Services - 406019-2020

28/08/2020    S167

United Kingdom-Paisley: Social work and related services

2020/S 167-406019

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Scotland Excel
Postal address: Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Town: Paisley
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Postal code: PA1 1AR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: adultsocialcare@scotland-excel.org.uk
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)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from 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:

Reopening of National Flexible Framework for Care and Support Services

Reference number: 1318
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85300000 Social work and related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This prior information notice (PIN) is being published by Scotland Excel for the purposes of informing potential service providers of the upcoming opportunity to join the national flexible framework for care and support services (1318).

Care and support services (encompassing care at home and supported living services) will support people to achieve the best possible quality of life, in terms of their personal aspirations, choices and abilities, that enables them to live independently and safely within their own home for as long as practicable.

Scotland Excel currently manages this framework on behalf of Scottish local authorities.

The flexible framework allows for new entrants to be admitted, as providers, after it has been established. Following award, successful providers will also be able to add new services and locations to their service offering in accordance with the terms of the flexible framework.

Services awarded from this exercise will be offered a Joining Date of 1 April 2021.

A contract notice will be published prior to the publication of the tender.

This exercise will be conducted on public contracts Scotland — all documentation will be published with the contract notice and made available on this website.

Potential Tenderers are advised to monitor Public Contracts Scotland on a regular basis if they wish to access and/or participate in this opportunity.

This notice serves to inform potential tenderers that, following the publication of SPPN 8, Scotland Excel will be progressing with this exercise, currently anticipated to be during (and no earlier than) October 2020.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is not a procurement exercise at this time.

This notice serves to inform potential providers that, following the publication of SPPN 8, Scotland Excel will be progressing with the reopening of the flexible framework for care and support services (1318), currently anticipated to be during (and no earlier than) October 2020.

Anticipated key dates (subject to change):

Contract notice: October 2020

Tender issue (PCS): October 2020

Tender return: November 2020

Evaluation, governance and award process: November 2020-March 2021

Commencement date (New Entrants): 1 April 2021.

II.2.14)Additional information

This exercise will be conducted on public contracts Scotland — all documentation will be published with the contract notice and made available on this website.

Potential tenderers are advised to monitor Public Contracts Scotland on a regular basis if they wish to access and/or participate in this opportunity.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
02/10/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This notice serves to inform potential providers of a forthcoming opportunity only.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the public contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=628801

(SC Ref:628801)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
25/08/2020