School Based Counselling Tender

School Based Counselling Tender

School Based Counselling and Online Counselling Services to Young People in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

United Kingdom-Tonypandy: Counselling services

2015/S 086-155937

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC
The Pavilions, Clydach Vale
For the attention of: Charlotte Burgess
CF40 2XX Tonypandy
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1443680681
E-mail: purchasing@rctcbc.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0276

Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC
Bronwydd House, Bronwydd
Contact point(s): Procurement Unit
For the attention of: Charlotte Burgess
CF39 9DL Porth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1443680681
E-mail: purchasing@rctcbc.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC
Bronwydd House, Bronwydd Avenue
Contact point(s): Procurement Unit
For the attention of: Charlotte Burgess
CF39 9DL Porth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1443680681
Internet address: http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC
Bronwydd House, Bronwydd Avenue
CF39 9DL Porth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1443680681
Internet address: http://www.rctcbc.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:

School Based Counselling and Online Counselling Services to Young People in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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: Rhondda Cynon Taf.

NUTS code UKL15

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 Tender relates to the provision of counselling services for young people (up to the age of 25 years) both in education and those no longer in education within Rhondda Cynon Taf. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is seeking to commission two services and this Tender consists of two lots:
Lot 1 – Provision of a School Based Counselling Service (including Community Bases)
Lot 2 – Provision of an Online Counselling Service

The contract is for a period of 3 years (subject to funding) from 1st September 2015 with an option to extend for a further period of 1 plus 1 years. The contract will be reviewed annually and funding levels may be subject to change due to budget cuts. Further information can be obtained by registering your interest in this notice and downloading the documents from www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=23935

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=26191

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312320, 85312300

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

The contract will be for 3 Years (subject to funding) from 1.9.2015 with an option to extend for a further period of up to 1 plus 1 years. The contract will be reviewed annually and funding levels may be subject to change due to budget cuts.

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 1.9.2015. Completion 31.8.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: School Based Counselling

1)Short description

Counselling will be available to all pupils attending Secondary Schools in RCT (including Pupil Referral Unit, Special Schools and Education Otherwise than at school (including home tuition).
Year 6 primary School children will also be supported as part of the contract.
Young people (up to the age of 25) will be supported through the provision of three community bases (Rhondda, Cynon and Taf Ely). These bases will provide counselling during the evening, as an out of school provision and during school term time and holiday periods.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312300, 85312320

3)Quantity or scope

3 years (subject to funding) from 1.9.2015 with an option to extend for a further period up to 1 plus 1 years. The contract will be reviewed annually and funding levels may be subject to change due to budget cuts.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.9.2015. Completion 31.8.2018
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Online Counselling

1)Short description

Lot 2 relates to the provision of an Online Counselling Service for children and young people aged between eleven and twenty-five years old in the Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Authority area. The service should be available 24 hours to all children and young people, both in and out of education, to access at a time convenient to them. The Service Provider must provide access to a secure and confidential website with a multi function facility to allow service users a choice in how they communicate with Counsellors and other service users.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312320, 85312300

3)Quantity or scope

3 Years (subject to funding) from the 1.9.2015 with an option to extend for a further period of up to 1 plus 1 years. The contract will be reviewed annually and funding levels may be subject to change due to budget cuts.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.9.2015. Completion 31.8.2018
5)Additional information about lots

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:

Please see ITT for details in relation to Finance and Payment.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the ITT and Terms and Conditions of Contract.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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:

RCT/PSS/S236/15
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

1.6.2015 – 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

Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 1.6.2015 – 12:00

Place:

www.etenderwales.bravosolution

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Any bidder interested in participating in this tender exercise should register their interest and access the Tender documents throughhttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

The Council shall not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by any bidder and accepts no liability for costs, charges or expenses, irrespective of the outcome of the procurement. Please note that the Council will not meet any costs incurred by any party in responding to this notice. Responses will be treated as confidential.
The Council reserves the right to abandon, halt, postpone the procurement process at any stage and not to award the Contract. Accordingly bidders bid at their own cost.
(WA Ref:26191).
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
Please see Tender Documents for further details of the requirements in relation to Community Benefits.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
The Pavilions
CF40 2XX Clydach Vale
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:

30.4.2015

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