Residential Short Breaks – Invitation to Tender
Residential short breaks for Adults with a Learning Disability and/or Autism for Allerdale and Copeland.
United Kingdom-Carlisle: Social work and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate
Contact person: Mr Mike Farren
Telephone: +44 1228226943
NUTS code: UKD1
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Residential short breaks for Adults with a Learning Disability and/or Autism for Allerdale and Copeland
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Registered, residential short breaks or respite care is a service that provides short term support for eligible adults, while their unpaid carers receive a break from their caring role. Short breaks are generally planned but may also be required at times of emergency.
Further information can be found within the ITT documents advertised via our e-Tendering portal, The Chest: www.the-chest.org.uk
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
We are looking to procure a short breaks service for individuals with a learning disability, largely residing in the Allerdale and Copeland Districts. The service will consist of four beds and be for 3 years with option to extend by 12 months.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
This contract is for 36 months with an optional extension of up to 12 months.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
The electronic seal will be lifted and verified by members of the Procurement team.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector. Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the Authority’s supplier audits on all aspects of diversity. The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:
(I) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and
(II) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: