Kirklees Council Domiciliary Care Framework 1

Kirklees Council Domiciliary Care Framework 1

Kirklees Council, in conjunction with the Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group and North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group, wishes to procure approximately 17 000 weekly hours of domiciliary care.

United Kingdom-Huddersfield: Health and social work services

2017/S 075-145766

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Council of the Borough of Kirklees
The Town Hall, Ramsden Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Emma Hanley
Telephone: +44 1484221000
NUTS code: UKE43

Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)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

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


KMCAS-105 Domiciliary Care Framework Agreement.

Reference number: KMCAS-105

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Kirklees Council, in conjunction with the Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group and North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group, wishes to procure approximately 17 000 weekly hours of domiciliary care.

The Council wishes to maintain the best possible care for Service Users by procuring in the most effective way to stabilise and sustain its Service Providers. The purpose of the procurement exercise is to appoint a number of providers,who have the relevant skills and experience, to deliver Personal Care and Support (domiciliary care) in Service Users homes.

Kirklees Council wishes to purchase Services to support people to live successfully in their own homes with an appropriate range of person centred services and to enable Service Users receiving care to lead a good quality of life, maximising their independence, remain safe and comfortable in their own homes for as long as possible whilst maintaining their individual dignity, privacy and freedom of choice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 24 577 897.00 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: UKE43
Main site or place of performance:

Borough of Kirklees Council.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Domiciliary Care Services, in the Borough of Kirklees, has been divided into six (6) geographical Zones (Lots), with each Zone to be awarded to one single Principal Provider under the Domiciliary Care Services Contract (KMCAS-104).

This tender opportunity is to establish a Framework Agreement to underpin the Principal Providers across all the Zones, and provide additional capacity in the market (Domiciliary Care Framework Agreement KMCAS-105). It is expected that between 10 and 25 Framework Providers will be appointed to the Domiciliary Care Services Framework Agreement.

Kirklees Council intend that the Principal Providers in each Zone will provide approximately 70 % of contracted hours of Service within that Zone, and the remaining 30 % may be offered to the Domiciliary Care Framework Providers (under this tender opportunity).

The Framework Agreement will commence on 1.12.2017 for 3 years (with the option to extend for a further period or for successive periods up to 30.11.2022).

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 24 577 897.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60

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:

Refer to the Selection Questionnaire (SQ) and tender documentation. The Council reserves the right to exclude a Tenderer whom they deem to not satisfy any criteria outlined within the SQ and tender documentation.

Where an organisation has a Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘inadequate’ please be aware that although they may be appointed to the framework agreement, they will not be given any work until they have a rating of ‘requires improvement’ or above.

Applicants will Pass or Fail on the basis of being financially viable for the Contract tendered for. The rationale applied will be Applicants being able to demonstrate that the net worth quoted on the latest year of their balance sheet is positive.

The Council reserves the right to exclude any Tenderer whom they deem to not satisfy any criteria outlined within the Supplier Submission Document (available from the address at 1.3 above).

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Applicants must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and deliver Services in accordance with the registration requirements of the CQC, complying with all relevant regulations and best practice guidelines.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As detailed in the tender documents published at the same time as this notice.

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

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Framework agreement underpins the Domiciliary Care Services Contract (KMCAS-104), which has a duration of 5 years (including extensions).
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Kirklees Council shall make known their intention to award the Domiciliary Care Services Contracts and Framework Agreement by means of a contract notice, which shall contain the information referred to in part H of Annex V to the Public Contracts Directive.

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 207-375444

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

Date: 22/05/2017
Local time: 13:00

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


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:

Tenderers are advised this process is a competitive procurement exercise conducted in the form of an Open Procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Authority do not commit to following the procedure precisely and reserve the right to vary the procedure from that of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 where necessary, as detailed within the Information and Instructions for Tenderers.

If the Contracting Authority decide to enter into a framework agreement with any successful Service Provider, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. It is anticipated that the remaining 30 % noted at II.2.4) above is referred to as a guide and the Contracting Authority reserve the right to vary this percentage at any time where necessary.

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum ten (10) calendar day standstill period at the point that information on the conclusion of the Framework Agreement is communicated to tenderers. This period allows any unsuccessful tenderer(s) to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the conclusion of the Contract(s). Such additional information should be requested from the address at I.1 of this notice. If an appeal regarding the conclusion of the Contract(s) has not been successfully resolved, then the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are 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 started within thirty (30) days beginning with the date when the aggrieved party first knew or sought to have grounds for starting the proceedings had risen. The Court may extend the time limited for starting proceedings where the Court considers that there is a good reason for doing so, but not so as to permit proceedings to be started more than three (3) months after that date. Where the Contract has not been concluded, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If however the Contract(s) has been concluded, the Court may only award damages or, where the contract award procedures have not been followed correctly, declare the Contract(s) to be ineffective.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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