Early Intervention Services Tender

Early Intervention Services Tender

Families contracts x 9. The Department for Education (DfE) would like to invite experienced organisations to apply to deliver a range of early intervention services that help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people, families and the people who work with them.

UK-London: social work and related services

2012/S 226-372212

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
Contact point(s): Maria Chiejina
SW1P 3BT London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: FamiliesContracts.ENQUIRIES@education.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: http://http://www.education.gov.uk/families-contracts

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Education
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:

Families contracts x 9.
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 UK

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)

The Department for Education (DfE) would like to invite experienced organisations to apply to deliver a range of early intervention services that help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people, families and the people who work with them.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 64210000, 79411000, 75200000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Support to adoption agencies

1)Short description

Support adoption agencies on implementing the adoption reform programme and provide policy advice to the Department.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 79411000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 350 000,00 and 400 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Deliver from Care2Work

1)Short description

Support programme that engages with voluntary; local government and private sector to increase job opportunities for care leavers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 75200000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 700 000,00 and 800 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Support local authorities to recruit more foster carers

1)Short description

Develop and implement innovative solutions to raise the profile of fostering and support improvement in the local recruitment of foster carers to meet the needs of foster children.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 79411000, 75200000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000,00 and 250 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Deliver Fosterline (a national telephone service to support fostering)

1)Short description

Provide advice and information about how to apply to be a foster carer.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 64210000, 75200000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000,00 and 720 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Deliver an advocacy advice line

1)Short description

Deliver an advocacy helpline and an independent advocate for children in care when they need it.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 64210000, 75200000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000,00 and 600 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Supporting parenting classes’ development

1)Short description

Help create a vibrant market for parenting education, driven by parents’ demand for quality products and services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 79411000, 75200000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000,00 and 2 500 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Deliver a service for the parents of teenagers

1)Short description

Deliver an online service for the parents of teenagers, particularly those on the edge of care and those in the most disadvantaged and vulnerable families.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 64210000, 75200000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 700 000,00 and 1 000 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Support for the families of offenders

1)Short description

Support those who work with the families of offenders and help address some of the poor outcomes these children and families experience.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 75200000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 900 000,00 and 1 000 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Deliver the young carers strategy

1)Short description

Ensuring better support and outcomes for young carers in the context of ‘whole family’ assessment.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 75200000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000,00 and 1 200 000,00 GBP
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:
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

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
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

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: no

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 10.1.2013 – 23:59
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

11.1.2013 – 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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Enquiries should be submitted by e-mail to: FamiliesContracts.ENQUIRIES@education.gsi.gov.uk.

Tender documents and further information can be found on the DfE web site: http://www.education.gov.uk/families-contracts.

The DfE will be holding a briefing session on 3rd December for organisations to find out more about the objectives for Families Contracts. The briefing session will be held in London from 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
If you would like to attend you must register your interest by 30 November by e-mailing: FamiliesContracts.ENQUIRIES@education.gsi.gov.uk.

You must include the name of your organisation and the words “briefing event” in the title of your e-mail and within the e-mail provide the name and contact details of the person wishing to attend. One place will be allocated for each prospective organisation on a first come first served basis.
Please note that any materials distributed on the day will be posted on the Families Contracts web page.

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:

21.11.2012