Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle for Independent Fostering Agencies – London

Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle for Independent Fostering Agencies – London

London Borough of Barnet in collaboration with the West London Alliance are establishing a six year (3+1+1+1) Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle based on DPS principles to procure the provision of Independent Fostering Agency Placements.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2018/S 035-076299

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Mayor and Burgesses of London Borough of Barnet
North London Business Park, Barnet
London
N11 1NP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Stacey Sangha
E-mail: stacey.sangha@barnet.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI7
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.barnet.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://wla.esourcingportal.com

I.1)Name and addresses

West London Alliance Authorities
NE Perceval House
London
United Kingdom
Contact person: Stacey Sangha
E-mail: stacey.sangha@barnet.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI7Internet address(es):Main address: www.wla.london

Address of the buyer profile: https://wla.esourcingportal.com

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: health and social services/accommodation/General Public Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle for Independent Fostering Agencies

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

London Borough of Barnet in collaboration with the West London Alliance (WLA) are establishing a six year (3+1+1+1) Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle (“DPV”) based on DPS principles to procure the provision of Independent Fostering Agency Placements for individual children under Individual Placement Agreements or on a Block Contract basis. The Estimated Value (below) of the services to be purchased for the entire duration of the DPV is 5bn GBP and is purely an indicative figure and cannot be guaranteed by the Barnet or the WLA. The DPV shall be divided into the following service categories: Core (0-15 and 16-17) and Specialist (0-17 years and Parent and Child). These services will be ordered or ordered by way of mini-competition amongst Providers or by means of occasional direct award to a single Supplier under limited statutory grounds. Please refer to the Call Off Document. Use of the DPV is open to all Boroughs and public bodies or Local Authorities in England and Wales.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 000.00 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:

Core Fostering Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI7

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Category 1 — Core Services, Sub-Category 0-15 years and Sub-Category 16/17 years.

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

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The DPV for IFA Services provision will be for 36 months with options to extend for a further 12 months + 12 months + 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

Contract Award will be based on the Provider who best meets the need of the child in accordance with the Call-Off criteria. PCR Reg. 67 (11) will apply:

‘Where the weighting is not possible for objective reasons, the contracting authority shall indicate the criteria in decreasing order of importance.’

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Specialist Fostering Service

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI7

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Category 2 — Specialist Services Sub-Category — Specialist 0-17 years and Sub-Category – Specialist Parent and Child.

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

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This DPV for IFA will be active for 36 months with options to extend for a further 12+12+12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

Contract Award will be based on the Provider who best meets the need of the child in accordance with the Call-Off criteria. PCR Reg 67 (11) will apply:

‘Where the weighting is not possible for objective reasons, the contracting authority shall indicate the criteria in decreasing order of importance.’.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

List and brief description of conditions:

In accordance with Articles 57 to 63 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulations 57 to 63 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the procurement documentation and any subsequently issued documentation available at https://wla.esourcingportal.com

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement 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:

As stated in the procurement documentation and any subsequently issued documentation available at https://wla.esourcingportal.com

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

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: no
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: 21/01/2024
Local time: 17:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 19/02/2018

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: 72 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The Authority seeks to procure placements for vulnerable children and young people utilising the procedures in Regulations, 34 and 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Having given due consideration to the principles of transparency and equal treatment of Suppliers throughout, the West London Alliance (“WLA”) and the London Borough of Barnet acting as Lead Authority (“Authority”) has established an adapted “light touch regime” Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle for the making of individual fostering placements and block fostering placements using the Call-Off Procedures described in the Procurement Documents.Additionally within this adapted Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle the Authority will also allow for occasional Direct Awards under regulation 32 of the Regulations commonly known as the “negotiated procedure without prior publication”. The intended purpose of the DPV is to enable Local Authorities to make the right placement for an individual child or young person within its care in compliance with its statutory duties for the welfare of children, corporate parenting, safeguarding of children, duties related to the education of a child as a local education authority, personalisation, consultation and Best Value (“Statutory Duties”).Please got to https://wla.esourcingportal.com and download the procurement documents for more information.

The contracting Authority reserves the right not to award any contract pursuant to this procurement exercise and/or to abandon this procurement exercise at any time.The Contracting Authority shall have no liability whatsoever to any applicant or tenderer as a result of its exercise of that discretion. For the avoidance of doubt, all costs incurred by any applicant and / or tenderer before signature of any contract with the contracting Authority shall be incurred entirely at the applicants / tenderers risk.Those Contracting Authorities listed in Paragraph I.1.4 shall also be permitted to award contracts under the DPV for the provision of services in its own geographical area upon entering an Access Agreement with the London Borough of Barnet. This is a DPS procedure adapted under the Light Touch regime.Please got to https://wla.esourcingportal.com and download the procurement documents for more information.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000
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:

16/02/2018

 

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