Local Assistance Scheme for Norfolk

Local Assistance Scheme for Norfolk

Requires a provider who can demonstrate innovative ways of supporting vulnerable adults with setting up home and/or with emergency payments due to unforeseen circumstances.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Administration services

2017/S 049-090887

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau lane
For the attention of: Claire Dawson
NR1 2DH Norwich
United Kingdom
E-mail: sourcing@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

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:

Local Assistance Scheme for Norfolk.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKH13

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)

Norfolk County Council requires a provider with call handling capabilities and the ability to arrange the fulfilment of goods and services on a county-wide basis to oversee its Local Assistance Scheme. In order to support the Council’s objectives, it requires a provider who can demonstrate innovative ways of supporting vulnerable adults with setting up home and/or with emergency payments due to unforeseen circumstances or emergencies. The Council is particularly keen to promote the reuse and recycling of household goods whilst ensuring a consistent service is provided across the county. Any provider will need to ensure a full understanding of the Council’s objectives in administering the Scheme and should be able to demonstrate its ability to manage a discretionary fund within predetermined parameters whilst not being bound by those parameters in particular cases of hardship.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75100000, 79512000

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

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:

The provider will:
— Assist certain vulnerable groups to set up home following family breakdown, resettlement into the community, homelessness, domestic violence and unforeseen crises.
— Assess eligibility to be awarded from the scheme.
— Ensure that vulnerable applicants are signposted to other support and assistance where available e.g. Universal Credit ‘short term advances’, Discretionary Housing Payments, etc.
— Ensure that decision-making is applied consistently throughout the county whilst ensuring that the ‘discretionary’ nature of the Scheme is preserved, ensuring that particularly vulnerable adults do not ‘fall through the net’.
— Ensure that an appeals and/or complaints system is established and provided.
— Provide monthly, quarterly and annual data to Norfolk County Council to ensure that the annual spend remains under control and to maintain demographic, geographic and diversity data to ensure accessibility to the Scheme from the whole population.
The duration of the contract will be 24 months and may be extended by an additional 12 months at the Council’s discretion. The value stated is indicative and covers the whole potential term of the contract (24 months + 12 months).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 340 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents.
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: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents.
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: Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see Invitation to Tender and associated documents.
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:

NCCT41821

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

Notice number in the OJEU: 2017/S 019-031689 of 27.1.2017

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: 6.4.2017
Payable documents: no

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

7.4.2017 – 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

English.

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

in days: 120 (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

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council’s e-procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found athttps://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles Once registered you will be able to see the procurement project under the ‘tenders’ section and ‘express an interest’ to view the documentation. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the In-tend support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or e-mailing support@in-tend.co.uk

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: The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) 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 EN Standard form 02 — Contract notice 12 / 19 Ireland). Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.3.2017

 

Related Posts

Norfolk County Council Supported Living Contract 2017

Domestic Abuse Advice and Support Service Worcestershire

Supply of Crisis Services in East and North Lancashire

Mental Health Supported Housing Services London

Extra Care Services Lancashire

Enjoyed this post? Share it!