Provide Children’s Rights Advocacy Service London

Provide Children’s Rights Advocacy Service London

The Children’s Rights Advocacy Service will offer advocacy in whatever manner meets the needs of the child or young person.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2016/S 034-054973

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
Contact point(s): Procurement
E14 2BG London
Telephone: +44 2073644099

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
Contact point(s): Procurement
E14 2BG London
Telephone: +44 2073644099

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
Contact point(s): Procurement
E14 2BG London
Telephone: +44 2073644099

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
Contact point(s): Procurement
E14 2BG London
Telephone: +44 2073644099

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

CS 4956 Children’s Rights Advocacy Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKI12

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Contract Title: CS 4956 Children’s Rights Advocacy Service.
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) is seeking tenders from interested organisations for the above services and / or goods.
Children and young people looked after are not a homogenous group and come with different experiences and needs. They may be looked after for a few days or for many years. Regardless of these different circumstances we have the same aspirations for the children we are responsible for as any parent would. We want children and young people to develop into resilient, successful individuals, able to form healthy relationships and to take advantage of every positive opportunity presented.
The Children’s Rights Advocacy Service will offer advocacy in whatever manner meets the needs of child or young person, empowering both Looked after Children and Children with Disabilities to reach their full potential. The Children’s Rights Advocacy Service is required to ensure full involvement and engagement that is representative of the Looked after Children population of Tower Hamlets.
Tower Hamlets requires provider(s) to deliver Children’s Rights Advocacy Service of a high quality in order to safeguard Children with disabilities and Looked After Children (inc. young people leaving care). The provider(s) must demonstrate fitness of purpose in organisation, financial viability and staff competence.
The Children’s Rights Advocacy Service will also include Independent Return Interviews for children and young people that run away from home or care. Independent return interviews provide an opportunity to speak to the child in confidence to ascertain the factors that led to the child going missing and any risks they may have been exposed to while missing and enable the local authority to implement measures to prevent re-occurrence and to safeguard the child and young person from harm.
The Council is committed to improving the quality of life for both residents and businesses within Tower Hamlets. In-line with The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the authority will consider how this procurement might improve the economic, social and environmental well being of the relevant area. In order to achieve this, it is our objective to work with existing and future contractors to secure an appropriate level of community benefits through the procurement process. Detailed guidance and minimum levels of the economic and community benefit applicable to this tender will be available within the tender documentation.

A supplier briefing will be held on: 29.2.2016 between 3:00 to 17:00. Please email to attend the supplier briefing.

The anticipated contract start date is: Friday, 1.7.2016.
The estimated value of the contract is: 183 480 GBP Per Annum.
For a period of: 3 years.

Organisations wishing to express their interest are requested to register on the London Tenders Portal ( where the tender documentation will be available for download. You may be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

Organisations must ensure that access to the system is available to their representatives dealing with the contract. The council will not be liable for the lack of delegated access within the organisation and will not send any documentation regarding the contract, which shall be exclusively available through the portal.
Tenderers are responsible for allowing sufficient time to submit their ITT/PQQ. The Council accepts no liability whatsoever for ITT/PQQs that are not submitted due to internet connectivity issues, transmission delays or errors.
Deadline for expression of interest and return of quotation is: Tuesday, 5.4.2016, 12:00.

LBTH is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a supporter of Ethical Governance, our protocol can be found here along with Guidance to Suppliers and Providers. Or via:

LBTH does not undertake to invite all applicants or bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender. LBTH will not be liable for any costs incurred in tendering for this contract.

If you require any further information please contact: Procurement at:

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 98000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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: 550 440 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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

CS 4956
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: 5.4.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

5.4.2016 – 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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG London
Telephone: +44 2073644099

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: