Adoption Intermediary Service North Wales

Adoption Intermediary Service North Wales

To provide an adoption intermediary and counselling services, to be carried out across the whole of North Wales on behalf of the North Wales Adoption Service.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Wrexham County Borough Council

Contracts Team, Crown Buildings, Chester Street,

Wrexham

LL13 8BZ

UK

Julia Curtis

+44 1978295471

julia.curtis@wrexham.gov.uk

http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/
http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Wrexham County Borough Council

Contracts Team, Crown Buildings, Chester Street,

Wrexham

LL13 8BZ

UK

Julia Curtis

+44 1978295471

julia.curtis@wrexham.gov.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Provision of an Adoption Intermediary Service

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

To provide an adoption intermediary and counselling services, to be carried out across the whole of North Wales on behalf of the North Wales Adoption Service.

Key Objectives of the Services required:

To provide an effective and responsive service to individuals in accordance with:

• the Adoption and Children Act 2002

• the Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-commencement Adoptions) (Wales) Regulations 2005

• The Access to Information (Post-commencement Adoptions) (Wales) Regulations 2005

• Regulation 4 of the Adoption Support Services (Wales) Regulations 2005.

This should include:

1. Intermediary Service

• Counselling/Preparation for adopted adults and birth relatives who wish to trace a family member or members

• Support with searching and accessing information

• Locating the family member and assisting with making contact

2. Birth Parent Counselling

• To provide an independent counselling service to birth parents of children adopted through the NWAS

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code itt 42509 within the appropriate area.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

85320000 Social services

1011 Isle of Anglesey
1012 Gwynedd
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1023 Flintshire and Wrexham

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

• To provide additional support/counselling to adopters where it is deemed appropriate to do so

• The provider must be able to provide the service through the medium of both English and Welsh.

• The service must be available as a regional service across North Wales to include the following local authority areas:

Conwy

Denbighshire

Flintshire

Gwynedd

Wrexham

Ynys Môn

Deliverables:

The Service would be offered to at least 15 families at any one time, but the Purchaser expects the Provider to accept referrals above 15 families at any one time unless the Provider can demonstrate that its staff members are working to capacity.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

itt 42509

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
12-05-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 01-07-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

3 years from 1 July 2014, with an option to extend for 2 years in yearly increments

(WA Ref:9336)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

18-04-2014