Children’s Residential Care and Education Services including Short Breaks

Children’s Residential Care and Education Services including Short Breaks

This notice relates to the opportunity for new entrants to apply to the Scotland Excel flexible Framework Agreement for children’s residential care and education services including short breaks.

United Kingdom-Paisley: Welfare services for children and young people

2019/S 202-492739

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scotland Excel
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1AR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3003001200
E-mail: socialcare@scotland-excel.org.uk
NUTS code: UKM83Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10383

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Flexible Framework for Children’s Residential Care and Education Services including Short Breaks

Reference number: 0517

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85311300

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This notice relates to the opportunity for new entrants to apply to the Scotland Excel flexible framework agreement for children’s residential care and education services including short breaks.

The flexible framework agreement was established in 2018 and is for the provision of high quality placements for children and young people who require residential care, care and education, education and short breaks and who may have a range of complex and challenging support needs.

The remaining duration of the flexible framework agreement will be for 2 years from 1.5.2020. The values shown reflect those estimates as advertised at the establishment of the framework.

For more information on this procurement, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 421 600 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Service Option 1 — Residential Care

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85311300
85310000
85311000
85320000
85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Admission to existing flexible framework agreement for children’s residential care and education services including short breaks. Remaining duration of the flexible framework agreement will be for 2 years from 1.5.2020.

For more info on this procurement, and the family of procurement documents for the establishment of the framework, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846(project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

The values shown reflect those advertised at the establishment of the framework (which are estimates, subject to change).

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 101 184 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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 value is estimated and may be subject to change. For more info on this procurement, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Service Option 2 — Residential Care and Education

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85311300
85310000
85311000
85320000
85000000
80000000
80110000
80200000
80340000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Admission to existing flexible framework agreement for children’s residential care and education services including short breaks. Remaining duration of the flexible framework agreement will be for 2 years from 1.5.2020.

For more info on this procurement, and the family of procurement documents for the establishment of the framework, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

The values shown reflect those advertised at the establishment of the framework (which are estimates, subject to change).

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 274 040 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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 value is estimated and may be subject to change. For more info on this procurement, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Service Option 3 — Short Breaks

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85311300
85310000
85311000
85320000
85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Admission to existing flexible framework agreement for children’s residential care and education services including short breaks. Remaining duration of the flexible framework agreement will be for 2 years from 1.5.2020.

For more info on this procurement, and the family of procurement documents for the establishment of the framework, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

The values shown reflect those advertised at the establishment of the framework (which are estimates, subject to change).

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 8 432 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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 value is estimated and may be subject to change.

For more info on this procurement, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Service Option 4 — Day Education

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85311300
85310000
85312000
85320000
85000000
80000000
80110000
80200000
80340000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Admission to existing flexible framework agreement for children’s residential care and education services including short breaks. Remaining duration of the flexible framework agreement will be for 2 years from May 2020.

For more info on this procurement, and the family of procurement documents for the establishment of the framework, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

The values shown reflect those advertised at the establishment of the framework (which are estimates, subject to change).

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 37 944 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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 value is estimated and may be subject to change.

For more info on this procurement, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

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:

For more info on this procurement, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

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:

For more info on this procurement, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Procedure involving negotiations

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:

For more info on this procurement, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 169-413163

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

Date: 03/12/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

On behalf of Scottish local authorities, Scotland Excel currently operates the flexible framework agreement for children’s residential care and education services including short breaks which was originally established in May 2018. The procurement documents for the establishment of the flexible framework agreement can be found at the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

The flexible framework agreement relates to a service coming within Schedule 3 (Social and other Specific Services) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 and, as such, is not subject to the full requirements of the aforementioned regulations. This Notice and related documents provides for the admission of new entrants for the third and fourth years of operation of the flexible framework agreement.

The admissions process for new entrants replicates the original award process establishing the flexible framework agreement in accordance with the terms of the flexible framework agreement and in compliance with Regulation 19 (Principles of procurement) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Scotland Excel would now like to invite interested parties to tender for the opportunity to join this flexible framework agreement. The tender opportunity is only open to those parties who are not current participants in the flexible framework agreement.

Scotland Excel Webinar — we now have available for viewing online a tenderer information webinar.

Please feel free to use this tool to familiarise yourself with participation in a Scotland Excel national framework.

You can find the webinar at: http://www.scotlandexcel.org.uk/home/Suppliers/Tendering-process.aspx

More details on the flexible framework agreement can be found here:

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Authority/Notice_PubView.aspx?ID=JUL325077

For more info on this procurement, including tender info sessions, see the document within folder ‘A. Contract Notice Information’ of the attachments area within the itt_31846 (project_14373) on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 14373. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

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

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.

(SC Ref:593378)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

see VI.4.3) Review Procedure
N/a
United Kingdom
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:

14/10/2019