Evaluation of Homeshare Pilots

Evaluation of Homeshare Pilots

SCIE are pleased to invite contractors to provide proposals for the evaluation of a two-year pilot of Homeshare programme.

United Kingdom-London: Social research services

2015/S 105-191281

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Social Care Institute for Excellence
Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East
For the attention of: David Teeman
SW1Y 5BP London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2077667366
E-mail: david.teeman@scie.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.scie.org.uk

Electronic access to information: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/0737aac7-d966-4b17-b901-a46ca1562cce

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

Other: Social care charity

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Health
Social protection
Education

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

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

Big Lottery Fund
One Plough Place
EC4A 1DE London
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

The Evaluation of Homeshare Pilots (HSP), HSPEVAL/15/01/BIG001-0603.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The UK.

NUTS code UK

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 Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), Lloyds Bank Foundation and Big Lottery Fund are inviting bidders to respond to the following Invitation to tender (ITT). SCIE are pleased to invite contractors to provide proposals for the evaluation of a two-year pilot of Homeshare programme, which is focused on testing and finding out what works to make the Homeshare model of care and accommodation an economically viable business. The Homeshare programme is an initiative which brings together older people and others, who need support to stay in their homes, with predominantly younger people by providing them with an affordable place to live in return for companionship and low level practical support.
The 2-year pilot of Homeshare programme (HSP) will be rolled out in 2 phases:
— Phase 1 begins with the selection and funding of 2 sites, funded by the Lloyds Foundation these will start receiving funds in June 2015.
— Phase 2 will involve the selection of the remaining 7 sites, funded by the Big Lottery Fund sometime in the late summer early autumn of 2015.
SCIE is seeking a contractor that will conduct an independent rigorous evaluation of up to nine pilot sites of the HSP over a 24 month period (2 HSP sites from the commencement of the work and the remaining seven from late summer/early autumn 2015).
The evaluation contract duration will be 2 years with an option to extend further up to 24 months and add additional services as set out in the ITT. The estimated contract value for the core proposal shall not exceed 157 000 GBP inclusive of VAT. This contract value may increase up to the 2/3 of the value of the core proposal as set out above.

Further information about the requirements of this contract can be found in the ITT which can be downloaded fromhttps://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/0737aac7-d966-4b17-b901-a46ca1562cce

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79315000, 73200000

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 evaluation contract duration will be 2 years with an option to extend further up to 24 months and add additional services as set out in the ITT. The estimated contract value for the core proposal shall not exceed 157 000 GBP inclusive of VAT. Bids in excess of this limit will be excluded. This contract value may increase up to the 2/3 of the value of the core proposal as set out above.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 130 883 and 218 055 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: This Contract duration will be 2 years with an option to extend further for up to 24 months and add additional services as set out in the ITT.

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: 24 (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:

Parent Company Guarantees and other security may be required in respect of some or all of the service provider’s obligations.

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

Payments will be made in accordance with the conditions of contract.

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

Joint and several liability. Should the successful tenderer be a consortium of organisations, the Contracting Authority reserves the right to require a successful consortium to form a single entity. The Contracting Authority will require the lead partner to be responsible for completing the contract on behalf of the consortium and enter into a contract with the Contracting Authority.

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: Bidder has submitted a complete tender that accords with every instruction and requirement set out in this ITT. Bidders must confirm if the circumstances as set out in Regulation 57 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) apply. (Pass/Fail E of ITT).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: (1) Bidders are required to have adequate financial standing to perform the services without putting the Authority at risk. The financial ability of bidders will be assessed before their tender is evaluated as follows: In order for us to carry out this assessment please provide copies of your last two year’s audited accounts and annual reports to include:
— Balance Sheet.
— Profit & Loss Account and Cost of Sales.
— Full notes to the accounts.
— Director’s report/auditor’s report.
If you are unable to submit the information requested above because your organisation is below the threshold for which audited accounts are required, please submit the following documents instead:
— Balance Sheet
— Profit and Loss Statement
Failure to achieve this minimum requirement and pass the financial assessment shall result in the bidder being excluded from further participation in the tender competition. (Pass Fail B of the ITT)
(2) The Bidder’s Total Costs in Cost table for core proposal do not exceed 157 000 GBP (including VAT and expenses). Bidders whose costs exceed this amount will be excluded from further consideration in the tender process. (Pass Fail D of the ITT).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
(1) As a minimum, the bidder must have relevant experience in delivering similar services of this type, level, depth, nature, value and complexity. More specifically, please submit evidence of delivering similar evaluations that result in outputs that clearly describe and account for the relationships between inputs, outputs, impacts and outcomes as well as of using qualitative data to produce impressive, innovative and accessible dissemination for a range of different audiences and to produce concise, accessible and engaging written outputs. Also please summarise each example in a paragraph and for each, the context, what you did and what the outcomes were (specifically, relating to informing or resulting in developments of policy and practice and in relation to identifying and disseminating best practice). (Pass Fail A of the ITT)
(2) As a minimum the bidder must submit a complete tender in accordance with every instruction and requirement set out in the ITT. (Pass Fail C of the ITT).
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
IV.3)Administrative information

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

HSPEVAL/15/01/BIG001-0603

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

3.7.2015 – 17:00
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

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

Further detailed information about this opportunity is set out in the ITT attached.
If you are interested in this opportunity please read all requirements and instructions in the ITT and submit your tender response before the tender deadline on 3.7.2015.

All interested bidders must submit an electronic copy of your tender response in a zip folder to David Teeman at david.teeman@scie.org.uk quoting reference HSPEVAL/15/01/BIG001-0603 no later than 17:00 on 3.7.2015.

You must also submit 3 (three) bound hard copies quoting reference HSPEVAL/15/01/BIG001-0603 to David Teeman at the following addresses: First floor Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5AU, ensuring that they arrive at the address before 17:00 on 3.7.2015.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court, The Royal Courts of Justice
WC4A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 207946000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period of 10 calendar days at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. Further information is set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as amended.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.5.2015

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