Hampshire County Council Extra Care Framework

Hampshire County Council Extra Care Framework

6 Lots. In particular the Council is looking to commission services that will: Provide stability and consistent availability of service provision. Provide care of a consistently good quality.

United Kingdom-Winchester: Social work and related services

2016/S 067-117247

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Hampshire County Council
Adult Services, Elizabeth II Court, The Castle
For the attention of: Simon Crouch
SO23 8UQ Winchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: simon.crouch@hants.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/

Further information can be obtained from: Hampshire County Council
E2 Court, The Castle
Winchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Hampshire County Council
E2 Court, The Castle
Winchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Hampshire County Council
E2 Court, The Castle
SO238UQ Winchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

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:

Hampshire Extra-care.

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 UKJ3

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)

This is a contract notice for the award, over 6 LOTS across Hampshire (1 contract per LOT) of Extra-care service provision. Review of existing extra-care service provision commissioned by the Council has highlighted several issues with existing service delivery. It is intended these issues will be addressed through the procurement exercise (local reference AS08295 Hampshire Extra-care) to which this contract notice relates.
In particular the Council is looking to commission services that will:
— Provide stability and consistent availability of service provision.
— Provide care of a consistently good quality.
— Provide care that ensures individuals’ safety and protection from harm.
— Provide consistency in the delivery of care and support at night — including the
delivery of unplanned care where necessary.
— Work effectively with those seeking to access extra-care, extra-care.
accommodation providers, the District Councils and County Council so as to
facilitate effective and appropriate access arrangements.
— Generate increased opportunities for individuals to participate in social and
communal activities within the schemes.
— Promote individuals’ independence, health and wellbeing — including through
working alongside assistive technology solutions linked to an individuals’ package
of care.
— Support a consistency of understanding and expectation amongst individuals
living in schemes, or considering to do so, as to what extra-care services have to
offer.
— Support the implementation within the schemes of a new ‘Waking Night and
Wellbeing’ funding model by which waking night support, alarm response support and
communal / social activity support can be robustly resourced on a more consistent
and fairer basis.
In order to achieve a balanced and sustainable market with scope for greater
consistency of extra-care service provision, work will be divided into 6 designated
geographical LOTS.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

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

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:

LOT 1 (geographic area covering Basingstoke & Dene). Total maximum annual contract value is up to a maximum of 862 508 GBP p.a.Initial contract term is 4 years, plus annual option to extend for an additional year for up to 3 years.There is an option for the Council to serve notice on the contract during its initial 4 year term pending progress of service delivery change implementation requirements as outlined in the service specification applying to LOT 1.
LOT 2 (geographic area covering Gosport). Total maximum annual contract value is up to a maximum of 404 758 GBP p.a. Initial contract term is 4 years, plus annual option to extend for an additional year for up to 3 years. There is an option for the Council to serve notice on the contract during its initial 4 year term pending progress of service delivery change implementation requirements as outlined in the service specification applying to LOT 2.
LOT 3 (geographic area of Hart & Rushmoor district). Total maximum annual contract value is up to a maximum of 1 343 799 GBP p.a.Initial contract term is 4 years, plus annual option to extend for an additional year for up to 3 years. There is an option for the Council to serve notice on the contract during its initial 4 year term pending progress of service delivery change implementation requirements as outlined in the service specification applying to LOT 3.
LOT 4 (New Forest geographic district). Total maximum annual contract value is up to a maximum of 930 946 GBP p.a.Initial contract term is 4 years, plus annual option to extend for an additional year for up to 3 years. There is an option for the Council to serve notice on the contract during its initial 4 year term pending progress of service delivery change implementation requirements as outlined in the service specification applying to LOT 4.
LOT 5 (geographic area district area of Test Valley). Total maximum annual contract value is up to a maximum of 736 661 GBP p.a.Initial contract term is 4 years, plus annual option to extend for an additional year for up to 3 years. There is an option for the Council to serve notice on the contract during its initial 4 year term pending progress of service delivery change implementation requirements as outlined in the service specification applying to LOT 5.
LOT 6 (geographic area covering district of Winchester). Total maximum annual contract value is up to a maximum of 445 235 GBP p.a.Initial contract term is 4 years, plus annual option to extend for an additional year for up to 3 years. . There is an option for the Council to serve notice on the contract during its initial 4 year term pending progress of service delivery change implementation requirements as outlined in the service specification applying to LOT 6.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 18 265 773 and 18 895 628 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: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: LOT 1 (Basingstoke and Dene)

1)Short description

This is a contract notice for the award, over 6 LOTS across Hampshire (one contract per LOT) of Extra-care service provision. Review of existing extra-care service provision commissioned by the Council has highlighted several issues with existing service delivery. It is intended these issues will be addressed through the procurement exercise (local reference AS08295 Hampshire Extra-care) to which this contract notice relates.
In particular the Council is looking to commission services that will:
— Provide stability and consistent availability of service provision.
— Provide care of a consistently good quality.
— Provide care that ensures individuals’ safety and protection from harm.
— Provide consistency in the delivery of care and support at night — including the
delivery of unplanned care where necessary.
— Work effectively with those seeking to access extra-care, extra-care.
accommodation providers, the District Councils and County Council so as to
facilitate effective and appropriate access arrangements.
— Generate increased opportunities for individuals to participate in social and
communal activities within the schemes.
— Promote individuals’ independence, health and wellbeing — including through
working alongside assistive technology solutions linked to an individuals’ package
of care.
— Support a consistency of understanding and expectation amongst individuals
living in schemes, or considering to do so, as to what extra-care services have to
offer.
— Support the implementation within the schemes of a new ‘Waking Night and
Wellbeing’ funding model by which waking night support, alarm response support and
communal / social activity support can be robustly resourced on a more consistent
and fairer basis.
In order to achieve a balanced and sustainable market with scope for greater
consistency of extra-care service provision, work will be divided into 6 designated
geographical LOTS. LOT 1 covers this provision within the Basingstoke and Dene area.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: LOT 2 (Gosport)

1)Short description

This is a contract notice for the award, over 6 LOTS across Hampshire (one contract per LOT) of Extra-care service provision. Review of existing extra-care service provision commissioned by the Council has highlighted several issues with existing service delivery. It is intended these issues will be addressed through the procurement exercise (local reference AS08295 Hampshire Extra-care) to which this contract notice relates.
In particular the Council is looking to commission services that will:
— Provide stability and consistent availability of service provision.
— Provide care of a consistently good quality.
— Provide care that ensures individuals’ safety and protection from harm.
— Provide consistency in the delivery of care and support at night — including the
delivery of unplanned care where necessary.
— Work effectively with those seeking to access extra-care, extra-care.
accommodation providers, the District Councils and County Council so as to
facilitate effective and appropriate access arrangements.
— Generate increased opportunities for individuals to participate in social and
communal activities within the schemes.
— Promote individuals’ independence, health and wellbeing — including through
working alongside assistive technology solutions linked to an individuals’ package
of care.
— Support a consistency of understanding and expectation amongst individuals
living in schemes, or considering to do so, as to what extra-care services have to
offer.
— Support the implementation within the schemes of a new ‘Waking Night and
Wellbeing’ funding model by which waking night support, alarm response support and
communal / social activity support can be robustly resourced on a more consistent
and fairer basis.
In order to achieve a balanced and sustainable market with scope for greater
consistency of extra-care service provision, work will be divided into 6 designated
geographical LOTS. LOT 2 covers the extra-care provision being tendered within the Gosport district.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: LOT 3 (Hart & Rushmoor)

1)Short description

This is a contract notice for the award, over 6 LOTS across Hampshire (one contract per LOT) of Extra-care service provision. Review of existing extra-care service provision commissioned by the Council has highlighted several issues with existing service delivery. It is intended these issues will be addressed through the procurement exercise (local reference AS08295 Hampshire Extra-care) to which this contract notice relates.
In particular the Council is looking to commission services that will:
— Provide stability and consistent availability of service provision.
— Provide care of a consistently good quality.
— Provide care that ensures individuals’ safety and protection from harm.
— Provide consistency in the delivery of care and support at night — including the
delivery of unplanned care where necessary.
— Work effectively with those seeking to access extra-care, extra-care.
accommodation providers, the District Councils and County Council so as to
facilitate effective and appropriate access arrangements.
— Generate increased opportunities for individuals to participate in social and
communal activities within the schemes.
— Promote individuals’ independence, health and wellbeing — including through
working alongside assistive technology solutions linked to an individuals’ package
of care.
— Support a consistency of understanding and expectation amongst individuals
living in schemes, or considering to do so, as to what extra-care services have to
offer.
— Support the implementation within the schemes of a new ‘Waking Night and
Wellbeing’ funding model by which waking night support, alarm response support and
communal / social activity support can be robustly resourced on a more consistent
and fairer basis.
In order to achieve a balanced and sustainable market with scope for greater
consistency of extra-care service provision, work will be divided into 6 designated
geographical LOTS. LOT 3 covers the extra-care provision being tendered within the Hart and Rushmoor district.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: LOT 4 (New Forest)

1)Short description

This is a contract notice for the award, over 6 LOTS across Hampshire (one contract per LOT) of Extra-care service provision. Review of existing extra-care service provision commissioned by the Council has highlighted several issues with existing service delivery. It is intended these issues will be addressed through the procurement exercise (local reference AS08295 Hampshire Extra-care) to which this contract notice relates.
In particular the Council is looking to commission services that will:
— Provide stability and consistent availability of service provision.
— Provide care of a consistently good quality.
— Provide care that ensures individuals’ safety and protection from harm.
— Provide consistency in the delivery of care and support at night — including the
delivery of unplanned care where necessary.
— Work effectively with those seeking to access extra-care, extra-care.
accommodation providers, the District Councils and County Council so as to
facilitate effective and appropriate access arrangements.
— Generate increased opportunities for individuals to participate in social and
communal activities within the schemes.
— Promote individuals’ independence, health and wellbeing — including through
working alongside assistive technology solutions linked to an individuals’ package
of care.
— Support a consistency of understanding and expectation amongst individuals
living in schemes, or considering to do so, as to what extra-care services have to
offer.
— Support the implementation within the schemes of a new ‘Waking Night and
Wellbeing’ funding model by which waking night support, alarm response support and
communal / social activity support can be robustly resourced on a more consistent
and fairer basis.
In order to achieve a balanced and sustainable market with scope for greater
consistency of extra-care service provision, work will be divided into 6 designated
geographical LOTS. LOT 4 covers the extra-care provision being tendered within the New Forest district.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: LOT 5 (Test Valley)

1)Short description

This is a contract notice for the award, over 6 LOTS across Hampshire (one contract per LOT) of Extra-care service provision. Review of existing extra-care service provision commissioned by the Council has highlighted several issues with existing service delivery. It is intended these issues will be addressed through the procurement exercise (local reference AS08295 Hampshire Extra-care) to which this contract notice relates.
In particular the Council is looking to commission services that will:
— Provide stability and consistent availability of service provision.
— Provide care of a consistently good quality.
— Provide care that ensures individuals’ safety and protection from harm.
— Provide consistency in the delivery of care and support at night — including the
delivery of unplanned care where necessary.
— Work effectively with those seeking to access extra-care, extra-care.
accommodation providers, the District Councils and County Council so as to
facilitate effective and appropriate access arrangements.
— Generate increased opportunities for individuals to participate in social and
communal activities within the schemes.
— Promote individuals’ independence, health and wellbeing — including through
working alongside assistive technology solutions linked to an individuals’ package
of care.
— Support a consistency of understanding and expectation amongst individuals
living in schemes, or considering to do so, as to what extra-care services have to
offer.
— Support the implementation within the schemes of a new ‘Waking Night and
Wellbeing’ funding model by which waking night support, alarm response support and
communal / social activity support can be robustly resourced on a more consistent
and fairer basis.
In order to achieve a balanced and sustainable market with scope for greater
consistency of extra-care service provision, work will be divided into 6 designated
geographical LOTS. LOT 5 relates to the extra-care provision being tendered in the Test Valley district in Hampshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: LOT 6 (Winchester)

1)Short description

This is a contract notice for the award, over 6 LOTS across Hampshire (one contract per LOT) of Extra-care service provision. Review of existing extra-care service provision commissioned by the Council has highlighted several issues with existing service delivery. It is intended these issues will be addressed through the procurement exercise (local reference AS08295 Hampshire Extra-care) to which this contract notice relates.
In particular the Council is looking to commission services that will:
— Provide stability and consistent availability of service provision.
— Provide care of a consistently good quality.
— Provide care that ensures individuals’ safety and protection from harm.
— Provide consistency in the delivery of care and support at night — including the
delivery of unplanned care where necessary.
— Work effectively with those seeking to access extra-care, extra-care.
accommodation providers, the District Councils and County Council so as to
facilitate effective and appropriate access arrangements.
— Generate increased opportunities for individuals to participate in social and
communal activities within the schemes.
— Promote individuals’ independence, health and wellbeing — including through
working alongside assistive technology solutions linked to an individuals’ package
of care.
— Support a consistency of understanding and expectation amongst individuals
living in schemes, or considering to do so, as to what extra-care services have to
offer.
— Support the implementation within the schemes of a new ‘Waking Night and
Wellbeing’ funding model by which waking night support, alarm response support and
communal / social activity support can be robustly resourced on a more consistent
and fairer basis.
In order to achieve a balanced and sustainable market with scope for greater
consistency of extra-care service provision, work will be divided into 6 designated
geographical LOTS. LOT 6 relates to the extra-care provision being tendered in the Winchester area of Hampshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

3)Quantity or scope
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:

A Performance Bond or Parent Company Guarantee may be required if the financial evaluation returns a score between 26 and 49.
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:

Where a consortium is interested in delivering this project, the group will be required to nominate a lead partner with whom the Service Purchaser can enter into a legal contract or form themselves into a single legal entity for the purpose of the contract before the contract is awarded.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: As detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Grounds for Mandatory Exclusion — Within the past five years, has your organisation (or any member of your proposed consortium, if applicable), Directors or partner or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control been convicted of any of the following offences?
(a) conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977 or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA on the fight against organised crime;
(b) corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906;
(c) the common law offence of bribery;
(d) bribery within the meaning of sections 1, 2 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010; or section 113 of the Representation of the People Act 1983;
(e) any of the following offences, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities:
(i) the offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) the offence of conspiracy to defraud;
(iii) fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968, the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, the Theft Act 1978 or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978;
(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985, article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006;
(v) fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 or section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994;
(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993;
(vii) destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968 or section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969;
(viii) fraud within the meaning of section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006; or
(ix)the possession of articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 6 of the Fraud Act 2006, or the making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 7 of that Act;
(f) any offence listed—
(i) in section 41 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008; or
(ii)in Schedule 2 to that Act where the court has determined that there is a terrorist connection;
(g) any offence under sections 44 to 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 which relates to an offence covered by subparagraph (f);
(h) money laundering within the meaning of sections 340(11) and 415 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;
(i) an offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of section 93A, 93B or 93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 or article 45, 46 or 47 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996;
(j) an offence under section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants etc.) Act 2004;
(k) an offence under section 59A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003;
(l) an offence under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009
(m) an offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994; or
(n) any other offence within the meaning of Article 57(1) of the Public Contracts Directive
(o) any other offence within the meaning of Article 57(1) of the Directive created after 26.2.2015 in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
(p) an offence under section 2 or section 4 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Grounds for Mandatory Exclusion (Non-payment of taxes) — Has it been established, for your organisation (or any proposed consortium members), by a judicial or administrative decision having final and binding effect in accordance with the legal provisions of any part of the United Kingdom or the legal provisions of the country in which the organisation is established (if outside the UK), that the organisation is in breach of obligations related to the payment of tax or social security contributions?
Grounds for Discretionary Exclusion (Part 1) — Within the past three years, please indicate if anywhere in the world any of the following situations have applied, or currently apply, to your organisation (or any consortium member):
(a) an organisation has violated applicable obligations referred to in regulation 56 (2) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 in the fields of environmental, social and labour law established by EU law, national law, collective agreements or by the international environmental, social and labour law provisions listed in Annex X to the Public Contracts Directive as amended from time to time;
(i) An organisation has been in breach of section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum, and Nationality Act 2006;
(ii) An organisation has a conviction under section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum, and Nationality Act 2006;
(iii) An organisation has been in breach of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998;

(iv) Can you confirm that your organisation and, if applicable, all members of the group of economic operators are compliant with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/30/section/54/enacted), or that section 54 does not apply?

(b) an organisation is bankrupt or is the subject of insolvency or winding-up proceedings, where your assets are being administered by a liquidator or by the court, where it is in an arrangement with creditors, where its business activities are suspended or it is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under the laws and regulations of any State;
(c) an organisation is guilty of grave professional misconduct, which renders its integrity questionable;
(d) an organisation has entered into agreements with other economic operators aimed at distorting competition;
(e) an organisation has a conflict of interest within the meaning of regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 that cannot be effectively remedied by other, less intrusive, measures;
(f) the prior involvement of an organisation in the preparation of the procurement procedure has resulted in a distortion of competition, as referred to in regulation 41, that cannot be remedied by other, less intrusive, measures;
(g) an organisation has shown significant or persistent deficiencies in the performance of a substantive requirement under a prior public contract, a prior contract with a contracting entity, or a prior concession contract, which led to early termination of that prior contract, damages or other comparable sanctions;
(h) an organisation,
(i) has been guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required for the verification of the absence of grounds for exclusion or the fulfilment of the selection criteria; or
(ii) has withheld such information or is not able to submit supporting documents required under regulation 59 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015; or
(i) an organisation has undertaken to,
(aa) unduly influence the decision-making process of the contracting authority, or
(bb) obtain confidential information that may confer upon the organisation undue advantages in the procurement procedure; or
(j) an organisation has negligently provided misleading information that may have a material influence on decisions concerning exclusion, selection or award.
Grounds for Discretionary Exclusion — If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of the Part 1 discretionary exclusions, you are required to provide evidence of ‘self-cleaning’ (see regulation 57 (13) to (17) of the regulations) against the relevant conviction. The answer should also name the organisation or member being referred to.
Grounds for Discretionary Exclusion (Part 2) — For your organisation (or any consortium member) have any of the organisation’s tax returns submitted anywhere in the world on or after 1 October 2012:
(a) Given rise to a criminal conviction for tax related offences which is unspent, or to a civil penalty for fraud or evasion;
(b) Been found to be incorrect as a result of:
(i) HMRC successfully challenging it under the General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) or the ‘Halifax’ abuse principle; or
(ii) A Tax Authority in a jurisdiction in which the legal entity is established successfully challenging it under any tax rules or legislation that have an effect equivalent or similar to the GAAR or the ‘Halifax’ abuse principle; or
(iii) the failure of an avoidance scheme which the Supplier was involved in and which was, or should have been, notified under the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Scheme (DOTAS) or any equivalent or similar regime in a jurisdiction in which the Supplier is established.
Yes
No
Grounds for Discretionary Exclusion — If you have answered ‘Yes’ to either (a) or (b) in the question above, please provide details of any mitigating factors that you consider relevant and that you wish the Authority to take into consideration. This could include, for example:
— Corrective action undertaken by the supplier to date;
— Planned corrective action to be taken;
— Changes in personnel or ownership since the Occasion of Non-Compliance (OONC);
— Changes in financial, accounting, audit or management procedures since the OONC;
In order that the authority can consider any factors raised by the potential supplier, the following information should be provided:
— A brief description of the occasion, the tax to which it applied, and the type of ‘non-compliance’ e.g. whether HMRC or the foreign Tax Authority has challenged pursuant to the GAAR, the ‘Halifax’ abuse principle etc.
— Where the OONC relates to a DOTAS, the number of the relevant scheme.
— The date of the original ‘non-compliance’ and the date of any judgement against the potential supplier, or date when the return was amended.
— The level of any penalty or criminal conviction applied.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential providers must be able to confirm the availability of financial documents (detailed in the PQQ) in order for the County Council to assess their financial standing, in compliance with Regulation 24.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: To support the financial assessment the county Council will obtain a financial appraisal report from N2Check. The report provides the Council with an overall Risk Scorewhich will be used to assess the applicants financial standing. If this information is not available from N2Check,a risk score will be calculated as per the model detailed in the PQQ guidance. The risk score obtained for the organisation will be assessed against the criteria as detailed below:
— Score of between 0 and 25 — fail.
— Score of between 26 and 49 — pass — subject to provision of a suitable parent company guarantee or commitment to provide a performance bond if/when deemed appropriate. If either 1 of these is unable ENStandard form 02 — Contract notice 7 / 17 to be provided, this will result in a ‘Fail’. Please note a financial appraisal (using the same financial appraisal evaluation process) will be carried out on the parent company to assess their suitability to act as guarantor.
The Service Purchaser will require the Service Provider to have the following levels of cover as a minimum:
— Employers Liability Insurance — 10 000 000 GBP
— Public Liability Insurance — 10 000 000 GBP
— Professional Indemnity Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Potential providers will be required to provide information on the following:
— Insurance;
— Sustainability;
— Equalities;
— Professional Standing;
— Past Performance;
— Experience and References;
— Policies;
— Health and Safety.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The Service Purchaser will require the Service Provider to have the following levels of cover as a minimum:
— Employers Liability Insurance — 10 000 000 GBP;
— Public Liability Insurance — 10 000 000 GBP;
— Professional Indemnity Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP.
Sustainability: The Council requires its suppliers to support its approach in proactively managing its Corporate Social Responsibility including the reduction of its carbon footprint, impact on the environment and use of natural resources, failure to do so will resolute in a ‘Fail’ unless the organisation can clearly demonstrate by providing written evidence that it has taken adequate actions to resolve and prevent the risk of re-occurrence Equalities: The Council has a legal duty to promote equal opportunities and ensure that all members of the community are treated fairly and equally. It is important to know that potential suppliers accept their legal duties in this area and will be able to manage staff appropriately, if they do not this will result in a ‘Fail’ unless the organisation can clearly demonstrate by providing written evidence that it has taken adequate actions to resolve and prevent the risk of re-occurrence Past Performance: requires organisations to declare whether or not it has been issued with Termination, Default Notice/s on any contracts held within the appropriate time period (3 years for supplies/services and 5 years for Works). This may result in a ‘Fail’ unless you can clearly demonstrate by providing written evidence where indicated that you have taken adequate actions to resolve and address the matter to prevent it re-occurring in future contracts Policies: requires organisation to confirm they have adequate policies in place or are willing to adopt those of Hampshire County Councils. Failure to answer ‘yes’ to either will result in a ‘Fail’. Health and Safety; If the Tenderer has been subject to any prosecutions, infringements,notices or other actions by the Health & Safety Executive, or other enforcing body such as Fire Service or Environmental Health, in respect of any breach or suspected breach by the Tenderer of health and safety or equivalent legislation, this will result in a ‘Fail’ unless information is provided on action taken to resolve the issue.
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

AS08295

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

6.5.2016 – 14:00
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
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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Hampshire County Council
Hampshire County Council, The Castle
SO23 8UQ Winchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Hampshire County Council
Hampshire County Council, The Castle
SO23 8UQ Winchester
UNITED KINGDOM

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.4.2016

 

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