Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Advocacy Services Contract

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Advocacy Services Contract

Lot 1- Adult Advocacy services.

United Kingdom-Southend-on-Sea: Health and social work services

2016/S 120-213060

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Civic Centre
Southend-on-Sea
SS2 6ER
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1702534028
E-mail: procurement@southend.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH31
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://procurement.southend.gov.uk/southend/supplier.nsf/frm_supplier_registration_wizard_introduction?openform
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://procurement.southend.gov.uk/southend/supplier.nsf/frm_supplier_registration_wizard_introduction?openform

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Advocacy Services Contract.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Local Authority seeks to consolidate Statutory Advocacy Provision as set out in the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the Care Act (2014), with additional advocacy services for adults outside of these statutory requirements. The Local Authority also seeks to procure advocacy services for eligible Children and Young People. These will be offered as 2 separate lots (further details below), and we welcome bids from either a single provider or a consortium of organisations working in partnership.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 900 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1- Adult Advocacy services

Lot 2- Children and Young People’s advocacy.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Advocacy Services for Adults

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH31
Main site or place of performance:

Southend-on-Sea.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Local Authority seeks to consolidate Statutory Advocacy Provision as set out in the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the Care Act (2014), with additional advocacy services for adults outside of these statutory requirements. The Local Authority also seeks to procure advocacy services for eligible Children and Young People. These will be offered as 2 separate lots (further details below), and we welcome bids from either a single provider or a consortium of organisations working in partnership.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical questions / Weighting: 55
Quality criterion – Name: Presentation stage / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 35

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There is an option to extend by 2 12-month increments after the initial 2 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Children’s/Young People’s Advocacy Service

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH31
Main site or place of performance:

Southend-on-Sea.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The local Authority wishes to commission Advocacy for children and young people in order that by encouraging empowerment, the child or young person can make choices, assert their rights and receive services which consider their needs and aspirations. The provider must be in a position to deliver advocacy services for:

— Looked after children (including an Independent Visiting service);

— Children in the Child Protection process;

— Children and young people with Learning Disabilities;

— Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions including Asperger’s;

— Children and young people with Physical or Sensory Impairment.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical questions / Weighting: 55
Quality criterion – Name: Presentation stage (if required) / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 35

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 184 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend by a further 24 months in 12 months increments.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/08/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 31/10/2016

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/08/2016
Local time: 13:00
Place:

Southend-on-Sea Civic Centre.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Via the E-procurement system. Verifiers are officers not involved in the evaluation process.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

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.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=207188333

GO Reference: GO-2016620-PRO-8387290.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Southend on Sea Borough Council
Southend-on-Sea
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/06/2016

 

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