Youth Offending Team prevention service

Youth Offending Team prevention service

A City wide, rapid response, assertive voluntary engagement service which engages or reengages young people and their families into appropriate locality based universal or targeted services in order to prevent offending and reduce re-offending.

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: welfare services for children and young people

2012/S 29-046950

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Newcastle City Council
City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Room 205, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
For the attention of: Andrew Richardson
NE99 2BN Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912116936
E-mail: corporate.procurement.team@newcastle.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1912114832

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: 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: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

002663 – Youth Offending Team (community resolution / reprimand) diversion and prevention service
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Newcastle upon Tyne.
NUTS code UKC22

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

A City wide, rapid response, assertive voluntary engagement service which engages or reengages young people and their families into appropriate locality based universal or targeted services in order to prevent offending and reduce re-offending.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Newcastle Children’s Services, Youth Offending Team (YOT) are inviting organisations to tender to deliver an engaging and rapid response to young people subject to a Northumbria police community resolution or police reprimand.
We are seeking an organisation with the drive, ambition, ideas and capability to engage young people through the delivery of high quality and sustainable youth justice diversion and prevention services linked to early stages of the local criminal justice system.
Our aim is to contract one experienced organisation with a proven track record in delivering diversionary and preventative youth justice services. Organisations bidding for this contract will be required to deliver a service that responds to a community resolution or a reprimand disposal observing the following criteria:
— To be colocated with Newcastle YOT,
— Operate citywide across Newcastle,
— Operate 7 days per week and work outside of usual office hours,
— Contact young people within 48 hours of receiving a referral form the YOT,
— Attend all Newcastle YOT / Northumbria police reprimand surgeries,
— Undertake screening and brief assessment of all young people referred using an agreed tool and within agreed timescales,
— Record all activity on the YOT client database – careworks,
— Deliver offence focused interventions with young people,
— Deliver issue based work to young people,
— Contribute to existing CAF and TAF arrangement for relevant young people,
— Signpost young people to appropriate locality based services,
— Refer young people to citywide specialist services,
— Support young people to engage with locality based and citywide specialist provision,
— Provide bi-monthly returns to the YOT on a range of performance measures,
— Work in partnership with the YOT to prevent offending and reduce re-offending,
— Provide a suitably skilled and experienced workforce which are suitably trained and capable of undertaking the YJILS modular course within the first six months of the contract or who have already completed this course,
— Develop the service in response to feedback from young people, commissioners, families and partner agencies.
Organisations bidding for this contract will need to evidence how they will build on local knowledge and relationships to engage young people: making good use of the local workforce and developing local volunteers.
The initial contract duration is for 12 months, from April 2012 plus the option of 2 x 12 month extensions up to a maximum of 36 months, subject to ongoing confirmation of EIG funding and where contract performance is good and outcomes for young people are achieved.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000,00 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance, or any other form of appropriate security. Details to be provided in the invitation to tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details to be provided in the invitation to tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Where a consortium or other grouping of suppliers submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with NCC on all matters relating to the Agreement. All consortium or grouping members will however be required to be jointly and severally liable in respect of the obligations and liabilities relating to the Agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All applicants are required to complete and return a detailed contract evaluation questionnaire prepared by the Contracting Authority and provide such supporting evidence as may be requested by the deadline stated in IV.3.4.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the contract evaluation questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the contract evaluation questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the contract evaluation questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the contract evaluation questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

QTLE – 8QZHSH
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 5.3.2012 – 11:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.3.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Place:

Via electronic e-tendering portal system or in accordance with NCC tender opening procedures for hard copy tenders.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: In accordance with NCC tender opening procedures.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Please go to our web site located at www.nepoportal.org to register and download the documents.

This Contract Notice is for a part B service and is published on a voluntary basis and is therefore not subject to full application of the public contract regulations.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period (in the case of notices sent by electronic or facsimile means) and a minimum 15 day standstill period after the date of sending or minimum 10 days after the date of the last unsuccessful tenderers receipt (where notices are not sent electronically) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to query the information provided and/or decide whether or not they wish to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Queries should be directed to the address in part I.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009No. 2992) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland.) Any such action which does not seek a declaration of ineffectiveness must be brought promptly (and in any event within 3 months.) An application for ineffectiveness must be made within 30 days of publication of a contract award notice or notification of the conclusion of the contract with a summary of relevant reasons, or in any other case within 6 months of the date the contract was entered into.
Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness and order payment of a civil financial penalty. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into. The commencement of proceedings before the contract has been entered into requires the authority to refrain from entering into the contract.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.2.2012