Foster Care Placements Hampshire
This document invites tenders from experienced, quality Independent Fostering Agencies to provide foster care placements for children and young people who present with additional needs.
United Kingdom-Winchester: Welfare services for children and young people
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire
Contact person: Karen Wright
Telephone: +44 1962874813
NUTS code: UKJ33
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Fostering Partnership for Children and Young People with Additional Needs.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
This document invites tenders from experienced, quality Independent Fostering Agencies to provide foster care placements for children and young people who present with additional needs and challenging behaviours aged 0-18 years and children and young people with disabilities and complex healthcare needs. It is possible that both groups will have experienced placement breakdowns as well as abuse, neglect and loss and may demonstrate offending and/or challenging behaviours or be emotionally vulnerable.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Council wants to develop a model in which it supports the successful IFAs to build their capacity for these needs, and give providers the ability to select a placement with access to place with the Council’s foster carers as well as their own. This will increase opportunities to make effective placements.
The tender process uses the Light Touch Regime under Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and will consist of 2 stages as described below.
Stage 1 — Initial Outline Solution
Tender Questionnaire for assessing eligibility.
Tender Return document which will focus on the model that will be adopted and explanation of the management of the processes.
Stage 2 — Dialogue Stage
The dialogue stage will focus on the areas that were identified for the Initial Outline Solution, but will allow both the Council and Providers to ask questions to clarify how the approach will work and identify further information that is required to update and submit the final tender.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
Providers must have a current Ofsted outcome of ‘good’ or above for all of the branches that will be delivering the contract.
Please must be able to meet the requirements of the Fostering Services National Minimum Standards 2011 as contained inhttps://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/192705/NMS_Fostering_Services.pdf
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
Please refer to the procurement documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
This is a bespoke procurement under the Light Touch Regime. The conditions for the award of the contract are set out in detail in the documentation which can be obtained from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/aspx/Home
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The Castle, Hampshire
Telephone: +44 1962874813Internet address:www.hants.gov.uk
As set out in the Public Contracts Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: