Residential Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities – Norfolk

Residential Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities – Norfolk

Norfolk County Council is seeking the provision of beds for the purposes of residential short breaks for children with disabilities aged 5-18.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Social work services with accommodation

2019/S 150-370098

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 electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home
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:

Residential Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities

Reference number: NCCT41866

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85311000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Norfolk County Council is seeking the provision of beds for the purposes of residential short breaks for children with disabilities aged 5-18. The profile of the children is the complex end of the disability spectrum, including children with challenging behaviour associated with either autism or severe learning disabilities, who are considered on the edge as the ‘transforming care’ cohort.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH17

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Norfolk County Council (NCC) is seeking the provision of beds for the purposes of residential short breaks for children with disabilities aged 5-18. The profile of the children is the complex end of the disability spectrum — children with challenging behaviour associated with either autism or severe learning disabilities who are considered on the edge as the ‘transforming care’ cohort.

NCC has sufficient resource in the West and the central part of Norfolk, but is looking for resources in South Norfolk.

We are looking for beds nights to cater for about 40 children. 20 of these children can have their needs met on a 1:1 basis, 18 on a 2:1 basis. We also have 2 children who have exceptional needs.

The resource will provide packages of care from 12 overnights a year up to packages deemed to meet a child’s needs and keep them out of care. Currently one package of care is 94 overnights and we are exploring bigger packages of care to assist with keeping children living at home, with increasingly complex presentations. Units will need to be easily commutable to Norfolk Complex Needs Schools based in Caister, Sidestrand, Attleborough, Norwich and its outskirts.

Disabled children, who enter the units, will have complex presentation and the majority will have adverse family experiences. NCC wants providers who can work as part of a multi-agency group and be able to maintain disabled children living within their home environment with relevant support to parent carers and to actively participate as part of the multi-agency work around this cohort of children.

This service needs to be in place for April 2020 and we would envisage the requirement for a 5-6 month transition period.

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: 8 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 96
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

The initial period of the contract is 3 years, but the Council reserves the right to extend the contract by up to a further 5 years. The estimated total value is based on 8 years, but any extensions will depend on need and budget availability.

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
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
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: 2019/S 097-234639

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

Date: 13/09/2019
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/09/2019
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

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/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles

The Council would also want to work with the successful provider to explore if the accommodation could also be used for adults, particularly those with learning disabilities. This would require the provider to obtain CQC accreditation, but would enable the accommodation to be used more flexibility.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Norfolk County Council
Martineau Lane, Norwich
Norwich
NR1 2DH
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:

02/08/2019

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