Foster Care Recruitment Service Contract – London

Foster Care Recruitment Service Contract – London

Croydon Council is seeking to engage a delivery partner in the management and the delivery of the in house foster care recruitment service.

United Kingdom-Croydon: Social work and related services

2018/S 123-279585

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Croydon Council
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Vivienne Weeks
E-mail: vivienne.weeks@croydon.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI62
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.croydon.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.croydon.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.londontenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.londontenders.org

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

710/2018 — Foster Care Recruitment Service

Reference number: DN345194

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Croydon Council is seeking to engage a delivery partner in the management and the delivery of the in house foster care recruitment service and supporting the local authority in the design and implementation of a new delivery model over a period of 2 years. The Service Provider will be working jointly with the local authority in securing the best service operating model with the aim of improving the choice and sufficiency of a diverse range of carers.

Please refer to the tender documents for further information.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI62

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement falls within the “light touch regime” applicable to the procurement of contracts for social and other specific services, as set out in Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Council is orientating this procurement towards an adapted open procedure as described in Regulation 27 of the Regulations but using a “light touch” approach. The Council does not hold itself bound by the Regulations except to the extent that they apply to the light touch regime as set out in Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations.

The Contract duration shall be for a period of two (2) years. The Services are due to commence on 1.11.2018.

Please refer to the tender documents for details.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 26/07/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/07/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The Council considers that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) as amended, re-enacted or consolidated may apply to this contract.

The council requires the successful Service Provider to comply with the London Living Wage.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

London Borough of Croydon
3G — Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CRO 1EA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2087266000
E-mail: procurement@croydon.gov.ukInternet address: http://www.croydon.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

London Borough of Croydon
3G — Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 IEA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2087266000
E-mail: procurement@croydon.gov.ukInternet address: http://www.croydon.gov.uk
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

HM Courts and Tribunal Services
The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000Internet address: http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/infoabout/rcj.htm

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/06/2018