Volunteer Home Visiting Service Norfolk – Supplier Event

Volunteer Home Visiting Service Norfolk – Supplier Event

A ‘Concept Viability’ event is being held to explore the Authority’s plans further, prior to a contract notice being issued and applications being invited. The event will be held during the afternoon of Tuesday 6.8.2013.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2013/S 128-220160

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Norfolk County Council
Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Andrew Fish
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1603223299
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

NCCT40366 Volunteer Home Visiting Service.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKH13

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Norfolk County Council require an organisation/s to provide volunteer home-visiting (family support) service that will provide suitable volunteers to visit and provide support to a referred family with one or more children under five years of age as part of its Early Help offer. The service will be free to users, inclusive and non-judgemental.
Norfolk County Council contracts for the existing service end on 31.3.2014. In order to consider the parameters for the new service, it would like to engage with a range of organisations who would be able to provide a volunteer home-visiting service for families with at least one child under the age of five. This service is underpinned by national evidence from the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s services that home-visiting supported by centre-based support is effective for improving children’s outcome in the early years.
Further to Paragraph 3 of the Best Value Statutory Guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Local Government in September 2011, the Council is consulting current and potential providers of these services about options for the future delivery of the service. A ‘Concept Viability’ event is being held to explore the Authority’s plans further, prior to a contract notice being issued and applications being invited. The event will be held during the afternoon of Tuesday 6.8.2013 and will take place at County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich. It will provide an opportunity to find out more about Norfolk County Council’s Commissioning plans for Volunteer Home-visiting and to provide feedback on these plans. Norfolk County Council aims to inform providers of our intentions and the current context, to ascertain what potential providers see as areas of risk and to discuss contract specification and terms to find out what (if anything) would stop interested parties applying for this business opportunity.
In addition, the Authority, further to its duties under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, wishes to consult potential providers about whether, and if so how, the procurement process could deliver economic, social or environmental benefit for the County of Norfolk.
Places will be limited to 2 people per organisation (to be limited to 1 if numbers become unmanageable). If you are interested in this opportunity you are advised to attend the event. To book a place please e-mail sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk providing your name, organisation name, e-mail address and contact telephone number, quoting ‘NCCT40366 Concept Viability Event ‘ in the subject line of your e-mail. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to be kept informed regarding this procurement opportunity, please e-mail the same address quoting ‘NCCT40366 Mailing List ‘ in the subject line.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

The initial contract is for 12 months with an option to extend annually up to a maximum of 2 years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The start date for the new service to commence is 1.4.2014. The value of the annual contract is approximately GBP 150,000.
The proposed procurement exercise is for services specified in Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“Part B services”). Accordingly, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) only apply in part. Any procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information carried out in the procurement documents.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

The proposed procurement exercise is for services specified in Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“Part B services”). Accordingly, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) only apply in part. Any procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information carried out in the procurement documents.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.7.2013