Independent Supported Living Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Independent Supported Living  Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities

This Framework is for adults aged 18 and over resident within the City of Newcastle who have; Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Autism or Autistic Spectrum Conditions. It will be delivered in the Lots.

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: Social work and related services

2013/S 004-004392

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Newcastle City Council
Room 310, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
For the attention of: John Collins
NE99 2BN Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912116924
E-mail: corporate.procurement.team@newcastle.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1912114832

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.nepoportal.org

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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Independent Supported Living and Floating Support Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism. This is a voluntary notice for part B Services and as such the full ambit of the Public Contract Regulations shall not apply.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Newcastle upon Tyne.
NUTS code UKC22
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 99
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The provision of independent supported living and floating support services for adults aged 18 and over resident
within the City of Newcastle who have; Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Autism or Autistic
Spectrum Conditions.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 85311000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
This Framework is for adults aged 18 and over resident within the City of Newcastle who have; Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Autism or Autistic Spectrum Conditions. It will be delivered in the Lots
below and will be for a period of 36 months commencing 1.4.2013 until 31.3.2016, with an option to extend for up to a further 12 months.
The Framework is made up with the following three lots.
Lot 1 Non Complex Independent Supported Living and specialist care at home
Lot 2 Complex Independent Supported Living
Lot 3 Floating Support (previously known as Community Enabling)
The Council is carrying out the procurement of this contract as an open tender. This contract involves the service category of “Education and vocational health services” under Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts
Regulations 2006 and is therefore classified as a Part B Contract. This contract is not subject to the full application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 or the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009.
Further information and associated documents are available on our e-tendering web portal at www.nepoportal.org

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000 and 150 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial contract period is 36 months commencing 1.4.2013 until 31.3.2016, with an option to
extend for up to a further 12 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Non complex independent supported living and specialist care at home

1)Short description
Non complex independent supported living and specialist care at home
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 85311000

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: Complex independent supported living
1)Short description
Complex independent supported living
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 85311000

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: Floating support
1)Short description
Floating support (previously known as community enabling)
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 85311000

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:
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance, or any other
form of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be set out in the contract documents.
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 or other grouping of suppliers submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with NCC on all matters relating to the Agreement. All consortium or grouping members will however be required to be jointly and severally liable in respect of the obligations and liabilities relating to the Agreement”.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: To be set out in the contract documents.
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: All applicants are required to complete and return a detailed Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire prepared by
the Contracting Authority and provide such supporting evidence as may be requested by the deadline stated in
IV.3.4.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire.
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
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:
002823
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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: 8.2.2013 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
15.2.2013 – 12:00
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

Please go to our web site located at www.nepoportal.org to register and download the documents. This Contract Notice is for a Part B service and is published on a voluntary basis and is therefore not subject to full application of the public contract regulations.”

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: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period (in the case of notices sent by electronic or facsimile means) and a minimum 15 day standstill period after the date of sending or minimum 10 days after the date of the last unsuccessful tenderers receipt (where notices are not sent electronically) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to query the information provided and/ or decide whether or not they wish to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Queries should be directed to the address in part I.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI
2009No. 2992) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are 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 which does EN Standard form 02 – Contract notice 12 / 18 not seek a declaration of ineffectiveness must be brought within 30 days beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen.
An application for ineffectiveness must be made within 30 days of publication of a contract award notice or notification of the conclusion of the contract with a summary of relevant reasons, or in any other case within 6 months of the date the contract was entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness and order payment of a civil financial penalty. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into. The commencement of proceedings before the contract has been entered into requires the authority to refrain from entering into the contract.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
3.1.2013

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