Inspection of Safeguarding Services London Borough of Hounslow

Inspection of Safeguarding Services London Borough of Hounslow

Contract value:£0 – £50,000. The London Borough of Hounslow requires a consultant to provide the support and challenge required as part of the preparation of the Ofsted inspection of Safeguarding Services.

Reference number: CA/Safeguarding/2013

Deadline date:15/02/2013

This deadline is for… Return of Request for Quotation

Contract value:£0 – £50,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Hounslow

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: London Borough of Hounslow – Corporate Procurement Unit

 

Description of the contract

The London Borough of Hounslow requires a consultant to provide the support and challenge required as part of the preparation of the Ofsted inspection of Safeguarding Services. The prospective consultant must provide knowledge and skills in the field that include: • Substantial experience of reviewing statutory safeguarding services • Demonstrable expertise in the preparation for an Ofsted inspection • Substantial understanding of the inspection framework and grade descriptors • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills The consultant will focus on: • Quality assurance and review of the Annexe A documents (Ofsted) • Facilitate self-assessment against the grade descriptors • Assistance and advice with observation of practice • Review of LSCB arrangements • Inspection preparation plan • Assist with the production of relevant library documentation It is anticipated that the contract will start in February 2013. The period of employment will be for up to 6 months but may be terminated sooner should an inspection take place.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

85320000 Social services

85300000 Social work and related services

80410000 Various school services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 6 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Ros Footman

Organisation name London Borough of Hounslow – Corporate Procurement Unit

Address Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4DN

Telephone 020 8583 2000

Extension number:

Fax

Web address www.hounslow.gov.uk

 

How to apply

To receive the Request for Quotation (RFQ) documentation, Expressions of Interest must be received by email to procurement@hounslow.gov.uk. Any questions or queries should be made in writing by e-mail and must be received no later than 13:00 on Wednesday 13th February 2013. The deadline for submission of tenders is 13:00 on Friday 15th February 2013. The anticipated start of the contract is March 2013.