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Home Support LTR Framework - South Norfolk and Norwich.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Joan Murray
NR1 2SG Norwich
United Kingdom
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Home Support LTR Framework - South Norfolk and Norwich.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Norfolk.

NUTS code UKH13

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 10
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: This Light Touch Regime Framework Agreement is being let under Regulation 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Light Touch Regime, LTR) under which the Council has flexibility as to the process or procedure to be used when purchasing certain services of which Home Support Services is one. In this instance, the Council is establishing a framework agreement with multiple suppliers that will set out the terms and conditions for making specific purchases (call-offs). The framework agreement differs from those let under the non-light touch regime in that it will run for 10 years and the Council, exercising its flexibility, may periodically open the framework for new applicants, particularly if it needs to increase capacity. If the Council decides to open up the light touch regime framework to new applicants, it will do so on the same terms and conditions and on the same criteria as stated in the Invitation to Tender, unless the Council deems that amendments as a result of changes in the market or changes within the Council.

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 150 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Norfolk County wishes to set up a multi-provider framework agreement under the Light Touch Regime for Home Care services in South Norfolk and Norwich.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85312000, 85312500, 85320000, 85312200, 85300000, 85312400

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The Council wishes to establish a LTR framework agreement for the provision of Home Support Services in South Norfolk and Norwich. The framework agreement will be used to arrange both individual packages and multiple packages of care. The intention is to work with successful providers to optimise efficiency and reduce travel wherever possible. The expectation is that successful providers will work collaboratively to facilitate this.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 0 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
NCCT41307
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2017/S 039-071902 of 24.2.2017

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 11.4.2017 - 10:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
21.4.2017 - 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: As and when additional capacity is required.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council's e-procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles. Once registered you will be able to see the procurement project under the ‘tenders’ section and ‘express an interest’ to view the documentation. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the In-tend support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or e-mailing .

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
9.3.2017