Provide Infrastructure Support to Kent Voluntary Sector

Provide Infrastructure Support to Kent Voluntary Sector

This contract is for the delivery of infrastructure support to the Kent voluntary sector and includes the promotion of volunteering and the brokerage of volunteers.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Social work and related services

2016/S 158-286757

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mrs Louise Merchant
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000416476
E-mail: louise.merchant@kent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.kent.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mrs Louise Merchant
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000416476
E-mail: louise.merchant@kent.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mrs Louise Merchant
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000416476
E-mail: louise.merchant@kent.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mrs Louise Merchant
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000416476
E-mail: louise.merchant@kent.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)Description

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

SS15136 Strengthening Community Organisations in Kent.

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
NUTS code
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)

This contract is for the delivery of infrastructure support to the Kent voluntary sector and includes the promotion of volunteering and the brokerage of volunteers. The service will support organisations to deliver their charitable aims and deliver the aspirations set out in the Kent Voluntary Sector Policy. The sector is diverse and the support organisations need to ensure they are sustainable must therefore reflect this. Whilst many organisations have no financial relationship with KCC, others are providers of services on our behalf. Our future support should create the right environment for all parts of the sector to continue meeting their charitable aims.
Delivery is across Kent (excluding Medway) and the successful provider/s must have the ability to demonstrate local representation and provide tailored support across the whole voluntary sector.
Engagement to date has indicated that a collaboration of providers is likely to best meet the outcomes specified and KCC would therefore encourage bids which incorporate a number of providers.
The new contract is due to commence on the 1.1.2017 and be in place for three with two optional extensions of one year. The contract amount is 1 500 695 GBP over 3 years with a maximum value in any one year of 615 000 GBP
The successful provider will need:
— to support VCSE organisations in Kent to develop and grow to improve their longer term financial sustainability;
— to enable the sector to demonstrate impact, social value and support them in promoting and increasing community capacity in their local area;
— to support the sector in promoting, delivering and facilitating social action and volunteering in their communities;
— to represent the sector and provide an efficient communication and information channel across the VCSE (voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise)organisations, and between the sector and KCC;
— to support the development of healthy communities that promote positive lifestyle choices and roll out of Making Every Contact Counts ( MECC).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:
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: 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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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:

SS15136
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

26.9.2016 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Kent County Council
Sessions House
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.8.2016

 

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