United Kingdom-London: Social work and related services

Agency: TED
State:
Level of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • Q - Medical Services
Opps ID: NBD00003035819724034
Posted Date: Sep 29, 2017
Due Date:
Solicitation No: 383372-2017
Source: Members Only
29/09/2017 S187 - - Services - Contract award notice - Open procedure

United Kingdom-London: Social work and related services

2017/S 187-383372

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses
Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
United Kingdom
E-mail: CSC.WHATWORKSCENTRE@education.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

I.2) Joint procurement
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5) Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

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

What Works Centre for Children's Social Care ? incubation and research partner contracts.

II.1.2) Main CPV code
85300000
II.1.3) Type of contract
Services
II.1.4) Short description:

The What Works Centre (WWC) for Children's Social Care will foster a culture of evidence-based practice in the sector. It will be an ambitious project, independent of government, that will develop a strong evidence base around effective interventions and practice systems in children's social care, and support their implementation by practitioners and decision makers. Its goal will be to improve outcomes for children and their families by supporting translation of evidence into better practice on the ground.

The WWC forms part of the Department's wider agenda to develop a culture of learning across children's social care. This includes driving a strong evidence base through the Innovation Programme and Partners in Practice, along with recommendations identified through the new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel and other key partners.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 4 960 000.00 GBP
II.2) Description
II.2.1) Title:

Incubation

Lot No: 1
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
85321000
85322000
85323000
98000000
98112000
73000000
II.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England only.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement:

It is envisaged the WWC will require a range of capabilities to tackle the challenge of bringing research to time and resource-pressured practitioners operating in a high-risk environment. These include innovation, communication, strong leadership, and the ability to build and drive an agenda for change. The WWC will also need to adopt a dynamic model, with flexibility to test and trial a variety of approaches.

The Department has therefore decided to take an incubation approach to WWC set-up, with two contracts running in parallel up to March 2020:

? The first contract from 2017 to 2020 for an incubator to develop and test the initial WWC model, including the setting of the strategic direction and leadership and development of a dissemination and engagement strategy; and

? The second contract from 2017 to 2020 for a research partner to start the initial synthesis and development of the evidence base. Sifting and interviewing for the research partner contract has been staggered so that the successful incubator bidder/s can feed into the selection process.

Incubator

Establishing an initial model for the WWC (to be housed internally up to 2020) to be tested, and trialing a suitable relationship with government and the sector to secure appropriate positioning for the WWC. The Department envisages that this may include:

o a leadership team (including potentially a Chair, CEO and Board) with strong frontline experience of children's social care and strong leadership and engagement skills;

o strong engagement and communications capabilities ? to build the credibility and status of the WWC and develop and trial and test a dissemination strategy (in partnership with the Research Partner);

o a set of governance or user panels to provide accountability and challenge ? including both academic robustness and user-representation to ensure that the end-products are user-friendly and accessible;

o innovative thinking, including potentially from outside of children's social care, to inform methods of influence and communication; and

o An operational core, such as administrative support, HR, IT, legal, and other capabilities.

II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Ability to develop and test an innovative and flexible model. / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion - Name: Ability to support the WWC to develop a strong strategic brand, status and work programme. / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Ability to support the WWC to disseminate research and evidence. / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Ability to deliver efficiently, provide good value for money for the taxpayer and manage risks effectively / Weighting: 15
Price - Weighting: 10
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

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.1.6) 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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 080-154414
IV.2.8) Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 1
Title:

Incubation

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:
26/09/2017
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
NESTA
58 Victoria Embankment
London
EC4Y 0DS
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 9 180 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 4 960 000.00 GBP
V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information:

NESTA will work in partnership with Alliance for Useful Evidence, SCIE, FutureGov and Traversum.

VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Department for Education
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:
26/09/2017
TI Title United Kingdom-London: Social work and related services
ND Document number 383372-2017
PD Publication date 29/09/2017
OJ OJ S 187
TW Place LONDON
AU Authority name Department for Education
OL Original language EN
HD Heading - - Services - Contract award notice - Open procedure
CY Country UK
AA Type of authority 1 - Ministry or any other national or federal authority
HA EU Institution -
DS Document sent 26/09/2017
NC Contract 4 - Services
PR Procedure 1 - Open procedure
TD Document 7 - Contract award notice
RP Regulation 5 - European Union, with participation of GPA countries
PC CPV code 73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services
85300000 - Social work and related services
85321000 - Administrative social services
85322000 - Community action programme
85323000 - Community health services
98000000 - Other community, social and personal services
98112000 - Services furnished by professional organisations
OC Original CPV code 73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services
85300000 - Social work and related services
85321000 - Administrative social services
85322000 - Community action programme
85323000 - Community health services
98000000 - Other community, social and personal services
98112000 - Services furnished by professional organisations
RC NUTS code UK
IA Internet address (URL) https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
DI Directive Public procurement Directive 2014/24/EU

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