Scotland Excel Care Fostering and Continuing Care  Framework – Online Meetings

Scotland Excel Care Fostering and Continuing Care  Framework – Online Meetings

Scotland Excel would now like to invite interested parties to participate in a consultation to assist the development of the third-generation Framework.

United Kingdom-Paisley: Social work and related services

2020/S 177-428621

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Scotland Excel
Postal address: Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Town: Paisley
NUTS code: UKM83 Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire
Postal code: PA1 1AR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: socialcare@scotland-excel.org.uk
Telephone: +44 3003001200
Fax: +44 1416187423

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Fostering and Continuing Care

 

Reference number: 1020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000 Social work and related services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Note: the prior information notice and this additional information relates to a consultation exercise only anticipated development of a national framework agreement for the provision of foster care services.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Enhanced Fostering Service

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000 Social work and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating councils within Scotland.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of enhanced fostering service.

 

II.2.14)Additional information

Note: this lotting structure is provisional and subject to change.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Standard Fostering Service

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000 Social work and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating councils within Scotland.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of core fostering service.

 

II.2.14)Additional information

Note: this lotting structure is provisional and subject to change.

 

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

14/01/2021

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

 

This notice relates to a consultation exercise only. Scotland Excel envisages publishing a future tender opportunity on behalf of members. For more information about Scotland Excel and it’s members please see www.scotland-excel.org.uk.

Scotland Excel has developed and currently manages a framework for Fostering and Continuing Care on behalf of Scottish Local Authorities.

The current arrangement is due to expire on 30 June 2021 and Scotland Excel will re-tender this framework, with an anticipated start date of 1 July 2021.

Scotland Excel would now like to invite interested parties to participate in a consultation to assist the development of the third-generation framework.

We would like to invite suppliers to contact Scotland Excel to arrange an individual online meeting or conference call (due to the current working restrictions related to the Covid-19 outbreak). Meeting slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis until 15 October 2020.

Please contact the social care team on socialcare@scotland-excel.org.uk to arrange an online meeting (please state your preferred software eg. Skype, Microcsoft Teams) or conference call.

Additional support and information about tendering is available from:

Supplier Development Programme

If you’re a Scottish SME or 3rd sector organisation interested in working with the public sector, the Supplier Development Programme can help. They offer expert training, support and information to help you win work and grow your business and best of all – it’s completely FREE.

Please check it out at: https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/

They offer webinars on various topics including; tender procedures and ESPD question by question. If this is an area you are looking to improve on please take advantage of this resource.

Scotland Excel Webinar

We now have available for viewing online a tenderer information webinar.

Please feel free to use this tool to familiarise yourself with participation in a Scotland Excel national framework.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=628175.

(SC Ref:628175)

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/09/2020