Supply e-Services for Disclosure and Barring Service Checks

Supply e-Services for Disclosure and Barring Service Checks

CQC is seeking to appoint an external contractor for the provision of a full e-service for Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

United Kingdom-London: Administrative services for business operations

2017/S 037-067147

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Care Quality Commission
151 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9SZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Commercial and Contracts Team
E-mail: commercialcontracts@cqc.org.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.cqc.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cqc.org.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://cqc-commercial.bravosolution.co.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://cqc-commercial.bravosolution.co.uk/
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://cqc-commercial.bravosolution.co.uk/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: regulatory body

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of e-services for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for the Care Quality Commission.

Reference number: CQC PER 018

II.1.2)Main CPV code

75112000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

CQC is seeking to appoint an external contractor for the provision of a full e-service for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Specifically, the full e-service being sought by CQC must include the provision of (i) an e-bulk platform to facilitate the administration of DBS checks electronically; (ii) ID checking services specifically designed for staff (iii) advice to CQC on DBS policies and procedures, as laid down by the Disclosure and Barring Service; and (iv)Management information reporting to enable CQC to manage, verify and track all applications within the checking process including initial confirmation, in order to establish if a check is clear or contains information. CQC are required to undertake various pre-employment checks for all new starters in line with the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standards, and for eligible roles a criminal record check via the DBS is also required.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1.00 GBP

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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

CQC is seeking to appoint an external contractor for the provision of a full e-service for Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks. Specifically, the full e-service being sought by CQC must include the provision of (i) an e-bulk platform to facilitate the administration of DBS checks electronically; (ii) ID checking services specifically designed for staff (iii) advice to CQC on DBS policies and procedures, as laid down by the Disclosure and Barring Service; and (iv)Management information reporting to enable CQC to manage, verify and track all applications within the checking process including initial confirmation, in order to establish if a check is clear or contains information.

CQC are required to undertake various pre-employment checks for all new starters in line with the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standards, and for eligible roles a criminal record check via the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service — formerly CRB) is also required. DBS checks form a vital part of CQC’s employment processes enabling us to continually assess if an employee is suitable for a particular role and to carry out our obligation to protect children and adults in a vulnerable care settings while we are inspecting services.

The contractor shall be registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to administer disclosure applications on behalf of non-registered organisations using the DBS e-bulk service interface. The contractor shall deliver the contract requirements securely and in compliance with Disclosure and Barring Service procedures.

The contract that CQC intends to award will cover a period of 3 years, with the opportunity for this to be extended by up to a further 1 year (subject to agreement by both parties).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Overview — Provision of a concise summary highlighting the key aspects of the proposal. / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion – Name: Method Statement– Provision of Service Requirements / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion – Name: Contract Management / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Service Resilience / Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Exit Strategy & Skills Transfer / Weighting: 5
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Opportunity for further extension of up to 12 months (subject to agreement by both parties).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

List and brief description of conditions:

The contractor shall be registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to administer disclosure applications on behalf of non-registered organisations using the DBS e-bulk service interface.

The contractor shall deliver the contract requirements securely and in compliance with Disclosure and Barring Service procedures.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 224-408214

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 08/03/2017
Local time: 12:00
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: 08/03/2017
Local time: 12:01

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Care Quality Commission
151 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9SZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: commercialcontracts@cqc.org.ukInternet address:http://www.cqc.org.uk
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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/02/2017

 

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