Independent Fostering Agency Placements for Children in Care

Independent Fostering Agency Placements for Children in Care

Northamptonshire County Council is commissioning the provision of independent fostering agency and children’s homes placements for children in care in Northamptonshire.

United Kingdom-Northampton: Health and social work services

2019/S 195-474828

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

Northamptonshire County Council
One Angel Square, Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED
United Kingdom
Contact person: LGSS Procurement Team
E-mail: Contracts@Milton-keynes.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF24
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/pages/default.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.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:

Northamptonshire Independent Fostering Agency and Children’s Homes for Children in Care

Reference number: DN436534

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Northamptonshire County Council (Children First Northamptonshire) is commissioning the provision of independent fostering agency and children’s homes placements for children in care in Northamptonshire. The framework agreement is split into two (2) lots:

Lot 1: Independent fostering agency placements for children in care:

Category 1.1: standard;

Category 1.2: specialist.

Lot 2: Children’s homes placements for children in care

Category 2.1: Standard;

Category 2.2: Specialist — children with complex SEMH needs and low level disability;

Category 2.3: Specialist — children with a disability and complex health needs.

Potential providers can apply for one or more lots and categories. The framework agreement is advertised under the light touch regime (LTR) and will therefore be re-opened at regular intervals. The Council expects the framework agreement to re-open annually, but it may open at other intervals at its discretion.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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:

Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF24
NUTS code: UKF25

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Independent fostering agency placements for children in care

Category 1.1: Standard;

Category 1.2: Specialist.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Children’s Homes

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF24
NUTS code: UKF25

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: Children’s homes placements for children in care:

Category 2.1: Standard;

Category 2.2: Specialist — Children with complex SEMH needs and low level disability;

Category 2.3: Specialist — Children with a disability and complex health needs.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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
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:
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: 06/11/2019
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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
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:

07/10/2019

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