Independent Fostering Framework – London Borough of Sutton

Independent Fostering Framework – London Borough of Sutton

The London Borough of Sutton Council is developing a framework agreement, and is inviting OFSTED registered Fostering Agencies to join this agreement.

United Kingdom-Sutton: Health and social work services

2017/S 096-189231

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

London Borough of Sutton
Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way
Sutton
SM1 1EA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Steve Hoy
Telephone: +44 2087705911
E-mail: steve.hoy@sutton.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI2
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.sutton.gov.uk/

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

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=8053bfac-cc30-e711-80e0-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=8053bfac-cc30-e711-80e0-005056b64545

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:

Independent Fostering.

Reference number: DN262759

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The London Borough of Sutton Council is developing a framework agreement, and is inviting OFSTED registered Fostering Agencies (herein referred to as Framework Providers) to join this agreement to provide an independent fostering service.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 16 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI2

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 — Standard

A child or young person requiring a standard placement may have no or some

challenging behaviours.

These behaviours would have been identified as a risk, but are not considered to be of

significant risk to the child or young person or another individual.

Examples of the challenging behaviours may include, but are not limited to:

— Sexualised behaviour.

— A diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of ADHD.

— Difficulties with education and learning.

— Disruptive behaviour.

— Verbal abuse.

The award criteria is 60 quality and 40 price. More information is available in the tender documentation.

The framework will be divided into three lots with lot one (Standard) and Lot 3 (Complex) operating a tiered supplier base. The number of providers expected to be appointed to lot 1 is as follows:

Lot 1 Tier 1 5 participants tier 2 7 participants

A minimum quality score threshold is set out in the evaluation criteria which is available in the tender documentation.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI2

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 — Enhanced

A child or young person requiring an Enhanced placement may have a disability or has experienced trauma which has resulted in the child or young person having challenging behavioural issues.

The degree of this disability and challenging behaviours mean the child or young person requires an additional level of support and experienced care to achieve their outcomes.

Examples of the behaviours that may be displayed include, but not limited to:

— Being in crisis with challenging behaviour;

— Highly sexualised behaviour;

— Significant self-harm and risk taking behaviours;

— Profound mental health difficulties

The award criteria is 60 quality and 40 price. More information is available in the tender documentation.

The framework will be divided into three lots with lot one (Standard) and Lot 3 (Complex) operating a tiered supplier base. The number of providers expected to be appointed to lot 2 is as follows:

Lot 2 = 6 participants

A minimum quality score threshold is set out in the evaluation criteria which is available in the tender documentation.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI2

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 3 — Complex

The children and young people seeking a Complex placement may have a severe disability or experienced trauma which has resulted in the child or young person having significantly challenging behavioural issues.

The level of need of the child or young person will require very specialist and experienced foster care and services.

The child or young person may also be looking to step down from a Residential Children’s Home or they are at risk, due to previous placement breakdowns, of moving into a Residential Children’s Home.

The award criteria is 60 quality and 40 price. More information is available in the tender documentation.

The framework will be divided into three lots with lot one (Standard) and Lot 3 (Complex) operating a tiered supplier base. The number of providers expected to be appointed to lot 3 is as follows:

Lot 3 Tier 1 5 participants tier 2 3 participants

A minimum quality threshold is set out in the evaluation criteria which is available in the tender documentation.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
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

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: 26
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: 21/06/2017
Local time: 16:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/06/2017
Local time: 17:00

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Sam Barker
Civic Offices, St. Nicholas Way
Sutton
SM1 1EA
United Kingdom
E-mail: sam.barker@sutton.gov.ukInternet address:https://www.sutton.gov.uk/
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:

17/05/2017

 

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