Residential Care Services Framework Norfolk

Residential Care Services Framework Norfolk

Norfolk County Council Children’s Services wishes to appoint Service Providers to a Framework Agreement for the provision of residential care and/or education services, day school services for Looked After Children.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Education and training services

2016/S 229-417533

Contract notice

Services

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: Claire Dawson
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk

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

I.2)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:

Framework Agreement for LAC and SEN Education and/or Residential Care Services.

Reference number: NCCT41140

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 – EA02 – EA03

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Norfolk County Council Children’s Services wishes to appoint Service Providers to a Framework Agreement for the provision of residential care and/or education services, day school services for Looked After Children (LAC), children at risk of being Looked After and/or children with special educational needs (SEN) of statutory schooling aged 5 to 19 years either with or without a Statement.

The framework agreement is being procured under the Light Touch Regime.

It is the Council’s intention that new providers will be able to apply to join the Framework on an open basis on the same terms and conditions and on the same criteria as stated in the Invitation to Tender, unless the Council deems that amendments are required as a result of changes in legislation or changes within the Council. The Council reserves the right however, to close the framework for new applications if it deems this appropriate.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 320 000 000.00 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:

Category 1a — Day provision of education SEN Level 1

Lot No: 1a

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80100000 – EA02 – EA03
80200000 – EA02 – EA03

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent schools and non-maintained special schools and independent specialist colleges day provision of education — SEN Level 1.

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:

Category 1b — Day provision of education — SEN Level 2

Lot No: 1b

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80100000 – EA02 – EA03
80200000 – EA02 – EA03

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent schools and non-maintained special schools and independent specialist colleges day provision of education — SEN Level 2.

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:

Category 1c — Day provision of education SEN Level 3

Lot No: 1c

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80100000 – EA02 – EA03
80200000 – EA02 – EA03

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent schools and non-maintained special schools and independent specialist colleges day provision of education — SEN Level 3.

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:

Category 2a — 38 week education boarding (Norfolk Assisted Boarding Programme)

Lot No: 2a

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80100000 – EA02 – EA03
80200000 – EA02 – EA03

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent and non-maintained special schools and independent specialist colleges — Education with 38 week boarding (weekly/termly) (Norfolk Assisted Boarding Programme).

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:

Category 2b — 38 week education boarding (weekly/termly SEN Level 1)

Lot No: 2b

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80100000 – EA02 – EA03
80200000 – EA02 – EA03

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent and non-maintained special schools and independent specialist colleges — Education with 38 week boarding (weekly/termly) SEN level 1.

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:

Category 2c — 38 week education boarding (weekly/termly SEN Level 2)

Lot No: 2c

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80100000 – EA02 – EA03
80200000 – EA02 – EA03

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent and non-maintained special schools and independent specialist colleges — Education with 38 week boarding (weekly/termly) SEN Level 2.

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:

Category 3a — 52 week residential provision without education Level 1

Lot No: 3a

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 – EA02 – EA03

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

52 week residential provision without education — Level 1.

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:

Category 3b — 52 week residential provision without education Level 2

Lot No: 3b

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 – EA02 – EA03

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

52 week residential provision without education — Level 2.

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:

Category 4a — 52 week residential provision with education Level 1

Lot No: 4a

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 – EA02 – EA03
85311300 – EA02 – EA03
80100000 – EA02 – EA03
80200000 – EA02 – EA03

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

52 week residential provision with education — Level 1.

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:

Category 4b — 52 week residential provision with education Level 2

Lot No: 4b

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 – EA02 – EA03
85311300 – EA02 – EA03
80100000 – EA02 – EA03
80200000 – EA02 – EA03

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

52 week residential provision with education — Level 2.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As described in the Invitation to Tender and associated documents.

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:

As described in the Invitation to Tender and associated documents.

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
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: The Council reserves the right to extend the framework agreement by an additional 72 months in three periods of 24 months. The Framework Agreement differs from those let under the non-light touch regime in that the Council will keep the Framework open for new applicants throughout its term.
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 106-189399

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

Date: 20/01/2017
Local time: 11:00
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/01/2017
Local time: 11:05

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

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 e-mailing support@in-tend.co.uk

The Authority has considered (pursuant to the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012) whether to explicitly seek social value through this procurement, but has decided that it is not appropriate on this occasion as Social Value is embedded in the Service Specification. The Authority has also concluded that it is not necessary to consult about social value in this instance.

The framework is multi-lotted and is open to multiple suppliers under each lot and is being let under the Light Touch Regime. The Framework Agreement differs from those let under the non-light touch regime in that the Council, exercising its flexibility, will keep the Framework open for new applicants throughout its term and reserves the right to extend the framework from its 48 month initial term for an additional 72 months, in three period of 24 months.

Contracts awarded under the framework may have a maximum total duration of 10 years. No contract awarded from the framework will be permitted to extend beyond 1.3.2037.

The framework agreement is being let by Norfolk County Council as the contracting authority, but is available for use by any Local Authority in England and Wales with a responsibility for Children’s Services and/or Education.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Norfolk County Council
Norwich
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern EN Standard form 02 — Contract notice 12 / 19 Ireland). Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25/11/2016

 

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