Preventative Services for Adults with Complex Needs Hertfordshire
Statutory agencies and housing associations in Hertfordshire are looking to establish a joint funded preventative and intensive support service for Adults with multiple complex needs.
United Kingdom-Hertford: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Hertfordshire County Council
Contact point(s): Strategic Procurement Group — UKH23
For the attention of: Zoe Upson
SG13 8DE Hertford
Telephone: +44 1707292463
General address of the contracting authority: www.hertsdirect.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Affinity Sutton Housing Association, Aldwyck Housing Association, Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, The Office of the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Hertsmere Borough Council, Jobcentre Plus, Three Rivers District Council, Thrive Homes Housing Association, Watford Community Housing Trust, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKH23
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Full details in relation to this procurement are in the ‘My Tenders’ area in In-Tend.
This procurement is an Open (one stage process). Tenderers wishing to take part in this project are invited to “express interest” which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system.
The deadline for submissions is 29.5.2015.
To be considered you must complete and submit a completed Response Document by the deadline of 12:00 Noon on 29.5.2015.
Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system.
Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The Framework Agreement will be awarded for a core period of 4 years. Please note that the requirements of the Framework Agreement will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. In addition, there will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other Contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
As per the invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per the invitation to tender documents.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
To access the procurement activity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
The Council uses an eTendering system and has worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement portal called Supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an eTendering system which is run by In-Tend.
To participate in this tender you will need to go into www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the online instructions and register, or log in.
Tenders must be completed and submitted electronically by the Due Date stated in the system. Paragraph 2.1 of the Instructions to Tenderers gives an indicative procurement timetable. When submitting your tender please ensure that you have read and understood all the necessary documentation and provided all the information requested.
Tenderers must ensure that these online Invitation to Tender Documents can be accessed and ensure that a response to this invitation is submitted in accordance with paragraph 2.1 of the Instructions to Tenderers. Please make sure you have submitted your completed tender response as the Council will not be held accountable for any errors made by a Tenderer in submitting your completed response. The eTendering system does not permit Tenders to be submitted after the closing time and date.
Tenderers are advised to ensure they allow sufficient time to submit their tenders prior to the tender submission deadline (paragraph 2.1 of the Instructions to Tenderers refers) to ensure any issues with uploading the documents can be resolved before the Project closes.
Multiple documents can only be uploaded one at a time or can all be zipped together using an application like WinZip.
We have provided a dedicated supplier guide located on the Supply Hertfordshire In-Tend site or by clicking the following link:
If you are experiencing problems with the system In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 1144070065 for any website / technical questions Monday to Friday 8:30-17:30.
The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and to not award the framework agreement.
The Council will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any Tenderer in the preparation of this tender.
The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Councils obligations under the Law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will endeavour to consult with the Tenderer about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Councils requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract.
Electronic payment will be used.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: