Tender for Provision of Advocacy Hub in York

Tender for Provision of Advocacy Hub in York

Provide 1-to-1 advocacy for individuals for whom the Council has a legal obligation to provide advocates.

United Kingdom-York: Psychiatrist or psychologist services

2016/S 153-277883

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

City of York Council
Station Rise
For the attention of: Chloe Wilcox
YO1 6GA York
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1904551307
E-mail: chloe.wilcox@york.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.yortender.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

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:

An Advocacy Hub.

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 UKE21

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)

City of York Council is working hard to meet the challenge of providing better support and services to an increasing number of people, with greater pressure on resources. Building strong communities is important in York, alongside working to protect vulnerable people as we know there are many people who need help to lead full and independent lives. Our commitment is to stimulate a diverse and active local market, where high quality social care provision is combined with harnessing the enterprising spirit of local people in strong and self-reliant communities.
The Council expects the Provider to work in partnership with other advocacy services to ensure that Customers receive support from the most appropriate service. For example it may be most appropriate for a person 65 years and above to receive their advocacy support from York OCAY, or it may be most appropriate for an inpatient of a hospital to receive their advocacy from the services based within the hospital setting.
This single point of access service should be simpler for Customers and referrers to navigate, ensuring that they can access the right service at the right time and provide a streamlined opportunity to match the Customer with the right advocate and improve the continuity of support provided. Some of the main objectives for the Provider will be to:
— Provide 1-to-1 advocacy for individuals for whom the Council has a legal obligation to provide advocates;
— Provide time limited issue based advocacy for people with substantial difficulty or complex needs;
— Support individuals to develop a range of self-help tools including self-advocacy and peer user groups to assist them towards independence and social inclusion;
— Assess at the single point of entry, redirecting those where there are more appropriate services;
— Support Customers to address complaints and disputes with NHS (and other) providers;
— Provide accessible services, both in terms of location base, with private rooms available and with regards to a range of communication aids and tools.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85121270

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 500 000 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: 60 (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:

The Council reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.
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:

Expressions of interest in response to this contract notice may be submitted by a single bidder, consortium or other suitable groupings of bidders. The Council reserves the right to require groupings of bidders to take a particular legal form or to require a single bidder to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: In accordance with Article 58 to 63 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation 58 to 63 of the Pubic Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available from the portal address in Section I.1)
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Article 58 to 63 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation 58 to 63 of the Pubic Contract Regulations 2015 (as amended) and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available from the portal address in Section I.1)
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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

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

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

ACGB-FSQQJN

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

no

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

16.9.2016 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

Interested parties can download the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender documentation directly from: www.yortender.co.uk by using the Yortender reference: ACGB-FSQQJN. Requests for procurement documentation should not by made be telephone or email. The procurement documentation should be completed and returned by no later than the deadline specified in IV.3.4) Late submissions will not be accepted.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court of Justice
WC2A 2LL London
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 86 (Notices of decisions to award a contract) regulation 87 (Standstill Period) and Regulation 91 to 94 (Time Limits) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended). Where required and in order to comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 this authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point 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. Such additional information should be requested from the addressee found in 1.1) If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the (for Public Sector) Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) 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, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.8.2016

 

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