Carers Support Service Norfolk

Carers Support Service Norfolk

The Council through this exercise is seeking the provision of services that provides information and support to Carers on all aspects relevant to their caring role and the needs of the person that they are caring for.

UK-Norwich: Health and social work services

2013/S 020-031485

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Anthony Cripps
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1603223354
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.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: Norfolk County Council
Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Anthony Cripps
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1603223354
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk
Internet address: www.norfolk.gov.uk

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: yes

NHS Norfolk
NR7 0WG
Norfolk
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
NCCT40064 Carers Support Service
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
NUTS code UKH13
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Council through this exercise is seeking the provision of services that provides information and support to Carers on all aspects relevant to their caring role and the needs of the person that they are caring for, that supports Carers to maintain their own health and well-being, that treats Carers as expert care partners and that plans services in partnership with Carers, people who use the service, voluntary and independant sectors to ensure a co-ordinated approach to service delivery.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85310000, 85312300, 85312310

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:
The figures quoted below represent the initial contract value through to the total contract value assuming all extensions are granted.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 310 000 and 3 863 000 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: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Information, Advice, Signposting and Awareness Raising

1)Short description
The overall aim of this element of the service is to ensure that Carers have access to information in ways that suit them, to raise awareness of Carers and Carers’ issues, tackle stigma and support the identification of ‘hidden Carers’.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85310000, 85312300, 85312310

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 464 000 and 773 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: 1:1 Support for Carers, Befriending, Groups and Peer Support
1)Short description
The overall aim of this element of the service is to ensure that Carers and Young Adult Carers in Transition receive the support they need in ways that suit them and have opportunities to support/be supported by other Carers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85310000, 85312300, 85312310

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 290 000 and 2 150 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Breaks for Carers and Practical Support
1)Short description
The overall aim of this element of the service is to provide easy access to short breaks for Carers and to provide practical support in the home to enable the Carer to have a break from their caring role, support them in their caring role and maintain a life outside caring.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85310000, 85312300, 85312310

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 333 000 and 555 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Partnership Lead and Development
1)Short description
The overall aim of this element of the service is to lead the Partnership and to ensure that effective partnership arrangements are in place both within and outside the Partnership.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85310000, 85312300, 85312310

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 232 000 and 387 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As given in the tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
As given in the tender documentation.
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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:
NCCT40064.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 219-360799 of 14.11.2012

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: 11.3.2013 – 14:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
11.3.2013 – 14:00
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
Date: 11.3.2013
Place:

Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Norwich, NR1 2DH.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Head of Democratic Services, Norfolk County Council.

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
The initial contract length is 3 years. At the Council’s discretion an additional 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding, may be granted at the end of the initial contract term.
This is a procurement for services specified in Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“Part B services”). Accordingly, and notwithstanding the advertising of this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) only apply in part. The procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information contained in the contract documents. The Authority has voluntarily advertised this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, solely in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. The Authority has been constrained by the forms used by the Publications Office to describe the procurement procedure as “Open”. This will be a one-stage procurement process, but the authority does not bind itself to conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Open Procedure, as described in the Regulations, nor to abide by any other part of the Regulations which does not expressly apply to procurements for Part B services.
Any request for an application pack should reference NCCT40064 Mailing List.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council has voluntarily decided to incorporate a standstill period at the point when information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the Contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Council’s obligations may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:25.1.2013

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