Foster Care Rolling Select List – Suffolk

Foster Care Rolling Select List – Suffolk

Suffolk County Council are currently out to tender for the provision of foster care Rolling Select List.

United Kingdom-Ipswich: Health and social work services

2019/S 015-031634

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Suffolk County Council
Endeavour House, Russell Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1473264490
NUTS code: UKH14Internet address(es):Main address:

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:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Foster Care Rolling Select List — Suffolk (2019 Review Point)

Reference number: CD1259a

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Suffolk County Council are currently out to tender for the provision of foster care Rolling Select List. This is the first annual review point. Please note that the advertised contract value is the potential total value of all placements made via the Rolling Select List for the period of the contract and the extension period. For contractors on the Rolling Select List there is no guarantee of placements. Placements will be matched depending on the match of the referral responses from the contractors on the Rolling Select List. The Rolling Select List will be reviewed and re advertised annually, when new entrants will have the opportunity to join the Rolling Select List and the provider tiers will also be re evaluated. This opportunity is available in the “Current Tenders” area of the portal. Interested parties are invited to express their interest to gain full access to the tender documentation. Please note late returns will not be permitted.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 35 000 000.00 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: UKH14
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Foster care for Suffolk children and young people in care.

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

Value excluding VAT: 35 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The foster care Rolling Select List will be advertised annually for new entrants. At the end of the Rolling Select List, the contract will be re advertised.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

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
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: 19/02/2019
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:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 31/03/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/02/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement for the Rolling Select List complies with the Light Touch Regime under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and is an open competitive process. Minimum standards for participation are detailed within the Business Questionnaire. Electronic ordering will be used and electronic invoicing will be accepted and electronic payment will be used.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Suffolk County Council
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: lodging of appeals. Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Appeal Procedures Notice to be used for all tenders advertised in OJEU after 26.2.2015. Suffolk County Council incorporates a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the point at which information on the award of contract is communicated to the tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved: The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as amended provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: