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Tenders are invited for the supply of Home and Community Support Services. The service is for all residents of Cambridgeshire who are identified as having eligible social care needs and all residents of Cambridgeshire and Royston in Hertfordshire ...

Social and other specific services - public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall, Castle Hill
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKH

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
Lockton House, Clarendon Road
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKH

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Cambridgeshire County Council Home and Community Support Services.

Reference number: DN243347
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Tenders are invited for the supply of Home and Community Support Services. The service is for all residents of Cambridgeshire who are identified as having eligible social care needs and all residents of Cambridgeshire and Royston in Hertfordshire where individuals are registered with a Cambridgeshire GP, and are eligible for NHS fully funded Continuing Health Care (CHC) and Joint Funded Health Care from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG.

Interested providers should register their interest on the LGSS eSourcing Portal ( All tender documents and instructions for submitting a tender can be found on the portal.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Authority is setting up a ‘pseudo-DPS’ under the Light Touch Regulations. Full details are contained in the tender documents

The scope of the services includes: older adults, adults of all ages with organic and/or functional mental health problems, people who may be physically frail or with physical disabilities, people who have sensory loss, people who are entering the end stages of life, people with learning disabilities, people with autism, people with cognitive impairment, children and young people, people who are entitled to Continuing Health Care Funding, rapid hospital discharge and transition, delegated health tasks, live-in (24hr) care.

II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 300 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Duration in months: 120
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Providers must satisfy the minimum criteria set out in the specification and other tender documents.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

All Potential Providers that meet the minimum requirements of the ITT will be accepted on to the DPS. The DPS will re-open to new providers and previously unsuccessful providers every 3 months (or other intervals at the Authority's discretion).

The Authority will call-off the DPS in order to award individual Service Agreements. The call-off procedures are set out in the tender documents.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 28/04/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The following Authorities will also be able to access and call-off the DPS:

Peterborough City Council,

Suffolk County Council,

Norfolk County Council,

Hertfordshire County Council,

Essex County Council,

Central Bedfordshire Council,

Bedford Borough Council,

Luton Borough Council,

Thurrock Council,

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council,

Rutland County Council,

Lincolnshire County Council,

Northamptonshire County Council,

Buckinghamshire County Council.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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 serious breach have occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: