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Warwickshire County Council wish to put in place a multi provider framework for the provision of high quality comprehensive assessments and reports that conform to Civil Proceedings Rules, that can be relied upon by the Council and, where directed, ...

Social and other specific services - public contracts

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Warwickshire County Council
Strategic Procurement Unit, P O Box 3, Shire Hall, Market Place
Warwick
CV34 4RH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1926412430
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKG13

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement

I.1)Name and addresses
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Corporate Procurement Service, Council House, Manor Square
Solihull
B91 3QB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1926412430
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKG32

Internet address(es):

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

I.1)Name and addresses
Coventry City Council
Procurement and Commissioning Service, Broadgate House
Coventry
CV1 1NH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1926412430
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKG33

Internet address(es):

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

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.csw-jets.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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:

Expert Services - Independent Psychological and Independent Social Work Assessments.

Reference number: 00004826
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85312000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Warwickshire County Council wish to put in place a multi provider framework for the provision of high quality comprehensive assessments and reports that conform to Civil Proceedings Rules, that can be relied upon by the Council and, where directed, the courts to inform care planning and support for children and young people which is in their best interest.

Children and Families Services may commission independent assessments on adults and children to inform their work or to support the court in reaching a decision at the conclusion of family proceedings. Reports may be jointly commissioned during the legal process Independent social work assessments may be commissioned under the direction of the court in respect of a specific case management issue or by Children's Services where an independent parenting assessment is necessary.

Assessments will be in accordance with instruction in the ISA. They must contain a summary of the expert's conclusions and recommendations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 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)
85311300
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG13
Main site or place of performance:

The County Council boundaries of Warwickshire County Council. The Framework Agreement can be accessed by Solihull MBC and Coventry CC.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this PIN is to invite interested parties to participate in a workshop.

Warwickshire CC will be holding a Provider Market Test Event at Montague Road, Warwick, CV34 5LW. An Open tender process will be conducted to put a multi provider framework in place to provide Expert Services -Independent Psychological and Independent Social Work Assessments

To take part in the tender process you must register your details on www.csw-jets.co.uk as all tender documentation will be issued via this portal.

This framework arrangement is not exclusive and Warwickshire County Council is not required to call off under it. Coventry CC and Solihull MBC may also access the framework if required.

II.2.14)Additional information

Warwickshire CC will be holding a Provider Market Test Event at Montague Road, Warwick, CV34 5LW - the building is next door to the ambulance station and entry is via the white porch, on 2.8.2017 at 22:00 until 12:00 noon. If you wish to attend the workshop to register please email with your details.

WCC total contract spend is approx 1 668 000 GBP.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
19/09/2017

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The purpose of this PIN is to invite interested parties to participate in a workshop.

Warwickshire CC will be holding a Provider Market Test Event at Montague Road, Warwick, CV34 5LW - the building is next door to the ambulance station and entry is via the white porch, on 2.8.2017 at 22:00 until 12:00 noon. If you wish to attend the workshop to register please email with your details.

To take part in the tender process you must register your details on www.csw-jets.co.uk as all tender documentation will be issued via this portal.

This framework arrangement is not exclusive and Warwickshire County Council is not required to call off under it. Coventry CC and Solihull MBC may also access the framework if required.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/07/2017