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A Bath West Children's Centre service is required to work in close partnership with the Council managed Children's Centre service to deliver the following outcomes for expectant parents and families with children up to 5 where their needs cannot be ...

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Bath and North East Somerset Council
Guildhall, High Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Michelle Vittozzi
Telephone: +44 1225395163
NUTS code: UKK12

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

Bath West Children's Centre Service.

Reference number: DN294351
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

A Bath West Children's Centre service is required to work in close partnership with the Council managed Children's Centre service to deliver the following outcomes for expectant parents and families with children up to 5 where their needs cannot be met through universal provision:

- Children make significant progress in their readiness for school.

- Parents increase their capacity to parent well.

- Children are physically and emotionally healthy.

- Parents/carers are able to keep their children safe.

- Parents have a good level of personal, education and employability skills.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 370 000.00 GBP
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: UKK12
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The core purpose of children's centre services is to improve outcomes for young children and their families and reduce inequalities between families in greatest need and their peers (Statutory Guidance and section 2 Childcare Act 2006).

The successful provider will deliver the following:

- Targeted family support through an agreed action plan and package of support to between 100 - 120 families/children at any one time and a minimum of 200 families per year. The level of support provided will be dictated by needs of the families but the following describes the type/level of intervention that the Service should be delivering at any one time:

- 60 % targeted support which includes 1:1 outreach and accessing targeted groups/parenting courses

- 30 % specialist working in partnership with statutory services

- 10 % engagement with those at risk of experiencing poor outcomes

- Targeted family support includes 1:1 outreach into family homes and bespoke targeted groups/services (i.e. evidence based parenting programmes) in children's centres and community venues.

- Will form part of the Connecting Families wider matrix team and support at least 10 families who meet the nationally defined criteria as identified by the local team at any one time, and support these families to achieve the required Connecting Families outcomes.

- Will attend and/or lead Team around the Child (TAC) or family meetings and will allocate a Lead Professional where appropriate.

- Build strong relationships with the Health Visitor, Maternity, Social Care, Adult Services and other Early Years Services including Bright Start Children's Centres to identify those families at risk of experiencing poor outcomes.

- Will ensure representation at all initial child protection conferences, relevant child protection reviews and core group meetings to facilitate joint working and case management as appropriate.

- Strong engagement with families who may be hard to reach.

- Contribute to local Public Health priorities, applying the ‘Making Every Contact Count MECC’ principles and working with Healthy Lifestyle teams to ensure key public health messages are clearly communicated and implemented (see Performance Monitoring Schedule for further details of key Public Health indicators).

- Work with Health colleagues to ensure wellbeing, lifestyle and children's weight management services reach families that need them the most by ensuring families are identified, signposted and referred through established pathways and that services are delivered flexibly and in partnership, with shared outcome measurements.

- Will intervene opportunistically offering locally agreed screening tools for brief interventions and signpost families onto appropriate local services to support stop smoking, alcohol and substance misuses services, mental health, sexual health services and weight management services

- Will participate in and support 2 year checks / reviews with Health Visitors and Early Years teams where the Service is working with the family at the same time.

- Will support parents to access good quality early years provision and take up their 2, 3 and 4 year free entitlement to early education. With support from the Local Authority Business Support team, they will track and work with those disadvantaged families not accessing this.

- Will support parents/carers to volunteer, develop peer support networks and build community capacity.

- Will support parents/carers to enable them to access financial advice, budgeting support, debt advice and maximise income.

- Will support parents/carers to take up training and employment opportunities and to achieve financial independence and work with employment partners who provide community learning courses and programmes.

- Will deliver services from a community hub co-locating with Health Visitors where possible to enable access to all families living in the Bath West area.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Service Delivery Model / Weighting: 35 %
Quality criterion - Name: Partnership Working / Weighting: 15 %
Quality criterion - Name: Monitoring and Evaluation / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Participation / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 5 %
Price - Weighting: 25 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 370 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two additional 12 month renewals following initial 36 month period.

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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)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: no
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: 01/11/2017
Local time: 12:00
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 01/11/2017
Local time: 12:05

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
Bath and North East Somerset Council
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: