Cheshire East Early Help Framework

Cheshire East Early Help Framework

The Early Help Framework will be used for the commissioning of early help services for adults and children.

United Kingdom-Sandbach: Health and social work services

2018/S 082-184269

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cheshire East Borough Council
Westfields, Middlewich Road
CW11 1HZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Susan Shaw
Telephone: +44 1270686620
NUTS code: UKD6
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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:

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


Cheshire East Early Help Framework

Reference number: DN332623

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Early Help Framework will be used for the commissioning of early help services for adults and children, and has been developed in conjunction with Eastern Cheshire and South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Groups. Its objective is to facilitate a significant and tangible impact on the lives of children, young people and adults whilst also aiming to prevent or delay demand for adult social care, children’s services, and health services, as well as reducing escalation to more intensive and specialist support.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 500 000.00 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
Main site or place of performance:

Cheshire East.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bidders can apply to the framework at one of 3 Tiers and contracts will be called off after a standardised risk assessment has been undertaken to determine the Tier at which the contract will be competed.

Bidders can elect to join the framework at any of the 3 Tiers that they feel appropriate to the nature and scope of services they would wish to bid for. Suppliers will only be eligible to bid for contract being competed at the Tier they are contracted for or lower. Full details of the Tiers and how the call-off process will work is contained in the tender documents which are available from the address supplied in this Notice.

Framework can be used by Cheshire East Borough Council and all Cheshire East Borough Council subsidiary and associated companies, including, but not limited to: Tatton Park Enterprises Ltd, East Cheshire Engine of the North, Ansa Environmental Services Ltd, Orbitas Bereavement Services Ltd, Civicance Ltd, Skills and Growth Company Ltd and Everybody Sports and Recreational Trust Ltd (Trading as Everybody Ltd, a charitable trust), Transport Service Solutions Ltd, and any other wholly or partly owned companies created by Cheshire East Borough Council, NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, NHS South Cheshire CCG.

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: 48
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: 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

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.2.1)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: 60
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: 29/05/2018
Local time: 12:30
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

Duration in months: 48 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/05/2018
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

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
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: