Cambridgeshire Residential and Nursing Framework

Cambridgeshire Residential and Nursing Framework

Cambridgeshire County Council is putting in place a Framework for the provision of residential, residential dementia, nursing and nursing dementia care.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Health and social work services

2020/S 007-012425

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Cambridgeshire County Council
Postal address: Shire Hall, Castle Hill
Town: Cambridge
NUTS code: UKH12
Postal code: CB3 0AP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: address(es):Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from 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


Cambridgeshire Residential and Nursing Framework

Reference number: DN455833

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Cambridgeshire County Council is putting in place a framework for the provision of residential, residential dementia, nursing and nursing dementia care under the light touch provisions of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Chapter 3, Section 7). The framework will be open for applications throughout its duration and the authority intends to evaluate applications approximately every 6 months, but reserves the right to evaluate more or less frequently.

Any public body outlined in either Part I or Part II of the local authorities (goods and services) (Public bodies) Order 1972 may call-off this framework. Details of these can be found at

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH12

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Framework for the provision of residential and nursing care in Cambridgeshire.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 555 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 120
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information

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:

Each care home that is part of the framework application must be CQC registered. Care homes that are rated ‘Inadequate’ will be excluded from the framework. Where a home has a ‘Requires Improvement’ rating, the potential provider must supply an improvement plan and the authority may exclude a care home at its discretion.

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

Section IV: Procedure


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:

This Framework comes under the scope of the Light Touch provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 3, Section 7) and therefore the Authority has the flexibility to design a contracting approach suitable for the service. The Framework will be open for applications throughout its duration.

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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: 31/03/2030
Local time: 12:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The first round of framework applications will close at 12.00 on the 7.2.2020. The closure dates for subsequent rounds will be communicated to potential providers via the LGSS Procurement portal and contracts finder, or via another appropriate method.

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 Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point 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. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in part I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) 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, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may order the ineffectiveness of a contract where serious breach have occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: