Home Improvement Agency Contract Suffolk

Home Improvement Agency Contract Suffolk

Suffolk County Council, in partnership with District and Borough Councils in Suffolk will be seeking to procure a new Home Improvement Agency contract.

United Kingdom-Ipswich: Health and social work services

2015/S 072-127655

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Suffolk County Council
Russell Road
Contact point(s): www.suffolksourcing.co.uk
For the attention of: Marie Grace
IP1 2BX Ipswich
Telephone: +44 1473265272
E-mail: marie.grace@suffolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.suffolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.uk

Electronic access to information: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.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

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

Home Improvement Agency.

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

Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKH14

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)

Suffolk County Council, in partnership with District and Borough Councils in Suffolk will be seeking to procure a new Home Improvement Agency contract. The purpose of the contract will be to deliver a range of services that will enable disabled, elderly and vulnerable people to continue to live in their own homes or to find alternative housing that enables them to continue to be independent of residential care. We have developed a new vision for the service which seeks to go beyond the processing of grants and the overseeing of major adaptations and includes housing advice, minor adaptations at an early stage, support to access alternative funding other than Disabilities Facilities Grants (DFG) and a handypersons service. We would also like providers to consider ways in which they could generate income from the service to reduce costs to the public purse.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 98000000, 50000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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:

Lots are not appropriate for this procurement as only involves one customer.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 900 000 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

Starting 1.8.2015. Completion 31.7.2020

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per specification.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per specification.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per specification.
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

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:


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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 49-085436 of 11.3.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 13.5.2015
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.5.2015 – 11:00
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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14.5.2015


Constantine House Ipswich.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Sarah Skilton.
Michelle Tucker.

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

Electronic invoicing will be accepted.
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: ‘Suffolk County Council incorporates a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the point at which information on the award of contract is communicated to the tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into.
If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved: The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as amended provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly’.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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