Officer Decisions

Chief Officer for Children’s Services - Fiona Fitzpatrick

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to set up a ‘Devon Safeguarding Children Board – Framework for training provision and electronic magazine’ process with the following Lots:

Lot 1 – Core Interagency Introduction to Safeguarding and Child Protection Training (Group 3)

Lot 2 – Various one day courses (Group 3)

Lot 3 – One day courses on Child Sexual Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation (Group 3 and Group 4)

Lot 4 – Assessment, Analysis and Management of Risk (Group 4) one day courses

Lot 5 – Safeguarding Supervision one day courses (Group 6)

Lot 6 – Introduction to Safeguarding Children e-learning course (Group 2)

Lot 7 – Safeguarding electronic magazine (Group 3)

Decision Taken:

To set up the ‘Devon Safeguarding Children Board – Framework for training provision and electronic magazine’ to include the organisations below:

Lot 1 – Core Interagency Introduction to Safeguarding and Child Protection Training (Group 3)

Dialogue Consultants Ltd

Lot 2 – One day courses (Group 3) on various safeguarding topics

Dialogue Consultants Ltd

Spragg Training and Consultancy Ltd

Ann Craft Trust

Lot 3 – One day courses on Child Sexual Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation (Group 3 and Group 4)

ATT Consortium

Lot 4 – Assessment, Analysis and Management of Risk (Group 4) one day courses

Dialogue Consultants Ltd

Lot 5 – Safeguarding Supervision one day courses (Group 6)

Dialogue Consultants Ltd

Lot 6 – Introduction to Safeguarding Children e-learning course (Group 2)

Dialogue Consultants Ltd

Lot 7 – Safeguarding electronic magazine (Group 3)

Dialogue Consultants Ltd

 The framework will commence on  15th February 2016, for the period of 12 Months with an option to extend for a further 24 months

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

Sole supplier Lots (All Lots excluding Lot 2)

The decision to place these suppliers onto this framework for a sole supplier Lot has been taken on the basis of the suppliers achieving the highest overall score within a best value tender (optimum combination of whole-life costs and quality) in line with the European Procurement Directives award procedure of Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).

Multi supplier Lot

The decision to place these suppliers onto this multi supplier Lot has been taken on the basis of the suppliers meeting an evaluated score threshold for price and quality of equal to or above 60%

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

A competitive process was undertaken from which nine Tenderers submitted compliant bids; these were all considered as part of the formal evaluation process.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:

There are no conflicts of interest in relation to these suppliers being promoted onto this framework

Contact for enquiries/further information: Louise Baker, Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer, Email: procure@devon.gov.uk, Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date: 19 February 2016

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: members.services@devon.gov.uk