Care and Support Services in Extra Care Housing – Cumbria

Care and Support Services in Extra Care Housing – Cumbria

This tender is for a Framework to provide care and support services within Cumbria’s existing Extra Care Housing schemes and future developments.

United Kingdom-Carlisle: Health and social work services

2019/S 049-112720

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cumbria County Council
Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate
Carlisle
CA1 1RD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Neil Warwick
Telephone: +44 1228226943
E-mail: neil.warwick@cumbria.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD1
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.the-chest.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.the-chest.org.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:

Framework Agreement for the Provision of Care and Support Services in Extra Care Housing

Reference number: DN396893

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

In Cumbria the term “extra care” housing is used to describe housing developments that comprise self-contained homes with design features and support services to enable people to self-care and continue to live independently. Whilst they are primarily for older people some may support younger people with disabilities.

The “extra” in extra care housing is generally recognised to be access to care services that can:

— respond quickly to residents changing needs,

— provide unplanned care as and when required in addition to planned care,

— provide an emergency response.

This tender is for a framework to provide care and support services within Cumbria’s existing Extra Care Housing schemes and future developments.

This is a flexible framework which will allow new entrants to gain access every 3 months or as often as required by the framework users.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In Cumbria the term “extra care” housing is used to describe housing developments that comprise self-contained homes with design features and support services to enable people to self-care and continue to live independently. Whilst they are primarily for older people some may support younger people with disabilities.

The “extra” in extra care housing is generally recognised to be access to care services that can:

— respond quickly to residents changing needs,

— provide unplanned care as and when required in addition to planned care,

— provide an emergency response.

This tender is for a framework to provide care and support services within Cumbria’s existing Extra Care Housing schemes and future developments.

This is a flexible framework which will allow new entrants to gain access every three months or as often as required by the framework users.

Call-off will be via:

(a) mini-competition, or

(b) depending on the circumstances pertaining to new build development, direct call-off.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/08/2019
End: 31/07/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This framework supersedes the previous Cumbria County Council “Framework Agreement for the Provision of Care and Support Services in Extra Care Housing”.

It will run for a maximum of 4 years with 2 optional extension periods of up to 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

It will run for a maximum of 4 years with 2 optional extension periods of up to 12 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
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

Date: 09/04/2019
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/04/2019
Local time: 10:00
Place:

The electronic seal will be broken after the deadline on 9.4.2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Authorised staff from Cumbria County Council will verify bids.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This is a flexible framework which will allow new entrants to gain access every 3 months or as often as required by the framework users. It will be continually advertised throughout the length of the framework and providers may bid at any stage. Evaluations will take place every 3 months unless there is an urgent requirement to evaluate sooner.

Call off will be via:

(a) mini-competition, or

(b) depending on the circumstances pertaining to new build development, direct call-off.

In order to gain access to the framework you must score 60 % or above in the quality section.

Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector. Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the Authority’s supplier audits on all aspects of diversity. The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:

I. Not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

II. To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Her Majesty’s Court Service
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
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:

06/03/2019