Childrens services tender

Childrens services tender

PA1 family support and parenting. PA2 short breaks for disabled children. PA3 youth challenge. PA4 statutory children’s services. PA5 intensive family intervention programme.

UK-Birkenhead: welfare services for children and young people

2012/S 189-311169

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
Telephone: +44 1516663541
E-mail: tenders@wirral.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1516663705

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:

Childrens services 2013-2014.
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: Wirral Merseyside.
NUTS code UKD5

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)

Wirral Council is seeking to commission services for 2013-14; this commissioning will build on commissioning of services funded by the Early Intervention Grant (EIG). For 2013-14 there will be five priority areas for which services will be commissioned:
PA1 family support and parenting.
PA2 short breaks for disabled children.
PA3 youth challenge.
PA4 statutory children’s services.
PA5 intensive family intervention programme.
Each of the 5 priority areas have a number of individual service areas which providers can bid for separately.
Please read the document entitled invitation to tender first to identify which priority/service areas you wish to bid for. You can then download a full specification and response sheets for each individual priority/service area that you wish to bid for.
The Wirral Supplier Questionnaire, a completed invitation to tender document and a separate specification sheet completed as per the guidance held within the form of tender for each separate priority/service area should be submitted before the deadline for your tender to be considered.
Funding levels will be confirmed following the current Wirral wide consultation exercise regarding council service and spending priorities for 2013. The contract will be for a period of 12 months from 1.4.2013 – 31.3.2014. The contracts will have an option to extend some service areas on an annual basis up until 31.3.2016 subject to funding availability, satisfactory service monitoring and confirmation that the service remains in line with Council Priorities.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

The range of this contract is between 2 200 000 and 3 500 000 per annum.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: With the option to extend some service areas on an annual basis up until 31.3.2016 subject to funding availability, satisfactory service monitoring and confirmation that the service remains in line with Council Priorities.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Family support for children on the edge of care

1)Short description

This service will intervene by provide family support to reduce the number of children on the Child Protection Register or Children In Need through matching volunteers to families to play a positive role in supporting families in crisis, who are at either level 3 or 4 of the continuum of need.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Family support for domestic abuse (5-13 years)

1)Short description

The service provided will be a family support service and will be specifically targeted at children aged 5-13 years and their mothers/female guardians who have experienced domestic abuse and are isolated as a result of these experiences.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Family support for black and minority ethnics

1)Short description

The service provided will be a family support service primarily intended to assist Black and Minority ethnic children aged 0-19 years of age with a particular focus upon children who are experiencing the negative effects of social isolation, family stress and racial harassment.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Family support for young carers

1)Short description

Ensure that young carers have been identified as a group of children and young people who have particular needs. While many children and young people undertake caring tasks with positive effects upon their development, some may be in situations in which caring has a negative impact on their lives. If not addressed this may be adversely affect their capacity to develop fully and independently as adults.
Provide support to address the particular needs of children, young people and their families.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Creative activity club for children with disabilities

1)Short description

Creative activity sessions for young people aged 8-18 with disabilities offering activities based around drama, music, and arts. The service will develop interaction between peers and develop communications and social skills.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Play development sessions

1)Short description

Play sessions for children aged 0-8 with disabilities. These will be fun based interactive sessions using play to assist with the children’s development both physically and their ability to communicate with others.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Sports based activity for children with disabilities

1)Short description

Sports based activity sessions for young people aged 8-18. Offering a mixture of sports activities aiming to development their fundamental physical skills. The service will use sport to develop interaction between peers and develop communications and social skills.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Weekend activity clubs

1)Short description

A specialist activity club delivered at the weekend for children and young people aged 8-18 years with complex needs, those requiring a minimum of 1 to 1 support. This will offer play activities and interaction appropriate to the children’s needs and development in a suitable environment.
The service must deliver 4 x 4 hour sessions during the weekend for 12 children per session.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Specialist play schemes

1)Short description

Play schemes for children and young people aged 5-18 years for all range of disabilities. 5 sessions will be delivered each week during term time (weekday evenings and weekends). Each session will have a specific target group by age and needs of the young people.
The sessions will be play based and interactive. During the school holidays the same children will be in receipt of short breaks but this will be delivered during weekday daytime.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Activity clubs for children with complex health needs

1)Short description

An activity club for children between the ages of 2 and 11 years with complex health needs. This will offer play activities and interaction appropriate to the children’s needs and development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Activity clubs for children with autism

1)Short description

Specialist activity clubs for children aged 8-18 with a diagnosis of autism or social communication difficulties. The clubs will be delivered mid week evening and weekends, there will be 3 sessions per week for 40 weeks per year. 1 of the weekly sessions will be for children with higher level of support needs and requiring a quiet environment with sensory stimulation. 2 of the weekly sessions will be for children with lower support needs who need support to interact with their peers in a structured environment.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Residential weekends

1)Short description

Offering a residential experience for children aged 8-18 with disabilities to attend Barnstondale (the local adapted outdoor centre in Wirral). This will be a weekend break from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. The groupings will be managed to offer interaction between peers of similar ages and interests.
There will be 6 weekends available for young people who do not receive residential short breaks from social care (Level 2/3). There will be 2 weeks available for children with complex needs who are in receipt of residential short breaks from social care (Level 4).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 13 Lot title: Short breaks for children with autism (level 2 & 3)

1)Short description

Individualised specialist one to one service for young people who have a diagnosis of autism and/or social communication difficulties. Support workers will provide one to one support for the young person to have a short break participating in activities in the community or in the family home.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 14 Lot title: Short breaks for children with autism (level 4)

1)Short description

Individualised specialist one to one service for young people who have a diagnosis of autism and severe learning difficulties and may display challenging behaviour. Support workers will provide one to one support for the young person to have a short break participating in activities in the community or in the family home.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 15 Lot title: Friendship support service for children with autism

1)Short description

A support service to develop friendships and interaction with peers for young people aged 14-18 who have a diagnosis of autism and/or social communication difficulties. Support workers will coordinate short break activities for a group of children and support them to access a community activity together. It may be a structured activity or an informal activity such as meeting in a coffee shop. The aim will be for the support to be withdrawn and the short breaks activities to continue to create regular interaction for these young people with their peers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 16 Lot title: Family based short breaks

1)Short description

Offer young people a family based short break. This will be through the provision of 2 contract carers offering short breaks for children with complex health needs. These carers will be linked to a minimum of 6 children and offer a minimum of 230 nights per year. The Contract carers to be available to provide care weekends at least Friday 3:30 pm to at least Sunday 9 pm and weekdays 3:30 pm to 9:30 am the following day.
1 Short break carer will be recruited offering short breaks for children with a diagnosis of Autism with Sever Learning Difficulties and may demonstrate challenging behaviour. The Short Break Carer will off a minimum of 1 weekend per month between the hours of Friday 3:30 pm to at least Sunday 9 pm
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 17 Lot title: Youth challenge targeted support

1)Short description

Will be a targeted youth challenge programme and will be specifically targeted at preventing or significantly reducing levels of Risk Taking Behaviour and or Anti Social Behaviour in children and young people. The service provider will plan to deliver programmes each lasting 12 weeks, after which time the progress of young people will be reviewed to determine the appropriate next steps based on the individual and available support/resources.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 18 Lot title: Youth challenge universal support

1)Short description

Will be a universal youth support project and will complement the work of the targeted youth challenge programme. The service provider will work with the young people receiving targeted support and also engage with other young people aged 13-19 who wish to access the developmental opportunities provided to enable young people to develop their emotional health and wellbeing.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 19 Lot title: Young runaways/children who are sexually exploited/children who sexually exploit

1)Short description

The service provided will specifically target children and young people, aged 10 to 18 years.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 20 Lot title: Parent partnership service

1)Short description

The Service Provider will deliver a service for parents of children with SEN which will provide information, publicity, training, advice and support as set out by the Department for Education in Parent Partnership Services – ‘Increasing Parental Confidence’. This service will also foster networking and collaboration and inform and influence local SEN policy and practice.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 21 Lot title: Advocacy and independent visiting for children in care

1)Short description

The service provider will deliver an advocacy and independent visitor service providing support, representation and will represent looked after children and care leavers views in the consultation and planning process.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 22 Lot title: Post adoption support

1)Short description

The post adoption support services for birth relatives of adopted children is outlined in the Adoption Support Services Regulations 2003. Such support could include the provision of support groups and a counselling service for birth relatives.
In addition services under this commissioning is also for the counselling of adopted adults more specifically those who are seeking to trace their birth parents as outlined under section 56- 62 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
We are proposing to seek a registered Adoption Support Agency to provide all of these services on behalf of Wirral MBC as outlined in Section 1 (3) Adoption Act 1976.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 23 Lot title: Intensive family intervention

1)Short description

The service will be a core element of the Intensive Family Intervention Programme (IFIP) helping to turn around the lives of troubled families in Wirral. The service will be specifically targeted at working with families who have a history of non-engagement with services, or where even with multi-agency support, positive change has been limited or not sustained. The service will work with families identified as having the greatest need and resistance to change, and it will support the work of partner organisations whose Key Workers deliver a ‘lite’ FIP model.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 24 Lot title: Family role models

1)Short description

The service will be a key element of the Intensive Family Intervention Programme (IFIP) helping to turn around the lives of troubled families by matching them with a suitably experienced volunteer who is able to demonstrate and promote positive family models.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300, 80310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per the supplier questionnaire.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per the supplier questionnaire.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per the supplier questionnaire.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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:

NWCE 8Y8QZ2
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

13.11.2012
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Supplier must read and adhere to the below.
Suppliers must download tender document and any supplementary documents via The Chest – www.the-chest.org.uk.

Suppliers must completed the supplier questionnaire online and submit the tender document and any other documents via The Chest – www.the-chest.org.uk.

Suppliers must raise any clarifications for both the supplier questionnaire and tender document via The Chest (www.the-chest.org.uk) questions & answers section.

Suppliers must read all questions and answers for supplier questionnaire and tender document on The Chest www.the-chest.org.uk.

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:27.9.2012