Employee Counselling Services Framework Scotland

Employee Counselling Services Framework Scotland

Multi-lot Framework Agreement to provide Employee Counselling Services.

United Kingdom-Stirling: Guidance and counselling services

2016/S 066-115257

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

APUC Limited
Unit 5, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
For the attention of: Hayley Crawford (Procurement Manager)
FK8 2DZ Stirling
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1314428936

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10402

Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Fife College

Dundee and Angus College

Edinburgh College

West College Scotland

Glasgow Clyde College

Ayrshire College

City of Glasgow College

North East College Scotland

New College Lanarkshire

Glasgow Kelvin College

Borders College

Dumfries and Galloway College

Forth Valley College

Inverness College

Lews Castle College

Moray College

Newbattle Abbey College

North Highland College

Orkney College

Perth College

Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Shetland College

South Lanarkshire College

West Lothian College

SRUC

Edinburgh Napier University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow School of Art

Heriot-Watt University

Queen Margaret University

Robert Gordon University

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

UHI Millennium Institute

University of Aberdeen

University of Abertay Dundee

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of St Andrews

University of Stirling

University of Strathclyde

University of the West of Scotland

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

West Highland College

Argyll College

Highland Theological College

Colleges Scotland

Fraunhöfer UK Research Limited

University of the Highlands and Islands

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Provision of Employee Counselling Services.

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: Scotland, UK.

NUTS code UKM

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: 3

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 300 000 and 600 000 GBP

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

The Authority is seeking Contractor(s) for the provision of Employee Counselling Services to the Scottish FE/HE sector. SEC1003-AP is a tailored multi-lot Framework Agreement to provide Employee Counselling Services including telephone and face-to-face counselling; referral procedures; information services; advice for carers; information and support services to management staff, and reporting of relevant management information.
Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender 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 PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 5093 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the drop-down. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312300, 85312320

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 Authority is seeking Contractor(s) for the provision of Employee Counselling Services to the Scottish FE/HE sector. SEC1003-AP is a tailored multi-lot Framework Agreement to provide Employee Counselling Services including telephone and face-to-face counselling; referral procedures; information services; advice for carers; information and support services to management staff, and reporting of relevant management information.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 600 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Framework Agreement is for a period of 36 months with the option to extend for up to 12 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: North Scotland

1)Short description

North Scotland geographical lot as per ITT and Appendix E.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312300, 85312320

3)Quantity or scope

North Scotland geographical lot as per ITT and Appendix E.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: West Scotland

1)Short description

West Scotland geographical lot as per ITT and Appendix E.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312300, 85312320

3)Quantity or scope

West Scotland geographical lot as per ITT and Appendix E.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: East Scotland

1)Short description

East Scotland geographical lot as per ITT and Appendix E.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312300, 85312320

3)Quantity or scope

East Scotland geographical lot as per ITT and Appendix E.
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 per ITT documentation.

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

As per ITT documentation.

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

As per ITT documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: All conditions relating to this Framework as stated in the ITT 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: All conditions relating to this Framework as stated in the ITT documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All conditions relating to this Framework as stated in the ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: All conditions relating to this Framework as stated in the ITT documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
All conditions relating to this Framework as stated in the ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
All conditions relating to this Framework as stated in the ITT 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

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:

SEC1003-AP
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

17.5.2016 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17.5.2016 – 13:00

Place:

PCS-Tender at APUC Stirling

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 years; dependent on decision to re-tender this opportunity at a later date.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:439016).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: APUC Ltd will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/1) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31.3.2016

 

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