ABBA (Aros Buw Bod Adref) floating support project

ABBA (Aros Buw Bod Adref) floating support project

The ABBA (Aros Buw Bod Adref) floating support project is a time-limited, medium intensity floating support project for people who are experiencing early signs of dementia, and who could potentially experience difficulties in maintaining their independence due to memory problems, depression, psychosis or similar problems.

UK-Rhyl: social work and related services

2012/S 19-030886

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Denbighshire County Council
Supporting People Team, Russell House, Churton Road
For the attention of: Gary Major
LL18 3DP Rhyl
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1824712304
E-mail: gary.major@denbighshire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1824712308

Internet address(es):

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

ABBA (Aros Buw Bod Adref) floating support project.
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 UKL13

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)

NB: this is a voluntary notice in relation to a contract for part B services.
The ABBA (Aros Buw Bod Adref) floating support project is a time-limited, medium intensity floating support project for people who are experiencing early signs of dementia, and who could potentially experience difficulties in maintaining their independence due to memory problems, depression, psychosis or similar problems.
Service users will be people of both genders who currently live in Denbighshire and are either homeless or at risk of becoming homelessness. All service users will have been identified as needing support in a number of areas to enable them to independently manage their housing tenure (e.g. their tenancy). It is expected that service users will be supported for a maximum of 12 months (as appropriate to their needs.
The project will support a minimum of 20 people at any one time. Support worker hours will be managed dynamically and will be allocated flexibly in response to service user need. Service user numbers will normally be expected to exceed the minimum level as new service users join the project while support is gradually withdrawn from those service users approaching the completion of their support. The project will be expected to have the capacity to accept urgent referrals as may be required from time to time.
Staff will deliver support activities in service users’ own accommodation and the community.
Project aims:
— Enabling people with early stage dementia and housing related support needs to live as independently as possible in the community,
— Avoiding dependence and delaying the need for Community Care Services,
— Supporting service users to access assistive technology (NB: this project will not act as a response service),
— Contributing to minimising risks associated with unsafe behaviour such as wandering,
— Enabling service users to access advice and support regarding home safety,
— Supporting people to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends, neighbours and their communities,
— Providing support to avoid financial crises including rent/mortgage arrears etc.,
— Supporting service users to access advice from Denbighshire County Council’s Receivership Officer (NB: Service users will not be eligible for support if financial control is retained by the Receivership Officer),
— Assisting service users to access longer term or higher level support/care when or if this may become necessary,
— (NB this service should not be used to discharge a statutory social service duty).
Project outcomes:
— Service users will be better able to access and engage with the services they need,
— Service users will be better able to manage their lives and affairs,
— Service users will be better able to avoid or cope with crises and other situations which cause stress or anxiety.
NB: The project will also contribute to achieving the following outcomes and actions detailed in Denbighshire’s Big Plan:
— Older people lead independent and fulfilled lives,
— The needs of Denbighshire’s rural communities are recognised and met,
— Vulnerable adults in Denbighshire are safe,
— Support early diagnosis and support for people with dementia to prevent the need for long-term intensive support.
Referrals:
Referrals will be accepted from Denbighshire County Council Social Work teams, the Elderly Mental Health and Community Mental Health teams and other statutory and voluntary agencies including the Alzheimer’s Society via the Denbighshire County Council Supporting People Coordinator.
Refused referrals or those placed on a waiting list will all be promptly referred to the supporting people coordinator for possible re-allocation to another project. Any voids or vacancies on the project will be promptly notified to the supporting people coordinator and other referrers.
Service users will be selected on needs alone and not on their prospects of successful move on.
NB: if an ongoing support need is established (i.e. a long term requirement for support extending beyond 2 years), the service users will be referred to a more appropriate low level or non-SP funded service in accordance with supporting people eligibility criteria.
Community benefits do not apply to this contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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

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: 282 136 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: 24-48 (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:

Parent company guarantee if applicable.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment is to be made quarterly in arrears, dependant on the receipt of quarterly monitoring documentation.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
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
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:

ABBA1112RT
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 221-359640 of 17.11.2011

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: 9.3.2012 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.3.2012 – 16:00
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.
Other: Cymraeg / Welsh.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Lead Member for Health and Wellbeing.

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

Buy4Wales reference number: 28950.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

24.1.2012