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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Maidstone: SC19017 VPRS Framework
Document Ref:
530224-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation
Published By:
Kent County Council
Date Published:
08 November 2019
Deadline Date:
22 November 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
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Notice Abstract

The opportunity concerns the delivery of the official Government refugee resettlement schemes in Kent. Currently these are the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS) and the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS) but from spring 2020 these (and the Government Gateway programme) are due to merge into the new UK Resettlement scheme. The service being commissioned is the resettlement and integration support for refugees relocating to Kent under these and any similar future scheme yet to be announced, both for existing families and new families from April 2020. The service will be expected to provide the above support for initially the first 3-years of each refugee’s stay in the UK, with the potential for an extension of up to a further 2-years, depending on individual need and available funding.

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

Kent County Council

County Hall

Maidstone

ME14 1XQ

UK

Contact person: Mr Jamie Brooks

E-mail: jamie.brooks@kent.gov.uk

NUTS: UKJ4

Internet address(es)

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/

I.3) Communication

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

https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

Other: County Council

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

SC19017 VPRS Framework

Reference number: DN433828

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The opportunity concerns the delivery of the official Government refugee resettlement schemes in Kent. Currently these are the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS) and the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS) but from spring 2020 these (and the Government Gateway programme) are due to merge into the new UK Resettlement scheme. The service being commissioned is the resettlement and integration support for refugees relocating to Kent under these and any similar future scheme yet to be announced, both for existing families and new families from April 2020. The service will be expected to provide the above support for initially the first 3-years of each refugee’s stay in the UK, with the potential for an extension of up to a further 2-years, depending on individual need and available funding.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

West Kent

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ4

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot covers delivery of all requirements of the UK Resettlement Scheme in the following Districts: Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling, Sevenoaks and Maidstone. The services required will be described in the tender documentation.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: No

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

North Kent

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ4

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot covers delivery of all requirements of the UK Resettlement Scheme in the following Districts: Dartford and Gravesham. The services required will be described in the tender documentation.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: No

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

East Kent

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ4

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot covers delivery of all requirements of the UK Resettlement Scheme in the following Districts: Thanet, Dover and Folkestone and Hythe. The services required will be described in the tender documentation.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: No

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

Swale

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ4

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot covers delivery of all requirements of the UK Resettlement Scheme in the following Districts: Isle of Sheppey and Sittingbourne. The services required will be described in the tender documentation.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: No

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 8 years: The UK Government UK Resettlement Scheme provides funding for up to 5 years to support vulnerable families relocating to the UK. As a 5-year scheme Kent County Council believe a framework running for the same period is justified. The initial period of this framework will be 36 months, the period stated in II.2.7 includes 2 optional 12-month extensions should the scheme be successful.

IV.1.5) Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 184-448087

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

Date: 22/11/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

The authority will be conducting this procurement using the 'Light Touch Regime' as defined in Clause 74, 75 and 76 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The contract period stated in II.2.7) includes 2 optional 12 month extensions.

The specification, selection and award criteria together with the evaluation methodology to be used will be included in the invitation to tender. This can be obtained by using the Kent Business Portal, which can be accessed through the information included in I.3).

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Strategic Commissioning

Sessions House

Maidstone

ME14 1XQ

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

05/11/2019

Current Notes