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Title: Flexible Framework for Early Learning & Childcare Services in North Lanarkshire 2023-2027
OCID: ocds-h6vhtk-0372ee
Published by: North Lanarkshire Council
Authority ID: AA20183
Publication Date: 05/10/2022
Deadline Date: 24/10/2022
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No
Abstract:

The invitation to tender (“ITT”) pack which is accessible (and downloadable) from the Buyer Attachment area within the PCS-T tendering system outlines the requirements and objectives of this framework.

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Service delivery must be carried out in accordance with the information provided within this Contract Notice, the ITT Document and the Council's Framework Agreement.

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

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

UK

Contact person: Corporate Procurement Team

E-mail: lawm@northlan.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM84

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00010

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

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Flexible Framework for Early Learning & Childcare Services in North Lanarkshire 2023-2027

Reference number: NLP-CPT-22-038

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80110000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

In accordance with The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, Regulation 74, the Council intend to establish a Flexible Framework to secure external providers who can supplement the Council’s internal early learning and childcare provision. The proposed Framework will be for 4 years, with options for Tenderers to apply to the Framework in either years 1, 2, 3 or 4.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00  GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85312110

80110000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM84


Main site or place of performance:

North Lanarkshire Council's geographical boundary

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The invitation to tender (“ITT”) pack which is accessible (and downloadable) from the Buyer Attachment area within the PCS-T tendering system outlines the requirements and objectives of this framework.

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Service delivery must be carried out in accordance with the information provided within this Contract Notice, the ITT Document and the Council's Framework Agreement.

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00  GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

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

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE EXCLUSION GROUNDS:

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.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Contractor staff, assigned to work with children must be registered under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) prior to commencement of any potential contract.

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All Contractors must be registered with Care Inspectorate to deliver support in North Lanarkshire.

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All Contractor staff, assigned to work within North Lanarkshire services must register with SSSC within six months of beginning employment in the ELC sector. They must maintain their registration in line with SSSC guidance.

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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

IV.1.10) Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

Information about national procedures is available at: (URL)

www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2015/446/schedule/3/made

IV.1.11) Main features of the award procedure:

This tender exercise is being facilitated through PCSTender

Tenderers are required to complete responses to:

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PCSTender-Qualification Envelope:

This is based on the SPD (Single Procurement Document). Tenderers must respond to questions 4B.5.1b, 4B.5.2, 4C.10 and 4C.12.

Minimum Requirements apply.

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PCSTender-Technical Envelope:

Tenderers must respond to Questions that will be evaluated. Minimum Requirements apply. Failure to meet any Minimum Requirements will result in exclusion.

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 24/10/2022

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

Further entry points to the Framework will be permitted in 2024, 2025 and 2026 for new entrants and any Tenderer who does not make it on to the initial Framework entry point. The same Requirements will apply.

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Police Scotland identified a number of business areas which have a high risk of infiltration by Serious and Organised Crime groups; Childcare contracts belongs to one such area and as such the Council reserves the right to include enhanced probity checks prior to any contract award, including sharing tenderer information with Police Scotland.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 22455. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

There is no guarantee of work from this Flexible Framework as the call-off is by parental choice.

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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:

As stated in the Tender Document.

(SC Ref:707573)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Scottish Courts

Edinburgh

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers, or is at risk of suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 or the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

04/10/2022


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: lawm@northlan.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
85312110Child daycare servicesSocial work services without accommodation
80110000Pre-school education servicesPrimary education services

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