Wakefield Metropolitan District Council’s Family Services Directorate wishes to invite tenders for the provision of the following services for young people comprising 1 tender to provide the following services (A) Advocacy Service, (B) Participation Service from suitably qualified and experienced organisations.
(A) Advocacy Service
The Advocacy Service is being commissioned to provide for:
a. The Advocacy Service provides for Looked After Children and Children with Disabilities aged 0-19, care leavers up to aged 21 who are placed in Foster care, Residential care, Out of district, Short breaks, Placed with parents regulations and Independent living
The contract period for this service is 3-years from 1st July 2009 to 30th June 2012 (with provision to extend for a further 2 years subject to annual review and available funding)
(B) Participation Service
The Service will work within the Wakefield Involving Children and Young People Group and across the range of children and young people’s service providers with the:
The contract period for this service is 21 months from 1st July 2009 to 31st March 2011 (with provision to extend up to a further 15 months subject to annual review and available funding)
The Current Service Provider/s have indicated that Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’) will apply to both services. The Council does not provide warranty, with regard to this statement. Prospective applicants are advised to seek their own independent and professional advice on TUPE.
Both current contracts expire on 30th June 2009
Applicants may choose to tender for one or both services, however, it is the Council’s intention to ideally seek Added Value in service delivery of both services from a single provider. This will be effective from the 1st July 2009.
Tenders will be undertaken through the electronic ‘Supplier and Contract Management System ‘(SCMS). This allows applicants to electronically download, complete and submit tender documents.
Further details on SCMS and details on how to register can be found at http://scms.alito.co.uk
Reference WMDCSOC045 (A)
Reference WMDCSOC045 (B)
The return date for the tender (Services A & B) is no later than noon on 6th February 2009