Domestic Abuse Advisory Services Bedfordshire

Domestic Abuse Advisory Services Bedfordshire

The service provides specialist independent support on a short-term crisis intervention and safety planning basis.

United Kingdom-Bedford: Social services

2016/S 011-015486

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street
Contact point(s): Commercial Hub
For the attention of: Melody Mapfumo
MK42 9AP Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1234228420
E-mail: commercial.hub@bedford.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.bedford.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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

Central Bedfordshire Council
Watling House, High Street North, Bedfordshire
LU6 1LF Dunstable
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Independent Domestic Abuse Advisory Services (BBCQ522445).

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 UKH22

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)

Social services. Social work and related services. Other community, social and personal services. The Council is seeking to enter into a contract with a suitably qualified organisation (or organisations in the event of a consortium) for the provision of support services to victims of domestic violence at the highest risk of homicide or serious harm. The service provides specialist independent support on a short-term crisis intervention and safety planning basis. IDVA’s are an integral part of the MARAC process, helping to keep victims of domestic abuse safe, supporting them to take action and ultimately working to reduce repeat incidences of domestic abuse and prevent further harm to victims and their families.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85320000, 85300000, 98000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

The Council is seeking to enter into a contract with a suitably qualified organisation (or organisations in the event of a consortium) for the provision of support services to victims of domestic violence at the highest risk of homicide or serious harm. The service provides specialist independent support on a short-term crisis intervention and safety planning basis. IDVA’s are an integral part of the MARAC process, helping to keep victims of domestic abuse safe, supporting them to take action and ultimately working to reduce repeat incidences of domestic abuse and prevent further harm to victims and their families.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 1 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract may be extended for any period or periods of up to 2 years in 6 or 12-month blocks at each Council’s sole discretion.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 46 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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

Duration in months: 60 (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:

Please refer to the Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) Document issued to interested organisations.

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

Payment in monthly advance.

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

Please refer to the Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) Document issued to interested organisations.

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: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) Document issued to interested organisations.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) Document issued to interested organisations.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) Document issued to interested organisations.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) Document issued to interested organisations.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) Document issued to interested organisations.
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: yes

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:

Independent Domestic Abuse Advisory Services (BBCQ522445).

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: 26.2.2016 – 11:00
Payable documents: no

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

26.2.2016 – 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

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bedford:-Social-services./8T8U829228

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/8T8U829228

GO Reference: GO-2016114-PRO-7577272.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: commercial.hub@bedford.gov.uk
Internet address: www.bedford.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: commercial.hub@bedford.gov.uk
Internet address: www.bedford.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with regulation 76 (Principles of awarding contracts) and regulation 91 (Enforcement of duties through the Court) of the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
Appeals can be sent to the following address: Legal Services, Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AP.

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

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: commercial.hub@bedford.gov.uk
Internet address: www.bedford.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.1.2016

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