Foster Care Placements Warwickshire

Foster Care Placements Warwickshire

Warwickshire CC wish to commission a single provider for the provision of an alternative approach to Foster Care arrangements in Warwickshire.

United Kingdom-Warwick: Social services

2018/S 209-478634

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Warwickshire County Council
PO Box 3, Shire Hall, Market Square
Warwick
CV34 4RH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs M K Nagra
Telephone: +44 1926412026
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG13
Internet address(es):Main address: www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.csw-jets.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

A Block Arrangement for Fostering Provisions – Pilot Project

Reference number: WCC 6423

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85320000 – DA28

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Warwickshire CC wish to commission a single provider for the provision of an alternative approach to Foster Care arrangements in Warwickshire through the procurement of a fostering block for up to nine foster care placements over a 4 year contract. Initially we are looking for 4 foster care placements which maybe increased to 9 placements over the contract subject to demand, evidenced delivery of satisfactory outcomes for children and budget availability.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

98000000
85320000
85311000
85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG13
Main site or place of performance:

Generally within the Council boundaries of Warwickshire County Council

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Warwickshire CC wish to commission a single provider for the provision of an alternative approach to Foster Care arrangements in Warwickshire through the procurement of a fostering block for up to nine foster care placements over a 4 year contract. Initally we are looking for 4 foster care placements which maybe increased to 9 placements over the contract subject to demand, evidenced delivery of satisfactory outcomes for children and budget availability.

Applicants should be aware that volumes and block contract amounts may increase if additional funding becomes available or may decrease if funding reduces, during the term of the contract.

Warwickshire social care have identified in excess of 20 children across safeguarding and SEND teams that are currently in residential settings and would be suitable to step down to foster care with the right package of support in place.

The children identified have historically had a number of placement breakdowns as a result of their complex needs and or behaviors and have therefore ended up being placed in residential care, in many cases because there were no offers of a foster care placement.

The service will be delivered in line with each child’s care plan and associated outcomes and will focus on the following principles:

— child focused approach to service delivery,

— empowering children’s voice,

— achieving outcomes,

— promoting equality and community inclusion,

— working in partnership,

— safeguarding children,

— supporting and growing independence.

This service will support Warwickshire’s looked after children and young people aged between 6 – 17 years.

The children accessing the service will either currently be in residential care or will be identified as being ‘at risk’ of residential care by the local authority.

The service will be 24 hrs per day 365 days per year.

II.2.6)Estimated value

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

The initial contract term will be 4 years — 1.4.2019 to 31.3.2023.

These services may be subject to other modifications and changes in order to meet the changing needs and demands of the Council and the customers. This may also be as the result of additional or reduced funding streams.

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:

All as detailed in the tender documentation.

The Council will undertake its financial assessment of the tendering organisation (and if considered necessary by the Council, any partners within a consortium bid) based on its own evaluation of the tenderers’ most recent 2 years accounts (or if 2 years accounts are not available, equivalent evidence which confirms financial viability). The assessment of accounts will be supported by an independent credit reference report from Credit-safe where this is available. The Council may also impose a bond or performance guarantee on the successful tenderer. Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: evidence as stated in the tender documentation.

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:

All as detailed in the tender documentation.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

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

Information about national procedures is available at: www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/contents/made

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

All as detailed in the tender documentation.

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: 03/12/2018
Local time: 12:00

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

English

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:

Warwickshire County Council will be using its e-tendering system (CSW-JETS) for the administration of this procurement process. Providers must register with the system (if they haven’t previously done so) in order to be able to express an interest in the project and download documents and to correspond with us about this procurement. The web address for CSW-JETS is www.csw-jets.co.ukRegistration and use of CSW-JETS is free. If you are having trouble registering with CSW-JETS please email us at procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk All correspondence or clarifications relating to this procurement must be submitted via the CSW-JETS correspondence function. Electronic ordering/payment/invoicing may be used.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Warwickshire County Council
Warwick
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:

29/10/2018

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