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Services - 288444-2016

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19/08/2016    S159

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2016/S 159-288444

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Norfolk County Council
Postal address: 3rd Floor, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Town: Norwich
Postal code: NR1 1DH
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Annie Southgate

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Multi Provider Framework for Assessment, Therapy and Advice for Children and Young People.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKH13 Norfolk

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Norfolk Council Children's Services wish to establish a Multi Provider Light Touch Regime Framework for the provision of Assessment, Therapy and Family Support services. Key Services/Provisions areas potentially in scope include the following but we would expect Providers to be adaptable and flexible to develop Services/Provisions as required:
Assessments examples include:
Aim Assessment
Cognitive Assessment
Community-based Risk Assessments
Pre-birth Assessments
Forensic Risk Assessment
ISW Care Proceedings
ISW Special Guardianship Order
ISW Psychological Assessment
ISW Community Based Assessment
ISW Viability Assessment
Support Services examples include:
Educational Support
Independent Living Skills and Support
Parenting and Family Support
Home Based Family Support
Positive Activities
Supervised Contact
Therapy examples include:
Cognitive Analytical Therapy
Systemic Family Therapy
Sensory Therapy
Play Therapy
Psychological Therapy
Emergency Cover examples include:
Family Support
24/7 Family Support
Specialist services examples include:
Hair Strand Test
House Cleaning & Clearing
Domestic Abuse
Specialist Consultations
Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Child Sexual Exploitation
Learning a language


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000 Health and social work services, 85312000 Social work services without accommodation, 85312320 Counselling services, 85312310 Guidance services, 85312300 Guidance and counselling services, 85311300 Welfare services for children and young people, 85300000 Social work and related services, 85312400 Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
The Light Touch Regime Framework is being let under Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Light Touch Regime), under which the Council has flexibility as to the process or procedure to be used when purchasing certain services of which this is one. In this instance, the Council wishes to establish a framework agreement with multiple suppliers that will set out the terms and conditions for making specific purchases (call–offs). The framework agreement differs from those let under the non light touch regime in that the Council, exercising its flexibility, may periodically open the framework for new applicants. It is the Council's intention that the light touch regime framework will be open for further applications for the life of the framework. The Council reserves the right, however, not to open the framework for new applications if it deems this appropriate. If the Council decides to open the light touch regime framework to new applicants, it will do so on the same terms and conditions and on the same criteria as stated in this Invitation to Tender, unless the Council deems that amendments are required as a result of changes in the market or changes within the Council.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

Further to Paragraph 3 of the Best Value Statutory Guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Local Government in September 2011, the Council is holding a Concept Viability event to explore the plans for the delivery of this service prior to a contract notice being issued and applications being invited. The event will be held between 13:00 and 17:00 on 11.10.2016 at the Yeoman Suite, Holiday Inn, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6EP. The event will inform providers of our intentions and what we hope to achieve, to ascertain what potential providers see as areas of risk, to discuss the specifications, contractual terms and what (if anything) would stop interested parties from applying. Places will be limited to 2 people per organisation (to be limited to 1 if numbers become unmanageable). If you are interested in this opportunity you are advised to attend. To express an interest and apply to attend, applicants must first be registered on the procurement system at Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at Once registered you will be able to view the project under the tenders section and express an interest. To book a place please use the correspondence facility on In-tend and provide your organisation's name and the names, e-mail addresses and contact telephone numbers of the people who will be attending. Please quote NCCT41089 Concept Event in the subject line of your correspondence. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or e-mailing

If you are unable to attend the event please ensure you express an interest in this project.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: