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Title: Commissioned Childrens Care and Support Volunteer Service
OCID: ocds-h6vhtk-0387dc
Published by: London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Authority ID: AA20743
Publication Date: 24/11/2022
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Prior Information Notice
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No
Abstract:

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) is advertising to seek tenders from experienced providers to deliver an externally commissioned Volunteer Service that will complement the Councils Specialist Intervention Service in-house Volunteer Offer.

The service will provide additional support and intervention to families open to Children’s Care and Support and who may have a child in need plan, a child protection plan, a child with a disability or who may be looked after to prevent escalation of their circumstances leading to crisis and enable families to focus on areas included in any support plans they may have in place

The service is aimed at families of children and young people aged 0 – 17 years (up to 25 if a care leaver or if they have a disability/additional need) and their families living in Barking and Dagenham.

The Service will provide and co-ordinate a high quality and effective support, delivered by suitably trained staff and volunteers, who will work on achieving outcomes identified by social workers and the Council’s Specialist Intervention Service (SIS).

The Service will focus on four key areas:

• Short Hosting stays for children: Volunteers will offer planned (or unplanned in some circumstances) short term, overnight respite or emergency hosting for an unanticipated family crisis to prevent escalation.

• Befriending Volunteers: Volunteers will provide a befriending/mentoring service and work alongside families to help address issues which the family may be struggling with. Volunteers will also provide befriending/mentoring services to children and young people who may also require support.

• Family Resource Volunteers: Volunteers will support families to source the provision of basic goods and services to support family life, such as food/clothes banks, baby equipment, white goods, play equipment, cleaning and gardening and professional services as well as accessing grants from charitable organisations.

• Practical Support Volunteers: Volunteers will provide families with practical skills and offer support to improve the home environment such as basic garden clearance, decorating, light cleaning, decluttering and organising and building flat pack furniture. Volunteers will also provide practical child-focused activities and advice on accessing community resources.

The service will provide support to a maximum of 150 families over the Contract period, with approximately 30 to 50 families being referred by the Local Authority each year of the Contract.

The contract will run for a period of 3 years (2+1), commencing on 1st August 2023.

The Service will need to consider TUPE arrangements for employees who are currently delivering the service.

The tender is due to be published on our online portal Bravo on 30th January 2023. Please follow the link below to register on the portal.

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham eTendering portal (bravosolution.co.uk)

As part of the procurement process, we are hosting a Market Warming Event online on the 16th January 2023 at 1.30pm to share our vision and expectations for the future service. This will give providers an opportunity to obtain increased understanding on the needs of the service, the procurement process, the delivery method and ask any questions they may have.

If you are interested in attending the Market warming Event, please confirm your interest via the form at this link: https://forms.office.com/r/VucqFtpQ8L

Please contact: Mazeda.Bellevue@lbbd.gov.uk with any queries ahead of publication.

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Town Hall Square, 1 Clockhouse Avenue

Barking

IG11 7LU

UK

Telephone: +44 02082153000

E-mail: mazeda.bellevue@lbbd.gov.uk

NUTS: UKI52

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.lbbd.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://lbbd.bravosolution.co.uk/

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

https://lbbd.bravosolution.co.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

Commissioned Childrens Care and Support Volunteer Service

II.1.2) Main CPV code

75200000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) is advertising to seek tenders from experienced providers to deliver an externally commissioned Volunteer Service that will complement the Councils Specialist Intervention Service in-house Volunteer Offer.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

85300000

85310000

85312000

85312100

85312300

85312400

98000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI52

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) is advertising to seek tenders from experienced providers to deliver an externally commissioned Volunteer Service that will complement the Councils Specialist Intervention Service in-house Volunteer Offer.

The service will provide additional support and intervention to families open to Children’s Care and Support and who may have a child in need plan, a child protection plan, a child with a disability or who may be looked after to prevent escalation of their circumstances leading to crisis and enable families to focus on areas included in any support plans they may have in place

The service is aimed at families of children and young people aged 0 – 17 years (up to 25 if a care leaver or if they have a disability/additional need) and their families living in Barking and Dagenham.

The Service will provide and co-ordinate a high quality and effective support, delivered by suitably trained staff and volunteers, who will work on achieving outcomes identified by social workers and the Council’s Specialist Intervention Service (SIS).

The Service will focus on four key areas:

• Short Hosting stays for children: Volunteers will offer planned (or unplanned in some circumstances) short term, overnight respite or emergency hosting for an unanticipated family crisis to prevent escalation.

• Befriending Volunteers: Volunteers will provide a befriending/mentoring service and work alongside families to help address issues which the family may be struggling with. Volunteers will also provide befriending/mentoring services to children and young people who may also require support.

• Family Resource Volunteers: Volunteers will support families to source the provision of basic goods and services to support family life, such as food/clothes banks, baby equipment, white goods, play equipment, cleaning and gardening and professional services as well as accessing grants from charitable organisations.

• Practical Support Volunteers: Volunteers will provide families with practical skills and offer support to improve the home environment such as basic garden clearance, decorating, light cleaning, decluttering and organising and building flat pack furniture. Volunteers will also provide practical child-focused activities and advice on accessing community resources.

The service will provide support to a maximum of 150 families over the Contract period, with approximately 30 to 50 families being referred by the Local Authority each year of the Contract.

The contract will run for a period of 3 years (2+1), commencing on 1st August 2023.

The Service will need to consider TUPE arrangements for employees who are currently delivering the service.

The tender is due to be published on our online portal Bravo on 30th January 2023. Please follow the link below to register on the portal.

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham eTendering portal (bravosolution.co.uk)

As part of the procurement process, we are hosting a Market Warming Event online on the 16th January 2023 at 1.30pm to share our vision and expectations for the future service. This will give providers an opportunity to obtain increased understanding on the needs of the service, the procurement process, the delivery method and ask any questions they may have.

If you are interested in attending the Market warming Event, please confirm your interest via the form at this link: https://forms.office.com/r/VucqFtpQ8L

Please contact: Mazeda.Bellevue@lbbd.gov.uk with any queries ahead of publication.

II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

30/01/2023

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

23/11/2022


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: mazeda.bellevue@lbbd.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
85312100Daycare servicesSocial work services without accommodation
85312300Guidance and counselling servicesSocial work services without accommodation
85000000Health and social work servicesOther Services
98000000Other community, social and personal servicesOther Services
75200000Provision of services to the communityAdministration, defence and social security services
85300000Social work and related servicesHealth and social work services
85310000Social work servicesSocial work and related services
85312000Social work services without accommodationSocial work services
85312400Welfare services not delivered through residential institutionsSocial work services without accommodation

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Delivery Locations
IDDescription
100UK - All

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