Children’s Residential Block Bed Placements – Bromley

Children’s Residential Block Bed Placements – Bromley

The Council is looking to contract with providers by way of Competitive Dialogue to secure block beds placements (including emergency bed arrangements) for children aged 13 – 17 years of age.

United Kingdom-Bromley: Health and social work services

2017/S 140-288330

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

London Borough of Bromley
Civic Centre, Stockwell Close
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKJ4Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)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


Children’s Residential Block Bed Placements — 13 to 17 years of Age.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Council is looking to contract with providers by way of Competitive Dialogue to secure block beds placements (including emergency bed arrangements) for children aged 13 – 17 years of age, detailed in the Tender Documents. We will seek to enter into a contract with a provider(s) for a period of up to 4 years, with the option to extend for a further 2 years, plus a further 2 years after this if required. As part of the contract any vacant beds will be able to be offered to other local authorities should they not be required to mitigate any risks.

The tender opportunity will be run electronically through the London Tenders Portal and providers will need to register their company with the portal as soon as possible (if they have not already done so) at: to ensure they are able to access and submit the relevant documents online. All applications Must be made through the London Tenders Portal Only and Not to the Contact Details contained within this notice.

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: UKJ4
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Provider(s) will need a tried and tested high control behavioural management model in place to ensure the young people have the best support and best outcomes possible available to them.

The Provider(s) will be expected to work with community partners, the Local Police and Safeguarding Boards and other agencies to always promote a team around the child to promote better outcomes. All staff who work within the homes will be recruited in line with Safer Recruitment guidelines and undergo a rigorous training programme.

The Provider(s), will ensure they meet all nine Quality Standards contained within the Children’s Home Regulations to help young people achieve better outcomes and will ensure Statutory Requirements and Legislation around providing care for looked after children are met, as identified within the Specification.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 15 480 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 02/04/2018
End: 01/04/2022

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

The Council estimates annual contract cost to be around 1 900 000 GBP. Please note this indicative only.

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:

Evaluation of the tender will be based on the CIPFA standing guide to the commissioning of local authority work and services tender evaluation model and in full compliance with EU Directives, the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules and in accordance with the stated criteria. Tenderers should note that the evaluation of the above criteria for Quality issues etc. will also include the operation of minimum score thresholds. If the Tenderer’s proposal receives a score below the required threshold then the bid may not be considered further. (The minimum acceptable score is a requirement to obtain at least half of the available points in any particular area).

An indicative use of this model can be downloaded from the Council’s website at:

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

Procedure involving negotiations
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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: 21/08/2017
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

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The Council works with the London Boroughs of Bexley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark and Croydon. In addition to the bodies identified above, in appropriate circumstances and in compliance with any legal and regulatory requirement, the opportunity for services to be provided through this contract may also be offered to the above mentioned organisations who may have similar usage volumes.

The Council may make use of the contract for further negotiated arrangements to the extent permissible and in compliance with the relevant Procurement Regulations. Prospective contractors are advised that the documents issued at this time in conjunction with the OJEU Tender Notice may be supplemented and/or amended as provided for in Regulation 53(6) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

To view this notice, please click here:

Go reference: GO-2017720-PRO-10671535.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand, Holborn
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Complaints during the procurement process are conducted under the Official Journal for the European Union (OJEU) in line with the Public Contracts Regulations (2015). Our processes are conducted in a fair, open and transparent manner. We are committed to developing constructive relationships with suppliers and are keen to generate maximum competition in all of our procurements to deliver best value and sustainable cost savings for the taxpayer. The outcome of the evaluation process is totally dependent on the competitive strength of the individual bid submissions, regardless of the bidder’s size or place on existing / previous arrangements. We are committed to treating all suppliers fairly and all feedback and complaints are given full and fair consideration. If at any stage we believe that a mistake has been made by us, please be assured that we will rectify it to the extent that we can legally do so. In order to complain you must first be registered on the eSourcing tool for the relevant procurement event. All complaints must be raised via the eSourcing tool messaging facility. If you are still unsatisfied at the outcome of a procurement competition and wish to challenge it, then you should issue legal proceedings under Part 3 chapter 6 (Applications to the Court) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and serve them on the Government Legal Department in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules Part 66 (Crown Proceedings) and its associated Practice Direction. Please note that service by email is subject to prior agreement with the Head of Litigation at the Government Legal Department Solicitor’s Department and is not routinely given.

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

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand, Holborn
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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