Provide Mobility Assessment Service for Hounslow Council

Provide Mobility Assessment Service for Hounslow Council

These assessments comply with and are assessed in accordance to the legislative requirements for mobility assessments that have no passed approval for automatic eligibility criteria.

United Kingdom-Hounslow: Health and social work services

2016/S 025-040402

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Hounslow
Civic Centre, Lampton Road
For the attention of: Ms Angela Cochrane
TW3 4DN Hounslow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2085835772
E-mail: angela.cochrane@hounslow.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Further information can be obtained from: London Borough of Hounslow
Civic Centre, Lampton Road
For the attention of: Ms Angela Cochrane
TW3 4DN Hounslow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2085835772
E-mail: angela.cochrane@hounslow.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: London Borough of Hounslow
Civic Centre, Lampton Road
For the attention of: Ms Angela Cochrane
TW3 4DN Hounslow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2085835772
E-mail: angela.cochrane@hounslow.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: London Borough of Hounslow
Civic Centre, Lampton Road
For the attention of: Ms Angela Cochrane
TW3 4DN Hounslow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2085835772
E-mail: angela.cochrane@hounslow.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: yes

London Borough of Ealing
Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
W5 2HL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Framework Agreement for the Provision of a Mobility Assessment 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

NUTS code UKI23

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 270 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Thousands of applications for Mobility Assessment services are received during the year. Whilst a large number of the applications meet the automatic eligibility criteria as set out in the guidance by the DfT. The Blue Badge Scheme Local Authority Guidance (England) October 2014, there are however applications that do not meet the automatic eligibility criteria there, therefore mobility assessments are undertaken each year. These assessments comply with and are assessed in accordance to the legislative requirements for mobility assessments that have no passed approval for automatic eligibility criteria.
The mobility assessment process impacts on and benefits disabled residents in the Community by enabling accessible and efficient transport facilities for disabled persons to be assisted in living independently. It will ensure that service users are fairly assessed against the eligibility criteria for the issue of a Blue Badge; Disabled Persons Freedom Pass or Taxi card, ensuring that legislative requirements are strictly adhered to and met.
The West London Alliance (WLA) intends to adopt a more consistent approach to assessing eligibility for concessionary travel schemes -the Disabled Person’s Freedom Pass, Blue Badge, Taxicard and Disabled Parking Bay schemes — for the Participating Boroughs through the procurement of a Framework Agreement for mobility assessment services. By applying a more transparent, equitable, systematic and cost-effective method of assessment, concessionary travel services can be directed to those who need them most.
The London Borough of Hounslow (The Authority), acting on behalf of the Participating Authorities, wishes to procure the provision of a standard assessment model and process for all new and renewing Disabled Person’s Freedom Pass, Blue Badge, Taxicard and Disabled Parking Bay applicants. 1.3 It is also intended that other London Local Authorities will be able to make use of the Framework Agreement if they enter into an Access Agreement with the Authority, should they wish to do so.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85148000, 85141000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

Thousands of applications for Mobility Assessment services are received during the year. Whilst a large number of the applications meet the automatic eligibility criteria as set out in the guidance by the DfT. The Blue Badge Scheme Local Authority Guidance (England) October 2014, there are however applications that do not meet the automatic eligibility criteria there therefore mobility assessments are undertaken each year. These assessments comply with and are assessed in accordance to the legislative requirements for mobility assessments that have no passed approval for automatic eligibility criteria.
The mobility assessment process impacts on and benefits disabled residents in the Community by enabling accessible and efficient transport facilities for disabled persons to be assisted in living independently. It will ensure that service users are fairly assessed against the eligibility criteria for the issue of a Blue Badge; Disabled Persons Freedom Pass or Taxi card, ensuring that legislative requirements are strictly adhered to and met.
The West London Alliance (WLA) intends to adopt a more consistent approach to assessing eligibility for concessionary travel schemes -the Disabled Person’s Freedom Pass, Blue Badge, Taxicard and Disabled Parking Bay schemes — for the Participating Boroughs through the procurement of a Framework Agreement for mobility assessment services. By applying a more transparent, equitable, systematic and cost-effective method of assessment, concessionary travel services can be directed to those who need them most.
The London Borough of Hounslow (The Authority), acting on behalf of the Participating Authorities, wishes to procure the provision of a standard assessment model and process for all new and renewing Disabled Person’s Freedom Pass, Blue Badge, Taxicard and Disabled Parking Bay applicants. 1.3 It is also intended that other London Local Authorities will be able to make use of the Framework Agreement if they enter into an Access Agreement with the Authority, should they wish to do so.

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

Starting 9.5.2016. Completion 8.5.2019

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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Medical Profession.

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

Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: N/a.

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:

DN110430
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

24.2.2016 – 13:00
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: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24.2.2016 – 13:00
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

London Borough of Hounslow, (Angela Cochrane)
Civic Centre, Lampton Road
TW3 4DN Hounslow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: angela.cochrane@hounslow.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2085835772

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:

3.2.2016

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