Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Service Framework Sussex

Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Service Framework Sussex

East Sussex County Council is seeking to procure a single supplier framework for the provision of mediation and disagreement resolution services.

United Kingdom-Lewes: Special education services

2019/S 212-520449

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: East Sussex County Council
Postal address: County Hall, St Annes Crescent
Town: Lewes
NUTS code: UKJ22
Postal code: BN7 1UE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: James Cooper
E-mail: james.cooper@eastsussex.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.eastsussex.gov

Address of the buyer profile: https://sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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:

ESCC JC Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Service Framework

Reference number: 029080

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80340000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

East Sussex County Council is seeking to procure a single supplier framework for the provision of mediation and disagreement resolution services. The Council is acting as lead authority on behalf of the 15 members of the South East Mediation Group. It is anticipated that all members of the South East Mediation Group shall enter into a call-off contract under the framework agreement immediately upon award of the framework agreement. Membership to the South East Mediation Group and access to the framework is open to other authorities covered by NUTS Codes UKH, UKI, UKJ, UKK . The service provider will be expected to provide an impartial and independent service that enables the Council and other contracting authorities to fulfil their statutory duties under the Children and Families Act 2014 concerning special educational provision.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ22
NUTS code: UKJ11
NUTS code: UKJ21
NUTS code: UKJ13
NUTS code: UKH12
NUTS code: UKI62
NUTS code: UKH3
NUTS code: UKJ4
NUTS code: UKJ14
NUTS code: UKJ31
NUTS code: UKJ32
NUTS code: UKJ25
NUTS code: UKJ26
NUTS code: UKJ27
NUTS code: UKJ28
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

East Sussex County Council is seeking to procure a single supplier framework for the provision of mediation and disagreement resolution services. The Council is acting as lead authority on behalf of the 15 members of the South East Mediation Group. These members are East Sussex County Council, Bracknell Forest Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Croydon Borough Council, Essex County Council, Kent County Council, Medway Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council, Reading Borough Council, Surrey County Council and West Sussex County Council. It is anticipated that all members of the South East Mediation Group shall enter into a call-off contract under the framework agreement immediately upon award of the framework agreement. Membership to the South East Mediation Group and access to the framework is open to other authorities covered by NUTS Codes UKH, UKI, UKJ, UKK . The service provider will be expected to provide an impartial and independent service that enables the Council and other contracting authorities to fulfil their statutory duties under the Children and Families Act 2014 concerning special educational provision.

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: 2 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: 10/12/2019
Local time: 13:00
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.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/12/2019
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: East Sussex County Council
Town: Lewes
Postal code: BN7 1UE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: philip.baker@eastsussex.gov.uk
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:

31/10/2019