Service for the Provision of a School Age Counselling Service
A Modification Notice
by INVERCLYDE COUNCIL
- Contract (Services)
- 3 year
- 13 Apr 2021
- 01 Aug 2020 to 31 Jul 2023 (est.)
- Inverclyde Council Greenock
- Action for Children Services Hertfordshire
Inverclyde council on behalf of Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and in conjunction with Inverclyde Council’s Education Service seeking a provider to deliver a new service for the provision of an early help service to promote and improve the mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing of children and young people who are negatively affected or are at risk of being affected by poor mental health. This will be a counselling service delivered predominantly in schools, but also where necessary in homes and community settings, to support children and young people aged 5 to 18 years.
Ammendments to Previous Notice
2. Contract value
GBP 1,163,888 1,343,888
|1|| Action for Children Services (Hertfordshire) |
- 85312320 - Counselling services
- 85312300 - Guidance and counselling services
- Contract modified due to additional needs.
To increase the service capability and capacity in relation to supporting children and young people to re-engage with learning and school and to offer a dedicated early help community phone and text service outwith school hours, particularly to promote and improve the mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing of children and young people who are aged between 5 to 18 years and are negatively affected or at risk of being affected by poor mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. Using the existing structure of this newly created service is deemed best VFM and the best way to provide a holistic service to children and young people negatively affected or at risk of being affected by poor mental health. This modification falls within the scope of Regulation 72 (1) (b) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Insurance (ESPD 4B): It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, The types and levels of insurance as indicated below: Employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance = GBP 5 million Public liability = GBP 10 million including an indemnity against abuse claims with no inner limit ESPD 4C Sub-contractors Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract. ESPD 4D Quality management procedures The bidder must hold a UKAs (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent) OR hold the information contained in the buyer attachment area in PCS-T (file name ‘Contract Notice Additional Information’) Health and safety The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) or have, within the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a construction-related scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum OR hold the information contained in the buyer attachment area in PCS-T (file name ‘Contract Notice Additional Information’) ESPD Health and Safety. The bidder must hold UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance with BS EN ISO 14001 (or Equivalent) or a valid EMAS (or equivalent) certificate OR hold the information contained in the buyer attachment area in PCS-T (file Name ‘Contract Notice Additional Information’) Technical envelope 2.4 Part A: Child Protection Policy The bidder must have a documented Child Protection Policy that fully meets the Protection of The Children (Scotland) Act 1995, the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 and Children and Young People (S) Act 2014 and the guidance in Protecting Children and Young People: The Charter (Scottish Executive, 2004). Technical Envelope 2.5 Part A: Complaints Procedure The bidder must comply with Inverclyde Council`s Complaints Handling Procedure. Technical Envelope 2.6 Part A: Data Protection, Data Retention and Secure Destruction The bidder must demonstrate appropriate compliance with the Data Protection Laws for Data Protection, Data Retention and Secure Destruction by providing a copy of their Policy/Policies. It will also be a condition of contract that Tenderers comply with Inverclyde Council's General Conditions of Contract, Special Conditions of Contract, Specification and Appendices, Contract Information for Tenderers and enter into a Data Sharing Agreement with Inverclyde Council. (SC Ref:647705)
- OJEU 182390-2021