Reducing Social Isolation for Older People

Dacorum Borough Council – Reducing Social Isolation for Older People and their Carers.

United Kingdom-Hemel Hempstead: Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions

2016/S 053-089259

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Dacorum Borough Council
Civic Centre, The Marlowes
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Sue Foster (DBC)
HP1 1HH Hemel Hempstead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1442228346
E-mail: sue.foster@dacorum.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dacorum.gov.uk

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

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:

DBC (SF) Reducing Social Isolation for Older People and their Carers.

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: Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire.

NUTS code UKH23

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)

This service must take an holistic approach to reducing both social and digital isolation for older people and their carers in Dacorum. The service should primarily (but not solely) focus on providing support for those without social care needs. Through the provision of a variety of activities this service will seek to improve resilience and independent living and the main areas of focus should include but are not limited to:
— Accessing digital equipment;
— Using technology to communicate;
— Social Activities;
— Health and Well-being initiatives;
— Community Engagement;
— Intergenerational engagement / activities;
— Life Skills;
— Signposting and referral pathways;
— Supporting DBC tenants to have warm, weather tight, safe and secure DBC properties (DBC tenants only);
This service is required to provide support residents across the Borough and will need to work in partnership with Elderly Person Dwellings. The Service Provider will need to ensure all relevant residents across the Borough (in both central and rural areas) are able to access the service and any related activities if the outcomes are to be achieved.
To ensure this service is holistic, service providers will be required to work in partnership with relevant organisations which could include but are not limited to: Hertfordshire County Council, Public Health, Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group, other voluntary organisations, Dacorum Borough Council.

Further details of the Service Requirements are provided in the tender documents which are available from the e-tendering portalwww.supplyhertfordshire.uk

Please submit the completed Tender document via the Council’s e-tendering portal no later than 12:00 noon 11.5.2016. Any tender submitted either manually or by email will not be accepted.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312400, 85000000, 98321000, 55320000, 98000000, 44190000, 98300000, 98133000, 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

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:

This service must take an holistic approach to reducing both social and digital isolation for older people and their carers in Dacorum. The service should primarily (but not solely) focus on providing support for those without social care needs. Through the provision of a variety of activities this service will seek to improve resilience and independent living and the main areas of focus should include but are not limited to:
— Accessing digital equipment;
— Using technology to communicate;
— Social Activities;
— Health and Well-being initiatives;
— Community Engagement;
— Intergenerational engagement / activities;
— Life Skills;
— Signposting and referral pathways;
— Supporting DBC tenants to have warm, weather tight, safe and secure DBC properties (DBC tenants only).
This service is required to provide support residents across the Borough and will need to work in partnership with Elderly Person Dwellings. The Service Provider will need to ensure all relevant residents across the Borough (in both central and rural areas) are able to access the service and any related activities if the outcomes are to be achieved.
To ensure this service is holistic, service providers will be required to work in partnership with relevant organisations which could include but are not limited to: Hertfordshire County Council, Public Health, Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group, other voluntary organisations, Dacorum Borough Council.
Further details of the Service Requirements are provided in the Tender Information documents — Part B.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 285 000 and 475 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 3.10.2016. Completion 2.10.2019

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
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Service Provider must deliver their service from a location within Dacorum and ideally located within Hemel Hempstead.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Financial Standing
An assessment will be carried out by the Council’s Finance Department based on the bidder’s last 2 year’s accounts. Further details of the financial evaluations undertaken are included in question 3 of the Tender Returns Schedules — Part C. If the situation arises where the Council becomes concerned about the financial position of an organisation then we may require further information or carry out further checks. If the Council is still not satisfied with the financial position of the company in question, then the company will fail and the tender submission will not be scored any further.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Full details of the assessment are detailed in the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Accreditation
Service providers will be required to submit evidence of having or working towards relevant Quality Standard Accreditation (e.g. Organisational Quality Standards endorsed by the Charity Commission).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Service providers will be required to submit evidence of having or working towards relevant Quality Standard Accreditation (e.g. Organisational Quality Standards endorsed by the Charity Commission). Failure to do so will result in a fail in the evaluation of Technical Ability and the tender submission will not be scored any further.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular 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
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:

CPU00327

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

no

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: 4.5.2016
Payable documents: no

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

11.5.2016 – 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: 6 (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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 years, unless option to extend the contract is taken up.

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

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Internet address: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
70 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1EU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2075366000
Internet address: www.cedr.com

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period starting from the date when the contract award was notified to bidders. Tenderers have a right of appeal within the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

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

Dacorum Borough Council
Civic Centre, The Marlowes
HP1 1HH Hemel Hempstead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1442228000
Internet address: www.dacorum.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.3.2016

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