Lancashire Fostering Agency Placements Framework

Lancashire Fostering Agency Placements Framework

This Framework will consist of 2 Lots – Standard Placements, and Step Down into Fostering.

United Kingdom-Preston: Health and social work services

2017/S 192-393748

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Lancashire County Council
County Hall
Preston
PR1 8XJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: James Mynott
E-mail: caphprocurement@lancashire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD4

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6864&pageid=41880
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6864&pageid=41880

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:

Lancashire Fostering Agency Placements Framework.

Reference number: Care & Public Health – 560

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Lancashire County Council (the ‘Authority’) is inviting tenders from suitable independent fostering agencies for the provision of fostering placements for children looked after in Lancashire. This framework will consist of 2 Lots — Standard Placements, and Step Down into Fostering.

Detailed requirements are set out in the tender documents which are available on the Council’s Oracle e-tendering portal. Please visit: www.lancashire.gov.uk/business/tenders-and-procurement for details on how to register on the portal, log in, and view the tender opportunity as advertised in the ‘View Tender Opportunities’ section. The tender/RFQ number is also in this section.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 80 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Tenderers who wish to apply for Lot 2 must also apply for Lot 1. If a tenderer is unsuccessful in their Lot 1 application, they will not be accepted onto Lot 2.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Standard Placements

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD4

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this Framework Agreement is to support the Authority in fulfilling its sufficiency duty in relation to accommodation for looked after children and to improve the overall outcomes for these children. The Agreement will assist the Authority to improve the availability of suitable foster care placements at the right time and right location, delivering the right support, ensuring that Lancashire’s Children Looked After:

i. Receive the best care possible to meet their needs;

ii. Are effectively supported to improve their individual outcomes;

iii. Their welfare is promoted and they are effectively safeguarded.

Standard Placements includes the provision of placements for age groups 0-4, 5-10, 11+, and Parent and Child placements.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Authority may extend this framework beyond the initial term by a further period or periods up to a maximum of 48 months in total (maximum duration of the framework is 48 months).

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:

Step Down into Fostering

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD4

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Step Down into Fostering placements will aim to offer targeted interventions with highly skilled and resourced foster carers for a limited time period either to support children to move out of residential care or as an alternative to going into residential care.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Authority may extend the framework beyond the initial term by a further period or periods up to a maximum of 48 months in total (maximum duration of the framework is 48 months).

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 175-358469

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 07/11/2017
Local time: 10:00
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: 07/11/2017
Local time: 14:30

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

Lanacshire County Council
Preston
United Kingdom
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:

04/10/2017

 

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