CC13109 - Early Learning and Childcare - Flexible Framework

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Framework (Services)
3 year
04 Oct 2023
12 Aug 2024 to 07 Aug 2027
07 Nov 2023 12:00



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West Lothian Council intend to establish a flexible framework for early learning and childcare to supplement it's own in house service provision. The Flexible Framework will be re-opened from August 2024 to new entrants on a quarterly basis.

Total Quantity or Scope

This requirement follows Scottish Government Follows the Child and providers will need to have National Standards gradings of good or above. The Flexible Framework will be re-opened to new entrants on a quarterly basis from August 2024 Additional information: Whilst the dates have been included, these may be subject to change to reflect the academic term dates i.e. this contract is for a period of 3 academic years.

Renewal Options

This contract may be extended for a period of a further 12 months.

Award Criteria

National Care Standards 50
price 50

CPV Codes

  • 80110000 - Pre-school education services


  • This is a recurring contract.
  • Renewals are available.
  • Financial restrictions apply.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** Re: SPD Q2B, complete information for all company directors, using home address. CONFIDENTIALITY - All information supplied by the Authority must be treated in confidence and not disclosed to third parties except insofar as this is necessary to obtain sureties or quotations for the purpose of submitting the tender. All information supplied by you to the Authority will similarly be treated in confidence except: (i) for any information required to be disclosed or otherwise provided by the Authority to any person in order to comply with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and any codes of practice applicable from time to time relating to access to public authorities’ information. The Tenderer shall co-operate, facilitate, support and assist the Authority in the provision of this information. In the event the Authority is required to provide information to any person as a result of a request made to it under such Act and/or codes, the Authority shall adhere to the requirements of such Act and/or codes in disclosing information relating to this Agreement, the Project documents and the Contractor. (ii) that references may be sought from banks, existing or past clients, or other referees submitted by the tenderers; (iii) for the disclosure of such information with regard to the outcome of the procurement process as may be required to be published in the Supplement to the current World Trade Organisation or elsewhere in accordance with the requirements of UK government policy on the disclosure of information relating to government contracts. Procedures for Review - An economic operator that suffers, or is at risk of suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 or the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session’ Re SPD question 4B.6 In relation to D&B checks In the event that the tenderer is not required to publish accounts and therefore does not have a Dun & Bradstreet or equivalent rating,tenderers should be able to provide financial accounts when requested. Please note that if you intend on attaching 2 years accounts, these must include financial data over a 3 year period. The council will review any information which is comparable to a Dun & Bradstreet score of 50 from a recognised Agency to substantiate the Tenderer’s financial status. In the event that a firm does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the firm may still be eligible for consideration where their Tender Submission is supported by a Parent Company Guarantee. Should after review of the financial evaluation the tenderer fail, then the tender submission may be rejected. Police Scotland and D&B checks will be carried out. Community Benefits proposals will not form part of the award criteria and will not be evaluated. However, any Community Benefits proposals offered will become contractual obligations. The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 25087. For more information see: The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason: It is not anticipated that Sub-contracting arrangements will be applicable to this contract. The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason: A non evaluated Community Benefits Clause will be incorporated. (SC Ref:746213)