White Rose Independent Fostering Framework 2018 – 2021

White Rose Independent Fostering Framework 2018 – 2021

6 Lots. Standard. Lot No: 1. Standard with Additional Needs. Lot No: 2.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Social work and related services

2017/S 242-504204

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Leeds City Council
Procurement Unit, St George House, 4th Floor, 40 Great George Street
Leeds
LS1 3DL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Gary Bristol
Telephone: +44 1133785902
E-mail: gary.bristol@leeds.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42
Internet address(es):Main address: www.leeds.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Sheffield City Council
Town Hall, Pinstone St, Sheffield
Sheffield
S1 2HH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Liz Roe
E-mail: liz.roe@sheffield.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42
Internet address(es):Main address: www.sheffield.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield
Wakefield
WF1 2HQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrea Weir
E-mail: aweir@wakefield.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42
Internet address(es):Main address: www.wakefield.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Centenary Square, Bradford
Bradford
BD1 1HY
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mary Brittle
E-mail: mary.brittle@bradford.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42Internet address(es):Main address: www.Bradford.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Town Hall
Barnsley
S70 2TA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Leanne Winter
E-mail: leannewinter@barnsley.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42Internet address(es):Main address: www.barnsley.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
DN1 1BR
Doncaster
LS1 3DL
United Kingdom
Contact person: James Purdie
E-mail: james.purdie@doncaster.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42Internet address(es):Main address: www.doncaster.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

East Riding of Yorkshre
Procurement Unit, St George House, 2nd Floor, 40 Great George Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Children’s Commissioning
E-mail: chidrens.comnissioning@eastriding.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42Internet address(es):Main address: www.eastriding.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Metropolitan Borough Council of Kirklees
Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield
Hudderfield
LS1 3DL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Diane Brookes
E-mail: diane.brookes@barnsley.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42Internet address(es):Main address: www.kirklees.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

North East Lincolnshire Council
Municipal offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby
Grimsby
LS1 3DL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Debbie Dales
E-mail: debbie.dales@nelincs.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42Internet address(es):Main address: www.nelincs.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

North Lincolnshire
Civic Centre, Ashby Road
Scunthorpe
DN16 1AB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Debbie Dales
E-mail: debbie.dales@nelincs.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42Internet address(es):Main address: www.northlincs.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

City of York Council
West Offices, Station Rise, York
York
YO1 6GA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Debra Lane
E-mail: debra.lane@york.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42Internet address(es):Main address: www.york.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Hull City Council
The Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street
Hull
HU1 2AA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Judith Dent
E-mail: judith.dent@hullcc.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42Internet address(es):Main address: www.hull.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Calderdale Council
19 Horton Street
Halifax
HX1 1QE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Tony Loughman
E-mail: tony.loughman@calderdale.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42Internet address(es):Main address: www.leeds.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

North Yorkshire County Council
Strategic Resources, County Hall
Northallerton
DL7 8AD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Rachel Woodward
Telephone: +44 1609798133
E-mail: rachel.woodward@northyorks.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE42Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.yortender.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.yortender.co.uk
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:

White Rose — Independent Fostering Framework.

Reference number: DN219283

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The overall requirement of this contract is that children will be placed with families who have been assessed and approved to provide a secure, warm, safe and supportive environment in which they can develop in all aspects of their lives.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 120 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Standard.

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this category of need, a standard placement will provide only the services outlined within their standard weekly fee.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2021

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

Tenderers should note that if the Council wish to carry out new services at the end of this contract, which area repetition of the services detailed in this notice, then those additional services may be awarded using thenegotiated procedure without publication of a notice in accordance with Regulation 32(9) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Standard with Additional Needs

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

3.2.2 The additional requirements in accordance with the child’s individual assessed needs. Includes but is not limited to:

— Enhanced behaviour management support, such as providing a support worker to provide the foster carers a break.

— Complex contact needs.

— Complex educational needs.

— Support in relation to attachment issues.

— Support in relation to substance misuse issues.

— Support when the child is excluded from school.

— Therapeutic input.

— Support for specifically tailored educational programmes.

— Support in relation to issues of absconding.

— Counselling services.

— Support in relation to offending behaviour.

— Support in relation to self-harming behaviour.

— Support in relation to sexuality or gender identity.

— Support in relation to disabilities.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2021

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

Tenderers should note that if the Council wish to carry out new services at the end of this contract, which area repetition of the services detailed in this notice, then those additional services may be awarded using thenegotiated procedure without publication of a notice in accordance with Regulation 32(9) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Intensive Support.

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

3.3.1 As at Additional Support Placement, with further additional requirements in accordance with the child’s individual assessed needs. Includes but is not limited to:

— Support in relation to complex medical needs including high level of medical appointments.

— Support in relation to highly challenging behaviour.

— Support to children with profound disabilities.

— Support to children with profound mental health difficulties.

Requests for service for a Child requiring Lot 3 intensive support will have/or is being referred for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of Special Educational Needs.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2021

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

Tenderers should note that if the Council wish to carry out new services at the end of this contract, which area repetition of the services detailed in this notice, then those additional services may be awarded using the negotiated procedure without publication of a notice in accordance with Regulation 32(9) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Specialist Placement — Parent and Child Fostering

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As at standard placement, with additional requirements in accordance with child’s individual assessed needs.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2021

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

Tenderers should note that if the Council wish to carry out new services at the end of this contract, which area repetition of the services detailed in this notice, then those additional services may be awarded using the negotiated procedure without publication of a notice in accordance with Regulation 32(9) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Specialist Placement — Parent and Child Assessment

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As a parent and child fostering placement, with additional requirements in accordance with looked after child’s individual assessed needs. If CCTV is required, then this is included in the weekly price.

The assessment will be in the format agreed by the purchaser and be of sufficient quality, so as to be used in court if necessary for care proceedings.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2021

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

Tenderers should note that if the Council wish to carry out new services at the end of this contract, which area repetition of the services detailed in this notice, then those additional services may be awarded using the negotiated procedure without publication of a notice in accordance with Regulation 32(9) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supporting Lodgings.

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this category of need, the supported lodgings placement will provide the services outlined within their weekly fee at the price indicated in the pricing schedule. The provider agrees to provide the following services within their weekly fee for a supported lodgings placement:

Supported lodgings describes a situation where a young person lives in the home of a supported lodgings provider under a licence agreement. The young person would occupy a bedroom and have shared use of other facilities within the home. The supported lodgings provider would be recruited, assessed, trained and supported by the provider. The provider would set out clear expectations about the role of the lodgings provider and arrangements for the young person (e.g. in respect of meals, access to the provider’s house, restricted areas within the provider’s house, payments by the young person).

The young person would receive income maintenance from DWP benefits or Children’s Services or their own income. The provider would be responsible for arranging admission at short notice where required, on the basis of its own risk assessment and matching the young person to an appropriate lodgings provider.

The service is provided 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 24 hour support help-line and emergency call out service.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2021

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

Tenderers should note that if the Council wish to carry out new services at the end of this contract, which area repetition of the services detailed in this notice, then those additional services may be awarded using thenegotiated procedure without publication of a notice in accordance with Regulation 32(9) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Tenderers must complete the Standard Selection Questionnaire and pass all the pass or fail questions in Section 8, before their tender submission will be considered.

Bidders, at tender stage, must achieve a score of 40 % overall on the scored questions. All tenderers who meet the overall meet the minimum score will including price will be appointed onto the framework agreement, for the lot applied for, as long as they pass the SSQ criteria.

Block Contract, once on the framework agreement there may be an opportunity to apply for a block contract where an Authority may have identified a specific requirement. There will be a mini-competition available to all bidders. The Criteria will be contained within the framework mechanics tender document.

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:

Please see Tender Documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Please see Tender Documentation.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 24/01/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court of Justice
The Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/12/2017

 

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