Residential and Community Family Assessments Norfolk County Council

Residential and Community Family Assessments Norfolk County Council

Make available 4 residential beds for the purpose of family assessment; Undertake around 30 residential assessments per year.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2015/S 011-015032

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Andrew Fish
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Residential and Community Family Assessments.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Norfolk.

NUTS code UKH13

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)

Norfolk County Council wishes to enter into a contract for the provision of residential and community family assessments.
The service will:
— Make available 4 residential beds for the purpose of family assessment;
— Undertake around 30 residential assessments per year;
— Have in place a permanent, suitably qualified staffing establishment able to deliver safe robust assessments and where there is a night monitoring service for all assessments to be included in the contract price;
— Undertake community assessments as requested during periods of lower occupancy rates in the residential component of the service;
— Assist and support parents to acquire the skills, insight and capacity necessary for parenting, whilst building on existing strengths;
— Encourage parents to take responsibility for their children and their own lives so that they will be able to live independently in the community, whilst identifying the support which would be necessary to enable them to do this;
— Support parents in the event of removal of children due to safeguarding concerns within the context of the assessment;
— Assess capacity and application of parenting skills (whilst building on existing strengths) in a residential or community setting.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85144000

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:

Norfolk County Council wishes to enter into a contract for the provision of residential and community family assessments in accordance with the services detailed in the tender documents.
The Service will:
— Make available 4 residential beds for the purpose of family assessment;
— Undertake around 30 residential assessments per year;
— Have in place a permanent, suitably qualified staffing establishment able to deliver safe robust assessments and where there is a night monitoring service for all assessments included in the contract price;
— Undertake community assessments as requested by the provider during periods of lower occupancy rates in the residential component of the service;
— Assist and support parents to acquire the skills, insight and capacity necessary to parent, while building on existing strengths;
— Encourage parents to take responsibility for their children and their own lives so that they will be able to live independently in the community, while identifying the supports which would be necessary to enable them to do this;
— Support parents in the event of removal of children due to safeguarding concerns within the context of the assessment;
— Assess implementation of parenting skills and capacity (whilst building on existing strengths) in a residential or community setting.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.10.2015. Completion 1.10.2017

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:

As per tender document.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per tender document.

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender document.
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:

NCCT40766

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

no

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

Payable documents: no

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

27.2.2015 – 14:00
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: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27.2.2015 – 14:00

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

This procurement will be managed via the Council’s e-procurement system.

To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the procurement system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles

Once registered you will be able to see the procurement under the ‘tenders’ section and ‘express an interest’ to view the documentation.

If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or e-mailingsupport@intend.co.uk

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: The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.1.2015

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