Court Skills Training Contract

Court Skills Training Contract

Halton Borough Council is looking for is looking for a provider to deliver Court Skills Training to Social Care Practitioners in Halton.

Halton Borough Council
Court Skills Training
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Halton Borough Council is looking for is looking for a provider to deliver Court Skills Training to Social Care Practitioners in Halton.

The course duration will be 2/3 days and the total number of delegates will be 69. The venue will be agreed at a location in Halton and there will be 12/15 delegates on each course.Target Audience:
·         Social Workers, Community Support Workers.
Contents to cover:
·         An overview of the Pre-proceedings protocol.
·         Guidance on section 20 versus family arrangements
·         The process from issuing care proceedings to final hearing.
·         Timetabling.
·         Evidence based statements and plans.
·         Writing statements and care plans.
·         Presenting in Court (giving evidence).
·         Identifying gaps in evidence.
·         How to include attachment assessments in evidence.
·         Contact – purpose of and Child centred.
·         Family Meetings, connected persons and suitability assessments.

Additional Requirements – The successful provider is required to have or can demonstrate how they will get knowledge and experience of Local Practice and Local Courts – i.e. Liverpool, Warrington and Runcorn.
 All Quotations must be fully inclusive of all costs to be incurred by the contractor/supplier in the performance of the contract.  It is their responsibility to ensure that they are fully familiar with the requirements of the contract and the associated works prior to pricing

Halton Borough Council may abandon the Advanced Request for Quotation (ARFQ) at any time, is not bound to accept any quotation and will not be liable under any circumstances whatsoever for the costs suppliers incur in preparing the quotation.

All questions relating to this quotation must be submitted via The Chest’s Question and Answer facility. Please refer to previously asked questions before asking a question as duplicate questions will not be answered.

Both questions and answers will either be made public on The Chest or
responded to directly to the originator depending on the content.

Halton Borough Council will provide all bidders with their final ranked position only after the evaluation process is complete upon request via The Chests Question and Answer facility.
Decisions are usually made 2 weeks following the closing date of the ARFQ.
Acceptance of offers
You should note that: –
a.     The Council reserves the right not to accept the lowest, or any, quotation
b.    The Council reserves the right to accept the whole or defined lots of the quotation without accepting the remainder.
c.     Acceptance of a quotation/award of contract will be by written communication from the Council.
The Council reserves the right the purchase goods/services outside of this contract
from other providers/suppliers.
This Contract is not an exclusive provider/supplier contract
Access to information
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council may be required to
disclose either information about your bid or the quotation itself, including your price or range of prices once a contract is awarded and information that you may  regard as commercially sensitive.  Requests for non-disclosure must accompany your tender and include clear and substantive justification together with a time limit when any confidential information could be disclosed.
Transparency of spend
If you are awarded this contract, any individual payments made to you over £500 will be published in our transparency data on the Councils web page
The Councils standard terms and conditions relating to orders and payment are available on the chest and acceptance of them is a requirement for trading with the Council. Additionally there may be further terms and conditions relating to the purchase of individual goods and services contained in the draft Contract enclosed as part of the RFQ. Suppliers are advised to fully consider these before submitting a quotation.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the completed submission is uploaded successfully on The Chest by the deadline specified below:

15th May 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Bidders must ensure that all documentation is received on time. Please bear in mind fluctuations in connectivity or the uploading of larger documents can mean that the process takes longer than anticipated.  Any questionnaires submitted or submitted incomplete by the stated deadline time and date will be discarded.  It is the responsibility of the bidder to meet the deadline.

Contact:
Ms Rachel Doyle
Email Address:
rachel.doyle@halton.gov.uk
Telephone:
Address:
Kingsway House
Kingsway
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 7EA
United Kingdom
Key Dates
15/05/2013
15/05/2013
07/05/2013 16:00
15/05/2013 10:00
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