Wirral Intermediate Care Rapid Community Service Tender

Wirral Intermediate Care Rapid Community Service Tender

Key service outcomes: a) Individuals regain their optimum independence and mobility following an episode of ill-health, an injury or an exacerbation of a long-term condition, leading to less dependency on formal services and tailored on-going support at the least intrusive level.

United Kingdom-Birkenhead: Health services

2015/S 087-157449

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wirral Borough Council
Municipal Building, Cleveland Street
CH41 6BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1516662000
E-mail: tenders@wirral.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Wirral Borough Council
Municipal Building, Cleveland Street
CH41 6BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1516662000
E-mail: tenders@wirral.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Wirral Borough Council
Municipal Building, Cleveland Street
CH41 6BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1516662000
E-mail: tenders@wirral.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Wirral Borough Council
Municipal Building, Cleveland Street
CH41 6BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1516662000
E-mail: tenders@wirral.gov.uk

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:

Rapid Community 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 UKD54

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Wirral Intermediate Care Rapid Community Service has, as its primary function, the prevention of admission to hospital or facilitation of discharge from hospital through a rapid, coordinated response and by operating 7 days a week. This service comprises provision of Intermediate Care and Transitional Care bed provision. This service specification outlines the main aims of this provision, the services to be provided within the contract and the connections to other services in the community.
Providers must take into consideration the underlying principles of the Care Act 2014 in the delivery of this service. The key principles of the Act include the following:
— Promoting individual wellbeing;
— Preventing people’s care and support needs from becoming more serious;
— Promoting integration of care and support with health services;
— Providing information and advice;
— Promoting diversity and quality in provision of services;
— Public, private and community sector partners co-operating effectively;
Key service outcomes:
a) Individuals regain their optimum independence and mobility following an episode of ill-health, an injury or an exacerbation of a long-term condition, leading to less dependency on formal services and tailored on-going support at the least intrusive level;
b) People feel that their care is personalised and their quality of life is improved;
c) People feel that their choice and control are prioritised to meet their individual needs and preferences;
d) People are more confident and able to be supported in a community setting;
e) People are protected from avoidable harm and risk whilst in the care of the Rapid Community Service; but supported to take positive risks;
f) People assume personal responsibility for their recovery;
g) Social value is maximised.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85300000

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:

The Rapid Community Service provision consists of:
Up to four Multi-Disciplinary Teams (to be detailed in the separate service specification) which will work across the whole system with effective communication processes to enable consistency of care.
Community services and the rapid support service which aims to prevent admissions and support people in the most appropriate environment. These services are accessible to GP and include:
— Reablement services;
— Domiciliary Care;
— 72 hour Rapid Support Service;
— Respite;
Intermediate Care and Transitional Care bed based services to be based in up to four locations in Wirral, to service the four constituency areas of Wallasey, West Wirral, Birkenhead, and South Wirral.
Providers can offer a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 60 beds in any one location.
In addition to the weekly sum paid per bed, additional funds are available to the successful provider/s for provision of the physical requirements of the service (4.1.1-4.1.5)
The additional funding may be spent in the areas detailed in 4.1.1-5.1.5 in the following ways:
— Acquiring a tangible asset;
— Repairing an asset in such a way that it extends its useful life;
— Upgrading/improvements to an asset;
— Restoring or adapting an asset for a new or different use.

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

Starting 1.9.2015. Completion 31.8.2020

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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 0

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:

9UWF-9SM76E
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

1.6.2015 – 10:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

1.5.2015

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: 1.6.2015 – 10:00
Place: Wirral Council
Municipal Building
CH41 6BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOMNO.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Legal Department.

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

Further information relating to this contract can be accessed and downloaded from ‘The Chest’, www.the-chest.org.uk To take part in any exercise and to express an interest in a contract opportunity, you must register on The Chest. On the Opportunities portal home page there is an option to ‘Register Free’ in the top right hand corner of the screen. If your organisation is already a registered user, you should read the supplier guides available on The Chest. To express your interest in this contract, log on to The Chest and go to ‘Search Latest Opportunities’. All questions relating to this tender must be raised via the Chest. If you experience any technical problems using The Chest, please e-mail nwsupport@due-north.com or telephone: +44 8452930459. Tenderers are advised to read the ‘Instructions to Tenderers’ document before completing their submission.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Wirral Council
Municipal Building, Cleveland Street
CH41 6BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: tenders@wirral.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1516662000

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Wirral Council
Municipal Building, Cleveland Street
CH41 6BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: tenders@wirral.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1516662000

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:

1.5.2015

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