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Tile United Kingdom-: NAC/5011 Early Learning and Childcare Funded Entitlement - Lot 3
Scotland (Non OJEU) DEC375218
Type Invitation to tender
Date Published 2019-12-17
Deadline 2020-01-16 00:00:00
Nature Of Contract Not specified
Awarding Authority
Awarding Criteria
Procedure

Description :
Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)
Section I: Contracting Change authority
I.1) Name and addresses
North Ayrshire Council
Cunninghame House, Friars Croft
Irvine
KA12 8EE
UK
Contact person: Corporate Procurement Team
Telephone: +44 1294324730
E-mail: procurement@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1294324054
NUTS: UKM93
Internet address(es)
Main address: http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00337

I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:
https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:
https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office
I.5) Main activity
General public services
Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title
NAC/5011 Early Learning and Childcare Funded Entitlement - Lot 3
II.1.2) Main CPV code
85312110
  II.1.3) Type of contract
Services
II.1.4) Short description
North Ayrshire Council (the “Council”) is required by Scottish Government, under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, to provide a funded placement of 1140 hours per year to all eligible 2 year olds and all children aged from 3 to those not yet attending Primary School, effective from August 2020.
In accordance with The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, Regulation 74, the Council intend to establish a Flexible Framework to secure external providers who can supplement the Council’s internal early learning and childcare provision. The proposed Framework will be for 5 years, with options for Tenderers to apply to the Framework every 6 months.
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80110000
II.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS code:
UKM93
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The Council has a statutory duty to make pre-school education available for eligible children under the Standards in Scotland’s Schools Act 2000. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and Statutory Guidance set out the increased entitlement to 1140 hours for eligible children and places a duty on the Council to offer increased flexibility to parents as to where and how their child can access their Early Learning and Childcare entitlement. Scottish Government made a commitment to extend the entitlement to all eligible children to 1140 hours for Early Learning and Childcare by 2020/2021 as set out in ‘A Blueprint for 2020; Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland’ (2016).
The Funding Follows the Child approach places choice in parents’ and carers’ hands allowing them to access their child’s funded entitlement with a range of ELC providers, therefore the Council are seeking to set up a Flexible Framework for the provision of early learning and childcare services under the Light Touch Rules contained within the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Lot 3 of this Flexible Framework sets out the minimum standards required from settings which have been registered for less than 12 months.
All providers who apply and meet the national standards, legislation, the Council's procedural requirements as set out in the Invitation to Tender and accept the rates and contract terms set out by the Council shall be accepted to deliver funded provision through the Flexible Framework.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Criteria below:
Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 95
Price / Weighting:  5
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: No
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No


Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:
Bidders must confirm if they hold the particular authorisation or memberships.
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:
The Application is split into Part A and Part B. Part A is the "Applicant Information and Contractual Requirements" where Applicants must submit information which demonstrates their ability to meet the minimum contractual requirements. These requirements will include:Information concerning the Applicant, Form of Participation & Reliance on Capacity of other Entities;Mandatory and Discretionary Exclusions;Insurances;Police Checks;Care Inspectorate and Setting Information;Acceptance of Sustainable Rate & Support Package;Child Protection;Food Hygiene/Food Safety;Health and Safety;Representatives of the Applicant
Part B is the "National Standard Criteria" section, where applicants must submit evidence which demonstrates and offers assurance that the Applicant meets the National Standard criteria. The National Standard criteria can be found at:https://www.gov.scot/publications/funding-follows-child-national-standard-early-learning-childcare-providers-principles-practice/

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:
The Application is split into Part A and Part B. Part A is the "Applicant Information and Contractual Requirements" where Applicants must submit information which demonstrates their ability to meet the minimum contractual requirements. These requirements will include:Information concerning the Applicant, Form of Participation & Reliance on Capacity of other Entities;Mandatory and Discretionary Exclusions;Insurances;Police Checks;Care Inspectorate and Setting Information;Acceptance of Sustainable Rate & Support Package;Child Protection;Food Hygiene/Food Safety;Health and Safety;Representatives of the Applicant
Part B is the "National Standard Criteria" section, where applicants must submit evidence which demonstrates and offers assurance that the Applicant meets the National Standard criteria. The National Standard criteria can be found at:https://www.gov.scot/publications/funding-follows-child-national-standard-early-learning-childcare-providers-principles-practice/


III.2) Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2) Contract performance conditions
Contract performance conditions are included within the tender documentation

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.
Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 4 years: Flexible Framework will be awarded up to 5 years to provide continuity of service for Parents and Carers
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 16/01/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
EN
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16/01/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
VI.3) Additional information
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 15077. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
(SC Ref:608276)
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
North Ayrshire Council
Cunninghame House, Friars Croft
Irvine
KA12 8EE
UK
Telephone: +44 1294324730
Fax: +44 1294324054
Internet address(es)
URL: http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice
17/12/2019




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