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Title: Recruitment and Management of Childrens Agency Social Workers
Published by: Sandwell Childrens Trust
Authority ID: AA77423
Publication Date: 22/07/2021
Deadline Date: 20/08/2021
Deadline Time: 15:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No

Please refer to the ITT Document

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Sandwell Childrens Trust

The Wellman Building, Dudley Road


B69 3DL


Contact person: Neil Whitehouse



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.3) Communication

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 sent electronically to:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address

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

II.1.1) Title

Recruitment and Management of Childrens Agency Social Workers

Reference number: SMBC 21077

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

A key priority of the Trusts workforce strategy is to stabilise the workforce and build sustainable capacity for the future. A critical part of this is the Trust’s ability to utilise Children’s Agency Social Workers in an efficient and effective manner to meet any shortfalls in permanent staffing, and to deal with specific peaks in caseloads. The recruitment of children social workers is constantly challenging, with a shortage of sufficiently experienced candidates, a limited pipeline into the sector and it operates in a crowded geographical area. Within this it is acknowledged that agency workers play a critical part of the social care workforce to enable it to flex to meet changing priorities and to fill resourcing gaps. Following authorisation of the Trust Board it has been agreed to commence a procurement process for a new MVMSP to recruit Children’s Agency Social Workers, to begin at the expiry of existing MVMSP

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00  GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)




II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Please refer to the ITT Document

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 30

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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 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

List and brief description of conditions:

Please refer to the ITT Document

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to the ITT Document

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Please refer to the ITT Document

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to the ITT Document

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Please refer to the ITT Document

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 20/08/2021

Local time: 15:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/08/2021

Local time: 15:00


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

VI.3) Additional information

The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement exercise, please visit Sandwell mbc to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal. From here you will be able to register your company, express an interest in the opportunity, and gain immediate access to the ITT and other related documents. In Order to View the On-Line Questionnaire and Submit a Tender, you will be required to Opt-In For a Step by Step user guide to the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal please click on the Guidance for Suppliers section of the website. All procurement responses must be carried out via the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal. If you require further assistance in respect of the system, please contact the In-tend support team on 0844 272 8810

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The High Court of England

Royal Courts of Justice the Strand




VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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79600000Recruitment servicesBusiness services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
85320000Social servicesSocial work and related services
85300000Social work and related servicesHealth and social work services

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