Residential and Foster Care Services Approved Provider Panel Agreement

Residential and Foster Care Services Approved Provider Panel Agreement

Croydon Council leading the procurement for the SLCP Children Looked After Project seeks to enter into agreement with multiple providers under the Light Touch Regime rules of the PCRs 2015 for the delivery of residential and foster care service.

United Kingdom-Croydon: Health and social work services

2019/S 198-481438

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Croydon Council
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Sandra Asiedu
Telephone: +44 208726600063622
E-mail: sandra.asiedu@croydon.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.croydon.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.croydon.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

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:

SLCP Residential and Independent Fostering Agency Provision

Reference number: DN427730

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Croydon Council leading the procurement for the SLCP Children Looked After Project seeks to enter into agreement with multiple providers under the Light Touch Regime rules of the PCRs 2015 for the delivery of residential and foster care services for children and young people aged 0 -18 years. The multi-provider agreement will be known as an Approved Provider Panel Agreement (APPA). The APPA would be for a period of 8 years.The APPA will be accessed initially by the London Boroughs of Bexley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark and Sutton. The services to be procured under the APPA have been categorised into Lot 1: residential child care provision [sub-lots: standard and specialist] and Lot 2: Independent Fostering Agency Provision [sub-lots: standard, specialist and emergency]. Applicants have the option to bid for Lot 1, Lot 2 or both. In time, the APPA may be accessed by the London Boroughs of Bromley, Richmond, Wandsworth and Kingston.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 700 000 000.00 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:

Residential Child Care Provision

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

In some cases there would be requirements for placements in the South London region; within a 20 mile radius of Bexley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham Merton, Southwark, and Sutton Boroughs.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Residential child care provision have been categorised into:

(a) standard provision [standard placements];

(b) specialist provision [disabilities placements, solo placements].

Age bands for pricing are Under 1, 1-4 years, 5-9 years, 10-15 years and 16-18 years.

The Council may periodically re-open the APPA to admit new providers as approved providers. Where the Council decides to reopen the APPA it shall do so on the basis of the selection criteria as outlined in the Council’s original ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
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: yes
Description of options:

Providers have the option to bid for some or all of the lots and sub-lots listed.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

In some cases there would be requirements for placements in the South London region; within 20 mile radius of Bexley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham Merton, Southwark, and Sutton Boroughs.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent Fostering Agency Provision has been subcategorised into:

(a) standard provision;

(b) specialist provision [disabilities placements, parent and child placements, solo placements, remand placements];

(c) emergency provision.

Age bands for pricing are under 1, 1-4 years, 5-9 years, 10-15 years and 16-18 years.

The Council may periodically re-open the APPA to admit new providers as approved providers. Where the Council decides to reopen the APPA it shall do so on the basis of the selection criteria as outlined in the Council’s original ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
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: yes
Description of options:

Providers have the option to bid for some or all of the lots and sublots listed.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Applicants must be registered with Ofsted as either a:

— a residential care provider for children/young people,

— an independent fostering agency for children/young people,

— qualifying organisations must have an overall Ofsted judgement of outstanding and good.

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:

Contract performance conditions have been set out in the procurement documents.

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
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: 11/11/2019
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: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/11/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

Croydon Council
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA
United Kingdom
E-mail: sandra.asiedu@croydon.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Croydon Council
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA
United Kingdom
E-mail: sandra.asiedu@croydon.gov.uk
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:

10/10/2019