Thurrock Council Advocacy Services

Thurrock Council Advocacy Services

Thurrock Council is seeking to appoint a provider of a wide range of advocacy services.

United Kingdom-Thurrock: Health and social work services

2016/S 033-053697

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Thurrock Council
Procurement Services, Civic Offices, New Road
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
RM17 6SL Thurrock
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1375652207
E-mail: procurement@thurrock.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.thurrock.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://thurrock.g2b.info

Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/N989X6372P

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/N989X6372P

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:

Advocacy PS/2015/109.

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 UKH32

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)

Health and social work services. Social work and related services. Provision of services to the community. Thurrock Council is seeking to appoint a provider of a wide range of advocacy services including citizen and formal/professional advocacy to clients and empower clients to embrace and be involved in peer advocacy and self-advocacy.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85300000, 75200000

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 592 000 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: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Care Act Advocacy service

1)Short description

Care Act Advocacy for ages 18 and over. Delivering local solutions by facilitating peer advocacy and self- advocacy empowering service users to speak up for themselves and to build support networks for the individual so advocacy support is used appropriately.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85300000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 296 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: IMCA service

1)Short description

The Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) role is to support and represent the person in the decision-making process. Essentially to ensure that the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is being followed.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85300000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 296 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

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
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

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:

PS/2015/109
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: 16.3.2016 – 11:59

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

16.3.2016 – 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

Date: 16.3.2016 – 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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.
Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the contracting authority must consider:
(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions, and
(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement.
Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the contracting authority relating to economic, social and environmental well-being. These priorities are described in the Invitation To Tender and are reflected in environmental and social characteristics in the evaluation criteria for the award of the contract.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Thurrock:-Health-and-social-work-services./N989X6372P

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/N989X6372P

GO Reference: GO-2016215-PRO-7763071.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Thurrock Council
Procurement Services, Civic Offices, New Road
RM17 6SL Thurrock
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@thurrock.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Thurrock Council
Procurement Services, Civic Offices, New Road
RM17 6SL Thurrock
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@thurrock.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Thurrock Council 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. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Thurrock Council
Procurement Services, Civic Offices, New Road
RM17 6SL Thurrock
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@thurrock.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.2.2016

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