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Devon County Council is tendering for a specialist Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse (DSVA) service to support the delivery of the wider DSVA Strategy. The Service Specification focuses on the ‘Support and Protect’ and ...

Social and other specific services - public contracts

Prior information notice - This notice is a call for competition


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Devon County Council
County Hall, The Annexe, Topsham Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Abigail Muzvimwe
Telephone: +44 1392383000
NUTS code: UKK43

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

CP1458-17 Complex Lives Responding to Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse.

Reference number: DN292401
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Devon County Council is tendering for a specialist Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse (DSVA) service to support the delivery of the wider DSVA Strategy.

The Service Specification focuses on the ‘Support and Protect’ and ‘Recovery and Resilience’ outcomes of the DSVA strategy. These are:

1) Support and protect victims and their children to stay safe by challenging and managing the risk of the perpetrator of DSVA,

2) Support adults and children who have experienced DSVA to address their underlying needs and end repeated cycles of victimisation and perpetration,

3) Support people who have experienced DSVA to long-term independence free from its harmful effects.

We are seeking to commission a Service Provider or collaboration of Service Providers who will work in partnership with the Commissioners and others to work towards achieving our ambitions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK43
Main site or place of performance:

The administrative boundary of Devon County Council.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The client focused service provision is for adults and young people (aged over 16 years ) and their families who have experienced DSVA and are resident within the Devon County Council boundary area. In some key specific circumstances, on a case by case basis, the age may be extended downwards to include adolescents from 14 years old. The family includes anyone who has a positive/negative influence on the individual's life. For example, partners and ex partners, elderly relatives, parents, extended family and children and young people. These parameters are designed to be flexible to enable the Provider/s to respond to the individual and family's specific needs on a case-by-case basis and, in consultation with commissioners, any wider population needs and gaps in service provision that arise over the contract period.

II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 7 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2027
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

Bidders are invited to launch event for this opportunity to familiarise bidders with the tender documentation and process. This will be held on the 23.8.2017 in Exeter, Devon. Interested Bidders should email to arrange attendance for this event.

This email address must only be used for the launch event purposes only.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 13/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

This will be an iterative and progressive contract where the Provider/s will work in partnership with commissioners and other stakeholders to:

Influence change within the wider system in line with the DSVA Strategy.

find better ways of working that deliver improved outcomes more efficiently

add value to the contract, for example through leveraging external funding and developing community resources.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: