Support Services to Children Exposed to Domestic Abuse
The Big Lottery Fund (“BIG”) is seeking for a suitably qualified service provider (or a consortium of service providers) to deliver support to children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. This support will be focused on two geographical areas within Wales.
United Kingdom-London: Research and development services and related consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
Other: Grant awarding body
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:
Early intervention and support services to Children exposed to domestic abuse (Wales), Ref: BIG001-0478.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales wide.
NUTS code UK
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 Big Lottery Fund (“BIG”) is seeking for a suitably qualified service provider (or a consortium of service providers) to deliver support to children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. This support will be focused on two geographical areas within Wales. The approach must develop and pilot models of support that add value to the evidence base for practitioners and policy makers. The models should also have the potential to be replicated in other areas.
To support the children and young people exposed to domestic abuse the Fund requires the Service Provider to perform the following main services:
— design services to support young people exposed to domestic abuse;
— to deliver those services; and
— to evaluate the effectiveness of those services, disseminating and sharing learning accordingly.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: 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:
The potential value of the contract is GBP 2,000,000 (inclusive VAT and expenses) over the contract term of 5 years with potential for a further one year extension.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 583 333 and 1 666 666,70 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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: 72 (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:
Parent Company Guarantees and other security may be required in respect of some or all of the service provider’s obligations.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payments will be made in accordance with the conditions of contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability. Should the successful tenderer be a consortium of organisations, the Contracting Authority reserves the right to require a successful consortium to form a single entity. The Contracting Authority will require the lead partner to be responsible for completing the contract on behalf of the consortium and enter into a contract with the Contracting Authority.
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Bidders must confirm that the circumstances set out in Article 45(1) and 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC or Regulation 23(1) or 23(4) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) do not apply. Bidders that do not confirm this will be excluded from the competition.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: (1) Bidders are required to have adequate financial standing to perform the services without putting the Authority at risk. The financial ability of bidders will be assessed before their tender is evaluated as follows:
In order for us to carry out this assessment please provide copies of last two year’s audited accounts and annual reports to include
— Balance Sheet;
— Profit & Loss Account and Cost of Sales;
— Full notes to the accounts;
— Director’s report/auditor’s report.
If you are unable to submit the information requested above because your organisation is below the threshold for which audited accounts are required, please submit the following documents instead:
— Balance Sheet;
— Profit and Loss Statement.
Failure to achieve this minimum requirement and pass the financial assessment shall result in the bidder being excluded from further participation in the tender competition.
(2) Bids that exceed GBP 2,000,000 (including VAT and expenses) for their costs in Table A of the Schedule of Charges in the ITT (downloadable at http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/about-uk/procurement_portal.htm
) will be excluded from further consideration in the the tender process.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
(1) The Fund requires the provider to have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience successfully delivering similar projects.
Please provide evidence of 3 years experience of undertaking similar projects and research/evaluation work (similar in scale, value and complexity) successfully and supporting references demonstrating this.
Your referees should be prepared to speak to the Fund to confirm the accuracy of the information provided.
(2) As a minimum the bidder must submit a complete tender in accordance with every instruction and requirement set out in the ITT.
(3) Bidders must have a formal quality management system in place.
Please provide evidence (documentation or certificates) demonstrating you have a formal quality management system in place.
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
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.3.1)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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
3.2.2014 – 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
Other: or Welsh
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of 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.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
The High Court, The Royal Courts of Justice
WC4A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 207946000
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period of 10 calendar days at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. Further information is set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.12.2013