Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Carers Hub
Commissioners are seeking tenders from one provider to deliver both contracts. 1. Staffordshire County Council.
United Kingdom-Stafford: Social work and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Wedgwood Building, Tipping Street
For the attention of: Harminder Nagra
ST16 2DH Stafford
Telephone: +44 1785277577
Fax: +44 1785278286
General address of the contracting authority: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/purchasing
Address of the buyer profile: www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk
Electronic access to information: www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.staffordshire.alito.co.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Stoke clinical commissioning Group
North Staffordshire CCG
South East Staffordshire & Seisdon CCG
Stafford and Surrounds CCG
Cannock Chase CCG
East Staffordshire CCG
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKG24
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Commissioners are seeking tenders from one provider to deliver both contracts.
1. Staffordshire County Council: Across the 8 districts of Staffordshire; Stafford, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Tamworth, Lichfield, South Staffordshire and Staffordshire Moorlands.
2. Stoke-on-Trent City Council: A specific contract for Stoke-on-Trent.
Tenderers may submit as a lead provider in the form of a consortia, or partnership arrangement or through sub-contracting arrangements with other organisations to deliver all of the service requirements within the Service Specification.
Commissioners are seeking one lead provider to provide an integrated hub model to coordinate support for adult and young carers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent providing 1 point of contact for Carers to coordinate and improve access to local support. The service will consist of the provision of information, advice and support including breaks, training and emotional support for carers of all ages.
The aim of the service is to ensure that carers are recognised and supported as an individual and/or within their community to maintain their health, well-being and independence with a life outside of their caring role. Children and young people with caring responsibilities shall have the support they need to learn, develop, thrive and enjoy positive childhoods.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
85300000, 85310000, 85312000, 85320000, 98000000, 85312310
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 600 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The initial period is 1.10.2015 to 30.9.2018 (with 2 x 12 month options to extend — therefore options maybe taken up for the period 1.10.2018 to 30.9.2019 and 1.10.2019 to 30.9.2020). The options will be exercised at the discretion of the County Council, Stoke-on-Trent and CCG’s.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Financial checks will be undertaken for economic operators using 1 or more of the Councils current financial assessors: n2check (www.n2check.com), Dun & Bradstreet (www.dnb.co.uk), Experian (www.experian.co.uk). Economic operators will be assessed according to the level of risk stipulated by the financial assessors used. Any economic operator being given an above average/higher than average risk rating or poorer, by 1 or more of the assessors used, may be rejected.Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The organisation should hold as a minimum the following insurance levels or be able to provide with their response, a written statement advising that should they be awarded the contract they will have the required levels of insurance in place for the commencement of the contract.
Public Liability 5 000 000 GBP;
Employers Liability 10 000 000 GBP;
Professional Indemnity 2 000 000 GBP.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s):
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Staffordshire County Council
Body responsible for mediation procedures
Staffordshire County Council
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
Staffordshire County Council
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: