Asperger’s Service for Norfolk County Council

Asperger’s Service for Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council wishes to enter into a contract for the provision of a flexible and knowledgeable service to respond to the needs of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), of which over 50 % would be defined as having Asperger’s Syndrome.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health services

2014/S 223-394374

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
Room 117, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Julie Ward
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Five clinical commissioning Groups in Norfolk,details under additional information

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Asperger’s 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 UKH1

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)

Norfolk County Council wishes to enter into a contract for the provision of a flexible and knowledgeable service to respond to the needs of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), of which over 50 % would be defined as having Asperger’s Syndrome.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85000000, 85312310, 85140000, 85121200, 85300000, 85121270

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:
Range: between 600 000 and 1 000 000 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: 60 (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:
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

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:

NCCT40665

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 143-257806 of 29.7.2014

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

19.12.2014
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: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19.12.2014 – 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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 inital contract length will be for 36 months from the required service commencement date. At the Council’s discretion the contract may be extended by a further 24 months, subject to satisfactory service.
Norfolk County Council and and the participating Contracting Authorities have taken the Public Sector (Social value) Act 2012 into account where appropriate in the production of the procurement documentation.

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council”s procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first register on the procurement system at http://In-Tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at http://In-Tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles. Once registered you will be able to view the procurement under the tenders section and express an interest. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or emailing support@in-tend.co.uk

Details of Clinical Commissioning Groups:
NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, Lakeside 400, Old Chapel Way, Broadland Business Park, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0WG;
NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group, Room 202, City Hall, St Peters Street, Norwich, NR2 1NH;
NHS West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, King?s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1EL;
NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group Beccles House, 1 Common Lane North, Beccles, NR34 9BN;
North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, 1 Mill Close, Aylsham, NR11 6LZ.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The council will incorporate a standstill period at the point when information on the proposed award of contract is communicated to applicants. The standstill period will be for a period of (10) ten calendar days which provides time for unsuccessful tenders to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public contracts regulations 2006 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Proceedings must be bought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17.11.2014