Somerset Learning Disability Social Enterprise

Somerset Learning Disability Social Enterprise

Somerset County Council is seeking to appoint a delivery partner to establish a Social Enterprise Vehicle to deliver services currently delivered by the in-house Learning Disabilities Provider Service.

United Kingdom-Taunton: Social work and related services

2015/S 102-185929

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Somerset County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Kat Scully
TA1 4DY Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1823359434
E-mail: commercialandprocurement@somerset.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Somerset County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Kat Scully
TA1 4DY Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1823359434
E-mail: commercialandprocurement@somerset.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Somerset County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Kat Scully
TA1 4DY Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1823359434
E-mail: commercialandprocurement@somerset.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Somerset County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Kat Scully
TA1 4DY Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1823359434
E-mail: commercialandprocurement@somerset.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Social protection
Education

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:

Somerset Learning Disability Social Enterprise.

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 UKK

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 is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Article 74 of Directive 2014/24/EU. Somerset County Council (SCC) is seeking to appoint a delivery partner to establish a Social Enterprise Vehicle to deliver services currently delivered by the in-house Learning Disabilities Provider Service (LDPS).
During the 2013/14 financial year, a total of 1 567 customers with learning disabilities aged between 18 and 64, and 162 aged 65 and over, received a social care service from SCC. The LDPS currently delivers just under half (by value) of the learning disability services funded directly by SCC. It supports approximately 900 customers with learning disabilities at any one time (including customers who receive services from more than one provider), for 2015/16 the net budget is 26 273 800 GBP (direct costs only) and employs approximately 1 200 staff (or 975 full time equivalents).
Current services include residential care (without nursing), short breaks (in a residential care environment), Shared Lives, supported living, crisis support, day time support, domiciliary care and employment support. Please note that the Shared Lives service is not included in the scope of the contract to be let under this procurement. Services that are delivered by other organisations under separate contracts with SCC are also out of scope for this procurement.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 79634000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 190 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial duration of the contract is 6 years (1.10.2016-30.9.2022), with the option for SCC to exercise a single extension option for a further 6, 12, 18 or 24 month extension.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in days: 0 (from the award of the contract)

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 1.10.2016. Completion 30.9.2022

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

No deposit will be required. Details of guarantee and/or performance bond will be is set out in the tender procurement documents.

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

Financing conditions. Details and details of payment arrangements will be set out in the tender documents.

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

SCC is seeking a partner to participate and invest in a Social Enterprise Vehicle (SEV). Bidders may bid for this opportunity as:- i) a single supplier; ii) a lead supplier with a supporting supply chain; or iii) a consortium of suppliers. For clarity, whatever the bidder’s proposed structure is, SCC will require a single entity (the SEV) with whom to form the final contractual relationship. Further details will be are set out in the tender procurement documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The selected bidder and its supply chain may be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental objectives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, environmental or other corporate social responsibility considerations. Further details of these conditions will be set out in the tender documents.
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: Shall be in accordance with Articles 56-64 of Directive 2014/24/EU and in particularly in accordance with Regulations 57 and 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Details of the conditions are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Shall be in accordance with Articles 56-64 of Directive 2014/24/EU and in particularly in accordance with Regulations 58 and 60 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Details of the conditions are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Shall be in accordance with Articles 56-64 of Directive 2014/24/EU and in particularly in accordance with Regulations 58 and 60 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Details of the conditions are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 0

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 yes
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:

9N8C-J4Z86C

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 41-070139 of 27.2.2015

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 162-290572 of 26.8.2014

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: yes
Price: 0 GBP

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

22.6.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

3.7.2015

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

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

This procurement process is being conducted under the Light Touch Regime in accordance with Section 7 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. SCC’s intention is to award the contract pursuant to a tender process that reflects the competitive procedure with negotiation, but fully reserves the right to design the tender process according to how this best suits the commercial needs of SCC and thus to depart from the competitive procedure with negotiation. Guidance on the UK’s national rules on the Light Touch Regime is available athttps://www.gov.uk/transposing_eu_procurement_directives SCC intends to short list up to 4 candidates to invite to negotiate, however if there are 4 points or less between the fourth placed and fifth placed candidates then SCC reserves the right to take 5 candidates through to the negotiation stage. SCC reserves the right to shortlist further during the negotiation phase. SCC also reserves the right to negotiate with the preferred bidder alone in order to finalise the contract. Further levels of contract evaluation criteria will be set out in the Invitation to Negotiate which will be issued to shortlisted bidders. The evaluation of PQQ responses and tenders may include input from parents, carers, customers and staff on appropriate elements. Whilst the services are co-commissioned by SCC and the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group with SCC acting as lead commissioner, SCC shall be the sole contracting entity for the purposes of this procurement. An Early Market Engagement event was held on 18.3.2015. The presentations and audio from the event is available to view at http://somersetldchange.org/category/presentations-and-feedback/.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079477882

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: A minimum of 10 calendar days will be applied starting from the date when the award decision is dispatched to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to consider the contract award decision. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 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 generally within 30 days from the date of notification of the award decision.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26.5.2015

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