Provide Advocacy Service in Slough

Provide Advocacy Service in Slough

This service covers a number of statutory advocacy functions including Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Relevant Person’s Representatives.

United Kingdom-Slough: Social services

2015/S 219-399762

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Slough Borough Council
51 Bath Road
For the attention of: Robin Annexstein
SL1 3UF Slough
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1753787594

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.slough.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing

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: yes

Slough Clinical Commissioning Group

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

SBC RA Provision of Slough Single Independent Advocacy Service.

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: Slough, Berkshire, UK.

NUTS code UKJ11

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)

Slough Borough Council is seeking to provide a Single Independent Advocacy Service. This service covers a number of statutory advocacy functions including Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Relevant Person’s Representatives, Independent Mental Health Advocacy and Independent Care and Support Advocacy. Additionally we are seeking to provide a non-statutory advocacy service to extend the provision of representative advocacy in the borough to other service users and carers who could benefit from it and to offer people a greater range of advocacy services than those included as statutory functions.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85320000, 98000000

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 Council reserves the right to negotiate contract terms with the selected provider with regard to service delivery and/or pricing adjustments as they may relate to funding changes and/or service enhancements over the contract term. Contract modifications arising from these circumstances which do not alter the overall nature of the contract, are permitted.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 550 000 and 650 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract period is 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 1-year periods subject to satisfactory performance against service standards and key service outcomes. The contract value range stated above covers the 5-year term, including all extension options.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2016. Completion 31.3.2019

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent Company or Bank Guarantee (if applicable or required). See information and requirements outlined in the Invitation to Tender (ITT).

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

All payments under the contract shall be made in Pounds Sterling (GBP). Actual method of payment to the contractor will be indicated in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation.
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
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: See information and requirements outlined in the Invitation to Tender (ITT).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See information and requirements outlined in the Invitation to Tender (ITT).
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:

SBC – 003801

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 172-312939 of 5.9.2015

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: 9.12.2015
Payable documents: no

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

11.12.2015 – 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

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

Slough Borough Council have pooled resources with Slough Clinical Commissioning Group to commission independent advocacy services which will deliver positive outcomes for service users.
Slough Borough Council intends to enter into a single contract for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 1-year periods subject to satisfactory performance against service standards and key service outcomes.

Slough Borough Council will be using the SE Shared Services e-Sourcing portal to carry out this procurement process under reference SBC — 0003801. In order to be considered for this tendering opportunity you are required to register on the SE Shared Services e-Sourcing portal. This is a separate website which can be accessed at http://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing which gives full information as to how to register and express an interest in this contracting opportunity in order to access all the relevant procurement documents. You must register on this site to participate in this contract opportunity. If you are already registered, you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Suppliers must register with the system in order to access all relevant tendering documentation; registration and use of this portal is free. All correspondence associated with this tender must be sent via the portal. The Council will not accept hard copy, e-mail or telephone expressions of interest.

Tender documentation will be available on the e-Sourcing portal from 10.11.2015. The closing date for receipt of tenders is 11.12.2015, 12:00.

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 Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 (ten) calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. 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, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

9.11.2015

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