Residential Detoxification and Support Services Staffordshire

Residential Detoxification and Support Services Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council is now tendering Tier 4 Services for the Residential Detoxification and Support Services for the population of Staffordshire.

United Kingdom-Stafford: Health services

2015/S 137-253063

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Staffordshire Procurement
Staffordshire County Council, No. 2 Staffordshire Place
ST16 2LP Stafford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1785854645
E-mail: sarah.lynn@staffordshire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1785278286

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/purchasing

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:

Residential Detoxification and Support Services for Staffordshire.

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 UKG24

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)

As part of the redesign of the alcohol and drugs treatment system within Staffordshire, phase one has now been completed with the successful tendering of the Integrated Community Adult Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services.
Staffordshire County Council (SCC) is now tendering Tier 4 Services for the Residential Detoxification and Support Services for the population of Staffordshire. SCC is seeking innovative methods to develop current approaches to Residential Detoxification for the future, whereby there is an expectation over the period of the Contract to reduce the provision of medically managed forms of residential detoxification and grow alternative solutions, thus increasing the availability and access to more People over time.
There will be an expectation to work closely with the Integrated Community Adult Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services along with other specialist
Services and in particular community detoxification specialists to provide an increased flexibility of treatment and access options with a strong emphasis placed on achieving and sustaining improved outcomes and recovery for People.
In addition to providing alternatives to medically managed forms of Residential Detoxification, the Service will also be expected, during the lifetime of the Contract, to implement approaches that will reduce the demand. These approaches may involve working closely with Accident & Emergency departments / criminal justice system and other professionals in providing a targeted approach to those individuals with high complexities /issues. These include ‘treatment resistant drinkers’ and in particular those People who cost the most to society and would otherwise be likely to require multiple Residential Detoxification interventions and hospital admissions. Therefore for this group of People, there will be a clear requirement to demonstrate the Social Return on Investment (SROI) in relation to health, crime and social care.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85140000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

As part of the redesign of the alcohol and drugs treatment system within Staffordshire, phase one has now been completed with the successful tendering of the Integrated Community Adult Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services.
Staffordshire County Council (SCC) is now tendering Tier 4 Services for the Residential Detoxification and Support Services for the population of Staffordshire. SCC is seeking innovative methods to develop current approaches to Residential Detoxification for the future, whereby there is an expectation over the period of the Contract to reduce the provision of medically managed forms of residential detoxification and grow alternative solutions, thus increasing the availability and access to more People over time.
There will be an expectation to work closely with the Integrated Community Adult Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services along with other specialist
Services and in particular community detoxification specialists to provide an increased flexibility of treatment and access options with a strong emphasis placed on achieving and sustaining improved outcomes and recovery for People.
In addition to providing alternatives to medically managed forms of Residential Detoxification, the Service will also be expected, during the lifetime of the Contract, to implement approaches that will reduce the demand. These approaches may involve working closely with Accident & Emergency departments / criminal justice system and other professionals in providing a targeted approach to those individuals with high complexities /issues. These include ‘treatment resistant drinkers’ and in particular those People who cost the most to society and would otherwise be likely to require multiple Residential Detoxification interventions and hospital admissions. Therefore for this group of People, there will be a clear requirement to demonstrate the Social Return on Investment (SROI) in relation to health, crime and social care.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 4 375 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial period is 1.12.2015 to 31.3.2019 (with 2 x 12 month options to extend — therefore options maybe taken up for the period 1.4.2019 to 31.3.2020 and 1.4.2020 to 31.3.2021). The options will be exercised at the discretion of the County Council.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2

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

Starting 1.12.2015. Completion 31.3.2021

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:

Payments may be made following acceptance by the banking agents of the County Council.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The applicant must meet the minimum set standards of economic and financial standing to service the term and value of the contract.
Financial checks will be undertaken for economic operators using 1 or more of the Council’s current financial assessors: n2check (www.n2check.com), Dun & Bradstreet (www.dnb.co.uk), Experian (www.experian.co.uk).Economic operators will be assessed according to the level of risk stipulated by the financial assessors used. Any economic operator being given an above average/higher than average risk rating or poorer, by 1 or more of the assessors used, may be rejected.
Note:
1. It is the responsibility of the economic operator to ensure that the appropriate accounts have been filed and that the credit information held is correct.
2. Should economic operators wish other financial information to be taken into account to support the economic and financial check this should be submitted with the response to the ITT. SCC reserves the right to request further financial information and to take this into account where necessary in addition to the level of risk stipulated by the financial assessors.
3. For sole traders/partnerships where third party financial assessments are not available the assessment will be undertaken using a financial spreadsheet detailing trading account data for the last 3 years.
In the Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required; The organisation should hold as a minimum the following insurance levels or be able to provide with their response, a written statement advising that should they be awarded the contract they will have the required levels of insurance in place for the commencement of the contract.
Public Liability 10 000 000 GBP;
Employers Liability 5 000 000 GBP;
Medical Malpractice 10 000 000 GBP;
Professional Indemnity 2 000 000 GBP.
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:

SCHPH00160

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 67-119288

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: 3.8.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

13.8.2015 – 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: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13.8.2015 – 12:00

Place:

Staffordshire County Council Offices.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Attendance is limited to Authorities staff.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months.

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

This is an electronic tender. All requests for information to be sent through the electronic tendering portal and messaging facility on the Proactis electronic tendering system. How to register: –

1. Instructions at http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement/etendering/

2. Follow the link to Proactis E-Tendering (http://www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk). On the main page click SUPPLIERS then (new user) REGISTER links.

3. Complete the self-registration questions and click the Register button.
4. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with an authentication link (this email may find its way to your trash/junk email account, so please check).
5. Confirm the authentication and then login into Proactis SUPPLIERS-side.
6. Search the bulletin board for the tender(s) using key words, search criteria etc.
7. Once found, click on the (blue) contract title to register interest against an active tender.
8. Click the REGISTER button and then CONTINUE.
9. The tender will now be in the MY TENDERS profile area on the main menu.
10. Find the READ ME FIRST document and continue with managing the tender.

If you require urgent assistance regarding the initial usage of the eTendering package please contact the Contracting Authority point-of-contact in Section I.1 of this notice. On failure to reach this contact, please immediately email the nature of the difficulty to sp@staffordshire.gov.uk.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Staffordshire Procurement
Staffs County Council, No. 2 Staffordshire Place
ST16 2LP Stafford
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Staffordshire Procurement
Staffs County Council, No. 2 Staffordshire Place
ST16 2LP Stafford
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period (or 15 days where non-electronic or fax methods are used) at the point that an award decision notice is communicated to tenderers. The award decision notice will specify the criteria for the award of the contract/framework agreement, the reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages, the name and score of the successful tender; and will specify when the standstill period is expected to end or the date before which the contracting authority will not conclude the contract/framework agreement. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract/framework agreement has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). The Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or may order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If a framework agreement has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness or may order that the duration of any relevant specific contract be shortened and additionally may award damages. The time limit for seeking such a declaration is generally 30 days from notification of the award (either by award decision notification or contract award notice depending upon the circumstances) or otherwise 6 months.

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

Staffordshire Procurement
Staffs County Council, No. 2 Staffordshire Place
ST16 2LP Stafford
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.7.2015

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