Supported Living Framework 2020 – Essex

Supported Living Framework 2020 – Essex

Essex County Council are seeking to procure a Framework of providers of care services within supported living services for all new placements made.

United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Social work and related services

2020/S 148-364144

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Essex County Council
Postal address: County Hall, Market Road
Town: Chelmsford
NUTS code: UKH3 Essex
Postal code: CM1 1QH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Nick Green
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

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


Supported Living Framework 2020

Reference number: DN128

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000 Social work and related services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Essex County Council are seeking to procure a framework of providers of care services within supported living services for all new placements made. This framework operates on a fixed cost basis so tenders will be assessed on a 100 % quality basis.

Tenderers are required to submit bids via Proactis and procurement documents are available electronically at the link included within this notice.

Bids must be submitted electronically by 12 p.m. on 25 September 2020.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 345 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH3 Essex

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement is for the delivery of care services within supported living settings brought forward by the provider. This will cover all new placements made by the Council into supported living services and transition existing placements onto the new contract terms.

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: 345 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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: no
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

Providers are required to complete and pass the mandatory questions in order to secure a place on the framework, however providers seeking to deliver services to enhanced complex adults will be required to complete additional questions. These questions are optional and full details are included within the procurement documents.

Providers will be required to identify all supported living schemes at which they are the primary care provider and bring them forward to the framework for ECC to make placements at for the published rates. Existing placements in any schemes brought forward shall transition on to the new terms and conditions of contract.

There are no limits to the number of providers that can be accepted onto the framework or a requirement to have existing services in Essex.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)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:
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

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

Date: 25/09/2020
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 03/08/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

This framework may be reopened for new bids with a frequency of up to three times within a calendar year from the start date of the contract.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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: