Provision of After Adoption Services in North Yorkshire

Provision of After Adoption Services in North Yorkshire

The Council wishes to invite tenders for The Provision of After Adoption Services throughout North Yorkshire. Further details are contained in the Specification.

United Kingdom-Northallerton: Health and social work services

2014/S 065-111156

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire Procurement Service, NYCC / Courtyard Annex, Racecourse Lane
For the attention of: Mr David Ingham
DL7 8QZ Northallerton
Telephone: +44 1609535938

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: See VI.3) additional information

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: See VI.3) additional information

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: See VI.3) additional information

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:

The provision of After Adoption Services in North Yorkshire.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North Yorkshire.

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Council wishes to award a contract for The Provision of After Adoption Services.
The Council wishes to invite tenders for The Provision of After Adoption Services throughout North Yorkshire. Further details are contained in the Specification.
The contract will run between 19.7.2014 and 18.7.2015. The Council will have the power to extend the contract for periods up to a further one year each up to the 18.7.2019 at the discretion of the Council and subject to satisfactory performance. The potential maximum term of this Contract will therefore be 5 years (1 + 1+ 1+ 1 + 1).
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): yes
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:

The Council requires the provision of an After Adoption Service which is to be available to:
— Birth Families whose child has been adopted;
— Adopted People aged 18+;
— Adopted Young people aged under 18.
The contract will be for a period of 1 year commencing on 19.7.2014 and ending on 18.7.2015, with the Council having the option to extend these arrangements for up to four further periods of one year each up to a maximum of 4 years. The total potential duration of the Contract is therefore 5 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 250 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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
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

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: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

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: 16.5.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.5.2014 – 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
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: 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

All expressions of interest and requests for further information should be conducted through the procurement portal for the Yorkshire & Humber Region:

To access the tender documents you must register your organisation details on the YORtender system on the following the link by creating a username, password and Company profile.

To view details of this contract, click on the Current Opportunities icon, the Opportunity should be displayed on the page; alternatively use the Opportunity Search icon to find the opportunity.
In the search criteria set:
— Organisation to: North Yorkshire County Council
— Use the search function to search by key word or the contract ID:YORE-9AKKY3
— Click search and the details of this contract should be displayed.
Once you locate the tender you will need to express your interest in this tender by clicking the Register tab which will then allow you to download any documentation required, complete and re-attach the documents to the system. This should be done in advance of the deadline date. If you require further information, guidance or support using YORtender please visit the website link, which contains an overview of the system as well as detailed guidance for registering and participating inprocurement projects.

If you have specific system issues please contact the YORtender Helpdesk; tel: +44 8445434580 or email

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
DL7 8AD Northallerton

Body responsible for mediation procedures

North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
DL7 8AD Northallerton

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
DL7 8AD Northallerton

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.3.2014