Aberdeen City Council Care at Home Service Framework
Aberdeen City Council wishes to refresh its current care at home Framework (expires 31 December 2017).
United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Health and social work services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Contact person: Sarah Ward
Telephone: +44 1224665739
NUTS code: UKM50
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00231
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Care at home service.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Aberdeen City Council wishes to refresh its current care at home framework (expires 31.12.2017). This refresh will extend the scope of provision to include people with a learning disability. i.e. services shall be delivered to older people and/or those with a physical disability and/or those with a learning disability in their own homes and/or other places as required.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
Aberdeen City local authority area.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Aberdeen City Council wishes to refresh its care at home framework (due to expire 31.12.2017). The care at home (which comprises personal care and support and housing support) will be provided to older people, and/or those with a physical disability and/or those with a learning disability in their own homes and/or other places as required in the Aberdeen City area.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The framework is 24 months in duration with an option for a one, one-year extension. The estimated value quoted in II.2.6 is for the initial 24 month period.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
New providers may be admitted to this framework during its term from time to time and as and when required by Aberdeen City Council. Any new provider must meet the selection and award criteria. A contract award notice will be published each time a new provider is admitted.
Additional requirements are stated in section VI.3 ‘Additional Information’ of this Contract Notice.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
All bids shall be evaluated using Public Contracts Scotland-Tender (PCS-T). The method for any subsequent call off awards from the framework are detailed in the framework agreement which is uploaded onto PCS-T.
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
ESPD question 1.74.2 4A.2 Is it a requirement in the bidder’s country of establishment to hold a particular authorisation or membership of a particular organisation needed in order to be able to perform the service in question? Bidders must confirm that they are registered appropriately with the Care Inspectorate for the services required.
ESPD question 1.76.4 4B.4 The bidder confirms the name, value and/or range of the financial ratios specified in the relevant Contract Notice are as follows: bidders will be required to state the values for the following ratios:
‘current ratio’.(current assets/current liabilities):1. This indicates the availability of working capital.
‘quick ratio’.(available cash/current liabilities):1. This indicates the level of liquidity.
‘gearing’.(loans X 100)/shares plus reserves expressed as a %age. This indicates the extent to which the business is funded by debt.
‘return on capital employed’.(profit before interest and tax X 100)/capital expressed as a %age. This indicates profitability.
ESPD question 1.76.7 4B 5.1: it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtaining prior to the commencement of any subsequent contract, Employers’ Liability Insurance of no less than GBP 10 000 000
ESPD question 1.76.8 4B.5.2: it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtaining prior to the commencement of any subsequent contract, Public Liability Insurance no less than GBP 5 000 000
ESPD question 1.79.2 4C.1.2: Please provide relevant examples of supplies and/or services carried out during the last three years as specified in the Contract Notice. Bidders will be required to provide evidence which demonstrates that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described. A minimum of two examples will be required.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 8901. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
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:
Sub-contracting is not deemed appropriate for the delivery of care at home services purchased using this framework.
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:
The social care market in Aberdeen is heterogeneous (in terms of supplier size of and scale) and it would be difficult to prescribe community benefits in a fair & equitable manner across the sector. It is deemed more beneficial for the Aberdeen City area for bidders to address the wider issue of fair work practices. A question on fair work practices is incorporated into the technical envelope.
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Telephone: +44 1467530600Internet address:http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: