Aberdeen City Council Independent Advocacy Service Contract

Aberdeen City Council Independent Advocacy Service Contract

Aberdeen City Council requires the provision of a Representation and Advocacy Service for adults resident, or ordinarily resident, in Aberdeen City.

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Health and social work services

2018/S 140-321703

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Aberdeen City Council
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Aberdeen
AB16 5GB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1467530600
E-mail: smelvin@aberdeencity.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM50

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Independent Advocacy Service

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Aberdeen City Council requires the provision of a Representation and Advocacy Service for adults resident, or ordinarily resident, in Aberdeen City to support its statutory (legislative) requirements outlined in the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.

Under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 anyone with a mental disorder has the right to access an independent advocate. The definition of ‘mental disorder’ in the Act includes:

— mental illness,

— dementia,

— learning disability,

— autism,

— personality disorder.

Section 6 of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 places a duty on the Council, if it considers that it needs to intervene in order to protect the adult at risk of harm, to consider the provision of appropriate services, including independent advocacy services, to the adult concerned, after making enquiries under Section 4 of the Act.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 801 295.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeen City

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 Section 259 states “That every person with a mental disorder shall have a right of access to independent advocacy.” It contains a duty on both local authorities and each Health Board area in collaboration to ensure that Service Users have access to advocacy services. It is under this duty that Aberdeen City Council and NHSG are re-tendering for the provision of an Independent Advocacy service. The service is required to support people living in Aberdeen City and using or requiring services to express their views and to speak on their behalf where required. The service will also promote empowerment, protection and inclusion.

Under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 mental disorder means any

— mental illness,

— learning disability,

— personality disorder.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 801 295.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract will be awarded following evaluations through PCST

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The contract will be monitored in accordance with Aberdeen City Council’s C&PSS’ monitoring framework.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The contract will be awarded following evaluations through PCST.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 30/08/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

PCST Question 1.73.1 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 ratio(s):

Current Ratio (current assets / current liabilities: 1 this indicates the availability of working capital

Quick Ratio (available cash / current liabilities: 1 this indicates liquidity level

Gearing (loans x 100 / shares and reserves, as %) this indicates extent to which the business is funded by debt

ROCE (Return on Capital Employed) (Profit before interest and tax X 100 / Capital, expressed as a %) this indicates profitability

PCST Question 1.73.2 Insurance: The bidder confirms they already have or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, the levels of insurance cover indicated in the relevant Contract Notice

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and minimum levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

PCST Question 1.74.2 4C.1.2: For public supply and public service contracts only: Please provide relevant examples of supplies and / or services carried out during the last 3 years as specified in the Contract Notice

Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described. A minimum of two examples will be required

Please note that the tender may not be available immediately on PCST due to a potential five (5) day wait on the EU notice publication.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 11452. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:550281)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Aberdeen City Council
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Aberdeen
AB16 5GB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1467530600Internet address: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19/07/2018

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