Residential Services for Adults with a Learning Disability – Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire County Council is commissioning residential services for adults with a learning disability, setting up an open Framework for a period of 10 years.
United Kingdom-Castle Hill: Health and social work services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall, Castle Hill
NUTS code: UKH12
I.1)Name and addresses
Town Hall, Bridge Street
NUTS code: UKH12
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Cambridgeshire County Council Residential Services for Adults with a Learning Disability
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Cambridgeshire County Council is commissioning residential services for adults with a learning disability, setting up an open framework for a period of 10 years. This means that the framework will re-open at intervals to allow for new and previously unsuccessful providers to apply to join. Providers must recognise the role they play in ensuring that people with learning disabilities experience the good health and well-being necessary to live a meaningful life. Providers should be aware that there are higher incidences of long term conditions, and other health problems, experienced by people with learning disabilities and prioritises preventative and palliative services and support to minimise potential impacts to service users. As such staff must have sufficient and appropriate training and skills to effectively engage people with learning disabilities in health promotion.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Cambridgeshire County Council has set up an open framework for a period of 10 years, commencing on the 1.5.2018. This means that the framework will re-open at intervals to allow for new and previously unsuccessful providers to apply to join.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
In providing the services the service provider is required to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and to maintain that registration throughout the contract period. All service providers must meet the ‘Fundamental Standards’ as set out in Part 3 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (as amended) (the ‘Fundamental Standards’) and Part 4 of the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (as amended). Each service provider must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and will be inspected as required by the CQC.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
This is an ‘Open Framework’, which means that it will re-open at intervals for new and previously unsuccessful providers to apply to join. This is under the ‘Light Touch’ provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 3, Section 7 – Social and Other Specific Services).
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in Part I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) 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 brought promptly. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may order the ineffectiveness of a contract where serious breach have occurred in addition to any fine, the court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: