Assessments for Prospective Foster Carers – Nottingham

Assessments for Prospective Foster Carers – Nottingham

Provision of Assessments for Prospective Foster Carers, Connected Persons and Adoptive Parents.

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Health and social work services

2019/S 240-589050

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Nottingham City Council
Postal address: Loxley House, Station Street
Town: Nottingham
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: NG2 3NG
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Christina Barrett
E-mail: christina.barrett@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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:

CPU3161 Provision of Assessments for Prospective Foster Carers, Connected Persons and Adoptive Parents

Reference number: DN452441

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

1.2) Nottingham City Council (NCC) has a statutory duty to provide sufficient accommodation for its looked after children and is also required by law to carry out assessments of people who formally express a desire to foster or adopt to ascertain that they are suitable individuals to foster or adopt children. Such assessment must be carried out within specific timescales. NCC is looking for an experienced provider to deliver foster carer, connected persons and SGO assessments on our behalf where we are unable to commit to delivering the assessment ourselves within the required timescales;

1.3) These assessment services will be commissioned via a single-provider framework and in respect of fostering, connected person and SGO assessments the intention is that the following local authorities will be able to access the services via the framework in addition to NCC: Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council (comprising collectively the ‘D2N2’ area).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 300 000.00 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: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

1.2) Nottingham City Council (NCC) has a statutory duty to provide sufficient accommodation for its looked after children and is also required by law to carry out assessments of people who formally express a desire to foster or adopt to ascertain that they are suitable individuals to foster or adopt children. Such assessment must be carried out within specific timescales. NCC is looking for an experienced provider to deliver foster carer, connected persons and SGO assessments on our behalf where we are unable to commit to delivering the assessment ourselves within the required timescales;

1.3) These assessment services will be commissioned via a single-provider framework and in respect of fostering, connected person and SGO assessments the intention is that the following local authorities will be able to access the services via the framework in addition to NCC: Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council (comprising collectively the ‘D2N2’ area).

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: 1 300 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: 08/01/2020
Local time: 12:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/01/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Nottingham City Council
Town: Nottingham
Country: 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:

09/12/2019