Engaging and Strengthening Communities in Fenland

Engaging and Strengthening Communities in Fenland

Cambridgeshire County Council is looking for a provider to administer the Healthy Fenland Fund, which aims to support improvements in health and well being through the use of a community assets approach to strengthen communities and build their resilience.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Other community, social and personal services

2015/S 164-300408

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall, Castle Hill
For the attention of: Mr Jason Shanks
CB3 0AP Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

Electronic access to information: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall, Castle Hill
For the attention of: Mr Jason Shanks
CB3 0AP Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall, Castle Hill
For the attention of: Mr Jason Shanks
CB3 0AP Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall, Castle Hill
For the attention of: Mr Jason Shanks
CB3 0AP Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Engaging and Strengthening Communities in Fenland.
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
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)
Cambridgeshire County Council is looking for a provider to administer the Healthy Fenland Fund, which aims to support improvements in health and well being through the use of a community assets approach to strengthen communities and build their resilience.
The fund has been established for communities in Fenland to access small grants to develop local projects and interventions to address their needs. This funding may be used to strengthen the community by supporting the ‘building blocks’ or for a specific project that addresses a community issue. Over the course of the programme, there will be an annual fund for allocating grants to communities. The criteria for allocating the grants will be agreed with the commissioner.
The provider will enable communities to become stronger and more resilient by providing community workers to build community capacity through identifying community members to act as ‘enablers’ and supporting them to work with their communities to realise their assets and manage their own needs.
They will also be expected to identify and pursue additional funding opportunities to augment the size of the fund available to communities; provide an easy access and single point of contact for communities; provide online and digital information to ensure that resources can be used to best effect and connecting with all relevant community groups and organisations; and work with partners at a strategic and operational level.
The service needs to be proactive, identifying and anticipating changes and supporting the communities to meet changing circumstances, and providing insight and intelligence to inform community decisions and action.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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
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:
This programme will cover the Fenland District Council area and will address the needs of its residents.
It has 3 main elements:
— Co-ordination which includes, in addition overseeing the programme working with local organisations and partners to identify and secure their support for any community initiatives,
— Administration of the Fund through a robust process that is fair and transparent,
— Provision of community workers, who will increase community capacity through developing local community enablers to work with their communities and access the resources of the Healthy Fenland Fund.
The Programme is anticipated to run for 5 years but the initial contract will be for 3 years with a possible extension of 1 year and then a further 1 year.
The annual contract value for the administration of the Contract and community enablers is 90 000 GBP. The annual value of the grants will total 75 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 825 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
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: 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:
Where the contract value is expected to be 500 000 GBP or more, the Authority may wish to obtain a Parent Company Guarantee, from organisations with a parent company, performance bond or any other sureties.
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
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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: no

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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
9XTH-SZF3Y5
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
21.9.2015 – 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: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 21.9.2015 – 12:00
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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604365671

Body responsible for mediation procedures

LGSS
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jhunter@northamptonshire.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.lgss.co.uk

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

LGSS
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jhunter@northamptonshire.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21.8.2015

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