Cambridgeshire County Council Childminding Support Tender

Cambridgeshire County Council Childminding Support Tender

Advice, support and training on recruitment and prior to initial Ofsted visit.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Health and social work services

2017/S 232-484299

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall, Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr David Isaacs
Telephone: +44 1223703518
E-mail: david.isaacs@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH12Internet address(es):Main address: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Cambridgeshire County Council Childminding Support.

Reference number: DN311066

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Our Early Years Service (EY) is responsible for securing sufficient good quality childcare for 0-4 yr olds, & ensuring support & development of potential, new & existing providers in Cambs. We’re required to improve outcomes for young children & their families, focusing on those from disadvantaged backgrounds, Childcare Act 2006, so children are equipped for life & school, no matter their circumstances. We seek to facilitate sharing of expertise amongst providers to improve quality. To support & develop childminders, we’re commissioning a service to provide the following: Advice, support & training on recruitment & prior to initial Ofsted visit; Support & challenge to deliver high quality EY Foundation Stage provision in line with Ofsted standards; Generic support, especially to develop new places in areas of need, & including support surgeries; Collaborative working to support safeguarding.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH12

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Our Early Years Service (EY) is responsible for securing sufficient good quality childcare for 0-4 yr olds, & ensuring support & development of potential, new & existing providers in Cambs. We’re required to improve outcomes for young children & their families, focusing on those from disadvantaged backgrounds, Childcare Act 2006, so children are equipped for life & school, no matter their circumstances. We seek to facilitate sharing of expertise amongst providers to improve quality. To support & develop childminders, we’re commissioning a service to provide the following: Advice, support & training on recruitment & prior to initial Ofsted visit; Support & challenge to deliver high quality EY Foundation Stage provision in line with Ofsted standards; Generic support, especially to develop new places in areas of need, & including support surgeries; Collaborative working to support safeguarding.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 104 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2024
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Providers must satisfy the minimum criteria set out in the specification and other tender documents.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Providers must satisfy the minimum criteria set out in the specification and other tender documents. Award is based on a combination of bid quality and price.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 08/01/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

n/a
n/a
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in part I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of Contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a Contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the Contract has been entered into the Court may order the ineffectiveness of a Contract where serious breach have occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/11/2017

 

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