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das Vereinigte Königreich-Stafford: Betreuungsleistungen für behinderte Kinder und Jugendliche in Tagesheimen
Bekanntmachung vergebener Aufträge
Ergebnisse des Vergabeverfahrens
Abschnitt I: Öffentlicher Auftraggeber
Abschnitt II: Gegenstand
Framework for the Provision of Children's Short Breaks Activities and Support Services (Aiming High)
The Council is seeking to secure suitable providers to provide children’s short break activities and support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
Providers are required who can offer children’s short break activities and support services which are safe and enjoyable and promote independence and meet the varied needs of children and young people within Staffordshire.
Activities Family Attendance (Age 0-17 Years)
Lot 1: activities — family attendance can be accessed by children and young people with SEND aged 0-17 years old, as in accordance with the specified eligibility criteria, and their families. This may include parents/carers, siblings and extended family members.
Activities — family attendance may include, but are not limited to:
— family fun/information days,
— leisure and recreational activities and trips.
Providers may facilitate activities specifically for children and young people with SEND and their families to participate in or may seek to provide additional support/resources to enable children and young people with SEND and their families to participate in ‘existing universal’ activities.
The provision of activities — family attendance may:
— enable the ‘whole family unit’ to spend ‘quality time’ participating in a fun and interesting activity,
— enable children and young people with SEND and their families and carers to connect/socialise with their local community,
— equip families and carers of children and young people with SEND with the skills and confidence to participate in further community based opportunities.
The initial framework agreement is for 12 months until 31 March 2021 plus an extension to extend for up to 12 months until 31 March 2022.
Activities for Children/Young People Individual Attendance (Age 0-17 Years)
Activities for children/young people individual attendance can be accessed by children and young people with SEND aged 0-17 years old, as in accordance with the specified eligibility criteria, independently of their families and carers.
Activities for children/young people individual attendance may include, but are not limited to:
— preparing for independence,
Providers may facilitate activities specifically for children and young people with SEND to participate in or may seek to provide additional support to enable children and young people with SEND to participate in ‘existing universal’ activities.
Life/Independence Skills (Age 11-25 Years)
Lifeskills and independence can be accessed by children and young people with SEND aged 11-25 years old, as in accordance with the specified eligibility criteria, independently of their families and carers.
Providers will require skills in working with children and young people with SEND and their families or carers to identify and agree individualised person centred outcomes, to be achieved through this time limited provision, in advance of the physical provision of support commencing.
Abschnitt IV: Verfahren
Abschnitt V: Auftragsvergabe
Abschnitt VI: Weitere Angaben
This is an electronic tender. All submission must be made via the formal contracting authority electronic tendering platform.
All requests for information to be sent through the electronic tendering portal and message facility on theProactis electronic tendering system.
How to register — follow the link to Proactis electronic tendering:
If you require urgent assistance regarding the initial usage of the e-Tendering package please contact the Contracting Authority point-of-contact in Section I.1) of this notice. On failure to reach this contact, please immediately email the nature of the difficulty to email@example.com
This procurement is for a contract between the appointed providers(s) and the contracting authority, to supply predominately services on an ad-hoc call-off basis, as and when required.
The contracting authority or its public sector partners/customers makes no guarantee as to the volume of business on offer or to be awarded, and any volumes given are indicative only and intended as a general guide.
As part of the Governments National Procurement Strategy, collaborative working and supporting other authorities now forms part of the contracting authority's procurement remit. This agreement may be madeavailable to other contracting authorities including without limitation Councils and Public Bodies within Staffordshire and neighboring geographical areas as prescribed by the NUTS codes in this notice. These will include health and NHS bodies, local authorities, contracting authorities, any other Government Department, Defence, police and emergency services, metropolitan/district councils, utilities, educational establishments, and utilities, including the contracting authorities named in this notice. These organisations will be afforded third party rights or be named as beneficiaries under the contract or contracts where appropriate.
Payments may be made following acceptance by the banking agents of Staffordshire County Council.
Legal form of groups of providers:
No special legal form is required by the grouping of providers but each provider will be required to be come jointly or severally responsible for the contract before acceptance.
For reference the following website outlines the contracting authority's policy on the community right to challenge:
The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period (or 15 days where non-electronic or fax methods are used) at the point that an award decision notice is communicated to tenderers.
The award decision process will specify the criteria for the award of the contract/framework agreement, the reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages, the name and score of the successful tender(s), and will specify when the standstill period is expected to end or the date before which the contracting authority will not conclude the contract/framework agreement.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract framework agreement has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). The Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or may order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages.
If an agreement has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness or may order that the duration of any relevant specific contract be shortened and additionally may award damages.
The time limit for seeking such a declaration is generally 30 days from notification of the award (either by award decision notification or contract award notice depending upon the circumstances) or otherwise 6 months