Tender for Children’s Advocacy and Independent Visitor Services

Tender for Children’s Advocacy and Independent Visitor Services

The provider will deliver an advocacy service to facilitate the voice of individual children and young people in their relationship with the authority and other agencies as identified by young people in the care of the authority.

United Kingdom-Southend-on-Sea: Social work and related services

2020/S 224-552006

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue
Town: Southend-on-Sea
NUTS code: UKH31 Southend-on-Sea
Postal code: SS2 6ER
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Aleksandra Haker
E-mail: aleksandrahaker@southend.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1702215083
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.southend.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.southend.gov.uk/

I.3)Communication

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

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:

Provision of Children’s Advocacy and Independent Visitor Services

 

Reference number: DN509778

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000 Social work and related services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Advocacy is about empowering children and young people to make sure that their views and wishes are heard at all times and represented in decision making processes. The Council’s vision is that all children and young people in Southend feel listened to and empowered, have choice and control over their support, and have their rights upheld. Furthermore, the views put forward by children and young people should inform the development of the Council’s services.

The service will provide advocacy and independent visiting services for the Council’s Children and Young People in Care, Care Leavers and Children and Young People who are the subject of child protection conferences.

The provider is to allocate suitably trained and supported advocates to children and young people referred to the service by any agreed route to 70 children or young people per annum.

The provider will deliver an advocacy service to facilitate the voice of individual children and young people in their relationship with the authority and other agencies as identified by young people in the care of the authority.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 230 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH31 Southend-on-Sea

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Advocacy is about empowering children and young people to make sure that their views and wishes are heard at all times and represented in decision making processes. The Council’s vision is that all children and young people in Southend feel listened to and empowered, have choice and control over their support, and have their rights upheld. Furthermore, the views put forward by children and young people should inform the development of the Council’s services.

The service will provide advocacy and independent visiting services for the Council’s Children and Young People in Care, Care Leavers and Children and Young People who are the subject of child protection conferences.

The provider is to allocate suitably trained and supported advocates to children and young people referred to the service by any agreed route to 70 children or young people per annum.

The provider will deliver an advocacy service to facilitate the voice of individual children and young people in their relationship with the authority and other agencies as identified by young people in the care of the authority.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/04/2021
End: 31/03/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

 

The contract term will run from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2024 with an option to extend for up to 24 months, or any part thereof. The latest expiry date of the contract will be 31 March 2026. The extension will be at the discretion of the Council and will be subject to the provider’s high level of service delivery, economic performance and value for money.

Contract value including extension GBP 230 000.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

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

Date: 17/12/2020
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/12/2020
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Electronic tender.

 

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Corporate procurement team at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/11/2020