Consultancy services for marketing of fostering services

Consultancy services for marketing of fostering services

The successful Organisation or Individual will need to have the expertise required to support the Social Services Department develop a marketing strategy, marketing plan and marketing toolkit for the Fostering Services.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Conwy County Borough Council

Corporate Procurement and Contracts Team, Bodlondeb, Bangor Road,

Conwy

LL32 8DU

UK

Anita Williams

+44 1492574143

contractsteam@conwy.gov.uk
http://www.conwy.gov.uk
www.sell2wales.gov.uk
www.sell2wales.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Consultancy services for marketing of fostering services

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Conwy County Borough Council is seeking expressions of interests from suitably, qualified, creative and experienced organisations or individuals who can make a real difference in shaping the future of the Fostering Services in Conwy, creating ideas and discovering future innovative opportunities.

The Conwy Fostering Service operates in a competitive market place in direct competition with private sector providers. The Council recognises the increasing need to strengthen its in-house recruitment and retention of Foster Carers. Demands for fostering placements in the local area are high and therefore it is Conwy’s intention to attract a diverse range of people who have the necessary qualities to meet the needs of children in need of Foster Carers. Recognising equality and diversity of the communities of Conwy will be an important feature of the development of future recruitment processes.

The successful Organisation or Individual will need to have the expertise required to support the Social Services Department develop a marketing strategy, marketing plan and marketing toolkit for the Fostering Services. The project will require training to up skill a member of staff in its use who will be appointed to further implement the strategy. Candidates will need to clearly demonstrate a wide range of relevant expertise and skills and have experience of similar briefs, clearly illustrating successful market penetration.

The recommended marketing approach will need to take into account the sensitive nature of working with Social Care Users, as well as consider that Foster Caring is a vocation requiring commitment and compassion. The successful applciant will need to have or gain knowledge of the geographical area and the importance of the Welsh culture of Conwy.

This exciting project will start as soon as possible following completion of the tender with an exact date to be agreed upon contract award and will be carried out in the context of existing data and information collated as part of the extensive fostering review. The successful Organisation/Individual will be awarded a Contract for 9 months with an option to extend to a further 3 months if required. The contract will be awarded following the completion of this open tender process. The maximum budget available for this project is £25,000 with a quality/price score to be further advised as part of the tender documentation pack.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=7286.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
79413000 Marketing management consultancy services
85000000 Health and social work services
98000000 Other community, social and personal services

1013 Conwy and Denbighshire

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Development of a marketing strategy, action plan, toolkit and Conwy Fostering Service

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

FS/1/2014

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 04-04-2014

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
04-04-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 09-05-2014

4.5

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

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

The Tender documentation will be uploaded to this website w/e 14th March 2014.

(WA Ref:7286)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

07-03-2014