Home Support Framework for Norfolk

Home Support Framework for Norfolk

Norfolk County Council wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of home support services in Norfolk.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Social work and related services

2019/S 151-372685

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Norfolk County Council
Floor 3, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Joan Murray
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH15
Internet address(es):Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home
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:

Home Support Framework for Norfolk

Reference number: NCCT41887

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Norfolk County Council wishes to establish a framework agreement for the provision of home support services in Norfolk. The framework agreement will be used to arrange both individual packages and multiple packages of care. The intention is to work with successful providers to optimise efficiency and reduce unmet need wherever possible. The expectation is that successful providers will work collaboratively to facilitate this. This framework agreement will be county-wide but bidders can select which primary care network areas they wish to deliver services to.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000 000.00 GBP

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)

85312000
85312500
85320000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH16
NUTS code: UKH17
NUTS code: UKH15

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Norfolk County Council wishes to establish a framework agreement for the provision of home support services in Norfolk. The framework agreement will be used to arrange both individual packages and multiple packages of care. The intention is to work with successful providers to optimise efficiency and reduce unmet need wherever possible. The expectation is that successful providers will work collaboratively to facilitate this.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Value given is an estimate for 10 years based on current trends, but demand for services may fluctuate depending on population needs.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 80
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

This is being let under Regulation 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Light Touch Regime, LTR) under which the Council has flexibility as to the process or procedure to be used when purchasing certain services of which Home Support Services is one. The framework agreement will run for 10 years and be opened up periodically to new providers.

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
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

Date: 16/09/2019
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/09/2019
Local time: 14:05

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council’s e-procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the system at

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles

Once registered you will be able to see the procurement project under the ‘tenders’ section and ‘express an interest’ to view the documentation. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the In-tend support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or emailing support@intend.co.uk

This light touch regime framework agreement is being let under Regulation 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Light Touch Regime, LTR) under which the Council has flexibility as to the process or procedure to be used when purchasing certain services of which home support services is one. 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 it will run for 10 years and the Council, exercising its flexibility, may periodically open the framework for new applicants, particularly if it needs to increase capacity. If the Council decides to open up 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 the invitation to tender, unless the Council deems that amendments as a result of changes in the market or changes within the Council.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Norfolk County Council
Norwich
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Norfolk County Council
Norwich
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

Norfolk County Council
Norwich
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

05/08/2019

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