Shropshire Council Carers Support Service

Shropshire Council Carers Support Service

The Council now wishes to purchase three separate services to meet the needs of carers as follows:
Lot 1 – An emergency carer’s service. Lot 2 – A carers support service Lot 3 – A development for replacement care service.

United Kingdom-Shrewsbury: Social work services

2015/S 119-217887

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Shropshire Council
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
Contact point(s): Procurement
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1743252992
E-mail: procurement@shropshire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1743253910

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.shropshire.gov.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: yes

Shropshire Council is purchasing on behalf of itself and any wholly owned local authority company or other entity that is deemed to be a contracting authority by virtue of the Council’s involvement
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

EMC 030 — Carers Support 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 UKG22

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)

Social work services. This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU, Article 74 Health and Social Related Services. Shropshire Council is currently recommissioning its services for Carers following the introduction of the Care Act 2014. The newly commissioned service will focus on the promotion of wellbeing and independence and in preventing the need for care and support. The newly commissioned services will be a range of interventions that prevent, reduce or delay the need for care and support a well as providing a responsive service when needed as well as encouraging Carers to plan ahead for both themselves and the person that they care for. The Council now wishes to purchase three separate services to meet the needs of carers as follows:
Lot 1 — An emergency carer’s service.
Lot 2 — A carers support service
Lot 3 — A development for replacement care service
Providers may choose to apply for one or all three lots.
The Council has set a maximum limit on the funding for each of the three services, as stated against each lot below, and is seeking competitive bids from tenderers which do not exceed each of these limits. Cost is weighted at 40 % in the overall award Criteria for these contracts so more competitive bids under the stated limits will score higher for that criteria.
Lot 1 — This service will operate to support people to stay in their own homes following an emergency as a result of the regular Carer not being available to provide the necessary care to support a cared for individual’s wellbeing.
The successful provider must be a registered provider of domiciliary care services.
Maximum funding for administrative support for service is 10 000 GBP per annum.
Lot 2 — This service will operate to provide support to carers to enable them to continue in their caring role for as long as they are willing and able to do so. The service has four elements: peer support; advice and advocacy; planning ahead and keeping well; developing forms of support.
Maximum funding for this service is 190 000 GBP per annum.
Lot 3 — This service will operate to develop natural forms of support and networks for carers in local communities as an alternative to directly provided care/support to the cared for individuals.
Maximum funding for this service is 75 000 GBP per annum.
See full descriptions of the services in the tender documentation. The Council may appoint one provider through a single contract or three separate providers.
The contracts will be for an initial period of 5 years with the option for further extensions up to a maximum of a further 2 years.
Service providers must work in accordance with the ‘Safeguarding adults: multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands’
It is considered that the Employee ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations “2006 (”TUPE’) may apply to Lot 2 of this contract. Applicants are advised to seek their own legal advice about the practicality of these regulations.
As a public authority, in line with the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Council has due regard to economic, social and environmental well-being in Shropshire. Accordingly the council is looking, in relation to the delivery of this contract, for proposals from contractors that could help provide social value benefits within Shropshire where practicable.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85310000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.11.2015. Completion 31.10.2022

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Lot 1 — An Emergency Carer’s Service.

1)Short description

This service will operate to support people to stay in their own homes following an emergency as a result of the regular Carer not being available to provide the necessary care to support a cared for individual’s wellbeing.
The successful provider must be a registered provider of domiciliary care services.
The Council has set a maximum limit on the funding for each of the three services, as stated against each lot, and is seeking competitive bids from tenderers which do not exceed each of these limits. Cost is weighted at 40 % in the overall award Criteria for these contracts so more competitive bids under the stated limits will score higher for that criteria.
Maximum funding for administrative support for service is 10 000 GBP per annum.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 70 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Lot 2 — A Carers Support Service

1)Short description

This service will operate to provide support to carers to enable them to continue in their caring role for as long as they are willing and able to do so. The service has four elements: peer support; advice and advocacy; planning ahead and keeping well; developing forms of support.
The Council has set a maximum limit on the funding for each of the three services, as stated against each lot, and is seeking competitive bids from tenderers which do not exceed each of these limits. Cost is weighted at 40 % in the overall award Criteria for these contracts so more competitive bids under the stated limits will score higher for that criteria.
Maximum funding for this service is 190 000 GBP per annum.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 330 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Lot 3 — A Development for Replacement Care Service

1)Short description

This service will operate to develop natural forms of support and networks for carers in local communities as an alternative to directly provided care/support to the cared for individuals.
The Council has set a maximum limit on the funding for each of the three services, as stated against each lot, and is seeking competitive bids from tenderers which do not exceed each of these limits. Cost is weighted at 40 % in the overall award Criteria for these contracts so more competitive bids under the stated limits will score higher for that criteria.
Maximum funding for this service is 75 000 GBP per annum.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 525 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
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:

See tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and severable liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See tender documentation.
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: See tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documentation.
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: National Health and Community Care Act 1990 and the Health and Social Care Act 2008 or any subsequent repealing legislation.

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: yes

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:

EMC 030

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: 23.7.2015

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

24.7.2015 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2022.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Shrewsbury:-Social-work-services./D5PY4NVVYZ

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/D5PY4NVVYZ

GO Reference: GO-2015619-PRO-6698818.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Shropshire Council
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@shropshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1743252992

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 day calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Additional information should be requested from the contact in Section 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (S1 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England and Wales).

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

Shropshire Council
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1743252992

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.6.2015

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