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Title: Social Care Agency Requirements (Paradigm)
Published by: Trafford Council
Publication Date: 22/05/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

Temporary specialist staffing requirements for the next 3 years at Trafford Council — children's social care. Initial contract period 24 months with options to extend for + 6 months + 6 months.

Staffing requirements for the next for the next 3 years is:

Current temp staff:

7 x level 3 social workers

Current immediate on-going temp

13 x level 3 social workers

1 x senior practitioner

1 x team leader

Additional future projected staff (for the proposed period)

2 x service managers

5 x team leaders

3 x senior practitioners

40 x level 3 social workers

In house recruitment processes will continue to take place with the intentions to have as many staff on PAYE. Trafford will only hit this contract value if we are unable to recruit any staff internally

There will be no definite commitment to volumes of staffing.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Trafford Council

4th Floor, Waterside House, Waterside Plaza

Sale

M33 7ZF

UK

Contact person: Mr Gary Lee

Telephone: +44 7976957786

E-mail: gary.lee@star-procurement.gov.uk

NUTS: UKD3

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.trafford.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.trafford.gov.uk/

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

Social Care Agency Requirements (Paradigm)

Reference number: DN478467

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79600000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Temporary specialist staffing requirements for the next 3 years at Trafford Council — children's social care. Initial contract period 24 months with options to extend for +6 months + 6 months.

Staffing requirements for the next for the next 3 years is:

Current temp staff:

7 x level 3 social workers

Current immediate on-going temp

13 x level 3 social workers

1 x senior practitioner

1 x team leader

Additional future projected staff (for the proposed period)

2 x service managers

5 x team leaders

3 x senior practitioners

40 x level 3 social workers

In house recruitment processes will continue to take place with the intentions to have as many staff on PAYE. Trafford will only hit this contract value if we are unable to recruit any staff internally

There will be no definite commitment to volumes of staffing.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 13 450 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKD3

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Temporary specialist staffing requirements for the next 3 years at Trafford Council — children's social care. Initial contract period 24 months with options to extend for + 6 months + 6 months.

Staffing requirements for the next for the next 3 years is:

Current temp staff:

7 x level 3 social workers

Current immediate on-going temp

13 x level 3 social workers

1 x senior practitioner

1 x team leader

Additional future projected staff (for the proposed period)

2 x service managers

5 x team leaders

3 x senior practitioners

40 x level 3 social workers

In house recruitment processes will continue to take place with the intentions to have as many staff on PAYE. Trafford will only hit this contract value if we are unable to recruit any staff internally

There will be no definite commitment to volumes of staffing.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure without prior publication

Justification for selected award procedure:

The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason: absence of competition for technical reasons

Explanation:

In a recent OFSTED report with regard to Trafford Council's Social Care Children's Services an improvement plan was recommended. Additional qualified social workers and management resources are required to address the OFSTED recommendations with urgent Agency .specialist staffing required now to fill resourcing.

Numerous attempts at recruiting through a variety of frameworks and agency providers have taken place without success; there is a national shortage of social care staffing and only very limited specialist suppliers who can provide correctly qualified and experienced social care staff, there is no option for an open tender process to take place.

Direct Award is intended using regulation 32b (ii) and (iii).

(ii) competition is absent for technical reasons;

(iii) the protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual property rights.

The recommendation to use this provider has been taken as a result of extreme urgency. Without the support and suitably qualified staff this provider can offer there is serious risk of disruption to Trafford's Children's Services and the Council's ability to both meet statutory obligations and address OFSTED's recommendations.

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period. This period allows other suppliers time to raise any issues in relation to this direct award before contract is formally awarded.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession

15/05/2020

V.2.2) Information about tenders

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Paradigm Professional Consultancy

Meridan Hall, Main Road

Coventry

CV7 7PT

UK

NUTS: UKD3

The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)

Total value of the concession/lot: 13 450 000.00 GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

STAR Procurement

c/o Waterside House, Waterside Plaza

Sale

M33 7ZF

UK

Telephone: +44 1619121616

E-mail: gary.lee@star-procurement.gov.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period. This period allows other suppliers time to raise any issues in relation to this direct award before contract is formally awarded.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

18/05/2020


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Main Contact: gary.lee@star-procurement.gov.uk
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