Tender for Sexual Violence Support Service in London

Tender for Sexual Violence Support Service in London

The London Borough of Newham is inviting bids for its Community Based Domestic and Sexual Violence Support Service.

United Kingdom-London: Social work and related services

2018/S 248-573567

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

London Borough of Newham
1000 Dockside Road
E14 2QU
United Kingdom
E-mail: robert.carrick@newham.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI41
Internet address(es):Main address: www.newham.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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


LB Newham – Domestic & Sexual Violence Service

Reference number: prj_OSN_9757

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The London Borough of Newham is inviting bids for its Community Based Domestic and Sexual Violence Support Service. The London Borough of Newham will accept bids from one provider or from consortium bids or those with a sub-contracting arrangement – in either case, the local authority will contract with the lead provider. The service will offer a low to medium risk casework service, a high risk IDSVA Service, a Female Genital Mutilation Support and Prevention Service and an Exiting Sex Work Service. In addition to this, it is expected that the provider will also provide the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) co-ordination and administration function.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKI41
Main site or place of performance:

London Borough of Newham

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Commissioners have undertaken a series of engagement exercises with stakeholders, providers and women with lived experience of domestic and/or sexual violence to seek opinion on what is needed from services in Newham. These opinions have contributed to the development of the specification for the community based domestic and sexual violence support services.

The local authority will be:

— Reducing our providers from four to one, whilst retaining all four service elements, thus reducing costs associated with management and administration.

— Offering the service on a co-location basis, where clients of the service area are likely to present, to increase accessibility and to be responsive to clients rather than requiring clients to seek assistance from a fixed location.

The proposed service offer will be the single point of contact for professionals and victims accessing support for Domestic and Sexual Violence, Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence, Stalking, Trafficking and Modern Slavery. It will also provide support to those that are engaged in prostitution to allow exiting from sex work. It is expected that the service will work with people to help them develop appropriate strategies, build self-esteem, and focus on physical and emotional wellbeing. The aim of the service will be to reduce the risks associated with Domestic and Sexual Violence and encourage individuals to take control of their own lives and make positive choices.

The service will provide a Coordinator to organise the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) where information will be shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases between representatives of local police, probation, health, child protection, housing practitioners, Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) and other specialists from the statutory and voluntary sectors. Representatives will discuss options for increasing safety for the victim and turn these options into a co-ordinated action plan. The primary focus of the MARAC is to safeguard the adult victim.

The contract will be for an initial period of 2 years from 1.6.2019 which may at the Council’s discretion be extended for 2 further periods of 1 year (ie up to 31.5.2023).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Casework / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Service Specification / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Service User Engagement / Weighting: 16
Quality criterion – Name: Safeguarding / Weighting: 14
Quality criterion – Name: Staffing / Weighting: 6
Quality criterion – Name: Partnership Work / Weighting: 4
Quality criterion – Name: Additional Value / Weighting: 6
Price – Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/06/2019
End: 31/05/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

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.1.1)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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 200-454490

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

Date: 17/01/2019
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/01/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

Crown Commercial Service
United Kingdom
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: