Framework Agreement for Fostering Placements

Framework Agreement for Fostering Placements

The Council is seeking to put in place a Framework Agreement for a 2 year period to provide fostering placements.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


The City of Edinburgh Council

Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street,

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG

UK

Jacqueline Leishman

+44 1314693543
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Framework Agreement for Fostering Placements

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Council is seeking to put in place a Framework Agreement for a 2 year period to provide fostering placements, commencing in November 2015 for 2 years with the option to extend for either one or two years.

The tender be in 2 lots:-

Lot 1: Core Placements:- The Council is a member of the Scotland Excel National Contract for Fostercare, this opportunity is for additional capacity only. There is no need to apply if on the national contract for this lot.

Lot 2: Specialist Placements

NOTE: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code Project_3632 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

321100 Childrens Services
329999 other Social Community Care Supplies and Services

160 Edinburgh & Lothians

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The tender be in 2 lots:

Lot 1: Core Placements – The Council is a member of the Scotland Excel National Contract for Fostercare, this opportunity is for additional capacity only. There is no need to apply if on the national contract for this lot.

Lot 2: Specialist Placements

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

CT 9697; itt 7928; itt 8044; itt 8045

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 07-07-2015

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
14-07-2015  Time  14:00

c) Estimated award date 06-10-2015

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum voluntary standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the Standstill period commencing on the next working day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the voluntary standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.

(SC Ref:345057)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

04-06-2015

 

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