Care at Home Approved Provider List 2017 – Scottish Borders Council
Scottish Borders Council’s approved provider list for the provision of care at home has opened from 1.6.2017 to 5.7.2017.
United Kingdom-Newtown St Boswells: Social work and related services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Newtown St Boswells
Contact person: Anna Penman
Telephone: +44 1835824000
Fax: +44 1835825150
NUTS code: UK
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00394
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Annual Opening 2017 – Care at Home.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Scottish Borders Council’s approved provider list for the provision of care at home has opened from 1.6.2017 to 5.7.2017. During this period providers currently not on the approved list and wish to make application for inclusion on the list for the remainder of the original term.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Scottish Borders Council Area.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The role of Care at Home is to support people and support their carers (as appropriate) to have a good quality of life in their own homes. The service covers both long term care needs and short term intervention which includes personal care and social/emotional support, all in line with re-ablement practices.
The service is to cover care at home to children and young people, adults, and older people. Providers are able to choose delivering services to children and young people only, adults and older people only, or a combination of both; however they must be appropriately registered with the care inspectorate for the service they wish to deliver.
The service aims to help and support people to sustain, recover or manage their health, skills and abilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives. The service also provides support to those approaching the end of their lives in their own homes, where this is their choice.
Successful delivery of the service involves putting the person at the centre of decisions about the way that they want to live and the support that they want to receive. It also requires that services are provided in a way which reflects a strong commitment to the principles set out in the National Care Standards for Care at Home services. The principles are dignity, privacy, choice, safety, realising potential and equality and diversity. It also requires close co-operation with and listening to the views of people who use the service and, where appropriate, obtaining the views of family carers and friends.
The process to qualify for participation will be through a set of required minimum standards, a series of quality based questions and price information. The minimum standards and award criteria are as detailed within the document on Public Contracts Scotland Tender. Only those Providers achieving the required minimum standards will be eligible to be considered for inclusion on the list.
It is anticipated that each Service Provider qualifying for participation on the list will be awarded an overarching contract. Through this arrangement, Service Providers may be awarded care packages through one of a number of call off mechanisms. A full description of these is contained within the tender information. Please note participation in this list, or the award of any overarching contract does not guarantee that any Service Provider will receive any care package commissions.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Existing participants need not reapply.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
As per the Invitation to Tender Documentation.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
As per the Invitation to Tender Documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of 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:
As detailed within the Invitation to Tender Document.
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
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
It is considered that the provision of Care at Home Services falls within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012. Neither the inclusion of this stage or any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Council intends to hold itself bound by and of the Regulations save those applicable to Part B Services.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 5432. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The Council is committed to maximising community benefits from its third party contracts. This is achieved through the inclusion of economic, social and environmental conditions into the delivery of council contracts.
When the total value of individual or collective contracts exceeds 50 000 GBP per annum, the Council may require the Provider to deliver community benefits proportional to the value of each contract.
When these pre-determined values are met the Council will initiate discussions with the Provider to agree the delivery of community benefits for the remainder of the contract period.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: