Tender for the Recruitment of Children’s Agency Social Workers

Tender for the Recruitment of Children’s Agency Social Workers

Birmingham Children’s Trust Community Interest Company wishes to establish a Master Vendor Managed Service Provider for the provision of Children’s Agency Social Workers.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Recruitment services

2019/S 106-259147

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Birmingham Children’s Trust Community Interest Company (company number 10762047)
Third Floor Zone 16, 1 Lancaster Circus
Birmingham
B4 7DJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Corporate Procurement Services
Telephone: +44 1214648000
E-mail: etendering@birmingham.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1213037322
NUTS code: UKG31
Internet address(es):Main address: www.finditinbirmingham.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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

II.1.1)Title:

P0564 — The Recruitment and Management of Children’s Agency Social Workers

Reference number: P0564

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79600000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Birmingham Children’s Trust Community Interest Company (The Trust), wishes to establish a Master Vendor Managed Service Provider (MVMSP) for the provision of Children’s Agency Social Workers. The contract will be awarded on the following basis:

— to 1 experienced managed service provider of Agency Children’s Social workers,

— the MVMSP must be able to supply Children’s Agency Workers themselves or through a supply chain of pre-qualified agencies. The contract will last for 3 years (unless terminated under the terms and conditions of contract) with the provision to extend for up to an additional 2 years subject to requirements and satisfactory performance.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 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)

79600000
85310000
79420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG31
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Birmingham Children’s Trust Community Interest Company (The Trust), wishes to establish a Master Vendor Managed Service Provider (MVMSP) for the provision of Children’s Agency Social Workers. The contract will be awarded on the following basis:

— to one experienced managed service provider of Agency Children’s Social workers,

— the MVMSP must be able to supply Children’s Agency Workers themselves or through a supply chain of pre-qualified Agencies. There will be a requirement that The Trust be entitled to request the provision of other agency workers through this contract providing their roles are similar in nature to those stated above. Pricing for these workers (including Tenderers’ margins) shall be determined through reasonable matching against equivalent roles with existing pricing contained within the contract. The additional agency workers likely to be requested may include Family Support Workers, Residential Child Care Officers, Contact and Escort Workers, Leaving Care Personal Advisors and Youth Offending Team Workers.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

With the provision to extend for up to an additional 2 years subject to requirements and satisfactory performance.

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:

Details will be provided in tender documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Details will be provided in tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Details will be provided in tender documentation.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Details will be provided in tender documentation.

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

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

Date: 28/06/2019
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: 28/06/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

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:

This procurement falls under Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (social and other specific services). In this case, the procurement process will be based on the open procedure route. However, as is allowable with procurements that fall under the light touch regime, the process conducted by the Council will differ in some ways from the requirements set out in Regulation 29. Registration and use of in-tend is free. All correspondence for this procurement process must be via the in-tend correspondence function. If you are unable to register with in-tend please either email us at cps@birmingham.gov.uk or call 01214648000. The Trust will be using the Birmingham City Council’s free to use e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this procurement process and potential suppliers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity please click on the following link to access https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/ and submit your details to register. If you are unable to register with In-tend or have any questions or problems on how to use this web site please either email us at: cps@birmingham.gov.uk or call CPS Helpdesk on 01214648000. Your completed tender documentation should be returned by noon 28.6.2019 via the ‘in-tend’ system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477882
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31/05/2019