FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR CHILDREN’S RESIDENTIAL CARE – CONSORTIA COMMISSIONING
FRAMEMWORK AGREEMENT FOR
CHILDREN’S RESIDENTIAL CARE -
Local Authorities across the Southern Region of England have come together to commission children’s residential care using a framework agreement. Southampton City Council has taken the lead for the purposes of tendering the opportunity. The Commissioners met with the market on the 17th July 2017 to discuss future planning and asked the market their views and opinions on a variety of points, some of these are mentioned below:-
A smoother approach to co-production between provider and Commissioners.
Which Lots we should include in a framework design.
What are the barriers to creating more provision.
Frequency for re-opening the framework.
An easy to use procurement process.
Planning ahead for block contracts.
Since the last market engagement the Commissioners have developed a service specification and planned a procurement process with a number of the concerns addressed to ensure the success of the framework for both providers and commissioners in the longer term.
The OJEU Contract Notice for the Framework Agreement will be sent for publication on the 28th February 2018. On this date we will be publishing a presentation to the market giving outline details of the procurement, including a short summary of how we have responded to questions from the market and how to register to participate in the procurement process.
We are providing the opportunity to the market to ask clarification questions regarding the information provided in the presentation, this can be done by accessing the project on the Curtis Fitch Portal at http://www.southampton.gov.uk/. Responses to the clarification questions asked regarding the planned procurement will be published on the Curtis Fitch Portal. The opportunity to ask clarification questions regarding the planned procurement will close on the 14th March 2018. It is intended that the Invitation to Tender will be published on the Curtis Fitch Portal on the 16th March 2018.
Further details are included in the OJEU Contract Notice, which includes the details of the Local Authorities included in the Consortia.
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