Tender for National Kinship Care Advice Service
The Scottish Government’s Children and Families Directorate, on behalf of the care and protection division, wishes to re-commission the National Kinship Care Advice Service to run initially for circa. 2 years.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Social work and related services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
NUTS code: UKM
Postal code: G2 8LU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3002446718
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
Provision of National Kinship Care Advice Service
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Scottish Government’s Children and Families Directorate, on behalf of the care and protection division, wishes to re-commission the National Kinship Care Advice Service to run initially for circa. 2 years (1 July 2020 – 31 March 2022) with the option of extending for a further year (2 + 1 procurement model) into 2023.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach supports children and young people so that they can grow up feeling loved, safe and respected and can realise their full potential. The 2017-18 Children’s Social Work Statistics Scotland highlighted that there are around 4100 (28 %) looked after children living in formal kinship care placements, and more are living in informal or private kinship arrangements. These kinship care arrangements mean that young people often remain in their local communities, attending the same school as they did when in the care of birth parents and in many cases increases significantly the likelihood of stability throughout childhood. Children in kinship care have often experienced adverse childhood experiences, which can contribute to an increased vulnerability. Their carers require additional knowledge and skills in order to promote their welfare and wellbeing. The Scottish Government recognises the important role played by kinship carers in providing secure, stable and nurturing homes for children who cannot be cared for by their birth parents, and so wishes to re-commission the National Kinship Care Advice Service to provide vital support to these families. This requirement will be awarded to a single supplier.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The value stated in this Notice includes the 12-month option period should it be required. Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:
Statement for 4B.4
Bidders must demonstrate a current ratio of no less than 1.0.
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.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
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 contract, the insurances indicated below:
Employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance = GBP 5 million
Public liability insurance = GBP 1 million
Professional indemnity insurance = GBP 1 million
ESPD will be scored on a pass/fail basis.
The contract award criteria will be price 20%/quality 80 %.
Question scoring methodology for award criteria outlined in invitation to tender:
0 = Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.
1 = Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.
2 = Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.
3 = Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.
4 = Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall.
Bidders must complete the ESPD (Scotland) to demonstrate adherence to the exclusion and selection criteria for this procurement.
If there are named subcontractors/technicians upon which the bidder will rely to meet the selection criteria,these named parties must complete and reattach the ESPD supplier response form attached to ESPD questions 2C.1.1 (Technicians) and 2D.1.2 (Subcontractors) on PCS-T. These parties must complete the first three sections of the ESPD form, as well as any part of the section 4 selection criteria that the main bidder will rely upon the parties to fulfil. If parties have not yet been identified, this information may be required at a later date. Scottish Government reserves the right to request this information from relevant parties upon whom the main bidder will not rely to fulfil selection criteria.
4C.10 bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to sub-contract and if so, for what proportion of the contract.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 15915. The ITT code is 34678 For more information
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 15915. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
Postal address: 27 Chambers Street
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: