Supported Accommodation for Older Looked After Children
The Provision of Supported Accommodation Services for Older Looked After Children (16+) and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children.
UK-Chichester: health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
West Sussex County Council
For the attention of: Jez Rumsey
PO19 1RQ Chichester
Telephone: +44 1243756781
General address of the contracting authority: https://westsussex.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://westsussex.bravosolution.co.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Sussex.
NUTS code UKJ24
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 60
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: Part B Service that is not subject to the full requirements of the Public Contract Regulatins 2006.
Initial framework agreement period 3 years with the option to extend for 2 years to a maximum of up to 5 years subject to availability of budget and performance of the service providers.
A Leaving Care Framework Agreement for both OLAC and UASC services to be delivered Countywide and called off as and when required.
Block 1 – Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex (OLAC);
Block 2 – Worthing, Adur and Littlehampton (OLAC);
Block 3 – Chichester and Bognor Regis (OLAC); and,
Block 4 – West Sussex (UASC).
A Countywide Leaving Care Framework Agreement (OLAC & UASC) called off as and when required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 500 000,00 and 6 500 000,00 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: As detailed within the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed within the tender documents.
As detailed within the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed within the tender documents.
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: As detailed within the tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Chichester, West Sussex.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised officers of West Sussex County Council.
Section VI: Complementary information
West Sussex County Council is a Public Authority within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and all correspondence received will be dealt with in accordance with the Act.
Based on the specifications and market research, the indicative values of each contract are:
Block 1 – £183k.
Block 2 – £183k.
Block 3 – £330k.
Block 4 – £625k.
These are per annum figures and no guarantee or commitment as to the initial and future value of any work arising from these 4 block contracts can be given.
No guarantee or commitment as to the initial and future value of any work arising from the framework agreement can be given.
The term of all agreements will be for an initial period of three years, however depending on the ongoing need, budget availability and contract performance, all contracts may be extended for up to 2 years to a maximum contract period of five years.
ALL Providers will be tendering for a place on the Framework Agreement. There is no limit to the number of Providers awarded onto the Framework.
Providers will be able to indicate that they have tendered for a block(s) contract. However to ensure fair competition and to not limit the Authority’s choice, Providers can ONLY tender for a maximum of two block contracts.
If Providers do not want to be considered for a block contract they are able to indicate so within the ITT.
How to submit a Tender:
1. – Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal:
Powered by BravoSolution eSourcing Technology https://westsussex.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. – Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification
Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. – Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.