Services - 218545-2021

30/04/2021    S84

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Infrastructure works consultancy services

2021/S 084-218545

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Social Care Wales
Postal address: South Gate House, Wood Street
Town: Cardiff
NUTS code: UKL Wales
Postal code: CF10 1EW
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3003033444
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Social protection

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Social Care Wales Data Activity 2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71311300 Infrastructure works consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Test Data Portal.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 608 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73110000 Research services
48983000 Development software package
45111291 Site-development work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL Wales
NUTS code: UKL1 West Wales and The Valleys
NUTS code: UKL11 Isle of Anglesey
NUTS code: UKL12 Gwynedd
NUTS code: UKL13 Conwy and Denbighshire
NUTS code: UKL14 South West Wales
NUTS code: UKL15 Central Valleys
NUTS code: UKL16 Gwent Valleys
NUTS code: UKL17 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
NUTS code: UKL18 Swansea
NUTS code: UKL2 East Wales
NUTS code: UKL21 Monmouthshire and Newport
NUTS code: UKL22 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
NUTS code: UKL23 Flintshire and Wrexham
NUTS code: UKL24 Powys
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Where we are

On behalf of Welsh Government over the last 2 years we have delivered a well-received platform in partnership with our partners, which brings together a range of aggregate data about social care into one place. Social care data is currently collected from various sources including local authority returns to Welsh Government on service activity, demand, performance and expenditure. We currently commission annual surveys to obtain information on the workforce, and information on regulated services is available from Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW).

We have launched a new Social Care Wales Population Projection Platform, replacing the old Daffodil Cymru, a platform which makes available population projections data for planning care and support services in Wales.

This work, on developing our data offer and portal, sits within our wider digital programme of work to make better use of digital solutions to help us be more effective and customer-centric. We have a number of digital projects which are already progressing to:

— investigate opportunities to improve the service, our platforms and increase the interoperability of our systems,

— set out a road map on how we can maximise our digital offer and opportunities,

— develop digital opportunities to make us more effective in the delivery of national learning and development,

— look for a more creative solutions to our digital learning approach that sit within our on-line eco-system to better support user need,

— understand what support we can provide employers of social care and early years workers through an employer liaison service,

— support the social care and early years workers in our offer to the on-line/off-line services they can receive from Social Care Wales.

As part of the work on developing our data offer and portal the supplier will be required to take into account the digital developments already in progress, the outputs of these projects and the road map setting out our future digital approach.

What is required/requirements

We are seeking a partner to support our requirements. This means entering into a partnership/joint venture with a suitable third party to build required infrastructure, expertise and capacity.

We are looking for a partner who can bring a creative, but practical and grounded approach to develop an improved data offering, enabling us to achieve the aims and objectives below. This will include design, development, and hosting of our data portal to support people working in the sector to improve the way care and support services are planned, developed and delivered.

We would like to broaden our offer, to provide insight and tools that shape improvement activities and support decision making for local authorities, Welsh Government, Regional Partnership Boards, people working in the social care sector, and organisations providing care and support, across the independent and third sectors.

See ITT and Specification for more info

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: In-depth understanding and experience to deliver a project with complex quantative data analysis requirements and multi-agency organisational characteristic / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of the specification requirements and demonstrates innovative approach to delivering aims and objectives / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Experience of working with and knowledge of a wide range of stakeholders across multiple organisations in social care, health or related settings. / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Provide a detailed plan and methodology to meet specification requirements and deliver to timescale. / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Names, experiences and role of those who will provide the resource and main point of contact for the service. / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 70
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.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 243-603166
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

Contract No: Social Care Wales Data Activity 2020
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 4
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Grant Thornton UK LLP
Postal address: 30 Finsbury Square
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI London
Postal code: EC2A1AG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2077283311
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: 600 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 608 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

See Procurement Documents

(WA Ref:110083)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477501
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: