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					         WANDSWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL




                               PROVISION OF:

         FLOATING SUPPORT AND MOVE-ON SERVICES




               PRE-QUALIFICATION QUESTIONNAIRE




To be completed and returned with supporting documents by 5pm on 17th October 2008
to Wandsworth Borough Council, Director of Adult Social Services, Administrator
Supporting People, Town Hall, High Street, Wandsworth, London, SW18 2PU. Marked for
the attention of Heather Malone




Malone


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                             WANDSWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL

                        FLOATING SUPPORT AND MOVE-ON SERVICES


The questionnaire will be the principal method by which organisations will convey their ability to
carry out the work in a manner that will meet Council requirements. Responses to the
questions will be considered against the criteria detailed below.

BASIS AND CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE ON THE COUNCILS SHORT- LISTING PROCESS

Applicants will be short-listed using the following criteria: -

    Evidence of at least three years relevant experience in providing similar services to the
    target user groups.

 Evidence of ability to deliver to the contract standard drawn from two satisfactory
  references.

 Proven ability to network with key local statutory and voluntary sector agencies and to
  work with ethnic communities and hard to reach groups

 Sufficient suitably qualified staff

 Three years profitable accounts

 Insurance cover of £5m Public Liability and £5m Employers Liability

 Quality Assessment Framework grades from a Supporting People review of at least 4 Bs
  and 3 Cs on a comparable service

 Ability to demonstrate achievement of utilisation and turnover for the past three years
  (For short term services utilisation levels of at least 85% and turnover of at least 30%
  Percentage of positive outcomes should be within 5% of the client group average for the
  Borough. For long term services utilisation levels of at least 90%).

 Sound general company policies as outlined in the PQQ, including safeguarding,
  confidentiality, data protection, health and safety and equal opportunities

Organisations who are short-listed will be invited to tender to submit their prices to
participate in the framework. Participation in the framework will be determined by the
following criteria;

 Price and evidence of ability to comply with the contract requirement




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DETAILS OF ORGANISATION
Name of Organisation:                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Tel No:           ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fax No:            --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E Mail Address: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Registration Number of Trading Company:                          ----------------------------------------------------------
Date organisation was Formed or Incorporated: -----------------------------------------------------------
Full name of Owner or Parent Organisation
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Address of Registered Office, if different to above:
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If you have changed your name or merged with another company within the last five years
please provide details.
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Please give details of the office that would be responsible for the day-to-day management of
Services for Wandsworth
Contact Name: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Telephone Number: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fax Number:                 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E Mail Address:             ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




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Give details of any partner, director or associate who is, or has been, employed by this Council:
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Give details of any partner, director or associate who, in the last five years, has been involved
in an organisation that has been liquidated or gone into receivership:
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FINANCIAL DETAILS
Who is the person in the organisation responsible for financial matters?

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What is the name and address of your banker?
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Please give the annual turnover of the organisation for the past five years:
Year                                                    Turnover
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Please enclose copies of audited accounts and annual reports for the last 3 years, to include:

   Balance sheet
   Profit and Loss Account and Cost of Sales
   Full Notes to the Accounts
   Directors‟ Report/Auditors‟ Report

If the accounts you are submitting are for a year ended more than 10 months ago, can you
confirm that the company as described in those accounts is still trading?

      YES                          NO             
If „Yes‟ please enclose a statement of turnover since the last set of published accounts .

         ENCLOSED           
INSURANCE DETAILS

The Council will require the appointed Service Provider to have the following insurance
arrangements in force:



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 Employer‟s Liability Insurance giving cover to £ 5 million, and

 Public Liability Insurance for such sums and range as the Council deems appropriate but not
  less than £5 million for any one occurrence.

Applicants are requested to submit with this, documentary evidence of either holding the
required level of insurance, or evidence of the ability to obtain such insurance. However
applicants are not expected to increase existing insurance levels at this stage.
Current levels of Employer‟s Liability Insurance:
       £-------------------------------------------------
Current levels of Public Liability Insurance:
       £-------------------------------------------------
If appointed are you willing to increase your level of cover if required

YES                              NO                 
POLICIES
Does the Organisation have the following?
Safeguarding or Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Abuse Policy

YES                              NO                 
Policy on Confidentiality

YES                              NO                 
Data Protection Policy

YES                              NO                 
Code of Practice

YES                              NO                 
Health and Safety policy
YES                               NO
Constitution

YES                              NO                 
Requirement for employees to disclose criminal convictions

YES                              NO                 
Requirement for employees to undertake Criminal Records Bureau

YES                              NO                 



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                          EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES QUESTIONNAIRE
Background

The following questions and description of evidence are derived from those specified by the
Secretary of State under Section 18(5) of the Local Government Act 1998, modified and extended
as permitted by Orders made under Section 19 of the Local Government Act 1999.

Your firm will be evaluated for equality in employment and service delivery on the basis of your
answers to these questions. Please ensure that you answer every question and you provide
sufficient information to enable Wandsworth Borough Council to make a fair and accurate
assessment of how you have dealt with equality issues. Please supply evidence to support your
answers.

Wandsworth Borough Council is also committed to promoting equality of opportunity and accordingly
seeks information regarding your firm‟s compliance with all anti-discrimination legislation.

Wandsworth Borough Council publishes an annual Corporate Equality Plan, which is available from
the Council‟s website, www.wandsworth.gov.uk or in hard copy from Clare O‟Connor, Policy Unit,
Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU.
                                                                    YES      NO
1. Is it your policy as an employer to comply with your statutory obligations under the Race
   Relations Act 1976, Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, Equal Pay Act 1970, Sex
   Discrimination Act 1975, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Employment Equality (Religion or
   Belief) Regulations 2003, the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003, the
   Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 Disability Discrimination Act 2005 and the Equality
   Act 2006 or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof or any other statutory provision
   relating to discrimination in employment or the provision of services? Accordingly is it your
   practice not to discriminate directly or indirectly on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic
   or national origins, sex, marital status, gender reassignment, disability. sexual orientation,
   religion, belief or age (“unlawful discrimination”) in relation to your decisions to recruit, select,
   remunerate, train, transfer and promote employees and in the provision of education, housing,
   goods, facilities or services, or other public functions („provision of services‟) to the public?



2. In the last three years, has any finding of unlawful discrimination in the employment field been
   made against your organisation by the employment tribunal, the employment appeal tribunal or
   any court, or in comparable proceedings in any other jurisdiction?



3. In the last three years, has your organisation been the subject of formal investigation by the
   Equal Opportunities Commission, Disability Rights Commission or Commission for Equality and
   Human Rights, Commission for Racial Equality, or any comparable body, on the grounds of
   alleged unlawful discrimination in the employment field?



4. If the answer to question (2) is yes or, in relation to question (3), the Commission for Racial
   Equality, Equal Opportunities Commission, Disability Rights Commission or Commission for
   Equality and Human Rights or any comparable body made a finding adverse to your organisation,
   what steps did your organisation take in consequence of that finding? (Please state)




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5. Are your policies on equal opportunities in employment and service delivery set out in;
   (a) instructions to those concerned with recruitment, selection, remuneration, training, promotion
       and provision of services;
   (b) documents available to employees, recognised trade unions, or other representative groups
       of employees;
   (c) recruitment advertisements or other literature available to staff/the public;
   (d) instructions to managers
   (e) instructions to staff
   (f) a staff conduct or disciplinary code; and
   (g) leaflets or other literature available to the public:



6. If your answer to either (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) or (g) in question 5 is „No‟, can you provide other
   evidence to show how you promote equal opportunities in employment and the provision of
   services?




7. Do you observe, as far as possible, the Commission for Racial Equality‟s Code of Practice on
   racial equality in employment, as approved by Parliament, brought into force in 1983 and revised
   in 2006, and comparable statutory codes in other areas of discrimination which give practical
   guidance to employers and others on the elimination of discrimination and the promotion of
   equality of opportunity in employment, including monitoring of workforce matters and steps that
   can be taken to encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for jobs or take up training
   opportunities?




8. If you are not currently subject to UK legislation, please supply details of your experience in
   complying with equivalent legislation that is designed to eliminate discrimination and to promote
   equality of opportunity.




9. In the last three years, has any contract with your organisation been terminated on grounds of
   your failure to comply with:



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     (a)      legislation prohibiting discrimination; or

     (b)     contract conditions relating to equal opportunities in the provision of services?



10. If the answer to question 9 is yes, what steps have you taken as a result of that finding or
    termination of contract?




Signed

Designation

Date


HEALTH AND SAFETY
Please enclose details of prosecutions or notices served on your firm by the Health and Safety
Executive (tick if enclosed).

ENCLOSED                            N/A                
MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY ARRANGEMENTS
How many supervisors are there at the office/branch that would be responsible for the day-
today management of the services for Wandsworth?
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Please identify if any management support would be provided/available from regional or head
officer or other branches, etc.
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State the number of workers (distinguish between paid and voluntary) in the organisation and
their type of work:


Management:----------------------------------------
Administrative/Clerical:----------------------------
Supervisory:-----------------------------------------
Operative:--------------------------------------------
Others:---------------------------------------------




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What qualifications/ experience do the staff who would be working on this contract have?
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Please identify how your operative workers are supervised, including how often and in what
way.
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What management arrangements do you have for services provided outside normal office
hours?
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KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
What best describes the level of experience within the organisation in relation to local
networking?

The organisation has experience of local networking                                                             
Individual(s) within the organisation have experience of local networking                                       
The organisation would recruit someone to provide capacity in local networking                                  
Please give a description of any work that your organisation (or an existing staff member
working for a previous employer) has undertaken that demonstrates successful community
engagement and involvement.
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Was this work undertaken by:
THE ORGANISATION                                                                    
STAFF MEMBER WORKING FOR A PREVIOUS EMPLOYER                                        
Please provide example/s of how your organisation (or an existing staff member working for a
previous employer) has provided advice on housing related support as defined by Supporting
People eligibility criteria

ORGANISATION                        STAFF MEMBER                



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Please provide example/s of how your organisation (or an existing staff member working for a
previous employer) has successful experience of working with ethnic minorities or otherwise
hard to reach groups.
ORGANISATION                        STAFF MEMBER                
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REFERENCES
Please provide the full contact details for two referees for whom you give consent for
Wandsworth to contact in order to obtain a reference regarding previous performance of your
organisation.
Referee 1:
Name:-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Organisation:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Contract/Service:-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Email Address:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Postal Address:---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Referee 2:
Name:-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Organisation:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Contract/Service:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Email Address:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Postal Address:---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED)


Name and Address of Nature of Service                              Contract/               Annual          Length of Contract               Contact name and
Organisation        you Provide                                  Grant Funded              Value £         (include dates)                  Telephone Number




 Please list above the full names and addresses of all organisations for which your organisation has recently carried out work in the field
 of health and social care, starting with those most directly relevant to this contract. Please provide details of the nature of the work
 done, value and length of contract. The information given should cover the whole range of work for which your organisation wishes to be
 considered. If the experience relates to individuals within the organisation and not the specifically the organisation that is tendering,
 please provide further details (continue on a separate sheet if necessary).

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 Signed ------------------------------Date:----------------------- For ------------------------------------------------- at ----------------------------------------------------
 State name of signatory--------------------------------- Company name above                                         Company head office address


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