Support for Young Carers in London

Support for Young Carers in London

The purpose of this service is to offer a programme of assessment and support to meet the specific needs of young carers aged 5 to 18 and their families in Merton.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2016/S 222-404445

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

London Borough of Merton
Civic Centre, London Rd, Morden
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Kate Jennings
Telephone: +44 2085453732
NUTS code: UKI22
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

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


Priority Services — Support for Young Carers.

Reference number: DN219092

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this service is to offer a programme of assessment and support to meet the specific needs of young carers aged 5 to 18 and their families in Merton.

All children referred will be assessed in accordance with recent legislation and statutory guidance. Assessments will determine level of need and support offered with priority given to those at enhanced or specialist levels on the child well being model using a partnership model.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 202 500.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI22

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Assessment and Review of Casework — all young carers referred will be assessed in line with the Children and Families Act (2014) where assessments will include an analysis of whether it is appropriate for the young carer to provide, or continue to provide, care for the person in question, in the light of the young carer’s needs for support and other needs and wishes. Assessments will be carried out in line with ‘No Wrong Doors’ (2015 — template Memorandum of Understanding between Adult and Children’s Social Care) using a ‘Whole Families Approach’.

Assessment and review of young carer’s needs will ascertain individual support packages for young carers. Support offered will be delivered in line with priority outcomes as defined in the Carer’s Strategy.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 30 %
Quality criterion – Name: Performance / Weighting: 30 %
Quality criterion – Name: Methodology / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 202 500.00 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:

Option to extend for additional 2 years.

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
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.1.1)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: no
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: 21/12/2016
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:


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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/12/2016
Local time: 12:30

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

As set out in the UK’s Public Contracts Regulations 2015
Civic Centre
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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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