Foster Care Framework Agreement – South East England

Foster Care Framework Agreement – South East England

In order to improve placement choice and quality, the councils wish to work in partnership with a number of providers who can demonstrate that they have the ability to deliver high quality independent foster care.

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

2020/S 219-539037

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Southampton City Council
Postal address: Civic Centre, Guildhall Square
Town: Southampton
NUTS code: UKJ32 Southampton
Postal code: SO14 7LY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2380833000
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.southampton.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0747

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Portsmouth City Council
Postal address: 3rd Floor Civic Offices, Guildhall Walk
Town: Portsmouth
NUTS code: UKJ31 Portsmouth
Postal code: PO1 2AL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.portsmouth.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: West Berkshire Council
National registration number: Council Offices, Market St
Town: Newbury
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG14 5LD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.westberks.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council (incorporating the former Bournemouth Borough Council, Poole Borough Council and Christchurch Borough Council)
Postal address: Town Hall, Bourne Avenue
Town: Bournemouth
NUTS code: UKK2 Dorset and Somerset
Postal code: BH2 6DY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Surrey County Council
Postal address: Unit 4, Mole Business Park
Town: Leatherhead
NUTS code: UKJ2 Surrey, East and West Sussex
Postal code: KT22 7BA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.surreycc.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Reading Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Offices, Bridge Street
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG1 2LU
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.reading.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Bracknell Forest Council
Postal address: Time Square,Market street
Town: Bracknell
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG12 1JD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Isle of Wight Council
Postal address: c/o Community Services Directorate, 17 Fairlee Road, Isle of Wight
Town: Newport
NUTS code: UKJ34 Isle of Wight
Postal code: PO30 2EA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.iow.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Wokingham Borough Council
Postal address: Shute End
Town: Wokingham
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG40 1BN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.wokingham.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Postal address: Town Hall, St Ives Road
Town: Maidenhead
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: SL6 1RF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.rbwm.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Slough Children’s Services Trust
Postal address: St Martins Place, 51 Bath Road
Town: Slough
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: SL1 3UF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.scstrust.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Oxfordshire County Council
Postal address: County Hall, New Road
Town: Oxford
NUTS code: UKJ14 Oxfordshire
Postal code: OX1 1ND
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Dorset Council (incorporating the former Dorset County Council, except the former Christchurch Borough Council)
Postal address: County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester
Town: Dorchester
NUTS code: UKK22 Dorset CC
Postal code: DT1 1XJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southampton.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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:

Framework Agreement for the Placement of Children and Young People with Independent Fostering Agencies — Fourth Anniversary Re-Opening

 

Reference number: EC09/01/2422(21)

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Thirteen (13) local authorities: Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council, Dorset Council, Isle of Wight Council, Surrey County Council, Reading Borough Council, Slough Children’s Services Trust, Wokingham Borough Council, Bracknell Forest Council, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and West Berkshire Council, (thereby referred to as The Councils) are working together to improve placement choice and quality for the children and young people they look after.

In order to improve placement choice and quality, the Councils wish to work in partnership with a number of providers who can demonstrate that they have the ability to deliver high quality independent foster care. This procurement is the fourth anniversary re-opening of The Councils’ framework agreement for Independent Fostering Agencies (ref: EC09/01/2422) and invites tenders from both new applicants or from existing providers who wish to improve their original offers or apply for a place on additional lots. Applicants will be required to meet a minimum quality standard to be able to be offered a place on the framework. Please see tender documents for further information. This opportunity comprises of the following lots:

Lot 1(a): children aged from 0-4 years;

Lot 1(b): children aged from 5-10 years;

Lot 1(c): children aged 11+ years;

Lot 2: children with disabilities;

Lot 3: parent and child placements;

Lot 4: alternative to residential placements

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 55 100 952.00 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:

Lot 1 a to 1c: Children Aged 0-4, 5-10 and Aged 11+

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKK SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please see short description under II.1.4).

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Price

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 44 039 700.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
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.2.13)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:

Children with Disabilities

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please see short description under II.1.4).

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Price

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 925 640.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
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.2.13)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:

Parent and Child Placements

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please see short description under II.1.4).

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Price

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 711 612.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
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.2.13)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:

Alternative to Residential Placements

 

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKK SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please see short description under II.1.4).

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 8 424 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
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.2.13)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.1.2)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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 159-287650

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

Date: 09/12/2020
Local time: 12:00
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:

English

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/12/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

 

The Councils are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (the Information Acts) and all correspondence received from bidders maybe subject to disclosure in accordance with the Information Acts. If any tenderer considers that any of the information it submits to the Councils is exempt from disclosure under the Information Acts then this should be stated in writing at the time the information is supplied, together with the reason for considering it exempt. On receipt of an information request relating to the information considered exempt the Councils will, where reasonably practicable, consult with the relevant tenderer in considering any request for disclosure before disclosing such information. However, in submitting any information to the Councils Bidders accept and acknowledge that the Councils may, acting in accordance with the Information Acts and associated codes of practice, disclose information:

(a) without consulting the relevant tenderer; or

(b) following consultation with the tenderer and having taken its views into account.

(MT Ref:221053)

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: publicprocurementreview@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-procurement-review-service-scope-and-remit

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

05/11/2020