South Lanarkshire Council Domestic Abuse Service 2016
The Domestic Abuse Services will be provided within the framework of South Lanarkshire Council’s Resource Plan and the South Lanarkshire Gender-Based Violence Partnership Strategy and Action Plan.
United Kingdom-Hamilton: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Council Headquarters, Almada Street
Contact person: Michael McAuley
Telephone: +44 01698453780
NUTS code: UKM38
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00410
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Domestic Abuse Service 2016.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
South Lanarkshire Council are seeking to appoint an experienced provider of a Domestic Abuse Service in the South Lanarkshire area. The Domestic Abuse Services will be provided within the framework of South Lanarkshire Council’s Resource Plan and the South Lanarkshire Gender-Based Violence Partnership Strategy and Action Plan.
We expect the provider to demonstrate that their service management and delivery is underpinned by a gendered analysis of domestic abuse, recognising that domestic abuse is regarded as a function of gender inequality.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Across entire South Lanarkshire area.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
A contract for services will be awarded for an initial period of three years. Subject to satisfactory performance, the contract may then be extended for a period of up to two years.
The annual contract value will be 375 000 GBP.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
After the initial 3-year period the Contract may be extended for a period of up to 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The Domestic Abuse Service will provide accommodation and advice and support services to women, children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse in the South Lanarkshire area.
The Service will include a Refuge Service, an Adult Support Service and a Children and Young People Service.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
The provider will have a proven track record in domestic abuse services and able to demonstrate that their service management and delivery is underpinned by a gendered analysis of domestic abuse, recognising that domestic abuse is regarded as a function of gender inequality.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
ESPD Question 4B.4 Economic and Financial Standing
The Council will use the following ratios to evaluate a bidders financial status. Bidders must confirm within their response to the relevant question within the Qualification Envelope that as a minimum, 2 out of the following 3 ratios can be met.
Profitability — this is taken as profit after tax but before dividends and minority interests. If a company makes a profit then it is a pass for this ratio;
Liquidity — this is calculated as current assets less stock and work in progress, divided by current liabilities. If the answer is greater than or equal to one then it is a pass for this ratio
Gearing — this is calculated as the total external secured borrowing (short term and long term) divided by shareholder funds expressed as a percentage. If the answer is less than or equal to 100 % it is considered a pass for this ratio.
Where 2 out of the 3 ratios cannot be met, the Council may take the under-noted into consideration when assessing financial viability and the risk to the Council, providing that the Bidder can supply evidence to substantiate any of the mitigating criteria. This list is not exhaustive and other criteria may be considered where proposed by a bidder as mitigating factors:
Would the bidder have passed the checks if prior year accounts had been used?
Were any of the poor appraisal outcomes ‘marginal’?
Does the bidder operate in a market which, traditionally, requires lower liquidity or higher debt finance?
Does the bidder have sufficient reserves to sustain losses for a number of years?
Does the bidder have a healthy cash flow?
Is the bidder profitable enough to finance the interest on its debt?
Is most of the bidder’s debt owed to group companies?
Is the bidder’s debt due to be repaid over a number of years, and affordable?
Have the bidder’s results been adversely affected by ‘one off costs’ and / or ‘one off accounting treatments’?
Do the bidder’s auditors (where applicable) consider it to be a ‘going concern’?
Do Keynote (where applicable) consider the bidder to be a ‘going concern’?
Will the bidder provide a Parent Company Guarantee?
Is the bidder the single supplier/source of the Goods/Works/Services in the marketplace?
The Council will request submission of and assess the bidders financial accounts, and may use Keynote or similar financial verification systems to validate the information provided.
Bidders will hold or commit to obtain prior to the award of any contract the following types and levels of insurance:-
Employer’s Liability for an indemnity limit of not less tha? 10 000 000 GBP in respect of any 1 event or series of connected events.
Public liability to third parties for an indemnity limit of not less than 5 000 000 GBP in respect of any 1 event or series of connected events and
Professional Indemnity for an indemnity limit of not less than 5 000 000 GBP in respect of any 1 event or series of connected events.
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
ESPD Question 4C.1.2 Technical and Professional Ability
With reference to the nature and details of the services that are the subject matter of this tender, relevant examples are to be provided of the domestic abuse services provided by the bidder in the last 3 years.
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
The provider will be registered (or able to become registered)with the Care Inspectorate as a Housing Support Provider.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
The service will be delivered according to the service specification and standards as detailed in the contract documents.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Council Offices, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is Project_6371. For more information see:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The Council is committed to the promotion of community benefits. Bidders will be asked in the Technical Envelope to identify what community benefits they propose to deliver under this contract
Council Headquarters, Almada Street
Telephone: +44 01698453780Internet address:http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: