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United Kingdom-Cambridge: Health and social work services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Cambridgeshire County Council residential services for adults with a learning disability.
Cambridgeshire County Council is commissioning residential services for adults with a learning disability.
Providers must recognise the role they play in ensuring that people with learning disabilities experience the good health and well-being necessary to live a meaningful life. Providers should be aware that there are higher incidences of long-term conditions, and other health problems, experienced by people with learning disabilities and prioritise preventative and palliative services and support to minimise potential impacts to service users.As such staff must have sufficient and appropriate training and skills to effectively engage people with learning disabilities in health promotion. The Council is trying to move towards a model that helps people to live as independently as possible at all levels of need, so the focus is on progression.
Peterborough City Council may call-off this Framework for service users they have assessed as eligible using their own criteria.
Cambridgeshire County Council is setting up an Open Framework for a period of 10 years. This means that the Framework will re-open at intervals to allow for new and previously unsuccessful providers to apply to join.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
In providing the Services the Service Provider is required to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and to maintain that registration throughout the Contract Period. All Service Providers must meet the ‘Fundamental Standards’ as set out in Part 3 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (as amended) (the “Fundamental Standards”) and Part 4 of the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (as amended). Each Service Provider must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and will be inspected as required by the CQC.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in Part I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of Contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a Contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the Contract has been entered into the Court may order the ineffectiveness of a Contract where a serious breach has occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.