Learning Disability Light Touch Dynamic Purchasing System – Cheshire

Learning Disability Light Touch Dynamic Purchasing System – Cheshire

The council is commissioning a light touch DPS system for its learning disability; mental health and autism services.

The Council is commissioning a light touch DPS system for its learning disability; mental health and autism services.

United Kingdom-Ellesmere Port: Health and social work services

2020/S 213-523098

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Way Offices, Civic Way
Town: Ellesmere Port
NUTS code: UKD6 Cheshire
Postal code: CH65 0BE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Kevin Cliffe
E-mail: kevin.cliffe@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1244976154
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=acff3d90-7f17-eb11-8105-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=acff3d90-7f17-eb11-8105-005056b64545

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


Learning Disability Light Touch DPS


Reference number: DN506642

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Learning disability, mental health and autism — light touch DPS.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD6 Cheshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


The Council is commissioning a light touch DPS system for its learning disability; mental health and autism services.

Annual spend for the Council is in the region of GBP 40 million and forecast to grow.

The Council is operating this procurement and any call offs from the DPS under the light touch regime for social and other specific services, as set out in the PCR 2015, at Section 7 (Regulations 74 to 77) and Schedule 3. The Council intends to exercise the full flexibility granted therein to operate the tender and any resulting call offs.

The DPS will currently be solely for Cheshire West and Chester Council to commission services. The Council may develop an integrated commissioning strategy during the lifetime of the DPS, which may provide collaborative opportunities for the local CCG to call off services. These remain future aspirations and there is no commitment to adopting this approach. Successful providers under the DPS will be informed of any changes as and when relevant.

The Council may decide to introduce lots into the DPS following the first year of operation.


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

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

Duration in months: 77
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract is for April 2021 to September 2023 with a possible extension to September 2027.


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 IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

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

The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system

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

Date: 07/12/2020
Local time: 10:00
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:


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Depends on whether the extension options are taken up or not


VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: