Supported Living Tender Shrewsbury

Supported Living Tender Shrewsbury

Shropshire Council is seeking a service provider to manage two 3 bedroom supported living services.

United Kingdom-Shrewsbury: Social work services

2015/S 073-129383

Contract notice


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
For the attention of: Nigel Denton
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
Telephone: +44 1743252993
Fax: +44 1743253910

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

Section II: Object of the contract


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

EMC 028 — Baschurch and Shrewsbury Supported Living.

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 UKG22

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Social work services. Shropshire Council is seeking a service provider to manage two 3 bedroom supported living services in properties which are being built in Baschurch and Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Both contracts, which the Council wishes to award to one provider, will be for an initial 5 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years.
The Baschurch service is projected to commence in the late Autumn of 2015 and the Shrewsbury service in November 2016.
Whilst the final care assessments are not completed by the Council for either service as yet, the Council’s objective is for the service to be provided to individuals who have learning disabilities who will be returning from out of county placements and who may have combinations of some of the following behaviours: self-injurious; difficult to engage; poor motivation; aggressive outbursts; behaviours association with autistic spectrum disorder; obsessive/compulsive; attention seeking. It is recognised that there can be complex interpersonal relationships with family members. The vision for the majority of individuals is for reablement with a view to improving independence and the ability to manage in a less intensively supported tenancy in the longer term.
The pattern of service is anticipated to be as follows for each service:
— Three staff will be required for a 1:1 staffing/service user ratio between the hours of 8:00 to 22:00. so the total number of weekly hours for each service will be 294.
— We anticipate that the successful provider will make as much use of possible of assistive technology and depending on the levels of assessed need anticipate that 2 staff will be on at night one of which will be a wake night and one a sleep night.
The service will require psychological and specialist behavioural support on a regular basis to ensure that there are robust support plans in place to enable people to regain as much independence as possible. The successful organisation will have an infrastructure that supports and trains its staff to achieve positive outcomes for the individuals involved.
The Council will have full nomination rights to the service.
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 will be looking, in relation to the delivery of this contract, for proposals from contractors that could help provide social value benefits within Shropshire where practicable and to maximise the social and economic impact of the proposed contract.
This is a notice for Social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU Article 74 being Public Health Services. Accordingly the Council will follow a process based on the principles of transparency. The Council will treat all economic operators equally and in a non-discriminatory way.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

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


This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 500 000 GBP
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 31.10.2020

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 PQQ documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See PQQ 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


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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see PQQ documentation. It is the Council’s intention to select up to 7 bidders to be issued with the invitation to submit a tender, provided there are seven suitably qualified bidders at the pre-qualification stage.
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
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

EMC 028
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 8.5.2015

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

11.5.2015 – 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

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: 2021.
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. Applicants can view more information about this opportunity by visiting (link to be inserted).To respond to this opportunity, please click here (link to be inserted)The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award a contract or to award any option(s) it so wishes. Closing date for the submission of tenders is 12:00 22.6.2015.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2015410-PRO-6513378.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Shropshire Council
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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