Supported Accommodation Tender Kent

Supported Accommodation Tender Kent

Supported Accommodation in a Family Environment.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Welfare services for children and young people

2015/S 232-421994

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Hayley Bradbury
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000415566
E-mail: procurement.care@kent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.kent.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Hayley Bradbury
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000415566
E-mail: procurement.care@kent.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Hayley Bradbury
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000415566
E-mail: procurement.care@kent.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Hayley Bradbury
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000415566
E-mail: procurement.care@kent.gov.uk

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

SS15 15 — Supported Accommodation in a Family Environment.

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

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKJ42

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)

Supported Accommodation in a Family Environment is a form of temporary supported accommodation for vulnerable people who are not yet ready to live independently for a variety of reasons. The Contractor shall manage referrals and agree arrangements for Supported Accommodation in a Family Environment on behalf of the Council and shall be responsible for recruiting, training and managing Hosts, where a Host is a private individual (or individuals) who accommodate a young person/s in their home, offering support and guidance as appropriate, to help him/her on their pathway to independence. Hosts will assist the young people in a variety of areas, such as budgeting, cooking and cleaning to enable them to develop self-confidence, emotional resilience and independent living skills in a safe and supportive setting. This will allow them to move on to living independently in a timely way by 21 years old or earlier. Young people placed in this accommodation will have their own room in a family home and be given support by the adult or adults that live in the home. It is a requirement that Hosts offering Supported Accommodation in a Family Environment have the capacity to offer each young person a bedroom of their own that is furnished and maintained to a good standard and access to a kitchen. No more than 3 young people should be accommodated at any one time in a family home.
Background: Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3 500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over 900 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1 300 000 GBP. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils. Statutory guidance places a legal duty on local authorities to provide support for Children in Care and Care Leavers. The precise level of care required by each young person will depend on their assessed needs and on their leaving care status, as defined by statute. The Council recognises its responsibility to assist and support our older Children in Care, Care Leavers and vulnerable young people make a successful transition to adulthood; either through re-integrating with their families or becoming as self-supporting as possible. The 2010 (and 2011, 2014) regulations set out under Volume 3 of the Children Act 1989 have strengthened an emphasis on leaving care as being a transitional period rather than something that occurs at a particular point in time. Care Leavers are expected to receive support from their responsible authority (the local authority that last looked after them) up to their 25th birthday if they so wish and are eligible. The aim of such continuing support is to ensure that care leavers are provided with comprehensive personal support so that they achieve their potential as they make the transition to adulthood. In addition, the Council, through its Leaving Care Policy, has committed to explore the use of supported accommodation where it is identified via the pathway plan that a young person reaching 18 years of age has not yet acquired adequate independent living skills or the emotional resilience to live alone.
Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation. Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you’ve received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest. You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a tender.
Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the discussions facility. Further guidance can be can be found within the guide located at the bottom of this page.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311300

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

This commencement date will be agreed with the Council’s preferred tenderer. The contract will be for a period of 24 months, with an option to extend for up to a further period of 24 months, unless terminated in accordance with the Conditions of Contract on the Kent Business Portal.
The estimated value of the contract is no more than 350 000 GBP per annum, but no guarantee is given as to the actual value of the contract.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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 Invitation to Tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Invitation to Tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Invitation to Tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Invitation to Tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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

Open
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

2828
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: 18.1.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

18.1.2016 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

27.11.2015

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

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27.11.2015

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