Complex Needs Employability Edinburgh

Complex Needs Employability Edinburgh

This service is to provide a high quality, accessible employability provision for Service Users who have complex needs.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Social work and related services

2016/S 180-322669

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jamie Mawson
Telephone: +44 1314693543
E-mail: jamie.mawson@edinburgh.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM25
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://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:

Complex Needs Employability.

Reference number: CT0250

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This service is to provide a high quality, accessible employability provision for Service Users who have complex needs.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM25
Main site or place of performance:

The Service shall be available to people throughout the City of Edinburgh.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The service will provide the necessary advice and support to Service Users at the commencement and progression through the Scottish Government’s Strategic Skills Pipeline. The service is to increase the employability of Service User by providing employability skills (communication, action plan, goals, education, volunteering and work experience) which are delivered as individual / group / classroom based mediums.

Service Users will typically be those in recovery from or living with issues which create barriers to employment and which complicate the likelihood of effective engagement by other services to meet their employability needs. These include substance misuse; homelessness; or offending background; and may include significant psycho-social issues or complex trauma.

The Council is inviting interested organisations to apply for this contract by noting interest on Public Contracts Scotland, completing the European Single Procurement Document and a Tender Submission. All documents are available for download via the Public Contracts Scotland portal.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for up to a further twenty four (24) months upon formal review of the initial contract period.

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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Part IV: Selection Criteria — D: Quality Assurance Schemes and Environmental Management Standards — Question 4D1.1 — Tenderers are required to ensure that they have carried out and obtained Standard Disclosure checks for all relevant staff.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Part IV: Selection Criteria — B: Economic and Financial Standing — Question 4B.1 — Mandatory minimum turnover is required as per Instructions to Tenderers document. Part IV: Selection Criteria — B: Economic and Financial Standing — Question 4B.4 — Mandatory minimum financial ratios are required as per Instructions to Tenderers document. Part IV: Selection Criteria — B: Economic and Financial Standing — Question 4B.5 — Mandatory minimum requirement for insurance are required as per Instructions to Tenderers document.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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: 19/10/2016
Local time: 15:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/10/2016
Local time: 15:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. The Community Benefits included in this contract are detailed in the supporting documents.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=461926

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract.

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:

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:

Proposed Community Benefits commitments will be incorporated in the contract. Community Benefits commitments are to detail the quantity, duration and GBP value of the community benefits offered.

(SC Ref:461926).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314693543Internet address:http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the standstill period commencing on the next working day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/09/2016

 

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