Tender for Local Advice and Guidance Services

Tender for Local Advice and Guidance Services

Lot 1: Generalist and Specialist Advice. Lot 2: Brent Advice Partnership.

United Kingdom-London: Guidance and counselling services

2015/S 225-409926

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Brent
Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley
For the attention of: Ms Philippa Brewin
HA9 0FJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2089371733
E-mail: philippa.brewin@brent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.brent.gov.uk/

Electronic access to information: https://procontract.due-north.com/register

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://procontract.due-north.com/register

Further information can be obtained from: London Tenders Portal
Contact point(s): https://procontract.due-north.com/register
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2089371733

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: London Tenders Portal
Contact point(s): https://procontract.due-north.com/register
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2089371733

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: London Tenders Portal
Contact point(s): https://procontract.due-north.com/register
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2089371733

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:

Tender for Local Advice and Guidance Services.

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 UKI

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)

A tender for Local Advice and Guidance Services.
The tender is divided into 2 lots:
Lot 1: Generalist and Specialist Advice
Lot 2: Brent Advice Partnership.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312300

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

A tender for Local Advice and Guidance Services.
The tender is divided into 2 lots:
Lot 1: Generalist and Specialist Advice.
Lot 2: Brent Advice Partnership.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 700 000 and 3 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

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: 36 (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:

A parent company guarantee may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
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

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

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Prospective tenderers will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. As this is an Open Procedure, the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is required to be submitted with the Tender. The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and the Tender must be submitted by the deadline in IV.3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum standards required will be detailed in the documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Prospective tenderers will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. As this is an Open Procedure, the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is required to be submitted with the Tender. The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and the Tender must be submitted by the deadline in IV.3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Minimum standards required will be detailed in the 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: 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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
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

18.12.2015 – 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

English.

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

in days: 140 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18.12.2015 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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 Council is using the London Tenders Portal e-tendering system to conduct this procurement exercise: https://procontract.due-north.com/registerPlease register and express your interest directly through the London Tenders Portal by searching for the opportunity and clicking on the ‘Register Interest in this Opportunity’ box. Once you have registered your interest you will be able to view the PQQ and tender documents by clicking the ‘View ITT’ button. Please Note: Indicating an ‘Expression of Interest’ does not automatically include your Company in the next part of the process. The PQQ should be completed and submitted alongside the Tender with any additional information by the deadline in IV.3.4 — only then will your application be considered. Anything submitted after this deadline will not be considered.The contract will be entered in England and according to English Law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all contract payments will be made in sterling. All discussion and/or meetings will be conducted in English. The contracting authority reserves the right not to make any award and reserves the right to accept all or part of any tender unless the tenderer expressly stipulates otherwise in the tender. The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000 which came into force on 1.1.2005 applies to the contracting authority. If any tenderer considers that any information supplied by them is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivity specified. In such cases the relevant material will, in response to FOI requests, be examined in light of exemptions provided for in the Act.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.royalcourtsofjustice.co.uk

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:

18.11.2015

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