Accommodation Based Housing Related Support Service Blackpool

Accommodation Based Housing Related Support Service Blackpool

The aim of the service(s) will be to provide emergency and short term accommodation and support to prevent vulnerable people from rough sleeping and experiencing homelessness.

United Kingdom-Blackpool: Social work and related services

2014/S 097-169760

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Blackpool Council
1 Clifton Street
For the attention of: Donna Parkinson
FY1 1JD Blackpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1253478977
E-mail: donna.parkinson@blackpool.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

The Provision of an Accommodation Based Housing Related Support Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKD42

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The aim of the service(s) will be to provide emergency and short term accommodation and support to prevent vulnerable people from rough sleeping and experiencing homelessness.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

853000008531000085311000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Blackpool’s Housing Related Support Commissioning Strategy (HRSCS) outlines the Council’s commissioning intentions for the next two years. It identifies Blackpool’s key priorities for delivering Housing Related Support Services as follows:
— Target HRS at those who are most vulnerable and in need, continue to use HRS commissioning to fund preventative services and ensure funding is only used for eligible tasks.
— To continue to develop the pathway model for targeted client groups.
— To ensure that HRS services form part of a ‘Whole System’ approach and are not commissioned in isolation; and that where care services and HRS services form part of a service, they are commissioned together.
— To ensure that the services commissioned are designed to increase service user choice and control and ensure service users are involved in decisions about their services.
— Ensure services are of a high quality, value for money and delivering the required outcomes.
To support the delivery of these priorities Blackpool Council wishes to enter into an arrangement with proactive and experienced supported accommodation providers to provide accommodation based housing related support to Blackpool people.
The Council encourages applications where partnerships have been developed to provide a solution.
Referral and access criteria.
The service(s) will be available to people with a local connection to Blackpool and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and vulnerable due to one or more of the following:
— Young people at risk (aged 16-25 years) including teenage parents.
— People at risk of offending, including high risk offenders.
— People with mental health conditions.
— People at risk of domestic abuse.
— People with drug/alcohol issues.
— People with a learning difficulty.
— People with a lack of independent living skill.
This list is not exhaustive. All referrals will come via the Council’s Housing Support Access Team, facilitated by the Housing Options Service which will assess a person’s level of vulnerability and local connection prior to referral.
A Blackpool Local Connection for accommodation based housing related support services is gained through:
— Having lived in Blackpool for the last 3 consecutive years or
— Having a close family member who has lived in Blackpool for 5 years. A close family member is defined as a mother, father or adult sibling.
— Having permanent work (over 16 hour a week) in the Blackpool Council area.
People who qualify for statutory support, because they are unintentionally homeless and in priority need and have a minimum 6 month local connection will be able to access services without meeting the 3 year requirement.
Overview information:
The arrangement will take the form of a number of block contracts for a period of two years, with the option to extend annually for up to a further two years on a one plus one year basis. The option to extend will be subject to meeting need and satisfactory performance and available funding.
The service specification and core cost specifications, issued as part of the ITT if successful at PQQ will clearly detail expectations of the service.
Blackpool Council commissions and procures outcomes and we do not pay for posts. If a provider chooses to allocate resources against a post then this is done so at their own risk. Therefore if a provider did allocate resources and that staff member went off sick or maternity for example, then we would still expect outcomes to be worked towards / achieved and the contract requirements delivered.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 4 050 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Emergency Accommodation age 13-25 years – 1 Provider

1)Short description

4 units with direct access. Provision can either ‘stand alone’ or be provided from other supported housing provision provided in Lot 5. Services will support service users with varying levels of need.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

853000008531000085311000

3)Quantity or scope

4 units with direct access. Provision can either ‘stand alone’ or be provided from other supported housing provision provided in Lot 5. Services will support service users with varying levels of need.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Emergency Accommodation age 25 and above – 1 provider

1)Short description

4 units with direct access. Provision can either ‘stand alone’ or be provided from other supported housing provision provided in Lot 3. Services will support service users with varying levels of need.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

853000008531000085311000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Accommodation for over 18 years

1)Short description

It is anticipated that this lot will be awarded to two providers. However, the Council reserves the right to approach other tenderers should there be a shortfall in the number of units offered.
70 units in total. No more than 50 % of provision will be awarded to one Provider. Services will support service users with varying levels of need.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

853000008531000085311000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Accommodation for 16/17 years higher support – 1 Provider

1)Short description

6 units.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

853000008531000085311000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Accommodation for 16-25 years

1)Short description

It is anticipated that this lot will be awarded to two providers. However, the Council reserves the right to approach other tenderers should there be a shortfall in the number of units offered.
48 units in total. No more than 50 % of provision will be awarded to one Provider. Services will support service users with varying levels of need.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

853000008531000085311000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Accommodation for teenage parents 16 – 19 years – 1 Provider

1)Short description

6 units. Services will support service users with vary levels of need.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

853000008531000085311000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Accommodation for teenage parents 16 to 19 years (visiting/ low support) – 1 Provider

1)Short description

6 units.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

853000008531000085311000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If applying on behalf of a consortium all names must be submitted. Any contract will be entered into with the nominated lead organisation and all members of the consortium, who will in these circumstances each be required to execute said contract together with all ancillary documentation, evidencing their joint and severally liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities of the contract. It will be for the members of the consortium to sort out their respective duties and liabilities amongst each other and noted before contract commencement. All associated documentation will be made to the nominated lead organisation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Legal position – means of proof required:
(1) An extract from the ‘judicial record’ or equivalent issued by the legal or administrative authority of the country of origin, by a declaration on oath or by a solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body, demonstrating that the bidder:
a) is not bankrupt or being wound up, its affairs are not being administered by the court, it has not entered into an arrangement with creditors, it has not suspended business activities or is not in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is not the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, or for an order for compulsory winding upor administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has not been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgment which has the force of res judicata (i.e. a matter which has already been conclusively decided by a court).
(2) A certificate issued by the competent authority in the Member State concerned, or a declaration on oath or by a solemn declaration made before a competent authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body, to the effect that the bidder has fulfilled its obligations relating to the payment of taxes and social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which the bidder is established.
(3) A certificate, declaration under oath, or solemn declaration providing proof that the bidder is enrolled on the professional or trade registers of his country of establishment, or where no such register exists a declaration under oath or solemn declaration that he exercises the particular profession or trade.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the procurement documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the procurement documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

9K5H-9X17HV

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.6.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

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

VI.3)Additional information

Please note:
This Tender will be run electronically via the North West’s Supplier Portal – ‘The Chest’. In order to express your interest in this Tender and to download/upload all documentation relating to this tender you must register (free of charge) on The Chest.

https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk

You must then search for this opportunity and register your interest on The Chest.
If the Tender falls within Part B, include the following statement:
The Council considers that the object of this contract described in this Notice is the provision of services falling within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (PCR). Accordingly, the publication of this notice is not a requirement of the PCR but a precautionary measure having regards to the overarching principles of the EU Treaty. The Council does not intend to act as if it were bound by the PCR in the conduct of the procurement process (excepting as expressly required and applicable to Part B services) and neither the publication of this notice nor the use of terms used within the PCR shall be taken to imply the Council’s application of or submission to the PCR.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court Justice of England and Wales

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.5.2014

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