Citizen Advice Service Contract Greater Manchester

Citizen Advice Service Contract Greater Manchester

Rochdale, Stockport and Trafford Councils are committed to providing a high quality general advice and welfare advice services. 

United Kingdom-Stretford: Health services

2018/S 224-512918

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Trafford Council
1st Floor, Trafford Town Hall
Stretford
M32 0TH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Lynda Brookes
Telephone: +44 7876442963
E-mail: lynda.brookes@star-procurement.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1619124272
NUTS code: UKD3
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.trafford.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.trafford.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Trafford Borough Council
Stretford
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7876442963
E-mail: lynda.brookes@star-procurement.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD3Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.star-procurement.gov.uk/star-procurement.aspx

I.1)Name and addresses

Stockport Borough Council
Stockport
United Kingdom
E-mail: lynda.brookes@star-procurement.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD3Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.star-procurement.gov.uk/star-procurement.aspx

I.1)Name and addresses

Rochdale Borough Council
Rochdale
United Kingdom
E-mail: lynda.brookes@star-procurement.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD3Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.star-procurement.gov.uk/star-procurement.aspx

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Procurer/ViewMaker209Form2?projectEventId=20b8dfc7-47eb-e811-80ef-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.the-chest.org.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:

Citizen Advice Service (Provision of Generalist Social Welfare Advice, Debt, Welfare Benefit and Housing Advice)

Reference number: DN377280

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Rochdale, Stockport and Trafford Councils are committed to providing a high quality general advice and welfare advice services. These services will play an important role in maximising people’s independence and help prevent reliance and dependency on more intensive care and support.

The service aims are to provide independent impartial advice that is efficient and effective in preventing and reducing the problems faced by citizens in relation to (but not limited to):

— benefits,

— debt,

— employment,

— health and social care,

— housing,

— immigration.

A further description of the service aims, objectives and outcomes is detailed in the specification.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 093 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Rochdale, Stockport and Trafford Councils are committed to providing a high quality general advice and welfare advice services. These services will play an important role in maximising people’s independence and help prevent reliance and dependency on more intensive care and support.

The service aims are to provide independent impartial advice that is efficient and effective in preventing and reducing the problems faced by citizens in relation to (but not limited to):

— benefits,

— debt,

— employment,

— health and social care,

— housing,

— immigration.

A further description of the service aims, objectives and outcomes is detailed in the specification.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract and budget availability will be reviewed annually. There is no guarantee the contract will be renewed. This is subject to budget availability.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
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

Date: 24/12/2018
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/12/2018
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Bidders should note this is intended to be a joint procurement between Rochdale, Trafford and Stockport Council.

Bidders should note Trafford Council are awaiting final confirmation of budget availability and Rochdale Council are awaiting final approval to tender.

Bidders should proceed with their bid on the assumption all 3 Councils will participate in the final contract but we will update bidders throughout the process.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

STAR Procurement
Stretford
United Kingdom
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:

18/11/2018

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