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West Sussex County Council seeks to establish a dynamic placement system for the provision of placements for children with special education needs (SEN) and children with disabilities (CWD). This will include, but is not limited to, day educational ...

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

West Sussex County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Alistair Little
PO19 1QT Chichester
Telephone: +44 1243382167

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
DPS (disabled children/children with special educational needs).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Sussex, East Sussex.

NUTS code UKJ24

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves contract(s) based on a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
West Sussex County Council seeks to establish a dynamic placement system for the provision of placements for children with special education needs (SEN) and children with disabilities (CWD). This will include, but is not limited to, day educational placements, residential educational placements, residential care placements, residential care placements which also have an educational aspect, residential short break placements, or specialist (disability) foster care placements ("the Services”). This non-mandatory OJEU notice relates to the opportunity for these part B services.
East Sussex County Council may also use this DPS to obtain these part B services.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 85312300, 85312120, 85312110, 85312100, 80340000, 80310000, 80200000, 80100000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 186 900 000,00 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Price. Weighting 20
2. Quality. Weighting 80
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2010/S 240-366974 of 7.12.2010

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 134-223245 of 12.7.2011

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2191 Lot title: Dynamic placement system ("DPS”) for the provision of placements for disabled children and children with special educational needs.
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 44
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

3 dimensions
Chardleigh House, Wadeford, Chard, Somerset
TA20 3AJ Chardleigh Green

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
This is a contract award notice for a part B service.
Organisations will be expected to deliver services that provide best value for money.
East Sussex County Council may decide to access the dynamic placement system as a recognised public body within the meaning of the Public Contract Regulations 2006.
The anticipated West Sussex County Council value of the contract is approximately 15 500 000 GBP per annum, split between 13 000 000 GBP for Special Educational Needs placements and 2 500 000 GBP for children with Disabilities placements; however no guarantee or commitment as to the initial and future value of any work arising from this contract can be given.
The potential value of the contract from East Sussex County Council is approximately 11 200 000 GBP per annum. The ESCC division between SEN and CWD is not known at this time.
The term of the DPS will be for a minimum period of two years, and may be extended for up to 5 years, depending on the ongoing need, budget availability and contract performance up to a maximum contract period of seven years.

Refer to WSCC entry for CWD / SEN DPS at and West County Council web site ( for a detailed list of the successful providers who are:

3 Dimensions
Acorn Care and Education.
Autism Sussex Ltd.
Cambian Education Ltd.
Chailey Heritage School.
Credo Care.
Families for children.
Farney Close School.
Grafham Grange Special Educational Trust.
Hamilton Lodge (Brighton) Limited.
Hampshire Autistic Society.
Hillcrest Care Ltd.
Kisimul Group Ltd.
Licensed Trade Charity.
Mayne Enterprises Ltd.
Muntham House School.
Options Group.
Pjl Healthcare Limited.
Portfield School.
Priory Education Services Limited.
QEF Neuro Rehabilitation Services.
Solor Care Group.
Springboard Education Ltd.
St Barnabas Hospices (Sussex) Ltd.
St Dominic's School.
Strode Park Foundation for People with Disabilities.
Sussex Community NHS Trust.
The Caldecott Foundation.
The Education Centre.
The National Autistic Society.
The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy.
Twenty4Seven Residential Care.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Not applicable

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: