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Residential Provision - Soft Market Testing.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Middlesbrough Borough Council
Strategic Commissioning & Procurement Unit, Strategic Resources, PO Box 506, Civic Centre
For the attention of: Stephen Snaith
TS1 9GA Middlesbrough
Telephone: +44 1642729178

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Middlesbrough Borough Council
Children, Families & Learning, PO Box 501, Vancouver House, Gurney Street
Contact point(s): Children, Families & Learning
For the attention of: Claire Walker
TS1 9FU Middlesbrough
Telephone: +44 1642728415
Internet address:

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

Darlington Borough Council, Hartlepool Borough Council, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council & Stockton Borough Council

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Residential Provision - Soft Market Testing.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Tees Valley.

NUTS code UKC1

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Middlesbrough Council is reviewing the delivery of residential care provision for children and young people and wishes to seek interest from providers with a proven track record of delivering high quality and value for money services to express their views on the packaging, format, content and methods of delivering the services.
The Council wishes to work with providers that can offer innovative and imaginative solutions to the range of needs that children and young people have and support us in acheiving the following outcomes:
- Placement Stability,
- Improved/ Good Academic Achievement,
- Improved Health and Well Beign,
- Services closest to a locality in Middlesbrough where it is reasonable and appropriate for the child or young person,
- Improved Self Esteem,
- Positive engagement within the community,
- Aspirations for the future,
- Responsive and Flexible Services,
- Joint Venture approach to realise savings for the Council.
It is anticipated that 6-8 organisations will be selected for interviews in September 2012.
At this stage the discussions will relate to Middlesbrough Council however there could be potential for the other Tees Valley Local Authorities (Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland & Stockton) to join in the tender at a later stage.
If you are interested please contact to request a questionnaire.
Deadline for the receipt of questionnaires is 12 Noon Friday 27.7.2012.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85320000, 85311300

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
(MT Ref:89973).
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: