Scottish Government National Safeguarders Panel Management Service
The Scottish Government has a requirement to place a contract with an external service provider for the provision of National Safeguarders Panel Management Service 2020 – 2024.
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Welfare services for children and young people
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Area 3A South, Victoria Quay, The Shore
Telephone: +44 1312447676
NUTS code: UKM
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
National Safeguarders Panel Management Service 2020-2024
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Scottish Government has a requirement to place a contract with an external service provider for the provision of National Safeguarders Panel Management Service 2020-2024. Safeguarders are appointed by children’s hearings or sheriffs where there is a requirement to safeguard the interests of the child in the proceedings. The safeguarders provides the hearing and/or court with an independent assessment of what is in the child’s best interest. Safeguarders are a well-established and valued element of the children’s hearings system providing independent scrutiny of assessments and plans for children.
The contractor will be responsible for the recruitment of safeguarders and will manage, and be responsible for, recruitment activity required to ensure sufficient numbers of suitable safeguarders are available to meet demand throughout Scotland. The contractor will be required to maintain records of all recruitment activity.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Please see specification of requirements for full details.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Option to extend for an additional 12 + 12 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Safeguarders Panel) Regulations 2012 (‘the 2012 Regulations’) include, among other things, provision on recruitment and selection, appointment and removal, training, fees and the operation and management of the panel. There are currently around 140 serving Safeguarders in Scotland.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Statement for 4B.4:
Bidders must demonstrate a current ratio of no less than 0.9 current ratio will be calculated as follows: Net current assets divided by net current liabilities.
There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.
Statement for 4B.5
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types of insurance listed below:
Employers (compulsory) liability insurance = 5 000 000 GBP;
Public liability insurance = 1 000 000 GBP;
Professional indemnity insurance = 1 000 000 GBP.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The contract start date is 1.7.2020
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 14655. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: