Care at Home Services for Scottish Borders Council

Care at Home Services for Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council requires a number of Service Providers for the provision of Care at Home Services throughout the Scottish Borders area.

United Kingdom-Newtown St Boswells: Health and social work services

2016/S 036-058302

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
For the attention of: Anna Penman
TD6 0SA Newtown St Boswells
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1835824000
E-mail: procurement@scotborders.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1835825150

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00394

Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.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:

Care at Home 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scottish Borders.

NUTS code UKM24

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Scottish Borders Council (the Council) requires a number of Service Providers for the provision of Care at Home Services throughout the Scottish Borders area. To support the development of a flexible and resilient market the Council is taking a new approach with the aim of creating capacity to meet the demand.
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 aims to help people 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 intended this new list will take effect from 1.5.2016.
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.
NOTE: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 5432 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85300000, 85310000, 85312000, 98000000

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: This list will be in place for up to a maximum of 4 years, on the basis of an initial period of 2 years, and the option to extend annually for a further period of 2 years.

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:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the Terms and Conditions.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Scottish Borders Council is committed to maximising community benefit from its procurement activities. Under this procurement, the supplier and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of the authorities’ social and economic objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 2 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. People/Fair Working Practices. Weighting 30

2. Flexibility. Weighting 20

3. Sustainability. Weighting 20

4. Deliverability. Weighting 20

5. Innovation. Weighting 10

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:

SBC/CPS/856
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

17.3.2016 – 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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: This list will be in place for up to a maximum of 4 years (March 2020), on the basis of an initial period of 2 years, and the option to extend annually for a further period of 2 years.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

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.
(SC Ref:431881).
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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17.2.2016

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