Cheshire West and Chester Local Involvement Network

Cheshire West and Chester Local Involvement Network

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council.

UK-Chester: health and social work services

2012/S 24-039359

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

UK Chester: provision of host services for local involvement networks (LINk).
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 boundary of Cheshire West and Chester.
NUTS code UKD

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)

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council seeks to re-tender it’s current Cheshire West and Chester Local Involvement Network (LINk) prior to the establishment of Healthwatch as the current 3 year agreement has expired.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85323000, 75200000

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: no
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:

Responsibility of the support (or “host”) agency.
The host’s role is to provide support that enables LINk members and participants to maximise their involvement. This may involve seeking out models for best practice for instance in supporting volunteers, capacity building and training.
The model used by the Host to support the LINk should have regard to the following:
— Publicity,
— Outreach,
— Information collecting,
— Organising meetings, including the provision of suitable venues,
— Planning and reporting,
— Facilitation and communication,
— Access to specialists.
During the period of the agreement the support agency will provide appropriate support to CW&C LINk for an initial period of 12 months, terminating on 31.3.2013, dependent on the establishment of Healthwatch and/or a contract extension if Healthwatch is delayed.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 106 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
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
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 judgment 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 May 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 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See the invitation to tender document (ITT).
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See the invitation to tender document (ITT).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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 delivery. Weighting 50

2. Quality. Weighting 30

3. Price. Weighting 20

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NWCE-8R3F94
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.3.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

2.2.2012
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 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

This contract is being procured using an e-tendering system call The Chest. Firstly you have to go to the following link and register. www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk. On the left hand side there is a box which says register for free. Once registered go to: https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_opportunity_search?

OpenForm and search for Cheshire West and Chester tenders. You will be able to register an interest and find further information and access the pre-qualification questionnaire or invitation to tender documents.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the Regulations) the Council will operate a standill period of not less than 10 days between notifying contractors of its intention to award the contract and the award of the contract.
Any appeal during this period shall be addressed to:
The Head of Legal and Democratic Services, 58 Nicholas St, Chester CH1 2NP, UNITED KINGDOM.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

2.2.2012