Advice Service for Employers of Personal Assistants

Advice Service for Employers of Personal Assistants

The service is to provide support, information and guidance to individuals who are employers or thinking of becoming employers of Personal Assistants making it easier for individuals to recruit, select and employ, allowing them to have the capacity to choose, arrange and pay for their own services.

UK-Wigan: Health and social work services

2013/S 076-127941

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wigan Council
People Directorate: Children, Adult and Families, Contracts and Projects, Wigan Council, PO Box 100
For the attention of: Ann Newton
WN1 3DS Wigan
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1942489401
E-mail: a.newton@wigan.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.wigan.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The Chest
Wigan Council is using the e-procuremnt portal known as The Chest at www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk to conduct the procurement exercise. For further information applicants will need to register their deails at the following link https://www.the chest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The Chest
Wigan Council is using the e-procuremnt portal known as The Chest at www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk to conduct the procurement exercise. For further information applicants will need to register their deails at the following link https://www.the chest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The Chest
Wigan Council is using the e-procuremnt portal known as The Chest at www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk to conduct the procurement exercise. For further information applicants will need to register their deails at the following link https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf

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:

Advice Service for Employers of Personal Assistants.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wigan Borough.
NUTS code UKD3

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)

The service is to provide support, information and guidance to individuals who are employers or thinking of becoming employers of Personal Assistants making it easier for individuals to recruit, select and employ, allowing them to have the capacity to choose, arrange and pay for their own services whilst maintaining consistency of support and achieving agreed outcomes.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 98000000, 85321000, 66000000, 66130000

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: 240 000 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: 24 (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:

Monthly in arrears following receipt of correctly rendered invoice.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
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

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:

AO266.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 28.5.2013 – 15:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.5.2013 – 15:00
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: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29.5.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Designated members of the council, the chief executive or persons appointed by the chief executive.

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 contract will be for a period of 2 years with an option to extend, subject to agreement, for a further 1 year following a review after year one. All correspondence must be submitted via The Chest. Please refer to and follow the instructions as detailed in the tender documentation.
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:16.4.2013

Requirement: Advice Service