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Notice Summary

Title: United Kingdom-Hertford: Emergency Residential Placements for Children and Young People Aged 9-17 with Challenging and Complex Needs
Document Ref: 377279-2019
Published By: Hertfordshire County Council
Document Source:  OJEU Tender
Date Published: 09 August 2019
Deadline Date: 06 September 2019
Document Type: Contract Notice - Open Procedure

Notice Abstract

Hertfordshire County Council (‘the Council’) are currently out to procurement for the provision of emergency residential placements for children and young people aged 9-17, with challenging and complex needs. Further information in regards to this opportunity can be found in II.2.4) Description of the procurement field (OJEU Contract Notice refers). Organisations 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. Please see VI.3) Additional information for further information. Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the e-Tendering system, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Hertfordshire County Council

Pegs Lane

Hertford

SG13 8DE

UK

Contact person: Strategic Procurement Group

Telephone: +44 1992531953

E-mail: gianni.tinnirello1@hertfordshire.gov.uk

NUTS: UKH23

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.3) Communication

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

http://www.supplyhertfordshire.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://www.supplyhertfordshire.uk


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


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

HCC — 08/19 — The Provision of Emergency Residential Placements for Children and Young People Aged 9-17 with Challenging and Complex Needs

Reference number: HCC1810342

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85311000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Hertfordshire County Council (‘the Council’) are currently out to procurement for the provision of emergency residential placements for children and young people aged 9-17, with challenging and complex needs. Further information in regards to this opportunity can be found in II.2.4) Description of the procurement field (OJEU Contract Notice refers). Organisations 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. Please see VI.3) Additional information for further information. Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the e-Tendering system, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 931 320.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85311000

85312000

85000000

85310000

98000000

85320000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKH23


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Hertfordshire County Council (‘The Council’) wish to procure a ‘Block Contract’ arrangement with a single provider to provide an OFSTED registered two (2) bed emergency therapeutic residential home utilising the Council’s existing property for Children and Young People aged 9 to 17 with high levels of challenging behaviour and complex needs. Needs will include trauma, attachment, offending including gang affiliation and weapon use, mental health including hospital step down, neurodevelopment (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD and or Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD), substance use and child sexual exploitation presenting high levels of risk. 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 for extension. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of the contract will be approximately 310 440 GBP. The contract will be awarded for an initial term of one (1) year, with the option to extend the contract up to two (2) further years. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. 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.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 931 320.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

This contract will be reviewed at the end of the contract period.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

There is an option within the contract, to extend for up to two (2) further years following the initial term.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 06/09/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 17 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/09/2019

Local time: 12:00

Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

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. 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: support@in-tend.com or Telephone: +44 1144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 08.30-17.30. 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 fulfil the requirements under the contract. The services advertised in this notice fall under the services listed in Annex XIV to Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and the contracting authority is not obliged to follow The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 in full. The procurement process that will apply to the services is specified in the procurement documents accordingly.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days (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.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Chief Legal Officer

Hertfordshire County Council

Hertford

SG13 8DE

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

06/08/2019