Children’s Residential Homes and Residential Places Birmingham

Children’s Residential Homes and Residential Places Birmingham

Birmingham is seeking to invite providers to tender for the externalisation of 5 homes and the provision of bespoke children’s residential places.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Social services

2015/S 052-090788

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Birmingham City Council, Corporate Procurement Services
10 Woodcock Street
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Services
B4 7WB Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1214648000
E-mail: etendering@birmingham.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1213037322

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.finditinbirmingham.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

P0266 — Children’s Residential Homes Externalisation.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKG31

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Birmingham is seeking to invite providers to tender for the externalisation of 5 homes and the provision of bespoke children’s residential places. The vision is to continue to provide a total of 30 places in buildings provided by the Council through a lease agreement and to include the transfer of the existing staff under TUPE arrangements, thereby providing stability to the young people who reside in them.
Organisations with relevant experience are therefore invited to express an interest in tendering for a 5 Local Authority homes within the Birmingham area for current provision of a total of 30 beds. The length of contract will be 5 years with an option to extend year on year for a further 5 years.
The length of the lease will be for a minimum of 2 years, after this point Providers will have the option of configuring the places in their own homes, providing capacity is retained in the city, and subject to agreement from the Council. It is the intention that the homes will continue to function throughout the duration of the contract and the service will continue to the young people uninterrupted.
A strong track record demonstrating the ability and experience of working in the delivery of outcomes for children in residential care.
BCC will be using its etendering (in-tend) system for the administration of this procurement process and providers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. The web address is https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc Registration and use of intend is free. All correspondence for this procurement process must be via the intend correspondence function. If you are unable to register with in-tend please either email us atcps@birmingham.gov.uk or call +44 1214648000. If you are interested in tendering please click on the following link to access Birmingham City Councils tender Portal: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/ and submit your details to register as a bidder. We will send you a log on and password so you can download the tender documentation. Requests to participate must be by way of completion and return of the tender documentation no later than 12:00 (GMT) on Wednesday 8.4.2015 using the Supplier Portal. For more information contact Madeleine Townend, Procurement Manager — Major Projects, tel. +44 1213030039 or email madeleine.townend@birmingham.gov.uk.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85320000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 32 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 120 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds and/or other forms of appropriate security.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

This will be in the tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Several Liability.
No special legal form is required but in the case of group bidders the authority requires that a prime service provider assumes primary liability for the group and that each organisation in the group accepts joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: When executing the contract in the UK the successful tenderer will be required to comply with the recommendations of the code of practice for the elimination of Racial Discrimination and the promotion of Equality of Opportunity in Employment published by the Commission for Racial Equality. The successful tenderer will be required to participate actively in the service related economic, social and environmental regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement. Accordingly, tender evaluation and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Tender Documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Tender Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Tender Documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

P0266

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 8.4.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.4.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.3.2015

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