Welfare Services for Clare Lodge Secure Unit
This opportunity is to deliver both the welfare and administrative functions of Clare Lodge secure unit. Clare Lodge is a national provider of secure welfare placements (Children Act 1989 Section 25) for young women in the UK.
United Kingdom-Peterborough: Welfare services for children and young people
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Peterborough City Council
Town Hall, Bridge Street
For the attention of: Oliver Hayward, Andy Cox
PE1 1HQ Peterborough
Telephone: +44 1733863910
General address of the contracting authority: www.peterborough.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://peterborough.g2b.info/
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
See section V1.3)
See section V1.3)
See section V1.3)
Clare Lodge will contract with a minimum of 0 local authorities and a maximum of 16 local authorities at any one time
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Clare Lodge Secure Unit.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKH11
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Welfare services for children and young people. This opportunity is to deliver both the welfare and administrative functions of Clare Lodge secure unit. Clare Lodge is a national provider of secure welfare placements (Children Act 1989 Section 25) for young women in the UK. The service is a 16 bed unit which takes referrals for young women aged 10-17 years old who are in need of care, programmes of intervention and protection. Clare Lodge also provides onsite education which follows the national curriculum, differentiated to meet the needs of the individual. Peterborough City Council is seeking expressions of interest from innovative organisations able to deliver these services under the current commercial framework which will deliver a model such as an annual financial rebate and profit share to Peterborough City Council. This is a unique opportunity to gain a foothold in a niche market with the potential to grow nationally.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 40 000 000 and 80 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 240 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. PCC reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds and other forms of appropriate security. Further details will be set out in the PQQ and contract documents (See Section V1.3) Additional Information of this notice).
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Further details will be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The selected partner may be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental objectives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, environmental or other corporate social responsibility considerations. Further details of these conditions will be set out in the PQQ and contract documents.
Must achieve an Ofsted rating of adequate or above i.e. (good-outstanding).
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details of formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met will be provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire document available from PCC as set out at section VI.3) Additional Information of this notice. In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the PQQ and contract documents (See Section V1.3) Additional Information of this notice).
The successful bidder is also required to achieve and maintain an Ofsted rating of adequate or above i.e. good to outstanding.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire and contract documents (See Section V1.3) Additional Information of this notice)..
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Further details will be set out in the PQQ (See Section V1.3) Additional Information of this notice).
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire and contract documents (See Section V1.3) Additional Information of this notice).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Further details will be set out in the PQQ (See Section V1.3) Additional Information of this notice).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Children Act 1989;
Children Act 2004;
Children’s Home Regulations 2001;
Care Standard Act 2000 (National Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes 2001);
Education Act 2011;
The National Curriculum;
Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 8
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
PCC reserves the right not to award all/any of the services forming part of the Clare Lodge contract and/or the right to make than 1 contract award under this procurement to different service providers. Point II.1.9) – variants will be accepted in addition to a standard compliant bid (as set out in the tender documents) providing the Council’s core requirements are met and provided they are in accordance with the tender documents. Points II.2.2) and II.3) – It is possible that the term of any contracts or any agreements flowing from the opportunity may extend beyond this period. Point IV.3.3) – The pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ) and a Memorandum of Information (MOI) are available in electronic format.
The PQQ must be returned in accordance with the instructions provided in those documents . Point IV.3.4) – requests to participate in the dialogue require the completion and return of the PQQ by 12:00 on 9.8.2013 in accordance with the requirements set out in the PQQ.
PCC intends to establish a contractual arrangement for itself which will primarily be within the administrative area of Peterborough City Council. However the contract may also extend to other local government and public related organisations and associated partners within the UK borders. Peterborough City Council currently undertakes services for other local government and public organisations and would wish to expand working relationships through their selected partner with other local authorities, public bodies and their associated partners across the UK (and their statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organizational changes). These will include but not be limited to the following (a link showing where a list of these organisations can be found has been included where available): Any contracting authorities listed in Regulation 3(1) of the Public Contracts Regulations 20016 (as amended) and their statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organizational changes). Local Authorities (ie a local authority as defined in Regulation 3(2) to (5) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended)and their statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organisational changes http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG
) NDPBs. Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools
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GO Reference: GO-2013722-PRO-4975259
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Peterborough City Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)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).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained