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United Kingdom-Paisley: Welfare services for children and young people
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10383
Section II: Object
Flexible Framework of Children's Residential Care and Education Services including Short Breaks
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.
Residential Care and Education
Residential care and education.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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 email@example.com if you are interested in arranging a meeting.
Additional support and information about tendering is available from: supplier development programme.
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