Voluntary Adoption Services Wolverhampton

Voluntary Adoption Services Wolverhampton

The strategic development, stakeholder engagement and quality assurance of the Regional Adoption Agency and adoption support services.

United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: Other community, social and personal services

2017/S 239-496223

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre, St Peters Square
Wolverhampton
WV1 1RL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Haley Macmichael
Telephone: +44 1902554129
E-mail: haley.macmichael@wolverhampton.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG3Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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:

PP17089 – Regional Adoption Agency, Voluntary Adoption Services

Reference number: DN312043

II.1.2)Main CPV code

98000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This contract is being tendered on behalf of the West Midlands Regional Adoption Agency, soon to be formed, Adoption@Heart, by City of Wolverhampton Council. The contract is for the provision of adoption services including: the strategic development, stakeholder engagement and quality assurance of the Regional Adoption Agency and adoption support services for adoptive families and those affected by adoption. The contract is for a term of 5 years and will deliver services to Dudley MBC, Sandwell MBC, Walsall MBC and City of Wolverhampton Council via the Regional Adoption Agency which will be a Local Authority Trading Company. The appointed provider will have access to data on any adopter gaps identified through tracking of child and adopter pipelines in order to support the ability of the provider to recruit adopters and plan recruitment activity. Commencement of operation of Adoption@Heart and of this contract will be 2.7.2018.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract is being tendered on behalf of the West Midlands Regional Adoption Agency, soon to be formed, Adoption@Heart, by City of Wolverhampton Council. The contract is for the provision of adoption services including: the strategic development, stakeholder engagement and quality assurance of the Regional Adoption Agency and adoption support services for adoptive families and those affected by adoption. The contract is for a term of 5 years and will deliver services to Dudley MBC, Sandwell MBC, Walsall MBC and City of Wolverhampton Council via the Regional Adoption Agency which will be a Local Authority Trading Company. The appointed provider will have access to data on any adopter gaps identified through tracking of child and adopter pipelines in order to support the ability of the Provider to recruit adopters and plan recruitment activity. Commencement of operation of Adoption@Heart and of this contract will be 2.7.2018.

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

Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

A decision will be taken prior to the end of this contract regarding future provision. Continuation of the service will require a tendered process.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
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.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 18/01/2018
Local time: 15:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

This service will be reviewed in the 4th year of contract and a new tender process initiated if the service is to continue.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement is undertaken on behalf of the West Midlands Regional Adoption Agency, Adoption@Heart, by City of Wolverhampton Council. It might be necessary during the time that the Regional Adoption Agency is being formed, for the successful provider to enter into a contract with City of Wolverhampton Council. If this is the case, the contract will be novated to the Regional Adoption Agency at the earliest opportunity. In submitting a tender, providers agree to such novation.

Once a decision is made regarding contract award, a 10 day standstill process will be observed before entering into contract.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of England and Wales
London
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:

08/12/2017

 

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