdom-Preston: Project management consultancy services

2018/S 025-053829

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Lancashire County Council
County Hall Preston
Preston
UKD43
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sarah Goodwill
Telephone: +44 1772538207
E-mail: sarah.goodwill@lancashire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD4
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6864&pageid=41137&e=e
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Consultancy Services — Regional Adoption Agency

Reference number: SG/CORP/LCC/18/730

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72224000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

A new Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) is to be established covering the Lancashire County Council (LCC) and Blackpool Borough Council areas, with LCC as the host organisation who shall contract on behalf of itself and Blackpool Borough Council (the Authorities).

This tender is for the establishment of a single provider Agreement whereby the successful tenderer will be asked to provide consultancy services in relation to the establishment of a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72221000
79400000
79410000
79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD4

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This tender is for a single provider Agreement whereby the successful tenderer will be asked to provide consultancy services in relation to the establishment of a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA).

Further Action on Adoption: Finding More Loving Homes outlines a vision of a new adoption system. It sets out that a system is needed where there are fewer organisations recruiting and assessing adopters – with most of them operating at a much greater scale.

There is a drive for all local authorities to be part of a RAA, in order to accelerate the pace of change to ensure those children, for whom adoption is the right path, are given the best chance of finding a loving, forever family as quickly as possible.

A new RAA is to be established covering the Lancashire County Council (LCC) and Blackpool Borough Council areas, with LCC as the host organisation who shall contract on behalf of itself and Blackpool Borough Council (the Authorities).

The Authority is in the process of applying for/ securing funding from the Department for Education from April/May 2018 for a period of twelve (12) to fifteen (15) months to enable the design and full implementation of the new RAA.

The anticipated value of the Services will be in the range of 192 0000 GBP (maximum for 12 month project term) to 240 0000 GBP (maximum for 15 month term).

A ceiling budget of 192 000 GBP for a 12 month project period and 240 0000 GBP for a 15 month project period (total of 48 0000 GBP to cover a potential 3 month extension) has been identified.

Tenderers are also informed that the Authority is currently in the process of applying for DfE funding in relation to delivery of this contract. Award of this contract is dependent upon the application for DfE funding being successful, in the event that the application is unsuccessful, the Authority will not be in a position to proceed with contract award.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/05/2018
End: 30/04/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Whilst it is anticipated that the new RAA will be fully operational within twelve (12) months of the Commencement Date (by April/May 2019), additional funding has been allocated for a three (3) month extension if required.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Whilst it is anticipated that the new RAA will be fully operational within twelve (12) months of the Commencement Date (by April/May 2019), additional funding has been allocated for a three (3) month extension if required.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
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

Date: 06/03/2018
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/03/2018
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The tender documents are available on Lancashire County Council’s electronic tendering site http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6864&pageid=41137&e=e

Use of this system does not require high specification IT equipment or connections, nor high-level personal IT skills/capabilities. Access to the system/software and advice is free of charge. Please note if you do not already have a supplier account on the new e-tendering system (Oracle), you will be required to obtain a DUNS number, this can take a number of days to be issued and is required as part of the system registration, therefore, tenderers are advised to allow plenty of time for registration and to do this as early as possible during the tender period. Registration is necessary in order to view the tender details and obtain tender documentation.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Lancashire County Council
Preston
United Kingdom
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

Lancashire County Council
Preston
PR1 8XJ
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

02/02/2018

 

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