East Midlands Regional Children’s Framework Agreement 2017

East Midlands Regional Children’s Framework Agreement 2017

Northamptonshire County Council on behalf of the East Midlands Regional Children’s Framework Agreement Consortium wishes to invite tenders for the provision of children’s homes and fostering services placements for children and young people.

United Kingdom-Northampton: Health and social work services

2017/S 156-324184

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Northamptonshire County Council
One Angel Square
Northampton
NN1 1ED
United Kingdom
Contact person: LGSS Procurement
Telephone: +44 3001266661
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKFInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

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

I.1)Name and addresses

Derby City Council
The Council House, Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF11Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.derby.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF1Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Leicestershire County Council
County Hall, Glenfield
Leicester
LE3 8RA
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF22Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Nottingham City Council
Loxley House, Station Street
Nottingham
NG2 3NG
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF14Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Nottinghamshire County Council
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 7QP
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF1Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Rutland County Council
Catmose Park Road, Oakham
Rutland
LE15 6HP
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF22Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.rutland.gov.uk/

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://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=11600188-75dc-e511-810e-000c29c9ba21
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=11600188-75dc-e511-810e-000c29c9ba21

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:

East Midlands Regional Children’s Framework Agreement.

Reference number: DN119587

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Northamptonshire County Council on behalf of the East Midlands Regional Children’s Framework Agreement (EMRCF) Consortium wishes to invite tenders for the provision of children’s homes and fostering services placements for children and young people.

The services for the EMRCF framework agreement to be provided have been categorised into 2 Lots and split into categories, which are described in terms of complexity and risk for each child or young person’s individual needs.

Providers can supply services for 1 or more lots and categories and will be expected to set out in their tenders, how they will deliver the services they apply for with reference to the specification.

The EMRCF was originally set up in February 2016 for 4 years. The light touch regime applies to the services under the EMRCF as per Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Northamptonshire County Council, is therefore reopening the EMRCF in order to add new providers and for existing providers to add provisions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Children’s Homes:

— Category 1.1 Standard Children’s Homes Emotional Behaviour Difficulties (EBD) Provision,

— Category 1.2 Specialist Children’s Homes Emotional Behaviour Difficulties (EBD) Provision,

— Category 1.3 Specialist Children’s Homes Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) with challenging behaviour — non Learning Difficulties (LD) or low level LD,

— Category 1.4 Specialist Children’s Homes Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) with challenging behaviour — moderate or severe LD,

— Category 1.5 Specialist Children’s Homes Complex Health Needs.

II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: Fostering Services:

— Category 2.1 Standard Fostering Provision,

— Category 2.2 Specialist Fostering Provision,

— Category 2.3 Specialist Fostering Disabilities,

— Category 2.4 Specialist Fostering Complex Health Needs.

II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
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
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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Framework agreement with several operators.
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 161-290965

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

Date: 21/09/2017
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:

14/08/2017

 

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