East Midlands Regional Children’s Framework Agreement

East Midlands Regional Children’s Framework Agreement

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

2015/S 167-304933

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northamptonshire County Council
1st Floor, John Dryden House 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): LGSS Procurement
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3001266661
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: Northamptonshire County Council
1st Floor, John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): LGSS Procurement
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3001266661
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Northamptonshire County Council
1st Floor, John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): LGSS Procurement
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3001266661
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Northamptonshire County Council
1st Floor, John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): LGSS Procurement
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3001266661
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

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: yes

Derby City Council
The Council House, Corporation Street
DE1 2FS Derby
UNITED KINGDOM

Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
DE4 3AG Matlock
UNITED KINGDOM

Leicester City Council
City Hall, 115 Charles Street
LE1 1FZ Wellington
UNITED KINGDOM

Leicestershire County Council
County Hall, Glenfield
LE3 8RA Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM

Lincolnshire County Council
Freepost DC867
LN1 1BR Lincoln
UNITED KINGDOM

Northamptonshire County Council
County Hall, George Row
NN1 1ED Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM

Nottingham City Council
Loxley House, Station Street
NG2 3NG Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM

Nottinghamshire County Council
West Bridgford
NG2 7QP Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM

Rutland County Council
Catmose Park Road, Oakham
LE15 6HP Rutland
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

East Midlands Regional Children’s Framework Agreement.

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 UKF

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 000 GBP

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

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 EMRCF consortium includes the following local authorities:
— Derby City Council,
— Derbyshire County Council,
— Leicester City Council,
— Leicestershire County Council,
— Lincolnshire County Council,
— Northamptonshire County Council,
— Nottingham City Council,
— Nottinghamshire County Council,
— Rutland County Council.
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.
The Lots are split as follows:
— Lot 1: Children’s Homes:
1. Category 1.1 — Standard Children’s Homes Emotional Behaviour Difficulties (EBD) Provision,
2. Category 1.2 — Specialist Children’s Homes Emotional Behaviour Difficulties (EBD) Provision,
3. Category 1.3 — Specialist Children’s Homes Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) with challenging behaviour, non-learning difficulties (LD) or low level LD,
4. Category 1.4 — Specialist Children’s Homes Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) with challenging behaviour, moderate or severe LD,
5. Category 1.5 — Specialist Children’s Homes Complex Health Needs.
— Lot 2: Fostering Services:
1. Category 2.1 — Standard Fostering Provision,
2. Category 2.2 — Specialist Fostering Provision,
3. Category 2.3 — Specialist Fostering Disabilities,
4. Category 2.4 — Specialist Fostering Complex Health Needs.
Potential 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 light touch regime (LTR) applies to the services under the EMRCF framework agreement as per Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Northamptonshire County Council, therefore intends to reopen the EMRCF framework agreement on an annual basis.
The term for the EMRCF framework agreement is 4 years; the proposed start date is 1.2.2016.
Full details of how to complete and submit an ITT are available on the Northampton County Council’s LGSS e-Tendering system (due north).

URL: https://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk/

Contract Reference number: 9UNN-FU1MUL.
If assistance is required regarding the use of the LGSS e-Tendering portal, please contact the due north help desk on:
T: +44 1670597137.

E: support@due-north.com

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85300000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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

Open
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

9UNN-FU1MUL

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 59-104376 of 25.3.2015

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

Payable documents: no

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

2.10.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

26.8.2015

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

in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Royal Court of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Internet address: www.royalcourtof justice.co.uk

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:

26.8.2015

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