Fostering and Special Guardianship Assessments London

Fostering and Special Guardianship Assessments London

Children’s Social Care Fostering, Adoption, Friends and Family, and Special Guardianship Assessments.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2014/S 155-278779

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road
For the attention of: Jason Eustice
E16 2QU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2033738350
E-mail: eprocurement@newham.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0665

Electronic access to information: http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice/

Further information can be obtained from: London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2033738350
E-mail: eprocurement@newham.gov.uk
Internet address: http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2033738350
Internet address: http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2033738350
Internet address: http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

Social protection

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:

Children’s Social Care Fostering, Adoption, Friends and Family, and Special Guardianship Assessments.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London Borough of Newham.

NUTS code UKI21

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 8

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 800 000 and 900 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

This is a voluntary notice. The London Borough of Newham has decided to advertise on a voluntary basis and this does not represent a commitment to follow 1 of the four official procedures.
London Borough of Newham Children’s Social Care and Safeguarding Service require Carer Assessments to be undertaken for Adoption, Fostering, Friends & Family and Special Guardianship Orders to ensure our Looked After Children are placed with suitable families.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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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

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 800 000 and 900 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Adoption Assessments

1)Short description

Carer Assessments to be undertaken for Adoption Orders to ensure our Looked After Children are placed with suitable families.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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3)Quantity or scope

During the financial year 2013/14, 36 adoption assessments were commissioned. This number is not limited and work continues throughout the year to generate additional assessments, as per our requirement as an LA.

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: 2 Lot title: Family and Friends Assessments

1)Short description

Carer Assessments to be undertaken for Family and Friends Orders to ensure our Looked After Children are placed with suitable families.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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3)Quantity or scope

During the financial year 2013/14, 18 family & friends assessments were commissioned. This number is not limited and work continues throughout the year to generate additional assessments, as per our requirement as an LA.

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: 3 Lot title: Special Guardianship Assessments

1)Short description

Carer Assessments to be undertaken for Special Guardianship Orders to ensure our Looked After Children are placed with suitable families

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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3)Quantity or scope

During the financial year 2013/14, 32 special guardianship assessments were commissioned. This number is not limited and work continues throughout the year to generate additional assessments, as per our requirement as an LA

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: 4 Lot title: Fostering Assessments

1)Short description

Carer Assessments to be undertaken for Fostering Orders to ensure our Looked After Children are placed with suitable families.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

850000008530000085310000853120008532000085321000

3)Quantity or scope

During the financial year 2013/14, 20 fostering assessments were commissioned. This number is not limited and work continues throughout the year to generate additional assessments, as per our requirement as an LA.

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: 5 Lot title: Private adoption assessments

1)Short description

Carer Assessments to be undertaken for Private Adoption Assessments (Rule 14) to ensure our Looked After Children are placed with suitable families

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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3)Quantity or scope

During the financial year 2013/14, a small number of Rule 14 or private adoption reports were commissioned. This number is not limited and work continues throughout the year to generate additional assessments, as per our requirement as an LA.

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

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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Information about e-auction available within the downloadable documents.
The auction is based on MEAT, quality score and pricing score make up the ranking on the auction.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

CAT18
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.9.2014 – 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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: After current procurement has run its course and contract has ended.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Interested organisations should note that this tender is being run electronically through the Council’s eTendering system – Newham’s Electronic Contract and Tendering Resource (NECTR).

To access and register your company on NECTR, click on the following link: http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice

Once you have registered, ensure that you include category code 93141505 in your company’s profile. The reference to search for is OP/CYPS/7528/JE.
LBN accepts no liability for expressions of interest that are not received due to internet connectivity issues, transmission delays or errors.
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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:

11.8.2014