Specialist Residential Care Services for Looked After Children Shropshire

Specialist Residential Care Services for Looked After Children Shropshire

The service will provide specialist residential care for some of Shropshire Council’s Looked After Children and young people, aged 8-17 at time of admission.

United Kingdom-Shrewsbury: Social work services with accommodation

2015/S 072-127763

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Shropshire Council
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
For the attention of: Nigel Denton — Procurement Manager
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
Telephone: +44 1743252993
E-mail: procurement@shropshire.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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: yes

Shropshire Council is purchasing on behalf of itself and any wholly owned local authority company or other entity that is deemed to be a contracting authority by virtue of the Council’s involvement
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

EMC 027 — Specialist Residential Care Services for Looked After Children.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKG22

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)

Social work services with accommodation. Shropshire Council on behalf of its Children’s Services Directorate seeks to procure the provision of this service externally.
The service will provide specialist residential care for some of Shropshire Council’s Looked After Children and young people, aged 8-17 at time of admission.
The service excludes educational provision.
The service excludes emergency care placements.
The needs of our looked after children are diverse. We seek to establish a number of block contracts with different providers to achieve a diverse offer of residential settings. Each block contract will have the option to spot purchase additional beds based on the council’s need.
The age range for this service will be 8-17, at time of admission. Some children and young people will have challenging emotional and/or behavioural disorders. Some will have a tendency to engage in risky behaviour. Many will have an Education — Health — Care plan.
Successful tenderers will become part of the corporate family and will be equally accountable for ensuring that they achieve best outcomes for children in their care.
As a public authority, in line with the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Council has due regard to economic, social and environmental well-being in Shropshire. Accordingly the council is looking, in relation to the delivery of this contract, for proposals from contractors that could help provide social value benefits within Shropshire where practicable and to maximise the social and economic impact of the proposed contract.
This is a notice for Social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU Article 74 being Social Services. Accordingly the Council will follow a process based on the principles of transparency. The Council will treat all economic operators equally and in a non-discriminatory way.
Applicants should note that it is considered that the Employee ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations ‘2006 (‘TUPE’) may apply to this contract.
The contract will be for an initial period of 3 years with an option exercisable on behalf of the council to extend for a maximum further period of 2 times 12-months.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

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

Starting 1.9.2015. Completion 31.8.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See tender documents.

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

See tender documents.

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

Joint and severable liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See tender documents.
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: See tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

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

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
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:

EMC 027

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: 28.5.2015
Payable documents: no

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

29.5.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 5 years.

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
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GO Reference: GO-201549-PRO-6509958.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 day calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Additional information should be requested from the contact in Section 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (S1 2006 No 5) 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 and Wales).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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