Advocacy Services Cheshire

Advocacy Services Cheshire

To provide an advocacy service to adults with health and social care needs living in Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils.

United Kingdom-Chester: Health and social work services

2016/S 048-080011

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cheshire West and Chester
HQ, 58 Nicholas Street
For the attention of: Mrs Debbie Pitcher
CH1 2NP Chester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1244976943
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://the-chest.org.uk

Electronic access to information: https://the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Cheshire West and Chester Council
For the attention of: Debbie Pitcher
CH1 2NP Chester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewest.gov.uk
Internet address: www.the-chest.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The Chest
For the attention of: Debbie Pitcher
CH1 2NP Chester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.the-chest.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The Chest
For the attention of: Debbie Pitcher
CH1 2NP Chester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.the-chest.org.uk

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: yes

Cheshire East Borough Council
Westfields
CW11 1HZ Sandbach
UNITED KINGDOM

Vale Royal CCG
Bevan House, Barony Court
CW5 5QU Nantwich
UNITED KINGDOM

West Cheshire CCG — West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group
1829 Building, Countess of Chester Health park
CH2 1HJ Chester
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Advocacy Services.

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 UKD22

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

To provide an advocacy service to adults with health and social care needs living in Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils, which adheres to the following definition of advocacy in line with Care and Support Statutory Guidance issued under the Care Act 2014, this service specification will use the term ‘advocacy’ to mean: ‘Supporting a person to understand information, express their needs and wishes, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain the care and support they need’.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)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:

To provide an advocacy service to adults with health and social care needs living in Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils, which adheres to the following definition of advocacy in line with Care and Support Statutory Guidance issued under the Care Act 2014, this service specification will use the term ‘advocacy’ to mean: ‘Supporting a person to understand information, express their needs and wishes, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain the care and support they need’.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend the contract by 2 x 1 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in days: 0 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent guarantee may be 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:

Jointly and severally.

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

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Dun and Bradstreet financial check will be carried out. Companies scoring a 3 or a 4 will be contacted and asked for an explanation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: 1 or 2 score.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the Invitation to Tender.
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: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 31.3.2016 – 10:00
Payable documents: no

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

31.3.2016 – 10:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31.3.2016 – 10:30
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Cheshire West and Chester will use an e-tendering portal, The Chest, www.the-chest.org.uk All documents will be available on The Chest, and bidders should raise any questions on the messages section on there. Bidders should also upload their bids on to The Chest portal.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Cheshire West and Chester Council
58 Nicholas Street
CH1 2NP Chester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewest.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1244976943

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.3.2016

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