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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Scottish Borders Council
For the attention of: Anna Penman
TD6 0SA Newtown St Boswells
Telephone: +44 1835824000
Fax: +44 1835825150
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
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)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
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)
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.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.2)Information about options
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
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
(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
(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.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: