Adoption Grant Wirral Borough Council

Adoption Grant Wirral Borough Council

As part of the Adoption Reform Wirral Borough Council’s Children and Young People’s Department intention is to commission organisational development capacity to promote a cultural change in social work practice through early identification of plans for permanence, in all forms including adoption in order to reduce the number of looked after children.

United Kingdom-Birkenhead: Social work and related services

2013/S 176-304004

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wirral Borough Council
Corporate Procurement, Municipal Building, Cleveland Street
CH41 6BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOM

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

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:

Adoption Grant.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within the Merseyside Area.
NUTS code UKD5

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)

As part of the Adoption Reform Wirral Borough Council’s Children and Young People’s Department intention is to commission organisational development capacity to promote a cultural change in social work practice through early identification of plans for permanence, in all forms including adoption in order to reduce the number of looked after children.
In order to achieve this, the service will support social work practice by providing additional capacity to develop concurrent planning and fostering for adoption, reviewing all permanency plans for current children in care and provide additional assessment capacity for the adoption team. This will be done by strengthening social work practice through the development of skills of fieldwork social workers, ensuring that those with permanency plans are initiated at the earliest opportunity and with minimum delay.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 98000000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 250 000 GBP
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: 9 (from the award of the contract)

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:

The Council reserves the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single service provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability, if relevant. Further details will be set out in the tender.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the supplier questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the supplier questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the supplier questionnaire.
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: To meet the Councils Statutory Requirements.
also
To promote a cultural change in social work practice to ensure that plans for permanency including adoption are initiated at the earliest opportunity when a child comes into care of the Local Authority.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NWCE- 9BAK5W
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

23.9.2013 – 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

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 Chest
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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:9.9.2013