Invitation to Tender for Residential Children’s Home

Invitation to Tender for Residential Children’s Home

The procurement of this residential home will be based on a block contract and represents a guaranteed source of income for the successful provider.

United Kingdom-Bootle: Social work and related services

2015/S 186-337205

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sefton Council
7th Floor Merton House, Stanley Road
For the attention of: Mrs Jane Taylor
L20 3UU Bootle
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1519344282
E-mail: jane.taylor1@sefton.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1519344579

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sefton.gov.uk/

Electronic access to information: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Sefton Council
7th Floor Merton House, Stanley Road
For the attention of: Mrs Jane Taylor
L20 3UU Bootle
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1519344282
E-mail: jane.taylor1@sefton.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1519344579

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Sefton Council
7th Floor Merton House, Stanley Road
For the attention of: Mrs Jane Taylor
L20 3UU Bootle
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1519344282
E-mail: jane.taylor1@sefton.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1519344579

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Sefton Council
7th Floor Merton House, Stanley Road
For the attention of: Mrs Jane Taylor
L20 3UU Bootle
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1519344282
E-mail: jane.taylor1@sefton.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1519344579

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:

Invitation to Tender for the Provision of a 4 Bedded Residential Children’s Home.

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 UKD

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council is currently developing a comprehensive Community Adolescence Service with support from the DfE. This new service will have at its core a commitment to evidence based progressive theory and practice. As part of this development the council is seeking a partner from the Independent Sector to provide a dedicated residential care home. For the chosen provider of the residential care home, this represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to a new way of working with a high DfE profile. A key element of this scheme will be that the provider’s staff team, involved in this project, will receive full training in social Pedagogy and Restorative practice funded by the purchaser. The scheme will also be externally evaluated for evidence of impact and the results will be of national standing. The procurement of this residential home will be based on a block contract and represents a guaranteed source of income for the successful provider. The Indicative value of the contract is 375 000 GBP. Background Sefton Council in conjunction with a range of partners is currently developing a new Community Adolescence Service. This will be 1 service incorporating residential and field resources, dedicated to working with a specific group of young people, their siblings, families and care givers. The service will be evidence based with Social Pedagogy and Restorative Practice providing its core unifying philosophy, as well as providing a central means of practice for its workers. As part of this fresh approach to service provision, the Council seeks to procure a 4 bedded residential children’s home which will work in total integration with the other components of the Community Adolescence Service. Potential providers of this 4 bedded children’s home are invited to be participants and partners in this innovative development. The project itself is being developed with support from the DfE. It will also be externally evaluated and the results of this evaluation will be of national standing. Crucially, the Community Adolescence Service is a developmental project. In view of this the potential provider of the residential unit will have the opportunity to develop their function, in line with the other elements of the Community Adolescence Service, as more is learnt during the service’s move from theoretical to actual application. A key component of this new development will be that the care staff employed by the chosen residential home provider will receive comprehensive training in Social Pedagogy and Restorative Practice funded by the purchaser. The training will cover both theory and practice from both a practice and leadership perspective. The purchaser wishes to enter into a block contract with the provider for the home regardless of bed usage for the length of the contract. In order to understand the potential requirements of this new residential care home it is important to understand the nature of the Community Adolescence Service within which it will be located.
This procurement is being undertaken in accordance with Section 7 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, also known as the ‘Light Touch’ regime under the EU Procurement Directives.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)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:

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council is currently developing a comprehensive Community Adolescence Service with support from the DfE. This new service will have at its core a commitment to evidence based progressive theory and practice. As part of this development the council is seeking a partner from the Independent Sector to provide a dedicated residential care home. For the chosen provider of the residential care home, this represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to a new way of working with a high DfE profile. A key element of this scheme will be that the provider’s staff team, involved in this project, will receive full training in social Pedagogy and Restorative practice funded by the purchaser. The scheme will also be externally evaluated for evidence of impact and the results will be of national standing. The procurement of this residential home will be based on a block contract and represents a guaranteed source of income for the successful provider. The Indicative value of the contract is 375 000 GBP. Background Sefton Council in conjunction with a range of partners is currently developing a new Community Adolescence Service. This will be 1 service incorporating residential and field resources, dedicated to working with a specific group of young people, their siblings, families and care givers. The service will be evidence based with Social Pedagogy and Restorative Practice providing its core unifying philosophy, as well as providing a central means of practice for its workers. As part of this fresh approach to service provision, the Council seeks to procure a 4 bedded residential children’s home which will work in total integration with the other components of the Community Adolescence Service. Potential providers of this 4 bedded children’s home are invited to be participants and partners in this innovative development. The project itself is being developed with support from the DfE. It will also be externally evaluated and the results of this evaluation will be of national standing. Crucially, the Community Adolescence Service is a developmental project. In view of this the potential provider of the residential unit will have the opportunity to develop their function, in line with the other elements of the Community Adolescence Service, as more is learnt during the service’s move from theoretical to actual application. A key component of this new development will be that the care staff employed by the chosen residential home provider will receive comprehensive training in Social Pedagogy and Restorative Practice funded by the purchaser. The training will cover both theory and practice from both a practice and leadership perspective. The purchaser wishes to enter into a block contract with the provider for the home regardless of bed usage for the length of the contract. In order to understand the potential requirements of this new residential care home it is important to understand the nature of the Community Adolescence Service within which it will be located.
The figure of 375 000 GBP has been given as the annual budget for this requirement.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 375 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

Sefton seeks to pay contractors within 30 days nett of a correctly submitted invoice.

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

Joint and Several Liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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 per the Tender Document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the Tender Document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the Tender Document.
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

0642
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 23.10.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

23.10.2015 – 12:00

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

22.9.2015

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: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22.9.2015

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