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
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Norfolk County Council
Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Andrew Fish
NR1 2DH Norwich
Telephone: +44 1603223299
General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
NUTS code UKH13
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.7.2013