Tender for the Provision of a Winter Home Check Service

Tender for the Provision of a Winter Home Check Service

The East Sussex Fuel poverty reduction programme has the following 5 work streams:
Provide a Winter Home Check service for eligible vulnerable people which includes a home assessment, advice and preventative works.

United Kingdom-Lewes: Social work and related services

2015/S 164-300405

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

East Sussex County Council
County Hall, St Annes Crescent
For the attention of: Stephanie Saunders and Phil Stone
BN7 1UE Lewes
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: contracts.forservices@eastsussex.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/sharedservices/aspx/Home

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:

ESCC SS Tender for the Provision of a Winter Home Check 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 UKJ22

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)

ESCC SS Winter Home Check Service:
Title: ESCC SS Winter Home Check Service.
Reference: ESCC 002181.
Description: Tender for the Provision of a Winter Home Check Service in East Sussex.
East Sussex County Council is tendering for the provision of a Winter Home Check Service for the eligible population of East Sussex as part of the East Sussex fuel poverty reduction programme.
The Winter Home Check Service is 1 strand of the East Sussex fuel poverty reduction programme. This programme is coordinated by the East Sussex energy partnership and aims to protect individuals and communities from the effects of living in a cold home. Its ambition is to ensure that practical advice and support is provided to vulnerable people about how to stay warm and well during the winter and where to get further specialist help, in order to reduce the number of households that are fuel poor.
The East Sussex Fuel poverty reduction programme has the following 5 work streams:
— Provide a Winter Home Check service for eligible vulnerable people which includes a home assessment, advice and preventative works,
— Train health, housing and social care professionals and voluntary and community sector (VCS) workers to help people whose homes maybe too cold for their health and well being,
— Raise awareness among professionals and the public about how to keep warm at home,
— Identify vulnerable people who live in a cold home and refer for help, and
— Provide vulnerable people with information and advice in order to maximise income.
The Winter Home Check service will provide eligible vulnerable households with a holistic home energy and fuel poverty focused home assessment, advice on how best to keep their home warm and advice on financial support available to help with heating costs.
Following identification of measures required to improve energy efficiency within the home, the service will deliver small preventative works such as improving insulation, draught proofing, repairing boilers and providing emergency temporary heating. The service will also coordinate and source funding for the installation of ‘major measures’ available through schemes such as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), for example boiler replacement.
The activities delivered will result in high quality evidenced outcomes which maximise the income of vulnerable households, deliver effective energy efficiency measures and provide advice and support that helps people to overcome personal and structural barriers to keeping warm in their home to a high level of customer satisfaction.
East Sussex County Council is applying for additional funds from the National Energy Action (NEA) redressing the balance warm and healthy homes fund partnerships programme. This programme provides a charitable grant of up to 325 000 GBP for capital heating and insulation measures only. Should ESCC be successful in obtaining these funds then the Winter Home Check service will be responsible for the administration and delivery of the East Sussex Warm and Healthy Homes programme during 2015-2017.
Further information is available at:

www.nea.org.uk/redressing-the-balance/warm-and-healthy-homes-fund/partnerships

The Council will let the Winter Home Check service contract for an initial period of 1 year with the option of subsequently extending this by up to 24 months. The intended award date will be November 2015.The indicative annual contract sums for the Winter Home Check service will be in the region of 200 000 GBP per annum.
Should ESCC be successful in its application to the NEA Warm and Healthy Homes Fund then the Council will let the Contract for this element of the service for a period of 2 years and additional funds of 325 000 GBP will included as part of the contract sum during 2015-2017.
Detailed award criteria will be provided within the invitation to tender.
Organisations expressing an interest should note that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 may apply.
The deadline for the return of open tender submission is 12:00 midday on 18.9.2015.
Award: November 2015.
Date documents can be requested until: 21.9.2015.
Customer: East Sussex County Council.
Process: OJEU.
Directive: Services — 25: Health and Social Services.
Procedure: Open Tender.
Service Area: Adult Social Services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 85312000, 85312400

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:
Range: between 200 000 and 925 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 12 (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:
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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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

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

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

ESCC-002181

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

21.9.2015 – 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: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21.9.2015 – 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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

East Sussex County Council
County Hall, St Annes Crescent
BN71 1UE Lewes
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: philip.baker@eastsussex.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1273481557

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.8.2015

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