Contract For Social Care Electronic Marketplace

Contract For Social Care Electronic Marketplace

It is expected that providers of social care products and services can register and Local Authority Service Users can use the system to search for information, contact providers and procure their care requirements electronically via the system.

UK-Gateshead: software package and information systems

2012/S 155-259349

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North East Procurement Organisation
NEPO, Keelman House, Fifth Avenue Business Park, Team Valley Trading Estate
Contact point(s): Mrs Michelle Armstrong
For the attention of: Mrs Michelle Armstrong
NE11 0XA Gateshead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1914335982
E-mail: michelle.armstrong@nepo.org
Fax: +44 1914335940

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.nepoportal.org

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Contract For The Provision of A Social Care Electronic Marketplace.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The Contract will be made available to all PRO5 Members. A list of Member Organisations is available at www.pro5.org.

The Council intends to make this Framework Contract available for use by all UK contracting authorities including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Charities who have a need to purchase the above service. See the following websites for details: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/D11/Directories/Localcouncils/index.htm http://www.edubase.gov.uk/EstablishmentFind.aspx http://www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk/localauthorities.php http://www.hero.ac.uk/uk/universities_colleges http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/D11/Directories/AZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm http://www.police-information.co.uk/police-directory http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk http://www.buy4wales.co.uk/UsefulResources/contractsframeworks/organisationlist http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/index.aspx.

Any organisation able to access this Contract will be referred to in the documentation as a Contracting Authority.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 36
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 and 6 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The purpose of this Contract is to provide support to Local Authority Service Users by creating a Social Care electronic marketplace.
It is expected that providers of social care products and services can register and Local Authority Service Users can use the system to search for information, contact providers and procure their care requirements electronically via the system.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 72000000, 98000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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 estimated expenditure over 4 years is approximately 1 500 000 GBP – 6 000 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 and 6 000 000 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: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Provider Directory with provider profile management

1)Short description
Provider directory with supplier registration and management system for social care content. Content can be freely accessed by the public. Provider content is managed by either the Provider or the Contracting Authority.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 72000000, 98000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Provider Directory with Catalogue Functionality
1)Short description
As lot 1 plus full provider self-service including the facility to host or access catalogues which are visible to general public, service users. Ability for service users or local authority brokers to request quotes (one to many / one to one) and facilitate further competitions. Basic reporting available on web analytics, searching information etc. Catalogues should be available for goods, services and booking processes for personal assistants and volunteers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 72000000, 98000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Provider Directory with Catalogue Functionality (Payment Options Provided within Marketplace Solution) and Advanced Reporting
1)Short description
As Lot 1 and 2 plus payment functionality and advanced reporting on financial transactions going through the electronic marketplace.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 72000000, 98000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Provider Directory with Catalogue Functionality (Payment Options Provided within Marketplace Solution) and Additional Functionality
1)Short description
As lot 1, 2 and 3 plus Social Networking, Links to external systems including the option to integrate directly to case management systems, resource allocation systems and financial systems as required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 72000000, 98000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
As specified within the tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As specified within the tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
As specified within the tender documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As specified within the tender documentation.
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 specified within the tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified within the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As specified within the tender documentation.
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 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:
QTLE-8VUBMG
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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: 3.10.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
10.10.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
10.8.2012
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
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 10.10.2012 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Representatives of the Legal Department and the North East Procurement Organisation.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 48 months
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 Tender can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system at http://www.nepoportal.org.

Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTennder system at http://www.nepoportal.org. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must be raised no less than 4 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers should note that there will be ongoing engagement with other contracting bodies as identified in section II.1.2 to encourage uptake of this agreement. For any support in submitting your expressions of interest or tender response please contact the NEPO Portal Helpdesk at +44 1914335949 or info@nepoportal.org. There are a number of get help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

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

North East Procurement Organisation
Keelman House, Fifth Avenue Business Park, Team Valley Trading Estate
NE11 0XA Gateshead
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: michelle.armstrong@nepo.org
Telephone: +44 1914335982
Internet address: www.nepoportal.org

Body responsible for mediation procedures

North East Procurement Organisation
Keelman House, Fifth Avenue Business Park, Team Valley Trading Estate,
NE11 0XA Gateshead
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: michelle.armstrong@nepo.org
Telephone: +44 1914335982
Internet address: www.nepoportal.org

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.8.2012

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