Sexual and Domestic Violence Services Tender

Sexual and Domestic Violence Services Tender

Lot 1 – Children, Young People and Families. Lot 2 – Safe Home. Lot 3 – Perpetrators.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Health and social work services

2015/S 092-165726

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Leicester City Council
Procurement Services, City Hall (4th Floor), 115 Charles Street
For the attention of: Miss Pam Grainger
LE1 1FZ Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1164544038
E-mail: pam.grainger@leicester.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.leicester.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.html

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:

PAN0935 — Leicester City Council Sexual and Domestic Violence Services for Children, Young People and Families, Safe Homes, Perpetrators Interventions.

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: Leicester City.

NUTS code UKF21

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)

Leicester City Council invites Tenders for the provision of Sexual and Domestic Violence Services for:
— Lot 1 — Children, Young People and Families
— Lot 2 — Safe Home
— Lot 3 — Perpetrators
Lot 1: Children, Young People and Families
This service is primarily about providing specialist support to those children and young people who have been affected by sexual or domestic violence, generally experienced by their main caregiver. The support needs to be age appropriate. It is mostly provided through one to one work, but also through the provision of group sessions.
Another key aspect to this service is its role in providing respite and a safe, fun place for children, young people and their families to come together without having to explain their personal circumstances. Practical assistance through the provision of crèche facilities whilst caregivers attend solicitor appointments, court process and so on can make a significant difference to those affected by sexual or domestic violence.
There is a key role for this service in supporting positive parenting and re-building where attachment and family dynamics have been damaged. This can involve supporting agencies working with the adult caregiver(s), working directing with those caregivers or working with the family as a whole.
There is also a role for this service in raising awareness and changing culture. Prevention can be delivered through early engagement and supporting recovery but also through work with universal or other targeted services around identifying sexual and domestic violence, working with the impact and building healthy relationships without violence or abuse.
The service must work collaboratively and in an integrative manner with other local services.
The service will actively promote and prioritise referrals through the local authority contracted domestic violence and sexual violence helpline service, Leicester City Council children, young people and families service and the Safe Home Service commissioned by Leicester city council.
The service is for those who have previously experienced sexual or domestic violence (caregiver or child/young person), or those currently experiencing or at risk of sexual or domestic violence. This includes those children and young people with a caregiver still in a relationship which has been violent or abusive.
Key elements:
— Provide age appropriate one to one and group support for children, young people, parents and carers affected by sexual and domestic violence (distinct groups), including some provision for therapeutic services where appropriate and desired (for example play therapy; counselling for young people).
— Deliver evidence based group programmes for young people using violence in their relationships/ showing aggression and violence towards a caregiver following sexual or domestic violence.
— Participate in and deliver training and awareness sessions with local practitioners and community champions (based on current demand we anticipate this requiring two trainers delivering the equivalent to one full days training per month).
— Offer healthy relationship sessions (around sexual and domestic violence) support and delivery in children and young people settings as part of prevention work and early identification of those affected.
— Provide crèche facilities and respite activities (day trips for example) for children and young people living in either the community or supported accommodation (refuge).
— Support parents and carers to enhance their parenting skills.
Lot 2: Safe Home Service
To provide housing solutions to increase the safety of anyone affected by sexual or domestic violence, including places of refuge where those fleeing sexual or domestic violence can be safely accommodated for emergency short term purposes until they are in a position to move on to alternative safe accommodation in line with their longer term safety and well-being.
To provide places of refuge that are available for immediate access 24 hours a day, appropriate to the service user’s needs; which should include women only provision, the ability to work with mental health and substance misuse issues, and which meet the Women’s Aid Federation England standards.
To provide options for those who are using abusive behaviour (perpetrators) of domestic violence, who are motivated and committed to change, to have alternative short term housing if this prevents the victim, with or without children, having to leave their home.
To work collaboratively and in an integrative manner with other local and national specialist services for those affected by domestic and sexual violence.
The service will actively promote and prioritise referrals through the local authority contracted domestic violence and sexual violence helpline services, Leicester Housing Options and the Women’s Aid and Refuge National 24hr Helpline.
Provision of specialist housing advice relating to sexual and domestic violence:
— Provision of specialist housing advice on range of options available for those affected by sexual or domestic violence
— Daily liaison with, and referrals from Leicester Sexual or Domestic Violence Specialist Services, Women’s Aid and Refuge National Helpline and Leicester City Council Housing Options Service
Lot 3 – Perpetrators
This service is primarily about providing interventions to those adult men and women who wish to change their own abusive behaviour, in order to reduce that behaviour. The interventions should be provided on both an individual one to one basis and through group work. There is an additional responsibility to ensure that support is in place for partners and ex-partners and to support age appropriate work with young people using violence in their intimate relationships or with caregivers (young people aged 13 and over).
Appropriate group process is essential to change and skilled facilitators and a robust group programme are core elements. Individual work before, during and after group is also thought to be an important factor.
There is also an additional role for this service in raising awareness and changing culture. Prevention can be delivered through early engagement and supporting change but also through work with universal or targeted services around identifying domestic violence and working with perpetrators.
The service must work collaboratively and in an integrative manner with other local services.
The service will actively promote and prioritise referrals through the local authority contracted domestic violence and sexual violence helpline service, Leicester City Council children, young people and families service and the Safe Home Service commissioned by Leicester city council.
Services will include:
Assessment
Interventions
Case Management
Safety planning
Risk Assessment & Management
Co-ordination of services
Information Assurance
Training
Evidence base
Working protocols
Service user accountability.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 98000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

All services that ensure successful delivery of the contract as required by the specification and in the Invitation to Tender documents.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 266 667 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Up to 24 months option to extend beyond the initial 40 months’ term.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 2 and 8

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

Duration in months: 40 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Children, Young People and Families

1)Short description

This service is primarily about providing specialist support to children and young people who have been affected by sexual or domestic violence, either directly or as experienced by their main caregiver. The support needs to be age appropriate. It is mostly provided through one to one work, but also through the provision of group sessions.
Another key aspect to this service is its role in providing respite and a safe, fun place for children, young people and their families to come together without having to explain their personal circumstances. Practical assistance through the provision of crèche facilities whilst caregivers attend solicitor appointments, court process and so on can make a significant difference to those affected by sexual or domestic violence.
There is a key role for this service in supporting positive parenting and re-building where attachment and family dynamics have been damaged. This can involve supporting agencies working with the adult caregiver(s), working directing with those caregivers or working with the family as a whole.
There is also a role for this service in raising awareness and changing culture. Prevention can be delivered through early engagement and supporting recovery but also through work with universal or other targeted services around identifying sexual and domestic violence, working with the impact and building healthy relationships without violence or abuse.
The service must work collaboratively and in an integrative manner with other local services.
The service will actively promote and prioritise referrals through the local authority contracted domestic violence and sexual violence helpline service, Leicester City Council children, young people and families service and the Safe Home Service commissioned by Leicester city council.
The service is for those who have previously experienced sexual or domestic violence (caregiver or child/young person), or those currently experiencing or at risk of sexual or domestic violence. This includes those children and young people with a caregiver still in a relationship which has been violent or abusive.
Key elements:
— Provide age appropriate one to one and group support for children, young people, parents and carers affected by sexual and domestic violence (distinct groups), including some provision for therapeutic services where appropriate and desired (for example play therapy; counselling for young people)
— Deliver evidence based group programmes for young people using violence in their relationships/ showing aggression and violence towards a caregiver following sexual or domestic violence
— Participate in and deliver training and awareness sessions with local practitioners and community champions (based on current demand we anticipate this requiring two trainers delivering the equivalent to one full days training per month)
— Offer healthy relationship sessions (around sexual and domestic violence) support and delivery in children and young people settings as part of prevention work and early identification of those affected
— Provide crèche facilities and respite activities (day trips for example) for children and young people living in either the community or supported accommodation (refuge)
— Support parents and carers to enhance their parenting skills.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 98000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Safe Home Service

1)Short description

To provide housing solutions to increase the safety of anyone affected by sexual or domestic violence, including places of refuge where those fleeing sexual or domestic violence can be safely accommodated for emergency short term purposes until they are in a position to move on to alternative safe accommodation in line with their longer term safety and well-being.
To provide places of refuge that are available for immediate access 24 hours a day, appropriate to the service user’s needs; which should include women only provision, the ability to work with mental health and substance misuse issues, and which meet the Women’s Aid Federation England standards.
To provide options for those who are using abusive behaviour (perpetrators) of domestic violence, who are motivated and committed to change, to have alternative short term housing if this prevents the victim, with or without children, having to leave their home.
To work collaboratively and in an integrative manner with other local and national specialist services for those affected by domestic and sexual violence.
The service will actively promote and prioritise referrals through the local authority contracted domestic violence and sexual violence helpline services, Leicester Housing Options and the Women’s Aid and Refuge National 24hr Helpline.
Provision of specialist housing advice relating to sexual and domestic violence:
— Provision of specialist housing advice on range of options available for those affected by sexual or domestic violence
— Daily liaison with, and referrals from Leicester Sexual or Domestic Violence Specialist Services, Women’s Aid and Refuge National Helpline and Leicester City Council Housing Options Service.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 98000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Perpetrators Interventions

1)Short description

This service is primarily about providing interventions to those adult men and women who wish to change their own abusive behaviour, in order to reduce that behaviour. The interventions should be provided on both an individual one to one basis and through group work. There is an additional responsibility to ensure that support is in place for partners and ex-partners and to support age appropriate work with young people using violence in their intimate relationships or with caregivers (young people aged 13 and over).
Appropriate group process is essential to change and skilled facilitators and a robust group programme are core elements. Individual work before, during and after group is also thought to be an important factor.
There is also an additional role for this service in raising awareness and changing culture. Prevention can be delivered through early engagement and supporting change but also through work with universal or targeted services around identifying domestic violence and working with perpetrators.
The service must work collaboratively and in an integrative manner with other local services.
The service will actively promote and prioritise referrals through the local authority contracted domestic violence and sexual violence helpline service, Leicester City Council children, young people and families service and the Safe Home Service commissioned by Leicester city council.
Service Delivery Includes:
Assessment
Interventions
Case Management
Safety Planning
Risk Assessment & Management
Safety Planning
Risk Assessment & Management
Co-ordination of Services
Information Assurance
Partnership work
Evidence Base
Service User Accountability.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 98000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The contracting authority reserves the right to require guarantees or other forms of appropriate security.
The right to require the provision of appropriate guarantees, warranties and insurances is reserved. In the event that you intend to contract with Leicester City Council in a consortium or Special Purpose Vehicle Leicester City Council will require the consortium members to provide forms of guarantee and/or financial security for the consortium’s obligations. Exact details of the requirements are set out in the Invitation to Tender documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See Invitation to Tender documents.

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

The Council requires a contract with a legal entity. In the event of a consortium bid, the Council will only enter into a contract with a suitable legal entity.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Service provider contract terms and conditions supplied in the Invitation to Tender documents.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists. Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so. Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available.
As set out in the Invitation to Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Invitation to Tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Invitation to Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Invitation to Tender documents.
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: yes

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:

PAN0935 – Leicester City Council Sexual and Domestic Violence Services for Children, Young People and Families, Safe Homes and Perpetrators Interventions

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: 24.6.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

25.6.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

25.6.2015

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: 25.6.2015 – 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months.

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 102) (the regulations) the Council will operate a standstill period of not less than 10 days between notifying contractors of its intent to award the contract and the award of the contract. Any appeal during this period shall be addressed to: City Barrister and Head of Standards, Leicester City Council, 16 New Walk, LE1 6UB Leicester, UK.
If the appeal is not successfully resolved contractors may commence legal action for breach of duty in the High Court in accordance with Regulation 92, within 30 days of the date when grounds for stating proceedings first arose.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

See VI.4.2

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.5.2015

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