Support Services for Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
The majority of the activity on this contract will involve provide support services to those that share their experiences with the Inquiry through the Truth Project.
United Kingdom-London: Social work and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Arran Price
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Support Services across England and Wales.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The procurement seeks to secure a delivery partner (either a single organisation or through a consortium arrangement with a lead nominated supplier) to provide support for victims and survivors or other stakeholders who engage with the Inquiry’s work programme. The work will be based within England and Wales.
The majority of the activity on this contract will involve provide support services to those that share their experiences with the Inquiry through the Truth Project. The contract will also support those who are participating in the Inquiry’s investigative work and those who attend meetings or other engagement events.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
The support services will be required at various locations across England and Wales, further details are outlined in the procurement documents.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The overriding requirement of the contract is for a managed service provision of emotional and psychological support to victims, survivors, witnesses and members of the public who engage with the Inquiry in its activities. The scope of the contract shall cover the work of Truth Project, Investigations, Inquiry engagement events (such as forums and seminars) and other activities, such as research interviews and subject access requests.
The service requirements are for both telephone based support and face to face support.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The contract is being let for an initial 24 month period with an option for extension of a further 12 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Consortium bids are encouraged and welcome. Further guidance on submitting a consortia bidding for public contracts can be found here http://gov.wales/topics/improvingservices/bettervfm/publications/jointbidding/?lang=en
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
Details of performance conditions are as stated in the procurement documents.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Procurement lead — Electronic receipt, access to tenders will be restricted until tender receipt deadline has passed.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Services eSourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the eSourcing Suite.
If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link — Register for CCS eSourcing.
Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:
Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for this specific procurement. This is done by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered Bidder; and, the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.
IICSA Commercial will then process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the eSourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the eSourcing Suite you will have access to the Emptoris messaging service, which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note, it is your responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.
For technical assistance on use of the eSourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Support Desk email: eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk.
United KingdomInternet address:www.iicsa.org.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: