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The Council wishes to develop an approved list of independent chairs and authors to undertake statutory reviews and case reviews. Chairs and authors for Domestic Homicide Reviews, Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Serious Case ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall, Spetchley Road
Worcester
WR5 2NP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 0905843620
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKG12

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://worcestershire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://worcestershire.gov.uk/tendering

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.in-tendhost.co.uk/worcestershire/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.in-tendhost.co.uk/worcestershire/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Social protection

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Dynamic Purchasing System for Independent Chairs and/or Authors for Domestic Homicide Reviews, Safeguarding Adult Reviews, Serious Case Reviews/Case Reviews.

Reference number: WCC 00000298
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Council wishes to develop an approved list of independent chairs and authors to undertake statutory reviews and case reviews.

Chairs and authors for Domestic Homicide Reviews, Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Serious Case Reviews/Case Reviews have previously been commissioned on an ad hoc basis. The development of an approved list would provide a more efficient and effective process with a greater level of assurance enabling reviews to commence in a timely manner.

In order to join the DPS, a Supplier will be required to meet exclusion and selection criteria as set out in the standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ). Successful suppliers will be admitted on to the relevant DPS categories and will be invited to participate in future tendering opportunities via mini-competitions.

The duration of this DPS will be from 26.9.2017 to 25.9.2025.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Domestic Homicide Reviews

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG12
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Worcestershire County Council (the Council) is establishing a dynamic purchasing system (the DPS) for Independent Chairs and/or Authors for Domestic Homicide Reviews.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Safeguarding Adult Reviews

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG12
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Worcestershire County Council (the Council) is establishing a dynamic purchasing system (the DPS) for Independent Chairs and/or Authors for Safeguarding Adult Reviews.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Serious Case Reviews / Case Reviews

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG12
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Worcestershire County Council (the Council) is establishing a dynamic purchasing system (the DPS) for Independent Chairs and/or Authors for Serious Case Reviews / Case Reviews.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
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
Date: 25/09/2025
Local time: 00:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 96 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 25/09/2025
Local time: 00:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Court of England and Wales
Strand, City of Westminster
London
United Kingdom
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:
14/08/2017