Mental Health and Substance Misuse Flexible Support West Lothian
The delivery of an early intervention, outreach Mental Health/Substance Misuse service for adults who are assessed as eligible for Community Care Services living in West Lothian.
United Kingdom-Livingston: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road
Telephone: +44 1506281814
Fax: +44 1506281325
NUTS code: UKM28
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2468/Contract-Opportunities
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00140
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Mental Health and Substance Misuse Flexible Support.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The delivery of an early intervention, outreach Mental Health/Substance Misuse service for adults who are assessed as eligible for Community Care Services living in West Lothian to prevent the need for more acute services. The service model will be a partnership approach between commissioners and people who use services, to embed the ideas and principles of recovery into local communities and ways of working.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
West Lothian Council.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The award of contract to a maximum 6 providers for the delivery of an early intervention, preventative outreach Mental Health/Substance Misuse service for adults who are assessed as eligible for Community Care Services living in West Lothian to prevent the need for more acute services. The service model will be a partnership approach between commissioners, service providers and people who use services, to embed the ideas and principles of recovery into local communities and ways of working.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Contract will be renewed on termination or expiry of current contract.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
The service provider requires to be registered with the Care Inspectorate and be fully compliant with the appropriate National Care Standards and any subsequent amendment to these standards. In meeting their obligations under this contract the provider must provide a service in accordance with the following:
The Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001.
Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002.
Public Service Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.
The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (sections 25 — 27).
Mental Health Strategy 2017 — 2027.
Road to Recovery: A new Approach to tackling Scotland’s Drug Problem, 2008.
Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland Regulations 2011.
SSSC Codes of Practice for Service Workers and Employers.
The Care and Support Plan provided by WLHSCP and any amendments agreed as a result of a review.
The West Lothian HSCP Medication Management Policy.
The National Care Standards.
The National Dementia Care Standards.
Where the provider presents themselves as being a charity they must be able to evidence their charitable status and registration with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. This requirement includes organisations which are registered as charities in other legal jurisdictions such as England and Wales unless evidence is provided which indicates they are regarded by OSCR as being exceptional under the Charities and Trustees Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
West Lothian Council will use Dun and Bradstreet’s DBAi financial reporting system to assess the financial stability of tenderers. Tenderers with a Failure Score of 35 or above on the DBAi system will be deemed to have evidenced satisfactory financial stability. Please note that 35- (minus) will not be considered as having met this criteria. If a tenderer has a Failure Score of less than 35, the tenderer may be required to submit their last three years accounts.
In the event that the tenderer is not required to publish accounts and therefore does not have a Dun & Bradstreet or equivalent rating, tenderers should be able to provide financial accounts when requested. The council will then conduct an analysis of the accounts to ensure that there is no significant financial risk. Please note that if you intend on attaching 2 years accounts, these must include financial data over a 3 year period.
It is recommended that candidates review their own Dun & Bradstreet Score in advance of submitting their tender. If following this review tenderers consider that the Dun & Bradstreet Score does not reflect their current financial status, details of this should be provided, complete with evidence of a good high street credit rating (the equivalent of Dun & Bradstreet score 35) from a recognised credit referencing agency. The council will review any such information as part of the evaluation of Tenderer’s financial status.
In the event that a firm does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the firm may still be eligible for consideration where their Tender Submission is supported by a Parent Company Guarantee.
Should after review of the financial evaluation the tenderer fail, then the tender submission may be rejected.
With reference to ESPD 4B.5, it is a requirement of the contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
*Employer’s Liability (EL) Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP.
*Public Liability (PL) Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
*Professional Indemnity = 2 000 000 GBP.
*It is a legal requirement that all companies hold GBP 5 million Employer’s Liability Insurance as a minimum.
The Hourly Rate will be 18.22 GBP (pending agreement of moving to one annual uplift which would increase the current hourly rate to 18.51 GBP as of May until 31.3.2018. Thereafter the rate will increase annually in line with CPI).
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Renewal on termination or expiry.
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
A 10 day standstill period will be adhered to prior to issuing awards:
Tupe — The incoming Contractor is responsible for obtaining legal and professional advice about relevant TUPE implications.
Confidentiality — All information supplied by the Authority must be treated in confidence and not disclosed to third parties except insofar as this is necessary to obtain sureties or quotations for the purpose of submitting the tender. All information supplied by you to the Authority will similarly be treated in confidence except:
(i) for any information required to be disclosed or otherwise provided by the Authority to any person in order to comply with the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and any codes of practice applicable from time to time relating to access to public authorities’ information.
The Tenderer shall co-operate, facilitate, support and assist the Authority in the provision of this information. In the event the Authority is required to provide information to any person as a result of a request made to it under such Act and/or codes, the Authority shall adhere to the requirements of such Act and/or codes in disclosing information relating to this Agreement, the Project documents and the Contractor.
(ii) that references may be sought from banks, existing or past clients, or other referees submitted by the tenderers;
(iii) for the disclosure of such information with regard to the outcome of the procurement process as may be required to be published in the
Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union in accordance with EU directives or elsewhere in accordance with the requirements of UK government policy on the disclosure of information relating to government contracts.
Community Benefits proposals will not form part of the award criteria and will not be evaluated but will be contractual obligations if offered. For further procurement information visit the link below. http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2023/Doing-Business-With-The-Council.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 8256. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road
Telephone: +44 1506281814
Fax: +44 1506281325Internet address:http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2468/Contract-Opportunities
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: