Abuse and Rape Counselling Service Portsmouth

Abuse and Rape Counselling Service Portsmouth

This contract is to provide free, confidential, flexible counselling and psychotherapy services to women, men and young people, resident in Portsmouth who have experienced sexual abuse and/or rape.

United Kingdom-Portsmouth: Counselling services

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Portsmouth City Council
Integrated Commissioning Unit, Great Western House (Floor 2) Portsmouth City Council
For the attention of: Contracts Team
PO1 2EP Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2392841748
E-mail: scacontractsteam@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/procurement/index.html

Electronic access to information: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/Home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Service, Floor 2, Core 3/4, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square
PO1 2BJ Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2392834918
E-mail: Procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/Home

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Procurement Service
Procurement Service, Floor 2, Core 3/4, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square
PO1 2BJ Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2392834918
E-mail: procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/Home

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Service, Floor 2, Core 3/4, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square
PO1 2BJ Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2392834918
E-mail: procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/Home

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:

Abuse and Rape Counselling 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 UKJ31

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)

This contract is to provide free, confidential, flexible counselling and psychotherapy services to women, men and young people, resident in Portsmouth who have experienced sexual abuse and/or rape. The contractor will work therapeutically in a range of creative and innovative ways with young people and adults who are disclosing or likely to disclose rape and/or sexual abuse via either schools work, group work, or face-to-face counselling.or some combination of these methodologies.
The contractor will be expected to provide both an Adult Counselling service from appropriate premises and an Outreach Worker for Young People, who will both deliver counselling from appropriate premises and conduct school visitations.
The contract is being awarded for a 4 year period, with an option for up to 2 extensions of 12 months each.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312320, 85312300, 85320000, 85300000

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:

The contract will deliver confidential, flexible counselling and psychotherapy services to adults and young people who are residents of the City and includes a telephone crisis helpline.
The service is divided into three elements, but all elements must be delivered by the contractor – it has not been divided into Lots. The 3 elements are:
Part 1 — Generic service
Face-to-Face counselling and psychotherapy service by appointment during the day and some evenings.
Telephone crisis help lines will be available a minimum of 48 weeks per year for 14 hours per week including a minimum of 2 evenings with answerphones available at all other times
Clinical supervision will be provided for psychotherapists of a minimum of 2 hours a month. All staff are to receive regular support and supervision. The clinical supervision arrangements are to adhere to the requirements of the British Association for Counselling Code of Ethics.
All staff and volunteers are to receive a recruitment, training and selection package as well as on-going training. Recruitment and selection (as need dictates) for placement volunteers who are qualified or near qualified Counsellors/Psychotherapists.
Helpline volunteers to receive minimum of two, 1 hourly tutorials per year in addition to clinical supervision and support. Volunteer/Associate counsellors receive fortnightly individual clinical supervision of 1 hour.
Demand: A minimum of 1 500 hours face-to-face counselling/psychotherapy will be provided for Portsmouth residents each year.
Part 2 – Outreach Worker for Young People
The Outreach Worker for Young People will work therapeutically in the community with young people who have been raped and/or sexually abused at any time in their life.
The service will provide an outreach service into schools and other centres to work with young people on issues relating to rape or sexual abuse. Eligibility for this service will be people aged 13-24 years who live in Portsmouth City or who are registered with a Portsmouth GP. Access to the Outreach Worker will be mostly via referral from:
— Social Services
— Education
— Primary Care
— Self-Referral
Demand: Approx. 60 young people receiving counselling per year with approx. 360 counselling sessions per year.
Part 3 – Mental Health Counsellor
The Mental Health Counsellor will provide face-to-face counselling for adults who have experienced rape and/or sexual abuse.
Eligibility for this service will be people aged 18-65 years who live in Portsmouth City or who are registered with a Portsmouth City GP. Referral to the service will be via primary care, secondary care services and appropriate voluntary agencies as well as by self-referral.
Demand: Approx. 100 individuals receiving counselling per year with approx. 500 counselling sessions per year.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be awarded for a 4-year period, with two 12-month extensions, subject to agreement and the performance of the service provider.

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: 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:

As defined within the ‘Invitation to Tender’ document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

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

As defined within the ‘Invitation to Tender’ document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As defined within the ‘Invitation to Tender’ document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

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: As defined within the ‘Invitation to Tender’ document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As defined within the ‘Invitation to Tender’ document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As defined within the ‘Invitation to Tender’ document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

As defined within the ‘Invitation to Tender’ document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As defined within the ‘Invitation to Tender’ document accessible via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

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
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:

SCA/121DSPR/14013/T
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

13.6.2014 – 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: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

The services under this contract are Part B services for the purpose of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. The Contracting Authority has chosen to advertise this contract in the OJEU voluntarily, in accordance with the spirit of the EU public procurement regime and to conduct the process in an open and fair manner so as to increase competition. The submission of this notice and any subsequent advertisement of the contract is not an indication that the Contracting Authority considers itself bound by the provision in the regulations that are applicable to Part A.
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:28.4.2014