Care in a Residential Setting Essex

Care in a Residential Setting Essex

Care in a residential setting with or without nursing within the county of Essex.

United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Miscellaneous health services

2015/S 137-253066

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Essex County Council
PO Box 4 County Hall, Essex
Contact point(s): Essex County Council UKH33
For the attention of: Clare Gebel
CM1 1JZ Chelmsford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3330136265
E-mail: clare.gebel@essex.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.essex.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/documents/Procurement_Opportunities.xls

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: Essex County Council
PO Box 4, County Hall, Market Road
Contact point(s): ‘Summary of current opportunities’
CM1 1JL Chelmsford
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/Pages/default.aspx

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Essex County Council
PO Box 4, County Hall, Market Road
Contact point(s): Please see section VI further information for full instructions
CM1 1JL Chelmsford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: email2workspace-prod+ECC+WS491694863+ofvj@ansmtp.ariba.com

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Health

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Wren House, Hedgerows Business Park, Colchester Road
CM2 5PF Chelmsford
UNITED KINGDOM

West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Building 4 Spencer Close, The Plain
CM16 6TN Epping
UNITED KINGDOM

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Colchester Primary Care Centre, Turner Road
CO4 5JR Colchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group
Pheonix House, Christopher Martin Road
SS14 3HG Basildon
UNITED KINGDOM

Castlepoint and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group
1st Floor, Phoenix Place, Christopher Martin Road
SS14 3HG Basildon
UNITED KINGDOM

Southend Clinical Commissioning Group
Harcourt House, 5-15 Harcourt Avenue
SS2 6HE Southend on Sea
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Care in a Residential Setting (with or without Nursing).

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: Essex UK, Geographical Essex and radius of up to 10 miles from Essex border.

NUTS code UKH33

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: 350

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 70 000 000 and 210 000 000 GBP

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

Care in a residential setting with or without nursing within the county of Essex
This will be a framework agreement
—The Framework Agreement for Lot 1 (Residential Care) will be commissioned by ECC on the basis of ECC’s standard terms and conditions (operating a Preferred Supplier ranked list ) and the ISP for each service user will be the call-off contract;
—The Framework Agreement for Lot 2 (Nursing Care) will be commissioned by Essex County Council on the basis of ECC’s standard terms and conditions (operating a Preferred supplier ranked list) and the ISP for each service user will be the call-off contract.
—The Framework Agreement for Lot 3 (NHS funded care ) will be commissioned by the CCGs on the NHS terms and conditions (and the patient will get the choice of all providers who are able to meet their needs) and the ISP for each patient will be the call-off contract.
This includes Social Care requirements for residents over the age of 65 and those with enduring mental health needs. Patients of all ages who are eligible for NHS funded Care
The commissioning objectives are to:
—Commission a residential and nursing provision that is safe, of high quality, sustainable, innovative and able to meet future demand and deliver qualitative outcomes;
—Ensure standardised specifications and quality criteria are in place for all homes in Essex, managed through a robust supplier relationship and contract management approach;
—Deliver Better Patient/Customer experience — right solutions, at the right time, in the right environment.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85140000, 85311000, 85323000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with directive 2014/24/EU Article 74 Health, Social and related services.
This contract will establish a framework agreement which will have 3 lots. Lot 1 Residential Care — social care placements; Lot 2 Residential Care with Nursing (Social Care Placements) Lot 3 Continuing Healthcare — CCG placements.
The contract for Lots 1 &2 (Essex County Council social care placements) shall be for a period of 3 years with annual break clauses
The contract for Lot 3 (NHS Funded Care) will be for a period of 1 year with the option to extend for a further year.
Call offs against both contracts will be for individual service users or patients with identified needs and meeting the required relevant criteria.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 7 000 000 and 210 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Lot 1 — Care in a Residential Setting (Social Care)

1)Short description

Care in a residential setting for social care placements.
For Older People 65+ and adults with non-complex mental health needs.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85323000

3)Quantity or scope

Essex County Council currently funds the provision of care for approx. 4 000 adults in a residential setting. The current annual gross cost of care to the Council for supporting adults in a residential setting (which may include care homes and long stay hospitals) is 100 000 000 GBP. These figures include client contributions, but exclude market spend by Health, other local authorities and people who pay for their own care via private arrangements (self-funders.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 70 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Lot 2 — Residential Care with Nursing

1)Short description

Care in a residential setting for social care placements to include Nursing care for service users who are eligable for NHS funded Nursing Care contribution FNC
For Older People 65+ and adults with non-complex mental health needs.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85323000

3)Quantity or scope

Essex County Council currently funds the provision of care with Nursing in a residential setting for approx. 1 000 adults. The current annual gross cost of care to the Council for supporting adults in a residential setting with Nursing (which may include care homes and long stay hospitals) is 10 000 000 GBP. These figures include client contributions, but exclude market spend by Health, other local authorities and people who pay for their own care via private arrangements (self-funders and exclude the Funded Nursing Care (FNC) element as this is paid directly by health.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Lot 3 — NHS funded care

1)Short description

Lot 3 is for NHS Funded Care commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Groups listed in Annex A.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85323000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.

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

The payment arrangements will be as described in the relevant contract terms and conditions. However it should be noted that the payment processes themselves may vary by individual commissioning organisation.
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: no
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: Providers will be required to be registered with CQC(Care Quality Commission) for the services for which they wish to provide.
This will be validated by asking for details of registration number which will be checked on relevant website.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Invitation to tender and in the bidders guidance which is available to bidders via the supplier portal and the opportunities listing on the Essex County Council website.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the invitation to tender and in the bidders guidance which is available to bidders via the supplier portal and the opportunities listing on the Essex County Council website.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:

0179 People Residential and Nursing

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.8.2015 – 17:00
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Expressions of interest must be by way of completion and return of the full invitation to tender (ITT) by the date and time specified in Section IV.3.4. Potential bidders can contact Essex County Council requesting to be invited to this tendering event by following these instructions:

1. Send an email with your organisation name in the subject title field to email2workspace-prod+ECC+WS491694863+ofvj@ansmtp.ariba.comasking to be invited to this event and providing your contact name and Supplier ID/User ANID from your Ariba registration details.

2. If you have more than one registered user who you want invited to the event, provide the name(s) of each registered user in your request as it may not be possible to include additional users at a later stage.

If you are not registered in Ariba at all go to the Essex County Council Website http://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/Pages/default. and follow the links and instructions to register then follow steps 1 and 2 above. (PLEASE NOTE: 35 % completion (i.e.mandatory fields only: organisation/user details, commodity, sales territory) is the minimum required for your Ariba cloud registration, you do not need to reach 100 % completion.)

Details of an outline procurement timetable can be found on the Supplier Portal within the Instructions and Guidance to Bidders document.
The supplier portal will be used throughout the procurement process, and all communications with Essex County Council and the Clinical Commissioning Groups relating to this procurement exercise must be via the supplier portal. The supplier portal has instructions on how to use the system and access the information as well as a helpdesk to assist Bidders.
The Commissioners reserves the right to amend timescales, and change the evaluation criteria if there are genuine omissions or mistakes.
The Commissioners reserves the right to cancel the procurement exercise and/or not to award all or part of a contract. The Commissioners will not be responsible for any costs incurred by Providers in relation to this procurement exercise.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with regulation 86 (Notice of decision to award a contract or conclude a framework agreement) and regulation 91 (Enforcement of duties through the court) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.7.2015

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