Tender for Residential Parenting Assessments

Tender for Residential Parenting Assessments

Residential parenting assessments conducted in residential family centres are intended to provide robust, fair and evidence based assessments of parenting skills and capability for local authorities and the courts.

United Kingdom-Kingston upon Thames: Health and social work services

2016/S 214-390673

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Surrey County Council
County Hall, Penrhyn Road
Contact point(s): UKJ2
For the attention of: For the attention of: Procurement Sourcing Team
KT1 2DN Kingston upon Thames
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2085419000
E-mail: procurement.sourcing@surreycc.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Public order and safety
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education

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:

SCC SS Residential Parenting Assessments.

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

NUTS code UKJ2

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 800 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council Article 74
Surrey County Council is seeking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of residential parenting assessments. Residential parenting assessments conducted in residential family centres are intended to provide robust, fair and evidence based assessments of parenting skills and capability for local authorities and the courts. Assessments are undertaken in accordance with the Framework for Assessment of Children in Need and their Families and should take into account: a child’s developmental needs; the capacity of the parents to support their child’s development and respond appropriately to their needs; and wider family and environmental factors that may impact on the child’s development and parenting capacity.
Changes in the Public Law outline has reaffirmed expectations on all local authorities to ensure that the plans for children are clear before applications are made to court. The impact of this has been the expectation that the assessments are to be comprehensive, of high standard, and where appropriate to be completed in advance of court and once in court the matter is concluded within 26 weeks. The Framework is being established to support this.
The Framework will consist of two (2) lots based on geography, with services commissioned through direct award based on 1) availability, 2) matching and 3) cost.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 — Providers located in London and the South East

1)Short description

This lot is for providers who are located in London and the South East.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2: Providers located in England, outside of London and the South East region (East of England, South West, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, North West, North East regions)

1)Short description

Providers located in England, outside of London and the South East region (East of England, South West, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, North West, North East regions).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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 request a collateral warranty, deposits, guarantees or other forms of security.

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

Further detail on the relevant aspects of the financing and payment approach will be provided in the 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:

Any such requirements will be included in the invitation to tender.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The supplier may also be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental objectives including those relating to recruitment, training and supply chaininitiatives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to such social and/or environmental considerations. Further details of these conditions will be set out in the contract documents whererelevant.
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 such requirements will be included in the invitation to tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any such requirements will be included in the invitation to tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Any such requirements will be included in the invitation to tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Any such requirements will be included in the invitation to tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Any such requirements will be included in the invitation to tender.
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: no

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 below

1. Quality. Weighting 70

2. Pricing. Weighting 30

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Surrey County Council reserves the right to use an electronic auction.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SCC – 009792

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

5.12.2016
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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 Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 requires the contracting authority to consider:
(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions, and
(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement
Accordingly, this tender will take into account the social value priorities of Surrey County Council relating to the economic, social and environmental well-being of the local area. Delivering social value is about delivering added value. It is not about ‘business as usual’. It is about deploying economic capacity effectively to secure a significant incremental contribution to society in general and to local communities in particular. For the Council it is a fundamental part of assessing value for money and determining the most economically advantageous tender therefore the Council will be actively seeking partners who share this commitment to social value and who are willing to work proactively to deliver social value within the local area.
Proposals received in response to this notice will therefore in part be evaluated on the basis of the tenderer’s approach to delivering social value. Tenderers will be required to submit their social value proposal using the Councils Social Value Measurement Framework which will be provided as part of the ITT. Social value priorities are outlined in the social value measurement framework and tenderers will be required to select and commit to social value measures that are relevant and proportional to their offer and within their capacity and capability to deliver. These measures will be evaluated using financial proxies that have been developed by the Council using published research, benchmarking and local engagement.
Proposals made at the tendering stage will form a contractual commitment and will be monitored using key performance indicators during the contract term.
The Council reserve the right to extend this opportunity to Brighton & Hove City Council.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Surrey County Council
County Hall, Penrhyn Road
KT1 2DN Kingston upon Thames
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

3.11.2016

 

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