Carers Support Services Contract – Argyll and Bute Council

Carers Support Services Contract – Argyll and Bute Council

Contract for the provision of a range of carers support services in line with the requirements of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

United Kingdom-Lochgilphead: Social work and related services

2019/S 046-106367

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Argyll and Bute Council
Kilmory
Lochgilphead
PA31 8RT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Samantha Torrie
Telephone: +44 1546604145
E-mail: samantha.torrie@argyll-bute.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Carers Support Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Contract for the provision of a range of carers support services in line with the requirements of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Range of support services to carers in line with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

Argyll and Bute Council on behalf of the health and social care partnership propose to enter into negotiations with its existing contracted providers for the continued provision of carers support services in order to ensure continuity while implications of the new Act become clear.

The contracts are yet to be developed but are likely to include a range of services in line with the requirements of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The intention is to agree a contract for up to a period of 3 years. This proposal should ensure continuity of provision while the new act is implemented and will allow time for any required redesign to take place.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from contracting with the Council if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Information on this will be collected during pre-qualification.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Oban, Lorn and the Isles

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Oban and Lorn

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Range of support services to carers in line with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

Argyll and Bute Council on behalf of the Health and Social Care Partnership propose to enter into negotiations with its existing contracted providers for the continued provision of carers support services in order to ensure continuity while implications of the new Act become clear.

The contracts are yet to be developed but are likely to include a range of services in line with the requirements of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The intention is to agree a contract for up to a period of 3 years. This proposal should ensure continuity of provision while the new act is implemented and will allow time for any required redesign to take place.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from contracting with the Council if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Information on this will be collected during pre-qualification.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Bute & Cowal

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Cowal & Bute

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Range of support services to carers in line with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

Argyll and Bute Council on behalf of the Health and Social Care Partnership propose to enter into negotiations with its existing contracted providers for the continued provision of carers support services in order to ensure continuity while implications of the new Act become clear.

The contracts are yet to be developed but are likely to include a range of services in line with the requirements of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The intention is to agree a contract for up to a period of 3 years. This proposal should ensure continuity of provision while the new act is implemented and will allow time for any required redesign to take place.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from contracting with the Council if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Information on this will be collected during pre-qualification.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Helensburgh and Lomond

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM81
Main site or place of performance:

Helensburgh and Lomond.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Range of support services to carers in line with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

Argyll and Bute Council on behalf of the Health and Social Care Partnership propose to enter into negotiations with its existing contracted providers for the continued provision of carers support services in order to ensure continuity while implications of the new Act become clear.

The contracts are yet to be developed but are likely to include a range of services in line with the requirements of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The intention is to agree a contract for up to a period of 3 years. This proposal should ensure continuity of provision while the new act is implemented and will allow time for any required redesign to take place.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from contracting with the Council if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Information on this will be collected during pre-qualification.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

ESPD will be required from all providers. In particular, providers will be required to:

— evidence financial sustainability,

— comply with minimum insurance requirements (5 000 000 GBP EL; 5 000 000 GBP PL)

— care inspectorate registered (if undertaking regulated work as part of the service).

And any other statutory registrations/authorisations required to fulfil the requirement.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

In line with LTR the award procedure takes account of the factors in Regulations 76 — (9).

Providers will be required to pass the ESPD assessment and the negotiation itself must result in quality services at best value in order for a contract to be awarded. This notice is not a guarantee that all existing providers will be awarded a contract following negotiations.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 01/04/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This notice is published in the interest of transparency about the intention to negotiate with existing providers of carers services in Argyll and Bute to put new contracts in place for a period of up to 3 years to allow continuity while the requirements of the new act are implemented.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=575786

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

A guidance note with requirements will be provided as part of the proposed negotiations with existing providers.

(SC Ref:575786)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Argyll and Bute Council
Kilmory
Lochgilphead
PA31 8RT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1546604194Internet address: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

01/03/2019

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