Supporting Independence at Home Service Portsmouth

Supporting Independence at Home Service Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council is inviting tenders from suitably qualified organisations to offer a Supporting Independence at Home service.

United Kingdom-Portsmouth: Community action programme

2015/S 053-092798

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Service, Floor 1 Core 5/6, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
Contact point(s): Procurement Service
For the attention of: Theresa Ellis
PO1 2BJ Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2392688235
E-mail: procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/procurement/contract-opportunities-with-us.aspx

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/home

Further information can be obtained from: Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Service, Floor 1 Core 5/6, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
For the attention of: Procurement Service
PO1 2BJ Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2392688235
E-mail: procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Internet address: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/business.aspx

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Service, Floor 1 Core 5/6, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
For the attention of: Procurement Service
PO1 2BJ Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2392688235
E-mail: procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Internet address: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/business.aspx

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Service, Floor 1 Core 5/6, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
For the attention of: Procurement Service
PO1 2BJ Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2392688235
E-mail: procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Internet address: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/business.aspx

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Supporting Independence at Home Service.

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 UKJ31

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)

Portsmouth City Council is inviting tenders from suitably qualified organisations to offer a Supporting Independence at Home service to provide a responsive service to individuals who are medically fit for discharge from acute hospital or community unit, and to support these individuals to safely resettle at home and commence their reablement journey to live healthy and independent lives.
It is anticipated that the service will open up the traditional ‘home from hospital’ service to community referrals, helping people before they reach crisis and the need for hospital admission.
The contract will be for a period of two years commencing on 1.7.2015 with an option to extend for a further year subject to performance, funding and the agreement of parties.

It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded in late April/early May 2015. The deadline for submission of requests for clarification is 14:00 on 8.4.2015. The deadline for submission of completed tenders is 14:00 on 15.4.2015. The Invitation to Tender and supporting information can be obtained from the Council’s InTend e-sourcing solution which be accessed from the following web address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/home

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85322000, 85323000, 98334000, 85312500

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

This is a new service with a primary purpose to provide support to enable individuals to remain or regain independence at home. This service will further:
— support timely discharge from Queen Alexandra Hospital and other community units and avoid delayed discharge;
— facilitate the transfer of care following a discharge from QAH and other community units so that people with immediate care and support needs are met;
— provide assessment after an acute episode to determine and address immediate and short term care support;
— use a range of activities to enable the individual to achieve person centred goals relating to physical function and independence within their home environment;
— Work in partnership with other health and social care professionals to support patients in self-care;
— To provide a positive and personalised approach to reablement;
— To support individuals to continuing access to health and social care services;
— To minimise social isolation.
The proposed outcomes for the individual are as follows:
— Improvement in individuals levels of independence in daily living functions;
— Improvement in confidence and independence in remaining in their own home;
— Progress towards achieving goals set by the individual;
— Integrated joined up approach to individuals care and support;
— Reduction in falls risk;
— Prevention of the sequel of re-admissions to acute hospital;
— Perceived improvement in quality of life;
— Enabling people to participate socially and remain included in their community;
— Reduced length of stay in hospital;
— Prevention of hospital re-admission;
— Increased choice of provider and support from within their local community through responsive third sector;
— Improved access to other community services;
— Reducing social isolation;
— Continuity of care.
The proposed outcomes for the health and care economy:
— Reduction in numbers of readmissions to acute care;
— Increase in numbers of people remaining in their own home 91 days after discharge;
— Reduction in the length of stay in acute care;
— Reduction in the number of people transferred to into long term care — nursing home or residential care;
— Reduced reliance on community beds;
— Increase satisfaction in provision of service users care;
— Reduced reliance on statutory provision;
— Long term package costs for individuals should be reduced due to achievement of greater independence.
The service will also support outcomes from national framework including Adult Social Care Outcome framework, NHS Outcome framework and Public Health outcome framework.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 350 000 and 600 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be for a period of two years commencing on 1.7.2015 with an option to extend for a further year subject to performance, funding and agreement of parties.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As defined within the Invitation to Tender Document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk

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

As defined within the Invitation to Tender Document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk

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

As defined within the Invitation to Tender Document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: As defined within the Invitation to Tender Document accessible viahttps://in-tendhost.co.uk

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As defined within the Invitation to Tender Document accessible viahttps://in-tendhost.co.uk

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As defined within the Invitation to Tender Document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk

III.2.3)Technical capacity

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

As defined within the Invitation to Tender Document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As defined within the Invitation to Tender Document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk

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: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

ASC/PCT015KE15001/T

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

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

15.4.2015 – 14:00
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

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The contract is classified as a Social and Other Specific Services contract within the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 which falls below the value threshold for compulsory issue of a Contract Notice within the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
The Council has chosen to advertise within OJEU voluntarily, in accordance with the spirit of the EU public procurement regime and to conduct the procurement process in an open and fair manner so as to increase competition. The submission of this notice and any subsequent advertisement of the contract is not an indication that the Council considers itself bound by the provisions in the Regulations that are applicable only to above threshold service contracts, supplies contracts and works.
The decision has been made not to split this tender into lots as it is outcome based, and the use of lots would steer potential bidders towards set delivery models, which limits innovation in service design. The tender is open to consortium or partnership bids, with different organisations delivering different elements. This approach was agreed following soft market testing.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.3.2015

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