Falkirk Council Support at Home Contract

Falkirk Council Support at Home Contract

The service covers both long and short term support needs.

United Kingdom-Falkirk: Social services

2017/S 211-439093

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Falkirk Council
Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1324506566
E-mail: pcu@falkirk.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM76
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Support at Home (Home Support and Supported Living).

Reference number: SW/035/18

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85320000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The service covers both long and short term support needs and may include personal care, domestic support, housing support, social and emotional support as well as providing support to families and carers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Home Support

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85310000
85311100
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM76

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The service covers both long and short term support needs and may include personal care, domestic support, social and emotional support as well as providing support to families and carers. In line with re-ablement practices, the service aims to help people sustain, recover or manage their health, skills and abilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives within their local communities.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supported Living for People with Physical Disabilities including those with Sensory Impairment

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85310000
85311100
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM76

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Services for People with Physical Disabilities should fulfil an enabling role supporting people to regain confidence and motivation, maximising their potential and supporting them to live as independently as possible.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supported Living for People with Learning Disabilities including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85310000
85311100
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM76

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Service Users affected by Learning Disability exhibit an impairment of their intellectual, adaptive and social functioning.

Service Users with Learning Disabilities may have particular communication support needs requiring the use of communication support systems such as Talking Mats, Makaton as well as other augmentative and alternative communication aids, for example, picture and symbol communication boards, electronic communication devices etc.

Service Users with Learning Disabilities may also require support to interact with others and their environment ensuring that any risks posed, by or to the individual, are managed appropriately.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supported Living for People with Mental Health Difficulties

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85310000
85311100
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM76

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Service Users within this category are typically individuals who have been diagnosed as having a severe and enduring mental illness, such as Schizophrenia or Severe Affective Disorder. Service Users affected by Mental Health difficulties may require support because they are acutely unwell or have long term mental illness which significantly impacts their functioning and motivation to care independently for themselves and also their ability to sustain relationships. Service users may also lead chaotic lifestyles leading to recurring crises requiring the need for mental health support from a variety of services. Service Users may also present significant risk to their own safety or that of others.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supported Living for Older People

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85310000
85311100
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM76

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Service Users within this category are typically Older People with higher levels of support needs due to physical frailty, ill health and/or dementia.

Service Users will require support to be delivered on a flexible basis in recognition that their needs and presentation may change. It is important that Service Users with Dementia are supported in a way which promotes their independence whilst balancing risks.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supported Living for People who are or have been subject to the Criminal Justice System

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85310000
85311100
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM76

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Service Users who are, or have been, subject to the Criminal Justice System may at times require support in order to live in their community. Support may be required due to the risks associated with the individuals offending behaviour or may arise from disability or mental health issues. Service Users who require support via the Support at Home (Home Support and Supported Living) Framework will be those, requiring lengthy periods of supervision at a high level of intensity, particularly in the early periods after release from custody, typically with a history of multiple sexual or violent offences.

Staff undertaking this activity will be well trained, have professional support, access to a reliable lone worker safety service, or access the council lone worker system, reliable and able to balance restrictions with promotion of constructive activities.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supplementary Providers List

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000
85310000
85311100
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM76

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Supplementary Providers List shall be made available to Service Users opting to choose and direct their own care within SDS Options 1, 2 or 4. Providers included within Lot 7 may also be required to deliver services if there is insufficient capacity within the Framework to meet service requirements.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Those providers that meet minimum requirements and are not appointed to lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 shall automatically be included within a Supplementary Providers List (Lot 7).

Tenderers are not required to select Lot 7 as part of the tender process.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

ESPD 4.A.1.

The Provider shall be registered with the Care Inspectorate and comply with all National Care Standards as detailed in Regulation No. 114 of The Regulations of Care (Requirements as to Care Service (Scotland)) Regulations 2002

Providers are required to have the following Care Inspectorate Registrations:

Lot 1 — Care at Home

Lots 2 to 6 — Housing Support and Care at Home

Providers are required to detail Care Inspectorate Registration Numbers relevant to the service from which support will be provided in Falkirk.

It will be a requirement of the tender that any provider must have achieved a grade of 4 or above over the past 2 inspections in the theme of Quality of Care and Support.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Please refer to Schedule 1 — Instructions to Tenderers.

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 186-334137

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 05/12/2017
Local time: 14:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

ESPD Q2.A.3 Companies House Registration number is required.

ESPD Q4B.5.1 Providers must have at least 10 000 000 GBP cover for Employers Liability Insurance.

ESPD Q4B.5.2 Providers must have the following levels of cover as a minimum:

Public Liability — 10 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity — 5 000 000 GBP

Medical Malpractice — 5 000 000 GBP

ESPD Q4C.6.1 — Managers shall fulfil the registration and qualification requirements outlined by the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=517229

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

There is a requirement for Providers to provide training opportunities.

(SC Ref:517229).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Falkirk Council
Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1324506566Internet address:http://www.falkirk.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

01/11/2017

 

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