Children’s Rights and Advocacy – Leeds City Council

Children’s Rights and Advocacy – Leeds City Council

Leeds Children’s Services is seeking to commission a service to ensure children looked after, children with complex needs and children in child protection proceedings are aware of their rights and have access to advocacy.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Welfare services for children and young people

2014/S 178-314890

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Leeds City Council
Procurement Unit, Civic Hall
For the attention of: Rachael Grimes
LS1 1UR Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1133952469
E-mail: rachael.grimes@leeds.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.leeds.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.yortender.co.uk

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

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:

9JHC-CZTF51: Children’s Rights and Advocacy.

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

NUTS code UKE42

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Leeds Children’s Services is seeking to commission a service to ensure children looked after, children with complex needs and children in child protection proceedings are aware of their rights and have access to advocacy.
Children’s Rights and Advocacy services provide impartial information, advice and support to children and young people so they can make informed choices. These services should be available to all children and young people where there are particular concerns about their rights or representation.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 855 000 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

Duration in months: 60 (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:
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

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

An electronic auction will be used: no
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

15.10.2014 – 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

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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Interested parties can download the ***pre qualification documentation or tender documentation*** directly from www.yortender.co.uk by using the scheme ID 9JHC-CZTF51

Requests for documentation should not be made by telephone or e-mail. The Documentation should be completed and returned by no later than the deadline specified in IV.3.4. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Although Leeds City Council will be the local authority for the purposes of this procurement. place orders under this Framework Agreement where upon a legally binding contract shall be created between the particular public sector organisation and the contractor at that time to which the terms of this Framework Agreement will apply.
One or more of the other local authorities in the Yorkshire and the Humber region may choose to access the concluded Framework Agreement and order Goods or Services, without creating any obligation on behalf of any of them to do so. Where any such local Authority elects to place an order under the Framework Agreement a legally binding contract shall be created between the particular local authority and the Contractor at that time to which the terms of this Framework Agreement will apply. In relation to any other public Official Journal of the European Union Contract Notice Standard Wording Guidance Procurement Unit — Governance and Regulation Team Sector organisations who have their headquarters in the Yorkshire and Humber region, they may also place orders under this Framework Agreement where upon a legally binding contract shall be created between the particular public sector organisation and the contractor at that time to which the terms of this Framework Agreement will apply.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Where necessary in order to comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 this Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful Tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the addressee found in 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the(for Public Sector) Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only Award damages. Following the 10 day standstill period, if no further debriefing has been requested, the court may only award damages once the contract has been entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.9.2014