87559-2019: United Kingdom-Stafford: Education and training services

Contract notice

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

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:

Provision of Education Speech and Language Therapy for Children/Young People Aged 0-25 Years with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Reference number: IA1259

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

Staffordshire County Council wishes to commission a service to provide Education Speech and Language Therapy for Children/Young People aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities.

The successful provider will be expected to provide a speech and language therapy service:

— to meet the education speech and language needs of children and young people,

— to provide professional advice to inform the speech and language support required for individual children and young people.

This will include supporting the speech and language needs of children and young people, as set out in the Education section of their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), reports for, and attendance at, mediation and disagreement resolution meetings and SEND Tribunals as requested and attendance at the Early Years Forum.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85312300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG24

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Staffordshire County Council wishes to commission a service to provide Education Speech and Language Therapy for Children/Young People aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities. This service will meet the speech and language needs of children/young people where this is set out in the education section (Section F) of an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The successful provider must offer a service that will ensure the local authority meets its statutory requirements in relation to speech, language and communication needs and seek to address the key themes outlined above.

The successful provider will be expected to provide a speech and language therapy service which aims to:

— develop the language abilities of the child/young person to their maximum potential,

— teach strategies to the child/young person and those around the child/young person to reduce the impact of their difficulties,

— working with children and young people directly to provide assessments, speech and language therapy and reviews,

— providing professional expertise and advice.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes

Description of options:

The initial period is 1.9.2019 to 31.8.2020 with 2 x 12 month options to extend — therefore options may be taken up for the period 1.9.2020 to 31.8.2021 and 1.9.2021 to 31.8.2022. The options will be exercised at the discretion of the County Council.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As a minimum please refer to the Specification and the legal terms and conditions as part of the procurement tender documentation.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

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

Date: 27/03/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/03/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period (or 15 days where non-electronic or fax methods are used) at the point that an award decision notice is communicated to tenderers.

The award decision process will specify the criteria for the award of the contract/Framework Agreement, the reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages, the name and score of the successful tender; and will specify when the standstill period is expected to end or the date before which the Contracting Authority will not conclude the contract/Framework Agreement.

If an appeal regarding the award of a contract/Framework Agreement has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). The Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or may order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages.

If an agreement has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness or may order that the duration of any relevant specific contract be shortened and additionally may award damages.

The time-limit for seeking such a declaration is generally 30 days from notification of the award (either by award decision notification or Contract Award Notice depending upon the circumstances) or otherwise 6 months.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/02/2019