Care at Home Framework 2 – Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council

Care at Home Framework 2 – Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council

A Framework for care at home services in addition to the one concluded in July 2020.

United Kingdom-Ellesmere Port: Health and social work services

2020/S 182-440823

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council
Town: Ellesmere Port
NUTS code: UKD6 Cheshire
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Kevin Cliffe
Internet 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
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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


Care at Home Framework 2


II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

A framework for care at home services in addition to the one concluded in July 2020.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP

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: UKD6 Cheshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


The Council is looking for experienced, effective and dynamic prime providers to join its second framework across our nine care communities.

The Council is creating a second flexible framework supplementing the one established in July 2020 which will deliver a minority of services. Prime providers will deliver the majority of services.

The framework may also act as an incubator for possible prime providers who could be promoted to 1 or more care communities throughout the lifetime of the framework.

Cheshire CCG may be able to use the framework at a later date depending on the development of integrated working arrangements with the Council and health partners.

The Council is operating this procurement under the light touch regime for social and other specific services, asset out in the PCR 2015, at Section 7 (Regulations 74 to 77) and Schedule 3. The Council intends to exercise the full flexibility granted therein to operate the tender and any resulting framework.

Value of the flexible framework 2 may be c GBP 8 000 000.


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

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

Duration in months: 54
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework is expected to start mid November 2020 and run until 30 June 2025 with a possible twelve months extension period.


II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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)Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 12
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Framework 2 is to be coterminous with the one established July 2020 and the Prime Provider contracts also established July 2020. A flexible arrangement is necessary to provide robust, provider-informed and safe care to the residents of the Borough


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: 06/10/2020
Local time: 10:00
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/10/2020
Local time: 10:00

Via tendering portal The Chest.


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Depends if extension option is taken up.


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

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: 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: