74884-2019: United Kingdom-Taunton: Health and social work services

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

I.2)Information about joint procurement

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:

Provision of Accommodation and Support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

Reference number: DN350649

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

SCC requires organisations to provide accommodation and support for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children from any cultural background who are aged 16 or 17 and beyond the end of Year 11 by education year group. These services will provide accommodation that is of an acceptable standard and quality and is fit for the purpose. The support provided by the provider will work proactively with each UASC to identify and to meet their specific needs, supporting them to live semi-independently with a view to living independently by age 18 where appropriate, and to access sustainable education, employment and/or training opportunities.

The Authority is conducting this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This tender opportunity falls within Schedule 3 of the Regulations (Social and Other Specific Services) and is therefore being run under the Light Touch Regime. At the end of the procurement process, the Authority will award a Framework Agreement.

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: 1 800 000.00 GBP

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of lot 1 is to provide initial local accommodation and support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) when they arrive. This provision will be:

— able to accommodate UASCs at very short notice when they arrive (within 24 hours),

— located within Somerset County to allow Somerset County Council (SCC) Social Workers to carry out the initial assessment of a young person’s needs,

— in a suitable location within Somerset with access to local community services; used to “settle” UASC young people when they arrive.

Placements made under lot 1 are not time-limited. UASC may remain in this provision if it is deemed by the SCC Social Work team to meet their long-term needs.

The highest volume of UASC placements are expected to be made under lot 1.

At the conclusion of the award stage, the intention is to rank the applicants in terms of their Overall Weighted Score and to appoint the four (4) highest scoring providers to lot 1 of the Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 30

Price – Weighting: 70

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

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of lot 2 is to provide options for UASC to move on to a placement outside Somerset if this is deemed by the SCC Social Work team to better meet their needs.

A variety of locations across the UK (outside Somerset County) is sought to provide a range of move on options.

A significantly lower volume of placements is expected to be made under lot 2.

At the conclusion of the award stage, the intention is to rank the applicants in terms of their Overall Weighted Score. An unlimited number of applicants in lot 2 will be appointed to the Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 30

Price – Weighting: 70

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system

IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: DN350649

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

08/01/2019

V.2.2)Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

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

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Various
Somerset
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKK2

The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 1 800 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Somerset County Council
Taunton
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/02/2019

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