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Title: Children's Residential Care and Education, including Short Break, Services Flexible Framework Agreement
OCID: ocds-h6vhtk-03378a
Published by: Scotland Excel
Authority ID: AA20796
Publication Date: 14/05/2022
Deadline Date: 15/06/2022
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

As further detailed in the procurement documents, Service Option 3 of the Flexible Framework Agreement is for the provision of Short Break Services for Children and Young People across Scotland.

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Scotland Excel

Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street

Paisley

PA1 1AR

UK

Telephone: +44 1414888230

E-mail: socialcare@scotland-excel.org.uk

NUTS: UKM83

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10383

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Children's Residential Care and Education, including Short Break, Services Flexible Framework Agreement

Reference number: 1121

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85310000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

This Contract Notice is in relation to the renewal of the national flexible framework for Children's Residential Care and Education, including Short Break, Services. The scope and structure of service options include:

- Residential care;

- Residential care and education;

- Short Breaks;

- Day Education.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 951 000 000.00  GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Service Option 1 - Residential Care

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85311000

85311300

85310000

85320000

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

As further detailed in the procurement documents, Service Option 1 of the Flexible Framework Agreement is for the provision of Residential Care Services for Children and Young People across Scotland.

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

Duration in months: 72

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Service Option 2 - Residential Care and Education

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85311000

85311300

80000000

80100000

80110000

80200000

85320000

85000000

80340000

85300000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

As further detailed in the procurement documents, Service Option 2 of the Flexible Framework Agreement is for the provision of Residential Care and Education Services for Children and Young People across Scotland.

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

Duration in months: 72

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Service Option 3 - Short Breaks

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

85311300

85310000

85311000

85320000

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

As further detailed in the procurement documents, Service Option 3 of the Flexible Framework Agreement is for the provision of Short Break Services for Children and Young People across Scotland.

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

Duration in months: 72

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Service Option 4 - Day Education

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85312000

80000000

80100000

80110000

80200000

85300000

85311300

85310000

85320000

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

As further detailed in the procurement documents, Service Option 4 of the Flexible Framework Agreement is for the provision of Day Education Services for Children and Young People across Scotland.

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

Duration in months: 72

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

SELECTION

All staff and those providing the Service must be suitably qualified and registered with the relevant regulatory body/ies.

Care Inspectorate Registration SO1 2 and 3

Providers must be Registered and must maintain the necessary Registration with Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCWIS) known as the Care Inspectorate. Failure to demonstrate that this requirement has been met may lead to a bidder being excluded from the process.

Education Scotland/Registration SO2 and 4

Where school education is to be provided, every individual school or learning centre which a Provider intends to include in any bid, must be registered (with the exception of Grant Aided Special Schools) with the Registrar of Independent Schools, and meet the requirements of such establishments as set out in legislation and national guidance.

Full details of economic and financial standing, including Insurance, are within the Procurement Documents within the relevant project on PCS-T.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

Participation is reserved to a particular profession: Yes

Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Registration with the Care Inspectorate and/or Education Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council and/or General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Tenderers should provide Registration number(s) etc at Section 4A.2 in the SPD.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 4 years: These services come within the ‘Social and Other Specific Services’ category as defined in, and subject to, the procurement regimes set out in section 7 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, commonly known as the Light Touch Regime.

IV.1.11) Main features of the award procedure:

The scope of services to be provided under this Framework Agreement falls within the definition of social and other specific services in Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 ("the Regulations") and therefore the procurement process shall be subject to the requirements of section 7 of the Regulations.

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 15/06/2022

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Full details of the requirements of this Flexible Framework Agreement (including permitted variations and contract conditions) are available in the Procurement Documents within the relevant project on PCS-T.

AWARD CRITERIA – Applicable to SO 1,2 and 3

Where a Service is registered with the Care Inspectorate, a minimum grade of three (3) is required across all inspected key questions.

In the event that a Care Inspectorate newly registered Service is awaiting its first inspection, and in recognition that the Care Inspectorate inspection regime remains affected by the impact of the COVID19 pandemic, Scotland Excel reserves the right to agree with the Care Inspectorate, suitable alternative indicator(s) of quality to assess whether the minimum requirement is met. The alternative shall reflect the circumstances and may include, but not be limited to:

-Review/confirmation of the Scrutiny Assessment Tool (or equivalent) score and responses; and

-For a Service that was previously registered under a different CS number, review of previous grades held

Tenderers will be informed which alternative indicator(s) of quality has been applied

Tenderers will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract any share of the contract to third parties and, if so, to complete relevant sections of the SPD for each subcontractor.

This Tender process is subject to the Law and Guidance applicable in Scotland relative to the award of public contracts including (without limitation) as set out in the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 as currently in force. As such, this Notice relates to the use of the Open Procedure to establish a ‘flexible’ Framework Agreement, in both cases, with variations as permitted under the Regulations. In particular, once established, new entrants meeting the requirements are permitted to join the flexible framework agreement throughout its duration (as detailed in the Procurement Documents).

Scotland Excel, as a central purchasing body, is establishing this flexible framework for the use and benefit of its members namely 32 local authorities in Scotland, Tayside Contracts, associate members, together with any Integration Authority, or other body, established pursuant to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014. Scotland Excel local authority members and associate members entitled to use this framework, are listed at http://www.scotlandexcel.org.uk/home/Aboutus/Ourmembers/Our_members.aspx

The above is subject to each contracting authority entering into and maintaining a membership agreement or other access agreement with Scotland Excel.

Scotland Excel is running Tenderer Information Sessions on the following dates - Tuesday 17 May 09:30-11:00 and Thursday 19 May 16:30-18:00. Please contact socialcare@scotland-excel.org.uk if you would like to attend either session.

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 20776. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: https://www.gov.scot/policies/public-sector-procurement/community-benefits-in-procurement/

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

In accordance with section 25(3) of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 note that, Scotland Excel intends to include community benefit requirements as set out in the Procurement Documents.

(SC Ref:683898)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Court of Session

Edinburgh

EH1 1RQ

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/446) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

13/05/2022


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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
80000000Education and training servicesEducation
85000000Health and social work servicesOther Services
80110000Pre-school education servicesPrimary education services
80100000Primary education servicesEducation and training services
80200000Secondary education servicesEducation and training services
85320000Social servicesSocial work and related services
85300000Social work and related servicesHealth and social work services
85310000Social work servicesSocial work and related services
85311000Social work services with accommodationSocial work services
85312000Social work services without accommodationSocial work services
80340000Special education servicesHigher education services
85311300Welfare services for children and young peopleSocial work services with accommodation

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