After-care services for victims of rape and sexual assault Cheshire

After-care services for victims of rape and sexual assault Cheshire

On behalf of the Local Authorities, NHS England, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire (PCC) and the Chief Constable (CC); the PCC is looking to put in place an ageless after-care service for victims of rape or sexual assault in the Cheshire Constabulary policing area.

United Kingdom-Winsford: Guidance and counselling services

2014/S 219-387562

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire
Strategic Procurement Unit, Headquarters, Clemonds Hey, Oakmere Road
For the attention of: Mrs Helen Elliott
CW7 2UA Winsford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1606362063
E-mail: helen.elliott@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.cheshire.police.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.bluelight.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire
Economic Operators wishing to Express Interest and obtain the Invitation to Tender document, should go to www.bluelight.gov.uk and click on New Opportunities which is within the Supplier Area box on the left of the screen. On the next screen enter 9M8G-FTECKX in the box labelled ‘contains’ then click search. Click on the blue link for the contract title to view the opportunity. To express interest you will need to login. If you are not already registered on www.bluelight.gov.uk you will need to return to the home page and click on the ‘Register Company’ link in the Supplier Area box on the left. Registration is free of charge and your user name and password will be emailed to you

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire
Economic Operators wishing to Express Interest and obtain the Invitation to Tender document, should go to www.bluelight.gov.uk and click on New Opportunities which is within the Supplier Area box on the left of the screen. On the next screen enter 9M8G-FTECKX in the box labelled ‘contains’ then click search. Click on the blue link for the contract title to view the opportunity. To express interest you will need to login. If you are not already registered on www.bluelight.gov.uk you will need to return to the home page and click on the ‘Register Company’ link in the Supplier Area box on the left. Registration is free of charge and your user name and password will be emailed to you

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire
Economic Operators wishing to Express Interest and obtain the Invitation to Tender document, should go to www.bluelight.gov.uk and click on New Opportunities which is within the Supplier Area box on the left of the screen. On the next screen enter 9M8G-FTECKX in the box labelled ‘contains’ then click search. Click on the blue link for the contract title to view the opportunity. To express interest you will need to login. If you are not already registered on www.bluelight.gov.uk you will need to return to the home page and click on the ‘Register Company’ link in the Supplier Area box on the left. Registration is free of charge and your user name and password will be emailed to you

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety

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:

After-care services for victims of rape and sexual assault — CPA/SPU/435

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: Within the Cheshire Constabulary Policing Area.

NUTS code UKD2

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

On behalf of the Local Authorities, NHS England, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire (PCC) and the Chief Constable (CC); the PCC is looking to put in place an ageless after-care service for victims of rape or sexual assault in the Cheshire Constabulary policing area. The minimum draft requirements of the PCC, NHS and Local Authorities are for a supplier to provide a solution incorporating a full time independent sexual violence advisor and initial counselling service within a multi-agency setting for those in the Cheshire constabulary policing area who have suffered sexual violence both within and outside of the criminal justice system, including historic cases.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312300, 85312320, 85312310, 85000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

On behalf of the Local Authorities, NHS England, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire (PCC) and the Chief Constable (CC); the PCC is looking to put in place an ageless after-care service for victims of rape or sexual assault in the Cheshire Constabulary policing area. The minimum draft requirements of the PCC, NHS and Local Authorities are for a supplier to provide a solution incorporating a full time independent sexual violence advisor and initial counselling service within a multi-agency setting for those in the Cheshire constabulary policing area who have suffered sexual violence both within and outside of the criminal justice system, including historic cases.
This service will need to incorporate;
— An ageless counselling and therapeutic service
— Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service (ISVA)
— Deliver training and awareness raising
The requirements include but are not restricted to the following:
— Safeguard individuals in Cheshire constabulary policing area from sexual violence through minimising their risk,
— Enable service users to address the effects of sexual assault/rape and reduce repeat incidents/victimisation,
— Provide a support service for any relevant person in Cheshire constabulary policing area (including historic cases) who has issues surrounding sexual assault/violence; to offer advice, counselling, family mediation and sign posting to other specific support services,
— Support the service user though the criminal justice system, if court proceedings are involved,
— To reduce service user’s risk and improve their mental health, safety, well-being and independence,
— To enable individual service users to access their rights.
The supplier must:
— participate in MARAC as appropriate,
— Work in close partnership with other service providers in the area (IDVA, Drug and Alcohol services etc.),
— Work within a multi-agency setting to provide a pro-active service to all victims of sexual violence who have been referred or self-referred to the after-care service,
— Work in partnership with the SARC provider for the Cheshire constabulary policing area,
— Deliver training and awareness raising to professionals and the public which contribute to local and sub-regional prevention work, being an active part of the multi-agency safeguarding arena.
— Deliver basic training on sexual violence to practitioners in the Cheshire Constabulary policing area and to undergo training and supervision to ensure specialist knowledge and continued professional development,

— Develop an Annual Development Plan that addresses key priorities, (to be agreed for implementation by the 2nd quarter of the financial year),

— Ensure that good practice guidelines are embedded in the provision of structured counselling,
— Provide reporting against key performance indicators,
— Involve service users in improving services.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 330 000 and 2 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There is the option to extend the contract for a further 2 periods of 12 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A parent company guarantee will be required (if applicable).

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

See Invitation to Tender document.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.

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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
As set out in the Economic Operator Questionnaire which is part of the Invitation to Tender document and available from the address in section I.1.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available.
As set out in the Economic Operator Questionnaire which is part of the Invitation to Tender document and available from the address in section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Economic Operator Questionnaire which is contained within the Invitation to Tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: — where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issues or countersigned by the competent authority, — where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capabilities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(f) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
As set out in the Economic Operator Questionnaire which is part of the Invitation to Tender document and available from the address in section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Economic Operator Questionnaire which is contained within the Invitation to Tender.
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 below

1. Service (See ITT for sub-weightings). Weighting 80

2. Scenarios (See ITT for sub-weightings). Weighting 20

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:

CPA/SPU/435

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 140-251406 of 24.7.2014

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.11.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

5.12.2014 – 10:00
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

Date: 5.12.2014 – 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

It is considered that the contract to which this Notice relates will be a Part B services contract under the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended) and the PCC is submitting this notice on a voluntary basis, the procurement process to be followed is detailed in the Invitation to Tender document.
Economic Operators wishing to Express Interest and obtain the Invitation to Tender document, should go to www.bluelight.gov.uk and click on New Opportunities which is within the Supplier Area box on the left of the screen. On the next screen enter 9M8G-FTECKX in the box labelled ‘contains’ then click search. Click on the blue link for the contract title to view the opportunity. To express interest you will need to login. If you are not already registered on www.bluelight.gov.uk you will need to return to the home page and click on the ‘Register Company’ link in the Supplier Area box on the left. Registration is free of charge and your user name and password will be emailed to you.
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:

11.11.2014

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