City Advice Service – City of London Corporation

City Advice Service – City of London Corporation

The Service will provide a free, impartial and non-judgemental generalist Information and Advice service to City residents, workers, and to tenants living on City of London housing estates outside of the ‘square mile’.

United Kingdom-London: Guidance services

2015/S 015-023022

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

City of London Corporation
Guildhall
For the attention of: Mr James Carter
EC2P 2EJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073321065
E-mail: james.carter@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.londontenders.org

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.londontenders.org

Further information can be obtained from: City of London Corporation
Guildhall
For the attention of: Mr James Carter
EC2P 2EJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073321065
E-mail: james.carter@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: City of London Corporation
Guildhall
For the attention of: Mr James Carter
EC2P 2EJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073321065
E-mail: james.carter@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: City of London Corporation
Guildhall
For the attention of: Mr James Carter
EC2P 2EJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073321065
E-mail: james.carter@cityoflondon.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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

City Advice 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 UKI

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

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 0

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 0

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

The City of London Corporation is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced and competent suppliers to provide a new generalist information and advice service, the City Advice Service.
The Service will provide a free, impartial and non-judgemental generalist Information and Advice service to City residents, workers, and to tenants living on City of London housing estates outside of the ‘square mile’.

The main subject areas on which clients are likely to require advice include the following, of which the current majority of activity is in the 1st four areas listed:

— Benefits,
— Debt and management of finances,
— Housing,
— Employment issues,
— Family issues,
— Access to training and educational opportunities,
— Consumer issues,
— Immigration,
— Civil Litigation and public law,
— Community safety and domestic violence.
The Service will comprise of four service components:
— Service Component 1 — Lead Provider Management function —
— Service Component 2 — Open access across multiple channels (Triage model)
— Service Component 3 — Pro-active awareness raising / education —
— Service Component 4 — Specialist Advice/Casework.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312310

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)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 contract will be for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for a period of up to 2 further years.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for a period of up to 2 further years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in days: 0 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 0
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in days: 0 (from the award of the contract)

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:
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

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: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 0
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

9SSF-6QFSBB
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 13.2.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

13.2.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

9.3.2015

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17.4.2015 – 12:00

Place: UNITED KINGDOM

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

It is intended to restrict the tender list to a maximum of 6 suppliers. If more than 6 suppliers fulfil the criteria for selection, those scoring the highest number of points on the selection criteria will be invited to tender. The award of the contract will be based on the criteria as set out in the Invitation to Tender documents. If you have any questions with regards to this opportunity please use the message facility available via the London Tenders Portal. The Services advertised in this notice are Part B services as listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and therefore only subject to the relevant sections of the Regulations. The tender will be conducted in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner, treating all Tenderers equally. The City has advertised this Tender in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on a voluntary basis only, fulfilling the requirement to be transparent.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: administrativecourtoffice.courtclerks@hmcts.x.gsi.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

The Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: administrativecourtoffice.courtclerks@hmcts.x.gsi.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

The Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: administrativecourtoffice.courtclerks@hmcts.x.gsi.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.1.2015

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