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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Edinburgh: Independent Psychological Assessments (Permanence Planning and Permanence Order Applications_
Document Ref:
TED32SOCT368790
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
The City of Edinburgh Council
Date Published:
11 October 2019
Deadline Date:
12 November 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

The City of Edinburgh Council wishes to create a framework of suitably qualified and experienced Psychologists, to undertake psychological assessment during planning procedures and court cases for Looked After and Accommodated Children (as per the definition of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995). The expert assessments may focus on the child/children and / or the parents of the child, or both. The expert assessments may be used to inform the Council’s future plans in complex cases, or to assist the court in permanence order applications.

Notice Details

Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

The City of Edinburgh Council

Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG

UK

Telephone: +44 1314663536

E-mail: Hannah.Dobby@edinburgh.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM75

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


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

Independent Psychological Assessments (Permanence Planning and Permanence Order Applications_

Reference number: CT2622

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85300000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The City of Edinburgh Council wishes to create a framework of suitably qualified and experienced Psychologists, to undertake psychological assessment during planning procedures and court cases for Looked After and Accommodated Children (as per the definition of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995). The expert assessments may focus on the child/children and / or the parents of the child, or both. The expert assessments may be used to inform the Council’s future plans in complex cases, or to assist the court in permanence order applications.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85310000

85312000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM75

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The City of Edinburgh Council wishes to create a framework of suitably qualified and experienced Psychologists, to undertake psychological assessment during planning procedures and court cases for Looked After and Accommodated Children (as per the definition of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995). The expert assessments may focus on the child/children and / or the parents of the child, or both. The expert assessments may be used to inform the Council’s future plans in complex cases, or to assist the court in permanence order applications.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 50

Price / Weighting:  50

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

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

Please refer to documents provided for all additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Part III:Section A,B,C&D - Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 [for above OJEU threshold)/8 and 9 of the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016(below OJEU threshold). Part IV:B: Economic and Financial Standing 4B.provide general yearly turnover and a copy of audited accounts for the past two years (or equivalent). A current ratio of at least 1.10 in each of the last two financial years is required. Questions 4B.5.1 and 4B.5.2 the types and levels of insurance indicated: a. Employers (Compulsory) Liability Insurance - 5m GBP b. Public Liability Insurance - 5m GBP c. Professional Indemnity Insurance 5m GBP. Part IV:D:Quality Assurance Schemes & Environmental Management Question 4D.1; more than 5 employees, must have in place a Health & Safety Policy which is approved at a senior level within the Organisation. 4D.1; Staff who deliver regulated services to children must have PVG

III.2) Conditions related to 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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 12/11/2019

Local time: 11:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/11/2019

Local time: 11:00

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Two authorised personnel will open the Tender Returns at the specified time.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

All additional information is held within the uploaded documents

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=600675.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Please refer to the Community Benefit clause within the Specification for further information

(SC Ref:600675)

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=600675

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The City of Edinburgh Council

Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG

UK

Telephone: +44 1314693536

E-mail: Hannah.Dobby@edinburgh.gov.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Appeals Procedure - A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the standstill period commencing on the next working day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

11/10/2019

Current Notes