Direct Payments Support Service Swansea

Direct Payments Support Service Swansea

. Support will therefore be delivered in an individualized way, but may encompass advice and guidance on being an employer, recruitment and retention of personal assistants, compiling of payroll and annual accounts.

United Kingdom-Swansea: Health and social work services

2014/S 098-171498

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

City and County of Swansea
Room 3.2.7, Civic Centre
Contact point(s): Procurement
SA1 3SN Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0254

Electronic access to information: eTenderWales
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: eTenderWales
Further information can be obtained from: eTenderWales
UNITED KINGDOM

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: eTenderWales
UNITED KINGDOM

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: eTenderWales
UNITED KINGDOM

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: yes

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Bridgend County Borough Council

 

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Provision of a Direct Payments Support 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot and Bridgend.

NUTS code UKL14

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

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

The Direct Payment Support Service is to provide a sliding scale of support for eligible individuals within the Western Bay foot print which enables the service user to be as independent as possible. Support will therefore be delivered in an individualized way, but may encompass advice and guidance on being an employer, recruitment and retention of personal assistants, compiling of payroll and annual accounts.
Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code 42394 within the appropriate area.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

850000008510000085300000

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: no

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:

As per tender documentation.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: With an option to extend for a further 48 months.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.10.2014. Completion 30.10.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

N/A.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please see tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please see tender documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per 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: Please see tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per 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:

CCS/SSD/001/14
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

30.6.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Economic operators interested in submitting a tender can download the tender documents from the eTenderWales portal (http://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk). You will need to register with eTenderWales if you are not already registered. Please see below instructions on how to register.

1. Register your company on the eTenderWales portal (this is only required once):

— Navigate to the portal: http://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— Click the ‘Suppliers register here’ link.
— Enter your correct business and user details.
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete.
— You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure).
— Agree to the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’.
2. Express an interest in the project:
— Login to the portal with your username/password.
— Click the ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ link (these are the ITTs open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page.
— This will move the ITT into your ‘My ITTs’ page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
— Click on the ITT code. You can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box.
3. Responding to the invitation to tender:
— You can now choose to ‘Reply’ or ‘Reject’ (please give a reason if rejecting).
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT.
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
If you require any further assistance use the online help. Alternatively, the BravoSolution helpdesk can be contacted (Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 18:00) on:

— E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk

— Phone: +44 8003684850
The Supplier Development Service provides ‘free’ practical assistance to small and medium-sized businesses in Wales to help understand the procurement process, and provide hints/tips/guidance on how to tender for opportunities.
‘For help and guidance please contact Business Wales Tender Support on 03000 6 03000’.
(WA Ref:10385)

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

City and County of Swansea
Legal, Democratic Service and Procurement, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road
SA1 3SN Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM

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:

19.5.2014

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