Counselling Supply of Support Services for Victims

Counselling Supply of Support Services for Victims

The PCC are seeking suppliers to provide the following support services from 1.4.2015: Emotional Support Service for Victims (Lot 1); Independent Sexual Violence Adviser Service (Lot 2).

United Kingdom-Portishead: Counselling services

2014/S 133-238996

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Avon and Somerset Constabulary
South West One Procurement, Police Headquarters, PO Box 37 Valley Road
For the attention of: Ms Jenny Tromans
BS20 8QJ Portishead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1275816567
E-mail: jenny.tromans@avonandsomerset.police.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Please go to www.bluelight.gov.uk and express an interest against Contract Ref:CONTRACT-9LVA-W4G3RV

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Please go to www.bluelight.gov.uk and express an interest against Contract Ref:CONTRACT-9LVA-W4G3RV

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Please go to www.bluelight.gov.uk and express an interest against Contract Ref:CONTRACT-9LVA-W4G3RV

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety

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:

Supply of Support Services for Victims.

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: The services will be delivered in the UK throughout the Avon and Somerset Constabulary force area.

NUTS code UKK

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 a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset (PCC) and Avon and Somerset Constabulary are working with partners across the force area to pioneer a new approach to transform services for victims of crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB).
A key foundation for this approach is the Victims Code of Practice (“VCOP). This specifies that certain victims are entitled to an enhanced level of service. These are:
— Victims of the most serious crime;
— Persistently targeted victims;
— Vulnerable victims;
— Intimidated victims.
The PCC are seeking suppliers to provide the following support services from 1.4.2015:
— Emotional Support Service for Victims (Lot 1);
— Independent Sexual Violence Adviser Service (Lot 2).
The Services will complement and be part of a network of services for victims of crime and ASB in Avon and Somerset.
It is anticipated that the initial duration of the contract will be 3 years with the option for the Contracting Authority to extend for a further period of 1 year, giving an overall contract duration of 4 years.
It is also intended at the date of this notice that the services procured via the tender process will be made available to other PCC’s via a Framework Agreement. The other PCC’s are Devon & Cornwall, Dorset and Wiltshire.
Prospective bidders should be aware that none of the forces listed above have committed to appoint the bidder who is successful in this procurement exercise for all or any of their respective requirements for services of the kind described in this notice.
The estimated annual values of the services required by the PCC for Avon and Somerset are in the following ranges:
Emotional Support Service for Victims (Lot 1) = GBP 225,000 – 300,000.
Independent Sexual Violence Adviser Service (Lot 2) = GBP 150,000 – 200,000.
As the other PCC’s named in this notice have yet to give any firm commitment as to their likely participation in the contract that results from this procurement exercise, it is not possible to give any meaningful estimate of the potential overall value of the services required by those PCC’s. However, as a very approximate indication, if all of the other PCC’s in question chose to purchase via this procurement exercise, the total annual value of services under the contract(s) resulting from this exercise could be in the region of Lot 1 GBP 900,000; Lot 2 GBP 600,000.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

See section 11.1.5) above.

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Emotional Support Service for Victims

1)Short description

The Service will offer practical and emotional support to all victims irrespective of gender, race, religion or any other protected characteristic and whether they report to the Police or not. Priority will be given to victims who fall under the VCOP priority groups.
The Service will offer support in a range of ways to suit the victim’s individual needs including via both telephone support and face to face meetings. The supplier will develop an outcome focused support plan which will include help with the ongoing practical and emotional needs of the victim to enable them to both cope and recover.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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

5)Additional information about lots

It is anticipated that a single supplier will be appointed for this Lot, this will not necessarily be the same supplier that is appointed for Lot 2.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service

1)Short description

The ISVA Service will cater for the needs of rape and sexual assault victims in the Avon and Somerset force area. The Service will offer practical and emotional support to all victims irrespective of gender, race, religion or any other protected characteristic and whether they report to the Police or not.
The ISVA Service will offer support in a range of ways to suit the victim’s individual needs including via both telephone and face to face meetings and will also offer support in attending other services e.g. court.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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

5)Additional information about lots

It is anticipated that a single supplier will be appointed for this Lot, this will not necessarily be the same supplier that is appointed for Lot 1.

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: Please refer to the PQQ document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the PQQ document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the PQQ document.
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

Restricted

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please refer to the PQQ document.
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
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SPS0386

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

11.8.2014 – 12:00

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

22.9.2014

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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

10.7.2014

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