Independent Living Support Tender Edinburgh

Independent Living Support Tender Edinburgh

The Service is to provide high-quality, accessible Independent Living Support to adults, children and their families.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Social work and related services

2016/S 115-204451

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paula Deegan
Telephone: +44 1314693543
E-mail: Paula.Deegan@Edinburgh.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM25
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://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:

Independent Living Support Service.

Reference number: CT0379

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Service is to provide high-quality, accessible Independent Living Support to adults, children and their families assessed by the Council as having eligible social care needs. 1. This should include an Independent Support Service to enable individuals to explore which Self-directed Support option/s are best for them by explaining the nature and effect of the 4 options, and to provide assistance in drawing up a support plan to meet their assessed needs and personal outcomes. 2. A Recruitment and Support Service for individuals assessed by the Council as having eligible social care needs. These individuals have chosen Option 1 of the Social Care (Self-directed support) (Scotland) Act 2013 and wish to employ a Personal Assistant/s to meet part of their eligible needs and outcomes, and this has been approved by City of Edinburgh Council in their support plan. 3. A Welfare and Rights Advice Service for Adults and Older People assessed as in need of social care.

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM25
Main site or place of performance:

The Service shall be available to people throughout the City of Edinburgh. This shall require the development and delivery of a fully accessible Independent Living Support Service.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council are seeking a Provider to provide high-quality, accessible Independent Living Support to adults and children and their families assessed by the City of Edinburgh Council as having eligible social care needs. This should include an Independent Support Service, a Recruitment and Support Service and a Welfare and Rights Advice Service for Adults and Older People assessed as in need of social care. The council is inviting interested organisations to apply for this contract by noting interest on Public Contracts Scotland, completing the European Single Procurement Document and a Tender Submission. All documents are available for download via the Public Contracts Scotland portal.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Part IV: Selection criteria — B: Economic and financial standing — Question 4B.1 — Mandatory Minimum Turnover is required as per Instructions to Tenderers document. Part IV: Selection criteria — B: Economic and financial standing — Question 4B.4 — Mandatory Minimum financial ratios are required as per Instructions to tenderers document. Part IV: Selection criteria — B: Economic and financial standing — Question 4B.5 — Mandatory Minimum requirement for insurance are required as per Instructions to Tenderers document. Part IV: Selection criteria — D: Quality Assurance Schemes and Environmental Management Standards — Question 4D1.1 — Tenderers are required to ensure that they have carried out and obtained Standard Disclosure checks for all relevant staff.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

Information about national procedures is available at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The aim of the award evaluation is to select the tender which represent the best overall value for money. This evaluation will include an emphasis on quality as well as price. The split allocated is 70 % quality and 30 % cost. The quality analysis will be based on the answers provided in response to the weighted Award Criteria Questions (as detailed in Tenderer’s Submission) as per the scoring matrix. Cost analysis will be based on the information supplied by the bidders in the Pricing Schedule.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 13/07/2016
Local time: 13:00

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

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are detailed in the supporting documents.

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=449123

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.

(SC Ref:449123).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314693543Internet address:http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the standstill period commencing on the next working day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may: (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose; (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/06/2016

 

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