Care Homes for Adults with Learning Disabilities – Scotland

Care Homes for Adults with Learning Disabilities – Scotland

Framework agreement for the provision of care homes for adults with learning disabilities including autism.

United Kingdom-Paisley: Social work services with accommodation

2019/S 068-160805

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scotland Excel
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3003001200
Fax: +44 1416187423
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


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:

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 Homes for Adults with Learning Disabilities Including Autism

Reference number: 19-18

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Framework agreement for the provision of care homes for adults with learning disabilities including autism.

The scope of services to be provided is relative to the provision of social and other specific services as defined in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”) and in accordance with Regulations 74-76.

This procurement is designed to admit new entrants/new services as set out in “19-18 New Entrants”, found in the attachment area of the ITT. At designated time throughout the Duration, New Entrants may apply to be included, following completion of the a qualification no more onerous than the original tender, and existing Providers may apply to include New Services following an abbreviated evaluation process.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 106 000 000.00 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: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Framework for accommodation, care and support services in Care Homes for Adults with Learning Disabilities Including Autism for Scottish Local Authorities and/or any Integration Authorities, or other bodies established pursuant to the Public Bodies (Joint Working)(Scotland) Act 2014 with powers to purchase such services.

Scotland Excel elects to use the ESPD in this exercise in respect of exclusion grounds and selection criteria for these contracts, as a matter of best practice.

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48

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

For details about this procurement, including tender information sessions, see ITT 27993 (Project 12683) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website at:

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:

The scope of services to be provided under this Flexible Framework Agreement is relative to the provision of a social service as defined in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”) and in accordance with Regulations 74-76. Any application of or reference to other Regulations unless clearly identified is not to be implied and should not be construed as applying any of the other Regulations to the procurement exercise or resulting Flexible Framework Agreement, or bringing any of them into force.

By virtue of Regulation 76(3) of the Regulations, bidders in any of the situations listed in Regulation 58 of the Regulations may be excluded.

This Flexible Framework Agreement is designed for Services delivered and regulated within Scotland. Services must be registered with the Care Inspectorate and operated in accordance with applicable law and guidance.

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:

Scotland Excel will require the members of any tendering group of entities (including, but not limited to, consortium members, members of a group of economic operators and / or sub-contractors) to be jointly and severally liable for the performance of the contract (no matter the legal form taken by those entities in order to enter into the contract).

Consortium information may be disclosed in accordance with the Regulations.

The anticipated value is estimated and may be subject to change. Bidders should note there is no guarantee of any business, use, level of use or continuity of business through the Flexible Framework Agreement.

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

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The tender seeks to establish a ‘flexible’ framework-type arrangement as detailed further in the Tender Documents which include details of the applicable award criteria and the evaluation methodology. The award criteria can be summarised as: Quality 70/Price 30.

Subject to law and guidance Scotland Excel reserves the right to enter into negotiations on any element following submission, to accept submissions without further negotiation, to award in part or in whole, or not to make any awards.

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 170-386845

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

Date: 03/05/2019
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:

Full details can be found in “19-18 Framework Terms” in the attachments area of the IT.

Bidder information sessions

Scotland Excel will hold information sessions to provide an introduction to the use of the electronic tendering system and provide technical guidance on completion of the ITT.

Session 1: Monday 8.4.2019, 10:00-11:00 am

Session 2: Tuesday 9.4.2019, 10:00-11:00 am

Location: Scotland Excel, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1AR

Bidders wishing to attend should email:

— emails must be received one day prior to the session

— please detail date attending, name(s) of representative(s), organisation and telephone number

— a maximum of TWO representatives from any organisation will apply

Any material presented at the session will be made available to bidders unable to attend as soon as reasonably practicable after the session by way of the Messaging System.

Financial stability

Scotland Excel will conduct a financial analysis on bidders from a credit referencing agency. The bidder is to confirm that a search will not return a “Warning” or “caution” returnable code or any neutral code, or can provide documents to prove that the bidder does/would not represent an unmanageable risk should it be appointed onto the proposed framework agreement. Bidders who are unable to demonstrate satisfactory financial stability will be excluded.

Minimum insurance requirements:

The Provider will insure, and maintain insurance, for the Duration the following minimum insurance and indemnity requirements:

i. Public and Products Liability to a minimum indemnity limit of 20 000 000 GBP each and every claim.

Liability must not exclude abuse and/or molestation cover.

ii. Medical Malpractice Liability – where applicable, a Policy or an extension to Public Liability cover to a minimum indemnity limit of 10 000 000GBP any one incident and in the aggregate;

iii. Employers Liability – where required, to a minimum indemnity limit of 10 000 000 GBP each and every claim. Where the Provider is exempt from this requirement, e.g. as a ‘sole trader’, then this must be confirmed by the Provider in writing;

iv. Professional indemnity – where a provider is employing any Staff who are professionally qualified, to a minimum indemnity of 2 000 000 GBP any one incident and in the aggregate and where in the aggregate, a minimum of one automatic reinstatement of the limit in any one period of insurance.

v. Statutory Third-Party Motor Vehicle Liability – where a vehicle is used in delivery of the Service, statutory third party motor vehicle liability insurance to a minimum indemnity limit of 5 000 000 GBP for property damage and unlimited for third party injury or ongoing arrangements in place to ensure that Staff using their private vehicles are appropriately insured for business purposes.

Notwithstanding the above, the Purchaser may request an increase in the minimum level of insurance cover required

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 12683. For more information see:

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see:

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Community benefits

In accordance with section 25(3) of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 note that, Scotland Excel intends to include community benefit requirements. As part of your response within the Technical Envelope, Bidders will be requested to commit to delivery of Community Benefits against various spend bands. Details regarding the Community Benefits can be found in the document “19-18 Community Benefits” in the attachment area of the ITT.

(SC Ref:572042)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

See VI.4.3) Review Procedure
United KingdomInternet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/446) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: