Fostering and Continuing Care Services Across Scotland

Fostering and Continuing Care Services Across Scotland

Providers may also offer Short Breaks Services, and/or may offer Continuing Care Services to Young People.

United Kingdom-Paisley: Social work and related services

2016/S 172-309459

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scotland Excel
N/A
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1AR
United Kingdom
Contact person: Social Care Team
Telephone: +44 3003001200
E-mail: social.care@scotland-excel.org.uk
Fax: +44 1416187423
NUTS code: UKM35

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Fostering and Continuing Care Services.

Reference number: 10-15

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

National Framework Agreement for Fostering and Continuing Care Services across Scotland.

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

Service Option 1 — Standard Service

Service Option 2 — Enhanced Services.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Service Option 1 — Standard Service

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85311300
85310000
85311000
85312000
85312400
85320000
85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Framework Agreement for Standard Fostering Services for Children and Young People across Scotland. Providers may also offer Short Breaks Services, and/or may offer Continuing Care Services to Young People who have chosen to remain in their Placement after leaving Foster Care.

Expected Duration of the Framework Agreement will be for an initial 2 years to 24.3.2019,with the option for extension for up to 2 years up to 24.3.2021

For more information see the Framework documents in project_6646 itt_14291 Fostering and Continuing Care Services on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 90 000 000.00 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

The contract value of this service option is estimated and may be subject to change.

Scotland Excel will hold bidder information sessions on 15.9.2016 and 16.9.2016. For details see the Invitation to Tender (project_6646, itt_14291) on the PCS-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Service Option 2 — Enhanced Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85311300
85310000
85311000
85312000
85312400
85320000
85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Framework Agreement for Enhanced Fostering Services, which may include Short Breaks, to Children and Young People across Scotland. Providers may also offer Continuing Care Services to Young People who have chosen to remain in their Placement after leaving Foster Care.

Expected Duration of the Framework Agreement will be for an initial 2 years to 24.3.2019,with the option for extension for up to 2 years up to 24.3.2021

For more information see the Framework documents in project_6646 itt_14291 Fostering and Continuing Care Services on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 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

The contract value of this service option is estimated and may be subject to change.

Scotland Excel will hold bidder information sessions on 15.9.2016 and 16.9.2016. For details see the Invitation to Tender (project_6646, itt_14291) on the PCS-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

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:

The scope of services to be provided under this framework falls within the definition of social and other specific services in Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’) and therefore the procurement process shall be subject to the requirements of section 7 of the Regulations. By virtue of Regulation 76(3) of the Regulations, bidders in any of the situations listed in Regulation 58 of the Regulations may be excluded. Any application of or reference to other Regulations unless clearly identified is not to be implied and should not be construed as applying any of the other Regulations to the procurement exercise or resulting framework, or bringing any of them into force.

For Objective Rules and Criteria for Participation see the Invitation to Tender (project_6646, itt_14291) on the PCS-Tender websitehttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html, file ‘Contract Notice Information’ in the Buyer Attachments area.

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:

Note re III.1.4 Objective Rules & Criteria for Participation:

Scotland Excel reserves the right not to exclude a bidder if at the Commencement Date (defined in the tender documents) the bidder has not obtained a grading of 4 or above for all quality themes at its most recent inspection, is yet to receive its first inspection, or has not completed the Registration process as a fostering service with the Scottish regulator of the service, provided that within 12 months of the Commencement Date, or other such period as reasonably determined by Scotland Excel,the bidder obtains confirmation of achievement of Registration and demonstrates to the satisfaction of Scotland Excel achievement of gradings of 4 or above or rating at grade 4 or above by the Care Inspectorate on all quality themes.

See attachment ‘Contract Notice Information’ in project_6646 itt_14291 Fostering and Continuing Care Services on PCS-T websitehttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

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

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: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/03/8410/0

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The scope of services to be provided under this framework falls within the definition of social and other specific services in Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’) and therefore the procurement process shall be subject to the requirements of section 7 of the Regulations.

Award criteria are set out in the tender documents in project_6646 itt_14291 on the PCS-T websitehttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 105-187064

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 26/10/2016
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

VI.3)Additional information:

Variant bids will not be accepted.

Scotland Excel is procuring this Framework Agreement on behalf of the organisations listed as participating in the Invitation to Tender.

Scotland Excel does not intend to include community benefit requirements in the contractual terms of this proposed Framework Agreement and Individual Placement Agreements made thereunder. In accordance with section 25(3) of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, the reasons are:

the diverse nature of the market.

Notwithstanding this,bidders will be invited to detail the community benefits they intend to provide relating to the Framework Agreement,and commitments will be monitored.

Further information can be found in project_6646 itt_14291 on the PCS-Tender website.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 6646. For more information see:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:455469).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

see VI.4.3) Review Procedure
not applicable
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/446) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

05/09/2016

 

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