Fostering and Kinship Carer Assessments – Approved Provider List

Fostering and Kinship Carer Assessments – Approved Provider List

Worcestershire County Council is looking to establish a list of Approved Providers to assist the Council’s Fostering and Kinship Service complete assessments on non – related foster carers and kinship assessments on connected people.

United Kingdom-Worcester: Health and social work services

2017/S 226-470906

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Worcestershire County Council
Spetchley Road
United Kingdom
Contact person:
Telephone: +44 1905844896
NUTS code: UKG12
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


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

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


Approved Provider List for the provision of Fostering and Kinship Carer Assessments in Worcestershire.

Reference number: WCC 00000422

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Worcestershire County Council is looking to establish a list of Approved Providers to assist the Council’s Fostering and Kinship Service complete assessments on non — related foster carers and kinship assessments on connected people. The Council has seen a significant rise in the number of referrals for assessments of connected people.

The Council is looking for agencies that could assist the service by undertaking assessments at times when there is a high demand and there is no capacity within the kinship teams. Based on last year’s referral rate, and the number of referrals to date this year it, is envisaged that the council will be requiring approximately 70 kinship assessments and 10-15 fostering assessments a year to be undertaken externally. However there is no guarantee these numbers will be the numbers being completed by external Providers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 110 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Open tender.

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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Contract is for 2 years with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years — Maximum 4 years.
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: no
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: 02/01/2018
Local time: 16:00
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:


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

Tender must be valid until: 28/02/2018

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/01/2018
Local time: 16:01

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Court of England and Wales, Strand, City of Westminster
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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