Care and Support Services Livingston
The contract will provide flexible community care and support provision to 5 adults with autism spectrum disorder/learning disabilities.
United Kingdom-Livingston: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road
Contact person: Tom Henderson
Telephone: +44 1506281814
Fax: +44 1506281325
NUTS code: UKM78
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00140
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Core and Cluster Support Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The contract will provide flexible community care and support provision to 5 adults with autism spectrum disorder/learning disabilities and associated complexities residing within West Lothian in a core and cluster living environment (the contract focuses on the development of the “core” element of the service).
Ongoing flexible care and support will be required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist the service users to achieve their assessed personalised outcomes and maximise their potential. The service users will be accommodated in new-build flats in the Dedridge area of Livingston.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The contract will provide flexible community care and support provision to 5 adults with autism spectrum disorder/learning disabilities and associated complexities residing within West Lothian in a core and cluster living environment. Ongoing flexible care and support will be required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist the service users to achieve their assessed personalised outcomes and maximise their potential.
Although the contract focuses on the “Core” component of the service in the first instance (which will be situated in a block of 4 adjoining 2 bedroom new-build flats), the proposed model forms part of a re-design of learning disability services in the West Lothian locality and the “cluster” element will be developed at a later date by WLHSCP whereby care and support will be offered to residents in geographical proximity to the core.
The estimated budget of the core service is 200 000 GBP per annum.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The contract may be extended for a period of up to a further 2 years.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Providers will require to be registered with the Care Inspectorate.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
ESPD Q 4 B.5.
Minimum insurance required is:
— employers liability 10 000 000 GBP (10 million GBP) subject to legislative requirements,
— professional indemnity 2 000 000 GBP (2 million GBP),
— public liability 5 000 000 GBP (5 million GBP) — employers should hold insurance at a minimum level of 5 000 000 GBP in line with current legislation unless specifically exempt.
Re ESPD question 4B.6 West Lothian Council will use Dun and Bradstreet’s DBAi financial reporting system to assess the financial stability of tenderers. Tenderers with a failure score of 35 or above on the DBAi system will be deemed to have evidenced satisfactory financial stability. Please note that 35- (minus) will not be considered as having met this criteria. If a tenderer has a failure score of less than 35, the tenderer may be required to submit their last 3 years accounts.
In the event that the tenderer is not required to publish accounts and therefore does not have a Dun and Bradstreet or equivalent rating, tenderers should be able to provide financial accounts when requested. The council will then conduct an analysis of the accounts to ensure that there is no significant financial risk. Please note that if you intend on attaching 2 years accounts, these must include financial data over a 3-year period.
It is recommended that candidates review their own Dun and Bradstreet Score in advance of submitting their tender. If following this review tenderers consider that the Dun and Bradstreet Score does not reflect their current financial status, details of this should be provided, complete with evidence of a good high street credit rating (the equivalent of Dun and Bradstreet score 35) from a recognised credit referencing agency. The council will review any such information as part of the evaluation of tenderer’s financial status.
In the event that a firm does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the firm may still be eligible for consideration where their tender submission is supported by a parent company guarantee.
Should after review of the financial evaluation the tenderer fail, then the tender submission may be rejected.
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Bidders are required to provide specific examples of carrying out similar services performed during the last 3 years.
Bidders are also required to provide point of contact details at stated respective organisations.
Please note that West Lothian Council reserve the right to request references without notifying yourself.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
The provider must follow the requirements set out in this service specification and comply with all statutory requirements in the delivery of the service. Notwithstanding any conditions agreed in this service specification, all terms and conditions set out in the main full contract will apply.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
With reference to ESPD question Q2B: complete information for all company directors, using home address.
Confidentiality: all information supplied by the authority must be treated in confidence and not disclosed to third parties except insofar as this is necessary to obtain sureties or quotations for the purpose of submitting the tender. All information supplied by you to the authority will similarly be treated in confidence except:
(i) for any information required to be disclosed or otherwise provided by the authority to any person in order to comply with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and any codes of practice applicable from time to time relating to access to public authorities’ information. The tenderer shall co-operate, facilitate, support and assist the authority in the provision of this information. In the event the authority is required to provide information to any person as a result of a request made to it under such act and/or codes, the authority shall adhere to the requirements of such act and/or codes in disclosing information relating to this agreement, the project documents and the contractor;
(ii) that references may be sought from banks, existing or past clients, or other referees submitted by the tenderers;
(iii) for the disclosure of such information with regard to the outcome of the procurement process as may be required to be published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union in accordance with EU directives or elsewhere in accordance with the requirements of UK government policy on the disclosure of information relating to government contracts.
Additional information within the invitation to tender for quality management and health and safety requirements can be found at the following link:
The HSE website will be checked for breaches. Should West Lothian Council’s Health and Safety team not be satisfied with the outcome, your tender will be rejected.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
For further information regarding regulated procurements of OJEU threshold and above, please refer to Regulations 58 and 59 of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Police Scotland will be consulted with regards to serious and organised crime checks. Any links to this type of activity may cause your tender to be rejected.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 12298.
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
West Lothian Council are committed to maximising community benefits from its procurement activities.
Bidders should note that whilst community benefits proposals will not form part of the award criteria and will not be evaluated, if bidders offer community benefits and are successful these benefits shall be built into the contract award.
For further procurement information please refer to the following link:
Where the provider presents as a charity, they must be able to evidence their charitable status and registration with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). This requirement includes organisations which are registered as charities in other legal jurisdictions such as England and Wales unless evidence is provided which indicates they are regarded by OSCR as being exceptional under the Charities and Trustees Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 12298. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
(SC Ref: 568794)
West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road
Telephone: +44 1506281814
Fax: +44 1506281325Internet address: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2468/Contract-Opportunities
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: