Essex County Council Children’s Residential Placements Tender

Essex County Council Children’s Residential Placements Tender

3 Lots. Children with Disabilities – Lot No: 1.

United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Health and social work services

2019/S 202-492756

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

Essex County Council
County Hall, Market Road
Chelmsford
CM1 1QH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3330322307
E-mail: rachel.horne@essex.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH3
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.delta-esourcing.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.essex.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Chelmsford:-Health-and-social-work-services./37U6B74E4K
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

II.1.1)Title:

Children’s Residential Placements

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Essex County Council (‘the Council’) is seeking to secure a range of effective, reliable and efficient providers to deliver children’s residential placements to enable the Council to fulfil its statutory duties under section 22A of the Children’s Act 1989.

The overarching aims of this service are to provide stable placements in suitable accommodation which supports young people to attain their own aspirations and develop the requisite life skills in preparation for their transition to adulthood and progression to independent living.

This procurement will be conducted under the light touch regime and incorporate the following 3 lots:

Lot 1: Children with disabilities;

Lot 2: Social emotional mental health (SEMH);

Lot 3: Same day emergency placements, potentially with assessment for CWD or SEMH where further assessment is required.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Children with Disabilities

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH3
Main site or place of performance:

Essex.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is designed to secure suitable provision of residential placements for children with disabilities up to the age of 18. Providers will be required to support a range of needs, which may include but not be limited to:

(a) children with physical and/or sensory needs;

(b) behaviour that challenges;

(c) children with social, emotional and mental health needs;

(d) children with complex autism and/or learning disabilities.

Please note that the stated contractual value of 15 900 000 GBP for this lot reflects the estimated value of this framework of 60 000 000 GBP over the course of the 4 year duration of the framework based upon the Council’s current and forecast demand and expenditure on children’s residential placements.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 15 900 000.00 GBP

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH3
Main site or place of performance:

Essex.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is designed to secure the provision of residential placements to support children up to age 18 with social, emotional or mental health needs. Providers will be required to tailor their support to cover the following needs:

— a history of family or foster care breakdown,

— being known to youth justice,

— mental health needs, trauma or vulnerability.

These young people may have additional vulnerabilities including, but not limited to, the risk of gang involvement, substance misuse and/or Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

Please note that the stated contractual value of 41 900 000 GBP for this lot reflects the estimated value of this framework of 60 000 000 GBP over the course of the 4 year duration of the framework based upon the Council’s current and forecast demand and expenditure on children’s residential placements.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 41 900 000.00 GBP

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Same Day Emergency Placements, Potentially with Assessment for CWD or SEMH where further assessment is required

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH3
Main site or place of performance:

Essex.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is designed to secure suitable residential placements for same day or short notice admission in a regulated setting for a child or young person. These may include those already in the care system where a placement breaks down, for whom the safeguarding concerns are too great for them to remain in their existing placement. Providers will be able to define which specialism of service they offer to either children with disabilities or children with SEMH.

Please note that the stated contractual value of 2 200 000 GBP for this lot reflects the estimated value of this framework of 60 000 000 GBP over the course of the 4 year duration of the framework based upon the Council’s current and forecast demand and expenditure on children’s residential placements.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 200 000.00 GBP

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

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:

As stated within the tender documentation.

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)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
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:

As stated in the tender documentation.

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 173-422163

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

Date: 17/10/2019
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:

Candidates are advised that this framework will incorporate a refresh mechanism to enable new entrants to apply to join the framework which is anticipated to be enacted during the second anniversary of the commencement date or as required by the Council during the 4-year lifetime of the framework.

The Council envisages that this procurement will be published on the aforementioned e-sourcing portal during the week commencing 17.10.2019.

In order to submit an effective expression of interest in this opportunity, candidates must utilise the functionality within the Council’s e-tendering portal.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Chelmsford:-Health-and-social-work-services./37U6B74E4K

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/37U6B74E4K

GO Reference: GO-20191015-PRO-15478057

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
London
C2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
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:

15/10/2019