Foster Care Placements Hampshire

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

2016/S 233-424854

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Hampshire County Council
The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire
SO23 8UJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Karen Wright
Telephone: +44 1962874813
NUTS code: UKJ33
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

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


Fostering Partnership for Children and Young People with Additional Needs.

Reference number: CS09543

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85311300 – EA01 – EA02 – EA03

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 14 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311000 – EA01 – EA02 – EA03

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ33

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.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 14 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

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 in

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:

Please refer to the procurement documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

Information about national procedures is available at:

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

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 17/01/2017
Local time: 11:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Hampshire County Council
The Castle, Hampshire
SO23 8UJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1962874813Internet
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As set out in the Public Contracts Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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