Cumbria County Council Foster Care Framework

Cumbria County Council Foster Care Framework

This multiple provider Framework Agreement is for the provision of foster care services for children who are looked after.

United Kingdom-Carlisle: Health and social work services

2016/S 228-415378

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cumbria County Council
Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate
Carlisle
CA1 1RZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jacqui Sullivan
Telephone: +44 1228226298
E-mail: jacqui.sullivan@cumbria.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD1
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

Cumbria County Council Foster Care Framework.

Reference number: DN219368

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This multiple provider Framework Agreement is for the provision of foster care services for children who are looked after. The overall requirement is that children will be placed with families who have been assessed and approved to provide a secure, warm, safe and supportive environment in which they can develop in all aspects of their lives. Providers will be registered as an Independent Fostering Agency (IFA) and will be governed by the Fostering Services Regulations 2011 and any subsequent changes. The service will be regulated and inspected by Ofsted.

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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Cumbria County Council is developing a 2 year Framework for independent foster care placements, utilising an ‘Any Qualified Provider’ model. The Framework will be procured via the Light Touch Regime (LTR) from the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The procurement will be opened every 6 months to allow new providers to join the Framework.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

This is a 24 month Framework with 2 options to extend of up to 12 months each (2+1+1).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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)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
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: yes
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

Date: 09/01/2017
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/01/2017
Local time: 10:30
Place:

Cumbria County Council via The Chest.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector. Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations / applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the Authority’s supplier audits on all aspects of diversity. The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right: (i) Not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Her Majesty’s Court Service
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
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:

24/11/2016

 

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