SEND IASS Tender Walsall

SEND IASS Tender Walsall

Requirement for Special Education Needs and/or Disability Information, Advice and Support Service.

United Kingdom-Walsall: Education and training services

2020/S 102-247228

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Centre, Darwell Street
Town: Walsall
NUTS code: UKG38
Postal code: WS1 1TP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Julie Jones
E-mail: procurement@walsall.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.walsall.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

WP3602 Special Education Needs and/or Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND I.A.S.S.)

Reference number: WP3602

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Council wishes to procure a supplier to deliver a special education needs and/or disability information, advice and support service (SEND I.A.S.S.). The Service shall support Walsall Council and Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group, to fulfil its statutory duty in accordance with the requirements of section 19 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Also in line with the SEND Code of Practice 2015, which sets an expectation that, children, young people, parent/carers should be involved in the identification, assessment and decision making about provision to meet special educational needs or disabilities.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 650 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
85000000
80100000
80300000
85300000
80200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG38
Main site or place of performance:

Walsall.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council wishes to procure a supplier to deliver a special education needs and/or disability information, advice and support service (SEND IASS). The Service shall support Walsall Council and Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group, to fulfil its statutory duty in accordance with the requirements of section 19 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Also in line with the SEND Code of Practice 2015, which sets an expectation that, children, young people, parent/carers should be involved in the identification, assessment and decision making about provision to meet special educational needs or disabilities.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Non-price criteria / Weighting: 60 %
Price – Weighting: 40 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 650 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 07/09/2020
End: 06/09/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to 36 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 22/06/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/06/2020
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Walsall.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: WMBC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on entering into the agreement is published. Such additional information should be requested from the addressee found in I.1). If an appeal regarding entering into the agreement has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (within 30 days beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for such action had arisen). Where the agreement has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the decision to enter into the agreement or order WMBC to amend any document and may award damages. Following the correct implementation of a 10 day standstill period and publication of appropriate notices the court may only award damages once the agreement has been entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22/05/2020