Tender for Residential Placements in Hertfordshire
Provision of Residential Placements for Children and Young People Aged 11–16 with Challenging and Complex Needs.
United Kingdom-Hertford: Social work and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Gianni Tinnirello
Telephone: +44 1992531953
NUTS code: UKH23
I.1)Name and addresses
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
HCC – 01/19 — The Provision of Residential Placements for Children and Young People Aged 11–16 with Challenging and Complex Needs
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Hertfordshire County Council and Luton Council (“the Councils”) are procuring a block Contract arrangement to provide four (4) residential placements for Children and Young People aged 11 to 16 with challenging and complex needs. This procurement is an Open (one stage process). Suppliers wishing to take part in this project are invited to “express interest” which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system. To be considered as a Bidder you must complete and submit a Bid by the deadline of 12:00 Noon on 28.2.2019. Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above. Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Hertfordshire County Council and Luton Council (the Councils) are procuring a block Contract arrangement to provide four (4) residential placements for Children and Young People aged 11 to 16 with challenging and complex needs. The estimated total value of the Contract is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the initial term inclusive of the approximate value of extension. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of the Contract will be approximately 790 400 GBP. The Contract will be awarded for an initial term of three (3) years and six (6) months, with the option to extend the Contract up to a further one (1) year. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet challenging needs. Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Contract formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The Contract will be reviewed at the end of the Contract period.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Option to extend for a further one (1) year.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Please refer to the tender documentation.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Please note Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its districts and partners to create a joint procurement portal called supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an e-Tendering system which is run by In-Tend. To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance. In accordance with Regulation 53 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, the Council’s procurement documents are available within the e-Tendering system. This is a one stage procurement process. Therefore, if you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a tender by the specified closing date and time. Tender submissions cannot be uploaded after this return deadline. If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: +44 1144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30–17:30. The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a Contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right, then they will not be responsible for or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any organisation or tenderer as a result. The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under the law including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the organisation considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request. The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all organisations bidding for this opportunity at any time during the procurement process. This is to ensure that they continue to meet the Council’s requirements and remain financially viable to fulfill the requirements under the Contract.
The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a Contract before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or 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 and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a Contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the Contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the Contract ineffective.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: