East Sussex Young Carers Service
East Sussex County Council wishes to identify a provider for East Sussex Young Carers Service.
United Kingdom-Lewes: Guidance and counselling services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
County Hall, St Annes Crescent
NUTS code: UKJ2
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
ESCC JS East Sussex Young Carers Service (ESYCS)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
East Sussex County Council wishes to identify a provider for East Sussex Young Carers Service (ESYCS). The definition of a young carer used is taken from Section 96 of the Children and Families Act (2014); “a person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care for another person (of any age, except where that care is provided for payment, pursuant to a contract or as voluntary work). This relates to care for any family member who is physically or mentally ill, frail elderly, disabled or misuses alcohol or substances”. The funding made available for this provision from children’s services is to deliver the outcome of ensuring young carers caring responsibilities do not impact adversely on their welfare, education or social development. The project will be delivered countywide across East Sussex. The successful contractor will therefore establish a countywide East Sussex Young Carers Service (ESYCS).
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This contract is not divided into lots.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Upon expiry of initial term plus extensions. The contract initial term is for 3 years and 6 months with the option to extend for a further 2 years.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
As detailed in the procurement documents.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
All procurement documents are available and must be completed electronically using the SE Shared Services Procurement eSourcing portal https://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing/opportunities
The SE Shared Services eSourcing portal provides a web-based tool that provides a simple, secure and efficient means for managing tendering and quotation activities, reducing the time and effort required for both buyers and Potential Bidders. The portal allows for tender clarifications and submitting your bid electronically. In order to bid for this opportunity you will need to register your company on the SE Shared Services portal. The Council gives no assurances that any volume or value will be guaranteed under this contract in the first and any subsequent years of the contract and this may be subject to change during the life of the contract.
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
East Sussex County Council will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days 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 or the lodging of an appeal before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the contact point referenced in Part 1.1 of the Contract Notice.
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: