Services - 413163-2019

03/09/2019    S169    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Paisley: Welfare services for children and young people

2019/S 169-413163

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: social.care@scotland-excel.org.uk
Telephone: +44 3003001200
Fax: +44 1416187423

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
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Flexible Framework of Children's Residential Care and Education Services including Short Breaks

Reference number: 0517
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85311300 Welfare services for children and young people
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of high quality placements for children and young people who require residential care, care and education, education and short breaks and who may have a range of complex and challenging support needs.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Residential Care

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85311300 Welfare services for children and young people
85300000 Social work and related services
85310000 Social work services
85311000 Social work services with accommodation
85000000 Health and social work services
85320000 Social services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Residential care.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Residential Care and Education

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85311300 Welfare services for children and young people
80310000 Youth education services
85300000 Social work and related services
85311000 Social work services with accommodation
85320000 Social services
85000000 Health and social work services
80000000 Education and training services
80110000 Pre-school education services
80200000 Secondary education services
80340000 Special education services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Residential care and education.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Short Breaks

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85311300 Welfare services for children and young people
85300000 Social work and related services
85310000 Social work services
85311000 Social work services with accommodation
85320000 Social services
85000000 Health and social work services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Short breaks.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Day Education

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85311300 Welfare services for children and young people
85300000 Social work and related services
85320000 Social services
85000000 Health and social work services
85310000 Social work services
85311000 Social work services with accommodation
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Day education.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
18/09/2019

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 relates to preliminary market consultation.

Scotland Excel currently operates the flexible framework agreement for children’s residential care and education services including short breaks on behalf of Scottish local authorities. The flexible framework agreement provides for the admission of new entrants for the third and fourth year of its operation.

The admissions process for new entrants will replicate the original award process establishing the flexible framework agreement in accordance with the terms of the flexible framework agreement and in compliance with Regulation 19 (Principles of procurement) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

More detail about Scotland Excel, its member Councils can be found here: http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk

Scotland Excel would now like to invite interested parties to discuss the upcoming opportunity to join this flexible framework agreement. The consultation is only open to those parties who are not current participants in the flexible framework agreement.

More details on the flexible framework agreement can be found here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Authority/Notice_PubView.aspx?ID=JUL325077

Participation in this consultation is not mandatory and parties who do not participate will not be disadvantaged should they subsequently choose to seek admission to the flexible framework agreement.

Accordingly, we would like to invite providers who are not currently participating in the flexible framework agreement to contact Scotland Excel to arrange an individual meeting to take place at Scotland Excel Offices in Paisley (Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, PA1 1AR). Meetings will be taking place from Tuesday September to Wednesday 17 September, meeting slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Meetings can also be conducted over the phone or video conference to avoid excessive travel.

Please email social.care@scotland-excel.org.uk if you are interested in arranging a meeting.

Additional support and information about tendering is available from: supplier development programme.

https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/

Scotland Excel Webinar — We now have available for viewing online a tenderer information webinar.

Please feel free to use this tool to familiarise yourself with participation in a Scotland Excel national framework.

You can find the webinar at: http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/Suppliers/Tendering-process.aspx

Scotland Excel envisages publishing a future tender opportunity on behalf of all local authorities and members in Scotland, together with any Integration Authority, or other body, established pursuant to the Public Bodies (Joint Working)(Scotland) Act 2014.

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=593142

(SC Ref:593142)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
29/08/2019