Leaving Care Support Services Chester

Leaving Care Support Services Chester

It is envisaged that the service will offer support to an indicative figure of 21 Young People.

United Kingdom-Chester: Social work and related services

2015/S 067-119889

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cheshire West and Chester
HQ, 58 Nicholas Street
For the attention of: Mrs Debbie Pitcher
CH1 2NP Chester
Telephone: +44 1244976943
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The Chest
CH1 2NP Chester
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewest.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The Chest
CH1 2NP Chester
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewest.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The Chest
CH1 2NP Chester
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewest.gov.uk

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:

Leaving Care Support Services (excluding accommodation).

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

Service category No 25: Health and social services


II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Support Services for Young People Leaving Care.
Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC) have identified an initial site in Chester and it is envisaged that this property will become available early June 2015. This property consists of five self-contained flats within one unit close to Chester town centre. There is an additional flat that will be used for support staff and a training provision for Young People to develop independent living skills.
The authority is working with housing partners to identify a total of 3 separate group homes which will be sourced in different areas of the Borough (likely to be Chester, Ellesmere Port and Northwich), It is envisaged that 2 remaining group living properties will have phased launch dates by the end of 2015/16.
Individual Property.
Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC) will also identify a number of 1 or 2 bed properties across the borough with a view that these become sustainable for the young people.
It is envisaged that the service will offer support to an indicative figure of 21 Young People — these numbers will be achieved in a phased manner during the first 12 months of the contract implementation.
The group accommodation will each be staffed 24 hours a day and provide a base for person centred support for the Young People as identified within their pathway plans.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): 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:

There is the option to extend the contract by 1+1 years.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend the contract by 1+1 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in days: 0 (from the award of the contract)

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: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

These will be assessed within the Invitation to Tender, where the independent financial report recommends a parent company guarantee this will be 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:

Jointly and Severally.

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

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Financial checks are currently carried out by Dunn and Bradstreet, companies must score 1-3 to be accepted. Companies scoring a 4 will be asked for clarification but it is doubtful that a company with scoring of 4 would be accepted.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Full evaluation criteria is detailed in the Invitation to Tender.
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

Envisaged number of operators: 0

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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

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: 11.5.2015 – 09:00
Payable documents: no

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

11.5.2015 – 10:00

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11.5.2015 – 10:30
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Cheshire West and Chester use an e-tendering portal, The Chest, www.the-chest.org.uk Registration is free of charge. All tender documents are available on The Chest and any questions must be directed through the Question and Answer section on The Chest — e-mail requests will not be actioned.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Head of Governance
HQ, 58 Nicholas Street
CH1 2NP Chester

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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