Cambridgeshire County Council Children’s External Placements

Cambridgeshire County Council Children’s External Placements

Dynamic Purchasing System under the light touch regime for the supply of services in respect of external placements for children.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Health and social work services

2019/S 002-002333

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

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
E-mail: Contracts@Milton-Keynes.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH12
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/
I.2)Information about joint procurement

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 authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Cambridgeshire County Council Children’s External Placements Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

Reference number: DN380759

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) invites potential providers to join their Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) under the light touch regime for the supply of services in respect of external placements for children and young people aged 0-18 (up to 19 for children and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disability — SEND) in Cambridgeshire, neighbouring authorities and where directed by specific care plans, nationally.

The tender is led by CCC, however CCC and Peterborough City Council (PCC) have made strategic decision to combine roles and departments to manage services across both local authorities. Peterborough will have access to the DPS in their own right.

The spend is across the 2 local authorities for all four lots as listed above, however it the local authorities’ intention to reduce this spend through application of the DPS, improving outcomes for individual children and the use of the mini competitions with the DPS over its lifetime.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 470 184 791.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Independent Fostering Agencies

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA).

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Residential Children’s Homes

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of residential children’s homes.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Independent Schools and Education Providers

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of Independent Schools and Education providers (ISEP).

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Out of School Tuition

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of Out of School Tuition (OoST)

II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 120
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

II.2.14)Additional information

The DPS is open for an initial term of five (5) years commencing on 1.4.2019 and ending on 31.3.2024 with the options to extend for an initial period of two (2) years, then after further review, for another two-year-period to a final one (1) year extension (5+2+2+1), up to a maximum of ten (10) years from the date of the original contract date.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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
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:

All Potential Providers that meet the minimum requirements will be accepted on to the DPS. The DPS will be opened in “Rounds”. The initial “Round” for this DPS will be open for 30 calendar days. Following on from this, each “Round” will then be open at regular intervals at the discretion of the Authority. This means that applications can be submitted throughout the duration of the DPS, but the Authority will only process the applications as and when the round is closed.

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: 01/02/2019
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:

The following Authorities will also be able to access and call-off the DPS:

— Peterborough City Council

— any Public Body outlined in either Part I or Part II of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) Order 1972. Details of these can be found at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1972/853/made

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
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:

31/12/2018

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