Tender to Provide Early Help Services on the Isle of Wight

Tender to Provide Early Help Services on the Isle of Wight

Early Help is one of the priorities in the Isle of Wight Children and Young People’s plan.

United Kingdom-Newport: Social work and related services

2020/S 119-290716

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Isle of Wight Council
Postal address: County Hall, High Street
Town: Newport
NUTS code: UKJ34 Isle of Wight
Postal code: PO30 1UD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Luke Stone
E-mail: luke.stone@iow.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1983821000
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.iwight.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.iwight.com

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index

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:

0-19 Early Help Services on the Isle of Wight

Reference number: DN483244

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000 Social work and related services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Isle of Wight Council (‘the Authority’) invites tenders from suitably qualified suppliers (‘Potential Suppliers’) for the provision of 0-19 Early Help services on the Isle of Wight.

This procurement follows the open procedure under the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

Early Help is one of the priorities in the Isle of Wight Children and Young People’s plan. On the Isle of Wight, we believe that a coordinated and structured approach to Early Help is essential in ensuring that we can collectively identify and deal with problems to reduce abuse and neglect. We recognise that whilst research shows that the most impact can be made within a child’s early years, Early Help is not just for young children, as problems may occur at any point during childhood and adolescence.

The principles for Early Help are:

• promoting the welfare of children and protecting them from significant harm is at the centre of all we do;

• working together, aligning our resources so we can best support families and do what needs to be done when it needs to be done;

• using motivational interviewing to engage with families, seeking their consent and agreement;

• working to families’ strengths — especially those of parents and carers and taking the time to understand their needs fully. Parents say they are motivated by having goals that reflect their family priorities and working with practitioners whose actions are driven by the needs of the child;

• focusing on solving problems before they escalate and offer flexible responsive support when and where it is required;

• building the resilience of families and communities to support each other;

• basing all that we do on evidence, both of what is needed and of what works;

• being clear and consistent and open about the outcomes we want to achieve, to make a positive difference.

Families will be supported within their local communities through an Early Help offer that enables them to achieve positive outcomes as described in the Island’s Early Help strategy by recognising and building upon their strengths and developing their resilience.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 693 855.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ34 Isle of Wight

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Isle of Wight Council (‘the Authority’) invites tenders from suitably qualified suppliers (‘Potential Suppliers’) for the provision of 0-19 Early Help services on the Isle of Wight.

Early Help is one of the priorities in the Isle of Wight Children and Young People’s plan. On the Isle of Wight, we believe that a coordinated and structured approach to Early Help is essential in ensuring that we can collectively identify and deal with problems to reduce abuse and neglect. We recognise that whilst research shows that the most impact can be made within a child’s early years, Early Help is not just for young children, as problems may occur at any point during childhood and adolescence.

The principles for Early Help are:

• promoting the welfare of children and protecting them from significant harm is at the centre of all we do;

• working together, aligning our resources so we can best support families and do what needs to be done when it needs to be done;

• using motivational interviewing to engage with families, seeking their consent and agreement;

• working to families’ strengths — especially those of parents and carers and taking the time to understand their needs fully. Parents say they are motivated by having goals that reflect their family priorities and working with practitioners whose actions are driven by the needs of the child;

• focusing on solving problems before they escalate and offer flexible responsive support when and where it is required;

• building the resilience of families and communities to support each other;

• basing all that we do on evidence, both of what is needed and of what works;

• being clear and consistent and open about the outcomes we want to achieve, to make a positive difference.

Families will be supported within their local communities through an Early Help offer that enables them to achieve positive outcomes as described in the Island’s Early Help strategy by recognising and building upon their strengths and developing their resilience.

The term of the contract shall be from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2024 with the option to extend for up to a further 24 months at the sole discretion of the authority.

The closing date for receipt of tenders is 14.00 on 21 August 2020.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service methodology / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Specific service delivery / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Family intensive support approach / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Communication, contribution and flexibility / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Ongoing service delivery quality assurance / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Mobilisation including mobilisation plan and timescales / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Approach to staffing / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Added value, social, economic or environmental benefits / Weighting: 5
Price – Weighting: 20

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 6 693 855.00 GBP

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:

The option to extend for up to a further 24 months at the sole discretion of the Authority.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract term shall be for an initial 3-year period from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2024 with the option to up to a further 2 years at the sole discretion of the Authority.

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

Any estimated values given are for the whole contract duration including the possible extension periods.

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)Description

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: yes
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: 21/08/2020
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:

English

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

Tender must be valid until: 31/03/2024

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/08/2020
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court
Town: London
Country: 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:

18/06/2020