Tender for Return Home Interview and Support Service – Bristol

Tender for Return Home Interview and Support Service – Bristol

Bristol City Council wishes to appoint provider(s) for the provision of Return Home Interviews for missing children and associated support services.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Guidance and counselling services

2019/S 078-186734

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Bristol City Council
City Hall, College Green
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Alistair Little
Telephone: +44 11792323232
E-mail: alistair.little@bristol.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=70faef46-3960-e911-80f6-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=70faef46-3960-e911-80f6-005056b64545

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


Return Home Interview and Support Service

Reference number: DN394954

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Council wishes to appoint provider(s) for the provision of Return Home Interviews for missing children and associated support services.

The contract will be for a period of 3 years, plus 2 optional extensions of 12 months each, for a maximum contract term not to exceed 5 years. The contract has a fixed budget of 75 700 GBP per annum — bidders will be required to demonstrate how they can deliver value for money within this budget.

A bidders’ briefing will be held at City Hall in Bristol between 14:00 — 16:00 on the 26.4.2019. Please contact Alistair Little via the portal if you wish to attend.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 378 500.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK11

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The service will offer and undertake statutory return home interviews to children who have been reported missing from home or care to the Police. Some of the children and their families will also require specialist on-going support to address the identified reasons for going missing, to enable them to make safe choices about not running away from home, and coping with difficulties. The service will be closely linked in with Police, First Response, Families in Focus, Targeted Youth Services, and other targeted and specialist services to ensure that missing person reports are triaged and responded to in a timely way, that children who have received a return interview go on to receive further on-going support, and to aid effective information sharing about contextual safeguarding.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Quality criterion – Name: Social value / Weighting: 20
Price – Weighting: 10
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There will be 2 optional extensions, each of 12 months, for a total contract term not to exceed 5 years.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)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: 24/05/2019
Local time: 14:00
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:


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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/05/2019
Local time: 14:00

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

Bristol District Registry of the High Court of Justice
Greyfriars, Lewins Mead
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1179106700
E-mail: e-filing@bristol.countycourt.gsi.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: