Short Breaks and Domiciliary Care for Children with Disabilities Framework

Short Breaks and Domiciliary Care for Children with Disabilities Framework

Leicestershire County Council is undertaking a procurement process to identify and appoint a number of service providers to provide a range of disabled children’s services.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Health and social work services

2020/S 222-547437

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Leicestershire County Council
Postal address: County Hall, Leicester Road Glenfield
Town: Leicester
NUTS code: UKF2 Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire
Postal code: LE3 8RA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Shradha Shukla
E-mail: shradha.shukla@leics.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1163051517
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.html
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.html

I.3)Communication

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

Short Breaks (Play and Leisure) and Domiciliary Care for Children with Disabilities Framework

 

Reference number: DN508548

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Leicestershire County Council is undertaking a procurement process to identify and appoint a number of service providers to provide a range of disabled children’s services as described below:

Lot 1: Short Breaks (Play and Leisure) provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their parents and carers, with friends and peers, for positive opportunities;

Lot 2: Domiciliary Care Domiciliary care is a statutory service that the Council has a duty to provide and it relates to the provision of care and support to children and families in their own home (e.g. personal care, meal preparation, moving and handling, etc.).

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 440 000.00 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:

Short Breaks (Play and Leisure)

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85312120 Daycare services for handicapped children and young people

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF2 Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Short breaks (Play and Leisure) provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their parents and carers, with friends and peers, for positive opportunities. They are intended to promote their positive mental health and emotional well-being. Short Breaks normally occur on a regular and planned basis and should be part of an integrated programme of support which is regularly reviewed. Emergency short break provision will need to be provided from time to time.

It is anticipated that all tenderers that meet the quality threshold, described later in this document, will be accepted onto this lot. Services will then be called-off as and when required by Leicestershire County Council following the call-off procedure described within the service specification.

 

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: 1 120 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2021
End: 31/03/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be in place for an initial period of 1 year, with an option to extend for a further period or periods up to a total of 3 years taking the contract term to a maximum of 4 years.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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:

Domiciliary Care

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF2 Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Domiciliary care is a statutory service that the Council has a duty to provide and it relates to the provision of care and support to children and families in their own home (e.g. personal care, meal preparation, moving and handling, etc.). The service can only be provided following an assessment of need and if certain thresholds are met. This service is not exclusively for disabled children and young people although they make up the vast majority of service users. Two broad areas of domiciliary care include:

(i) domestic tasks; and

(ii) sitting service.

It is anticipated that all tenderers that meet the quality threshold, described later in this document, will be accepted onto this lot. Services will then be called off as and when required by Leicestershire County Council following the call-off procedure described within the service specification.

 

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: 1 320 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2021
End: 31/03/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be in place for an initial period of 1 year, with an option to extend for a further period or periods up to a total of 3 years taking the contract term to a maximum of 4 years.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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 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
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

N/A – Will have a 4 year duration

 

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

Date: 06/01/2021
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/01/2021
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

Tenderers should also note that final submissions must be made only via the ‘East Midlands Tenders’ eTendering portal, no other submission route is permitted. Failure to follow this path will result in the tender submission being disregarded. All documents pertaining to this opportunity will be available for download via the portal. Please ensure you are able to download all files after accessing the portal. If you have any query regarding the content or require further information, please use the discussion tools provided within the website. If you experience any problems with registration or expression of interest, please refer any queries on Portal operation to ProContractSuppliers@proactis.com

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Leicestershire County Council (LCC) will ensure information on the award of the contract is communicated to all tenderers. Tenderers who are unsuccessful shall be informed by LCC as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant/tenderer was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended.

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/11/2020