West Midlands Fostering Framework 2020

West Midlands Fostering Framework 2020

Sandwell Children’s Trust is seeking to identify suitable providers offering foster carers placements for children by undertaking a procurement exercise.

United Kingdom-Oldbury: Social work services with accommodation

2019/S 181-440852

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Sandwell Childrens Trust
Wellman Building, Dudley Road
Oldbury
B69 3DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Marie Hines
Telephone: +44 1215692027
E-mail: marie_hines@sandwellchildrenstrust.org
NUTS code: UKG
Internet address(es):Main address: www.sandwellchildrenstrust.org

Address of the buyer profile: www.sandwellchildrenstrust.org

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

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:

West Midlands Fostering Framework 2020

Reference number: WMFF20

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85311000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Sandwell Children’s Trust is seeking to identify suitable providers offering foster carers placements for children by undertaking a procurement exercise. This procurement is being undertaken by Sandwell Children’s Trust in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The services being procured fall under Schedule 3 of the regulations and are subject to the light touch regime. The following organisations will be able to call-off against the framework contract Birmingham Children’s Trust, Coventry City Council, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Herefordshire Council, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Children’s Trust, Shropshire County Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Borough of Telford and Wrekin, Walsall Council, Warwickshire County Council, Wolverhampton City Council and Worcestershire Children First.e estimated annual contract value is 133 000 000 GBP.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 390 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311000
85312000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Sandwell Children’s Trust is seeking to identify suitable providers offering foster carers placements for children by undertaking a procurement exercise. This procurement is being undertaken by Sandwell Children’s Trust (‘the Trust’) in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The services being procured fall under Schedule 3 of the regulations and are subject to the light touch regime. The following organisations will be able to call-off against the framework contract and are referenced in the OJEU Notice: Birmingham Children’s Trust, Coventry City Council, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Herefordshire Council, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Children’s Trust, Shropshire County Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Borough of Telford and Wrekin, Walsall Council, Warwickshire County Council, Wolverhampton City Council and Worcestershire Children First.

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

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

Start: 01/04/2020
End: 31/03/2023
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

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

List and brief description of conditions:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to ITT documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please refer to ITT documents.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to ITT documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please refer to ITT documents.

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)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

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: yes
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: 28/10/2019
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.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28/10/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This invitation to tender (ITT) is being issued using Sandwell Trust’s e-tendering system ‘in-tend’ and the remainder of the procurement process will be managed using this system. Therefore all interested providers must via the ‘in-tend’ system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc/aspx/Home

Tender closing date: 28.10.2019 at 12.00 noon.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Sandwell MBC In-Tend Supplier Portal (please see internet address URL below)
Oldbury
B69 3DE
United KingdomInternet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Sandwell MBC In-Tend Supplier Portal (please see internet address URL below)
Oldbury
B69 3DE
United KingdomInternet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Sandwell MBC In-Tend Supplier Portal (please see internet address URL below)
Oldbury
B69 3DE
United KingdomInternet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16/09/2019

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