Provide Domiciliary Care for Young People in Hertfordshire

Provide Domiciliary Care for Young People in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council is currently out to procurement for the provision of domiciliary personal care and community enabling care. 

United Kingdom-Stevenage: Health and social work services

2018/S 039-085249

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Hertfordshire County Council
Farnham House, Six Hills Way
Stevenage
SG1 2FQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Julie Reddish, Commissioning Manager – UKH23
Telephone: +44 1438845433
E-mail: julie.reddish@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

II.1.1)Title:

HCC – Feb 18 — the Provision of domiciliary personal care and community enabling care (Homecare) for children and young people of Hertfordshire

Reference number: HCC1810298-0302

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Hertfordshire County Council is currently out to procurement for the provision of domiciliary personal care and community enabling care. Further information in regards to this opportunity can be found in II.2.4 and VI.3 below. Organisations wishing to take part in this project are invited to “express interest” which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system. Please see VI.3 below for further information. The deadline for expressions of interest is 9.4.2018. To be considered as a Bidder you must complete and submit a Bid by the deadline of 12:00 Noon on 9.4.2018. Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the e-Tendering system, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above. Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 8 560 000.00 GBP

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:

Lot 1 — Lead Provider Contract — Stevenage and North Hertfordshire

Lot No: HCC1810298

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000
85311000
85311300
85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Domiciliary personal care and community enabling care provides support to Children and Young People (CYP) and their families in their home and community. The target group is CYP from birth to the end of the academic year in which they turn 19 years old in most cases; however some YP may access Adult Services contracts from the age of 18. Domiciliary Personal Care Services Element: To provide care in the home, to be supplied according to family need and following an assessment, in order to provide assistance to families who require additional help working with the child and family together. The provider(s) for this element of the services will need to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Community Enabling Care Services Element: To enable the child/young person to go out and take part in activities in the local community such as leisure, sports, clubs, interest groups, individual activities and access to the natural environment and local play facilities. Where a CYP Service User does not have personal care needs, then the provider in these circumstances will not need to be CQC registered. The approach to commissioning for this service is to award to one lead provider for each of the lots 1-4 (based on geographical areas) and also award Lot 5 (covering countywide) to a number of framework providers to pick up any additional requirements. Lots 1 to 4 — lead provider contracts lots 1 to 4 will be awarded immediately on the setting up of the framework agreement and each lot will be awarded to one lead provider. The Council will award the lead provider contracts for an initial contract period of 3 years and 8 months with an option to extend the lead provider Contracts for up to a further 2 years on an annual basis at the sole discretion of the Council. Lot 5 — additional requirements — Multi – provider services — Countywide The Council, in addition, will be awarding multiple framework providers onto lot 5, in order to meet the additional capacity of care required, across the county of Hertfordshire. Framework providers will indicate within their tender submission for this lot, which districts of Hertfordshire they will be able to provide Services within. Provider(s) may submit a tender for any/all lead provider Contracts (Lots 1-4) and/or Lot 5. The estimated total value of the Contract is stated in II.1.5 of this notice and is for the initial term inclusive of the approximate value for extensions. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of Lot 1 will be between GBP 300 000 and GBP 400 000 . The council will award the framework agreement for an initial period of 3 years and 8 months with an option to extend the framework agreement for up to a further 2 years on an annual basis at the sole discretion of the Council. The Council is awarding the framework agreement for this period in order to ensure continuity for service Users and that the procurement is attractive to the provider market. The maximum duration of a call-off contract under this framework agreement shall be in line with the needs of the customer, as defined in the agreement and as detailed on the order form. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

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: 2 400 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 68
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This framework agreement will be reviewed at the end of the framework term.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend by up to a further 24 months at the Council’s discretion.

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

Tenderers should be aware that due to the nature of the services provided, any framework agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Tenderers should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their Tender, where appropriate.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 — Lead Provider Contract — East Hertfordshire, Broxbourne and Welwyn/Hatfield

Lot No: HCC1810299

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000
85311000
85311300
85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Domiciliary personal care and community enabling care provides support to Children and Young People (CYP) and their families in their home and community. The target group is CYP from birth to the end of the academic year in which they turn 19 years old in most cases; however some YP may access adult services contracts from the age of 18. Domiciliary personal care services element: To provide care in the home, to be supplied according to family need and following an assessment, in order to provide assistance to families who require additional help working with the child and family together. The provider(s) for this element of the services will need to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Community enabling care services element: To enable the child/young person to go out and take part in activities in the local community such as leisure, sports, clubs, interest groups, individual activities and access to the natural environment and local play facilities. Where a CYP Service User does not have personal care needs, then the Provider in these circumstances will not need to be CQC registered. The approach to commissioning for this Service is to award to one lead provider for each of the lots 1-4 (based on geographical areas) and also award lot 5 (covering countywide) to a number of framework providers to pick up any additional requirements. Lots 1 to 4 — lead provider contracts Lots 1 to 4 will be awarded immediately on the setting up of the framework agreement and each lot will be awarded to one lead provider. The Council will award the lead provider contracts for an initial contract period of 3 years and 8 months with an option to extend the lead provider contracts for up to a further 2 years on an annual basis at the sole discretion of the Council. Lot 5 — Additional Requirements — Multi – Provider Services — Countywide The Council, in addition, will be awarding multiple framework providers onto lot 5, in order to meet the additional capacity of care required, across the county of Hertfordshire. Framework providers will indicate within their tender submission for this Lot, which districts of Hertfordshire they will be able to provide services within. Provider(s) may submit a tender for any/all lead provider contracts (Lots 1- 4) and/or Lot 5. The estimated total value of the contract is stated in II.1.5 of this notice and is for the initial term inclusive of the approximate value for extensions. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of lot 2 will be between GBP 200 000 and GBP 300 000. The Council will award the framework agreement for an initial period of 3 years and 8 months with an option to extend the framework agreement for up to a further 2 years on an annual basis at the sole discretion of the Council. The council is awarding the framework agreement for this period in order to ensure continuity for service users and that the procurement is attractive to the provider market. The maximum duration of a call-off contract under this framework agreement shall be in line with the needs of the customer, as defined in the agreement and as detailed on the order form. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

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: 1 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 68
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework agreement will be reviewed at the end of the framework term.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend by up to a further 24 months at the Council’s discretion.

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

Tenderers should be aware that due to the nature of the services provided, any framework agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Tenderers should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their Tender, where appropriate.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3 – Lead Provider Contract – St Albans and Dacorum

Lot No: HCC1810300

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000
85311000
85311300
85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Domiciliary personal care and Community Enabling Care provides support to Children and Young People (CYP) and their families in their home and community. The target group is CYP from birth to the end of the academic year in which they turn nineteen (19) years old in most cases; however some YP may access Adult Services contracts from the age of eighteen (18). Domiciliary Personal Care Services Element: To provide care in the home, to be supplied according to family need and following an assessment, in order to provide assistance to families who require additional help working with the child and family together. The Provider(s) for this element of the Services will need to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Community enabling care services element: To enable the child/young person to go out and take part in activities in the local community such as leisure, sports, clubs, interest groups, individual activities and access to the natural environment and local play facilities. Where a CYP Service User does not have personal care needs, then the Provider in these circumstances will not need to be CQC registered. The approach to commissioning for this Service is to award to one Lead Provider for each of the Lots 1-4 (based on geographical areas) and also award Lot 5 (covering countywide) to a number of Framework Providers to pick up any additional requirements. Lots 1 to 4 — lead provider contracts lots 1 to 4 will be awarded immediately on the setting up of the framework agreement and each Lot will be awarded to one lead provider. The Council will award the lead provider contracts for an initial contract period of 3 years and 8 months with an option to extend the lead provider contracts for up to a further 2 years on an annual basis at the sole discretion of the Council. Lot 5 — Additional Requirements — Multi – Provider Services — Countywide The Council, in addition, will be awarding multiple framework providers onto lot 5, in order to meet the additional capacity of care required, across the county of Hertfordshire. Framework providers will indicate within their tender submission for this Lot, which districts of Hertfordshire they will be able to provide services within. Provider(s) may submit a tender for any/all lead provider contracts (Lots 1-4) and/or Lot 5. The estimated total value of the contract is stated in II.1.5 of this notice and is for the initial term inclusive of the approximate value for extensions. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of Lot 3 will be between GBP 90 000 and GBP 125 000 . The Council will award the framework agreement for an initial period of 3 years and 8 months with an option to extend the framework agreement for up to a further 2 years on an annual basis at the sole discretion of the Council. The Council is awarding the framework agreement for this period in order to ensure continuity for service users and that the procurement is attractive to the provider market. The maximum duration of a call-off contract under this framework agreement shall be in line with the needs of the customer, as defined in the agreement and as detailed on the order form. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

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: 750 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 68
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework agreement will be reviewed at the end of the framework term.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend by up to a further 24 months at the Council’s discretion.

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

Tenderers should be aware that due to the nature of the services provided, any framework agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Tenderers should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their Tender, where appropriate.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4 — Lead Provider Contract — Watford, 3 rivers and Hertsmere

Lot No: HCC1810301

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000
85311000
85311300
85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Domiciliary personal care and community enabling care provides support to Children and Young People (CYP) and their families in their home and community. The target group is CYP from birth to the end of the academic year in which they turn 19 years old in most cases; however some YP may access adult services contracts from the age of 18. Domiciliary personal care services element: to provide care in the home, to be supplied according to family need and following an assessment, in order to provide assistance to families who require additional help working with the child and family together. The provider(s) for this element of the services will need to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Community enabling care services element: to enable the child/young person to go out and take part in activities in the local community such as leisure, sports, clubs, interest groups, individual activities and access to the natural environment and local play facilities. Where a CYP Service User does not have personal care needs, then the provider in these circumstances will not need to be CQC registered. The approach to commissioning for this Service is to award to one lead provider for each of the lots 1-4 (based on geographical areas) and also award lot 5 (covering countywide) to a number of framework providers to pick up any additional requirements. Lots 1 to 4 — lead provider contracts lots 1 to 4 will be awarded immediately on the setting up of the framework agreement and each lot will be awarded to one lead provider. The Council will award the lead provider contracts for an initial contract period of 3 years and 8 months with an option to extend the lead provider contracts for up to a further 2 years on an annual basis at the sole discretion of the Council. Lot 5 — Additional Requirements — Multi – Provider Services — Countywide The council, in addition, will be awarding multiple framework providers onto lot 5, in order to meet the additional capacity of care required, across the county of Hertfordshire. Framework providers will indicate within their tender submission for this Lot, which districts of Hertfordshire they will be able to provide services within. Provider(s) may submit a tender for any/all lead provider contracts (Lots 1-4) and/or Lot 5. The estimated total value of the contract is stated in II.1.5 of this notice and is for the initial term inclusive of the approximate value for extensions. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of lot 4 will be between GBP 75 000 and GBP 100 000. The Council will award the framework agreement for an initial period of 3 years and 8 months with an option to extend the framework agreement for up to a further 2 years on an annual basis at the sole discretion of the Council. The council is awarding the framework agreement for this period in order to ensure continuity for service users and that the procurement is attractive to the provider market. The maximum duration of a call-off contract under this framework agreement shall be in line with the needs of the customer, as defined in the agreement and as detailed on the order form. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

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: 600 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 68
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework agreement will be reviewed at the end of the framework term.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend by up to a further 24 months at the Council’s discretion.

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

Tenderers should be aware that due to the nature of the services provided, any framework agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Tenderers should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their Tender, where appropriate.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 5 — Additional Requirements — Multi – Provider Services — Countywide

Lot No: HCC1810302

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000
85311000
85311300
85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Domiciliary personal care and community enabling care provides support to Children and Young People (CYP) and their families in their home and community. The target group is CYP from birth to the end of the academic year in which they turn 19 years old in most cases; however some YP may access Adult Services contracts from the age of 18. Domiciliary personal care services element: To provide care in the home, to be supplied according to family need and following an assessment, in order to provide assistance to families who require additional help working with the child and family together. The provider(s) for this element of the services will need to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Community enabling care services element: to enable the child/young person to go out and take part in activities in the local community such as leisure, sports, clubs, interest groups, individual activities and access to the natural environment and local play facilities. Where a CYP Service user does not have personal care needs, then the provider in these circumstances will not need to be CQC registered. The approach to commissioning for this service is to award to one lead provider for each of the Lots 1-4 (based on geographical areas) and also award lot 5 (covering countywide) to a number of framework providers to pick up any additional requirements. Lots 1 to 4 — lead provider contracts lots 1 to 4 will be awarded immediately on the setting up of the framework agreement and each lot will be awarded to one lead provider. The Council will award the lead provider contracts for an initial contract period of 3 years and 8 months with an option to extend the lead provider contracts for up to a further 2 years on an annual basis at the sole discretion of the Council. Lot 5 — additional requirements — Multi – Provider Services — Countywide The Council, in addition, will be awarding multiple framework providers onto lot 5, in order to meet the additional capacity of care required, across the county of Hertfordshire. Framework providers will indicate within their tender submission for this lot, which districts of Hertfordshire they will be able to provide services within. Provider(s) may submit a tender for any/all lead provider contracts (Lots 1-4) and/or Lot 5. The estimated total value of the contract is stated in II.1.5 of this notice and is for the initial term inclusive of the approximate value for extensions. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of Lot 5 will be between GBP 250 833 and GBP 501 667. The Council will award the framework agreement for an initial period of 3 years and 8 months with an option to extend the framework agreement for up to a further 2 years on an annual basis at the sole discretion of the Council. The council is awarding the framework agreement for this period in order to ensure continuity for service Users and that the procurement is attractive to the provider market. The maximum duration of a call-off contract under this framework agreement shall be in line with the needs of the customer, as defined in the agreement and as detailed on the order form. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

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: 3 010 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 68
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This framework agreement will be reviewed at the end of the framework term.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend by up to a further 24 months at the Council’s discretion.

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

Tenderers should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any framework agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Tenderers should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their tender, where appropriate.

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)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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 50
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: To ensure continuity for Service Users and that the procurement is attractive to the provider market.
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 158-327187

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

Date: 09/04/2018
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:

English

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/04/2018
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Please note Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its districts and partners to create a joint procurement portal called supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an e-Tendering system which is run by In-Tend. To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance. Open/One Stage Procedure This is a one stage procurement process. Therefore, if you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a tender by the specified closing date and time. Tender submissions cannot be uploaded after this return deadline. Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through Correspondence area in the eTendering system. If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: support@in-tend.com or Telephone: +44 1144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 -17:30. The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a framework agreement or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right, then they will not be responsible for or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any organisation or tenderer as a result. The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under the law including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the organisation considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request. The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all organisations bidding for this opportunity at any time during the procurement process. This is to ensure that they continue to meet the Council’s requirements and remain financially viable to fulfil the requirements under the Framework Agreement. The services advertised in this notice fall under the services listed in Annex XIV to Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and the contracting authority is not obliged to follow The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 in full. The procurement process that will apply to the services is specified in the procurement documents accordingly. Existing Packages of Care It is the Council’s intention that all current care packages will remain with their current provider. However, this will be subject to the current provider being successfully awarded onto the framework agreement, either as a lead provider under lots 1-4 or as a framework provider under lot 5. This approach will ensure that there is a continuity of care where possible and that the market is not destabilised. Opportunities may arise to transfer packages of care where the current provider either hands back a package or needs to re-recruit significantly; impacting on consistency of carers. In these cases, the packages will be transferred to the relevant lead provider under Lots 1 to 4 of the framework agreement. For packages that are transferred over from other providers, Tenderers will need to be mindful of the TUPE provisions. Limit on Number of lots Awarded – Lots 1-4 Only — See tender documentation for full details.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

N/A
N/A
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 10 calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework agreement is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a framework agreement before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”) 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 and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a framework agreement has not been entered into 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 the framework agreement has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the framework agreement ineffective.

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

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
Stevenage
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22/02/2018

 

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