Fostering Framework Norfolk

Fostering Framework Norfolk

Multi Provider Light Touch Regime Framework for Fostering in Norfolk.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2016/S 193-348146

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Norfolk County Council
3rd Floor, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Annie Southgate
NR1 1DH Norwich
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.In-Tendhost.co.uk/NCC

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Multi Provider Light Touch Regime Framework for Fostering in Norfolk.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKH13

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 96
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: This Light Touch Regime Framework is being let under Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Light Touch Regime), under which the Council has flexibility as to the process or procedure to be used when purchasing certain services of which this is 1. In this instance, the Council is establishing a framework agreement with multiple suppliers that will set out the terms and conditions for making specific purchases (call-offs). The framework agreement differs from those let under the non light touch regime in that the Council, exercising its flexibility, may periodically open the framework for new applicants.
It is the Council’s intention that the light touch regime framework will be open for further applications for the life of the framework. The Council reserves the right, however, not to open the framework for new applications if it deems this appropriate. If the Council decides to open the light touch regime framework to new applicants, it will do so on the same terms and conditions and on the same criteria as stated in this Invitation to Tender, unless the Council deems that amendments are required as a result of changes in the market or changes within the Council.

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Norfolk County Council wishes to enter into a contract for the provision of a multi provider Light Touch Regime framework for the provision of Foster Placements in Norfolk.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85311000, 85311300, 85300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Bidders may apply to be considered for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 lots. There are 4 age bands within lots 1 to 3.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

None.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the ITT.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As detailed in the ITT.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in the ITT.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the ITT.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the ITT.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the ITT.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NCCT40861

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 105-187802 of 2.6.2016

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.10.2016
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Further to Paragraph 3 of the Best Value Statutory Guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Local Government in September 2011, the Council consulted current and potential providers of these services about options for the future delivery of the service and to explore plans further and to discuss how best to integrate social, environmental and economic considerations into the procurement in line with the Public Sector (Social Value) Act 2012. If you are interested in this opportunity, please register on our e-tendering system In-Tend (http://In-Tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc) and express an interest against NCCT40861 Foster Placements in Norfolk.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council has incorporated a standstill period at the point when information on the proposed appointment to the Framework is communicated to applicants. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful applicants to challenge the decision before any Contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Councils obligations may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

3.10.2016

 

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