Assistive Technology Partnership
Derbyshire County Council is seeking to create a partnership to provide an assistive technology service across Derbyshire.
UK-Matlock: communications equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
Derbyshire County Council
Adult Care, County Hall
Contact point(s): Marsha Vaughan
DE4 3AG Matlock
Telephone: +44 1629532423
Fax: +44 1629772213
General address of the contracting authority: www.derbyshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.sourcederbyshire.co.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within the Geographical boundaries of Derbyshire.
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Organisations are invited to complete a PQQ to express their interest in participating in a competitive dialogue process that may lead to the procurement of the formation of a suitable Partnership to deliver an assistive technology service.
PQQ documents are available to download and complete by interested organisations who register on the Councils electronic tendering system at http:/in-tendhost.co.uk/derbyshire partnership.
Alternatively documents can be accessed via www.sourcederbyshire.co.uk.
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The Council is looking for a partnership with a single entity or consortium arrangement to deliver the following services including but not limited to the provision of software, hardware, upgrades, system development, support and maintenance, marketing and training etc. necessary in the delivery of the assistive technology service. The monitoring of all assistive technology may or may not be delivered as part of this procurement.
The total population in Derbyshire is predicted to increase over the next 10 years by just under 10 %, with the 60+ age individuals predicted to increase by just over 25 %.
Partner(s) should be aware of the ever changing needs of the service users and be at the forefront in development of such technology.
Experience and expertise in delivering a calls monitoring service would be advantageous.
Prospective partners are invited to submit a PQQ in accordance with the instructions and guidance.
Responses will be evaluated to identify those organisations that meet the Councils criteria, who will then be invited to participate in the competitive dialogue.
A briefing event relating to this tender will take place on 28.2.2012. Please refer to the Instructions and Guidance in the PQQ pack for details, and confirm your attendance via the electronic tendering web site.
The contract will be for 10 years initially with an option to extend for 1 x 10 year period, followed by an option to extend for a further 1 x 5 year period. (The maximum period of the contract that includes all options to extend will be 25 years).
Description of these options: The contract will be for 10 years initially with an option to extend for 1 x 10 year period, followed by an option to extend for a furher 1 x 5 year period. The maximum period of the contract that includes all options to extend will be 25 years.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As set out within the PQQ documentation.
The Council is seeking to identify a suitable partnership arrangement or vehicle involving the Council, which may include a separate corporate body, to deliver and manage assistive technology services.
Where bids are submitted as part of consortium or association, the Council reserves the right to require:
a) A single or lead bidder to take primary liability;
b) The consortium or association to form themselves into a single entity (and for that entity to form part of any partnership, vehicle or corporate body with the Council); and/or
c) Each member to accept joint and several liability.
Description of particular conditions:
As set out within the PQQ documentation and may include (without limitation) technical ability, efficiency, skills and experience, references from previous and or existing clients and official certification (as appropriate).
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out within the PQQ evaluation framework document.
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 225-365386
Payable documents: no
County Hall, Matlock.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Officers of Derbyshire County Council. via an electronic tendering solution.
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2036.
1. PQQ documents are available to download and complete by interested organisations who register on the Councils electronic tendering system at http:/in-tendhost.co.uk/derbyshire partnership or alternatively www.sourcederbyshire.co.uk;
2. The contract to be entered into shall be considered as a contract made in English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts;
3. The Council reserves the right not to enter into any agreement or award any contract as a result of this notice and to vary or change or not to proceed with this competition at any stage of the procurement process. In addition they shall not in any event be responsible for any costs incurred by any candidates responding to this notice;
4. Candidates should note that the Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. This means that information may be subject to disclosure to the public unless an exemption applies. This includes such things as (not exclusively); information in any document submitted to the Council, information in any contract to which the Council is a party, information about costs, including invoices submitted to the Council, and correspondence and other papers. In the event that a candidate considers that any information supplied by it is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be specifically highlighted with the reasons for its sensitivity given and an explanation of the grounds for exempting that information from disclosure. Candidates should note that even where it has indicated that it considers the information to be commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, the Council may be required to disclose it under the FOIA or the Regulations if a request is received. Please note that information marked as commercially sensitive or confidential by a candidate should not be taken to mean that the Council accepts any duty of confidence by virtue of that marking;
5. The date for the despatch of the invitation to participate in dialogue (ITPD) is a best estimate only;
6. The date for the receipt of final tenders is a best estimate only.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.2.2012