West Midlands Regional Disagreement Resolution and Mediation Services

West Midlands Regional Disagreement Resolution and Mediation Services

We are seeking to jointly commission independent disagreement resolution/mediation services for young people (16 to 25) and parents, to deliver the statutory requirement to offer an independent disagreement and mediation service in respect of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities who are resident within the region.

United Kingdom-Hereford: Education and training services

2014/S 126-224790

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Herefordshire Council
Brockington 35, Hafod Road
HR1 1SH Hereford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1432383605
E-mail: procurement@herefordshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://tenders.herefordshire.gov.uk/SupplierPortal/

Electronic access to information: https://tenders.herefordshire.gov.uk/SupplierPortal/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://tenders.herefordshire.gov.uk/SupplierPortal/

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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

West Midlands Regional Disagreement Resolution and Mediation Services

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Herefordshire Council is seeking to tender a Regional SEN Mediation Service Framework for and behalf of the other councils in the West Midlands and potentially other authorities across the UK.
We are seeking to jointly commission independent disagreement resolution/mediation services for young people (16 to 25) and parents, to deliver the statutory requirement to offer an independent disagreement and mediation service in respect of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities who are resident within the region
The SEN provisions within the Children and Families Bill are secured on the principle of offering increased choice and control for families. West Midlands LAs are therefore seeking to ensure that families can have some choice in who delivers their disagreement resolution/mediation service, whilst ensuring that their service of choice meets a minimum service standard within a value for money framework. It is intended to achieve this through an approved list of providers who satisfy the tender specifications as set out. The tender is a regional response to the legislation and aims to develop a framework of providers to support this mediation process.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Contract will also be open for use for other Local Authorities (as defined in Regulation 3(2) to (5) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and their statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organisational changes.) A list of the local authorities eligible to use this Contract is available via a search via the following link:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG

The Contract may also be used by other NHS Contracting Authorities delivering services within the county of Herefordshire. Details are available via a search via the following link http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search.

Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: See tender documentation
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

4.8.2014 – 12:00
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
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

2.7.2014

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