Fostering Placements for Children and Young People – Kent and Medway

Fostering Placements for Children and Young People – Kent and Medway

Kent County Council and Medway Council are seeking tenders from suitably experienced providers who can deliver high quality foster care.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health and social work services

2017/S 172-352479

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Kent County Council
County Hall
Maidstone
ME14 1XQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Ima Orosei
Telephone: +44 3000412548
E-mail: ima.orosei@kent.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ4Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.kent.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.kent.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.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.kentbusinessportal.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:

SS16 054 External Fostering Placements for Children and Young People.

Reference number: DN282137

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Kent County Council and Medway Council are seeking tenders from suitably experienced providers who can deliver high quality foster care that provides stability and meets individual children’s and young people’s needs and outcomes, at the right time, with the right carers, in the right location and at the right price.

The Council is seeking to work in partnership with a number of Independent Fostering Providers (IFP) to achieve the required Service Outcomes and Individual Outcomes for each Child / Young Person, according to the Individual Placement Agreement and their Individual Care Plan, Education, Health and Care Plan or Pathway Plan.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

The external fostering arrangement is to be split into the below Lots.

Lot 1: Framework Providers can tender to be part of the Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement (Lot 1) and may also wish to tender for Lot 2 as a potential Partnership Provider.

Lot 2 Partnership Providers will at the stage of tendering be able to submit (unless stipulated under the guidance in Lot 1) a tender for Lot 2.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Framework Providers

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ4

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council require the following range of specific placement types:

— Long Term placements (as per the Care/Placement Plan; 12 months and over);

— Short Term / Task Focused / Bridging Placements;

— Short Break Placements;

— Parent(s) and Child(ren) Placements;

— Step Down Placements; and

These placement types will be required for the following cohort of Children and Young People:

— Age bands (5-10 years, 11-15 years, 16-18 years);

— Placement types (Core, Sibling, Parent(s) and Child(ren) and Disabled Children);

— Solo placements, with no other Children/Young People within the foster care household;

— Sibling placements;

— Short Breaks.

Expression of Interest and Tender Process

Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page.

Note: that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you’ve received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest.

You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a tender. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert.

Indicative Procurement Timetable

Publication of Kent Business Portal advert, OJEU notice and Documentation on the Kent Business Portal on Monday 4.8.2017

Deadline to submit requests for clarification via the Kent Business Portal (ProContract) Discussion facility on 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday 26.9.2017. Deadline for Tender Responses on 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday 3.10.2017. Commencement of Evaluation Period (including Post-Tender Clarifications) Wednesday 4.10.2017 – Friday 27.10.2017.

Lot 2 Presentation/Interviews on Monday 30.10.2017 — Wednesday 1.11.2017. (TBA with shortlisted supplier).

Lot 2 Pre-Award Clarification Meetings w/c Monday 13.11.2017 (TBA with shortlisted supplier). Contract Awards w/c Monday 13.11.2017

10 day Standstill Period from Monday 20.11.2017 until midnight Thursday 30.11.2017. Issue Contract of documentation for signature from December 2017. Contract Commencement on 1.2.2018.

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

End: 31/01/2022
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: 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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Partnership Providers

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ4

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 Partnership Providers

All providers will at the stage of tendering be able to submit (unless stipulated under the guidance in Lot 1) a tender for Lot 2.

It is anticipated that Lot 2 Partnership Providers will be fewer in number, and these providers will be approached first by The Council for any new external fostering referrals.

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

End: 31/01/2022
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: 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

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
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: 04/10/2017
Local time: 12:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/10/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Kent County Council
Sessions House
Maidstone
ME14 1XQ
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:

06/09/2017

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