Care and Support Framework Renfrewshire

Care and Support Framework Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire Council currently spends via a Framework Agreement approximately 1 000 000 per annum on a combined Care and Support framework on a call off basis and to individuals that might like to receive a Direct Payment for the provision of their care and support.

UK-Giffnock: health and social work services

2012/S 190-312739

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

East Renfrewshire Council
Corporate Procurement, Eastwood HQ, Eastwood Park
Contact point(s): Finance Department
For the attention of: Debbie Hill, Category Manager Procurement
G46 6UG Giffnock
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1415778486
E-mail: debbie.hill@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1415773389

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00183

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: East Renfrewshire Council
See further information
Contact point(s): See further information
For the attention of: See further information
G46 6UG
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1415778486
Fax: +44 1415773389
Internet address: http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: See further information
Contact point(s): See further information
For the attention of: See further information
G46 6UG
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1415778486
Fax: +44 1415773389
Internet address: http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

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:

Care and Support Framework.
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: East Renfrewshire.
NUTS code UKM35

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

East Renfrewshire Council currently spends via a Framework Agreement approximately 1 000 000 per annum on a combined Care and Support framework on a call off basis and to individuals that might like to receive a Direct Payment for the provision of their care and support.
The existing contract expires 5.7.2013.
The services are provided across different care groups including Children and Families; Learning Disabilities; Physical Disabilities; Mental Health and services to Older People. Currently those services range from several hours of support a week to services that include sleepover night cover, as part of significantly greater support services.
For the avoidance of doubt the above framework does not affect existing supported living services. We are currently involved in a Public Social Partnership for the redesign of existing supported living services.
East Renfrewshire Council is now seeking information from organisations who may be interested in working with the Council on this contract for the period July 2013 – 2017.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85310000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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 4 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
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)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Children and Families

1)Short description

Care and support for children and families.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85311300

3)Quantity or scope

To be detailed in tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Physical Disabilities

1)Short description

Car and support for people with physical disabilites.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

To be detailed in tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Learning Disabilities

1)Short description

Care and support for people with learning disabilities.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

To be detailed in tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Mental Health

1)Short description

Care and support / mental health services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

To be detailed in tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Older People Services

1)Short description

Care and support / older people services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

To be detailed in tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:

The Procurement Directives expressly allow providers to form consortia to submit bids, which means that a consortium cannot be excluded because it has not yet formed a legal entity. However, East Renfrewshire Council would expect that a consortium which is awarded a contract must form a legal entity before entering into the contract or that each member is jointly and severally liable.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Providers are asked to note thatthat Care Inspectorate Grades of 1 or 2 in Quality of Care and Support and/or quality of staffing will result in an automatic failure to qualify at the Pre Qualification stage.
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: See documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See documentation.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
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:

F 12 512
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

30.10.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

14.11.2012
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 40 months.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

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The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 30.10.2012 12:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.
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(SC Ref:240545).

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

East Renfrewshire Council
Estwood Head Quarters Eastwood Park Giffnock
G46 6UG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: debbie.hill@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: East Renfrewshire Council will incorporate a standstill period of a minimum of 10 calendar days from the date that information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the proposed contract award before the contract is entered into. Such challenge should be intimated to Corporate Procurement at the address specified in part 1.1 of the contract notice. If a challenge regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006 No.1) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session. Any such action must be brought promptly, generally within 3 months. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the courts to set aside award decisions before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.9.2012