Care at Home Service – Sandwell

Care at Home Service – Sandwell

The Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell wishes to appoint 6 contractors, to provide a promoting independence-care at home service in Sandwell.

United Kingdom-Oldbury: Health and social work services

2020/S 184-445413

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Postal address: Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street
Town: Oldbury
NUTS code: UKG37 Sandwell
Postal code: B69 3DE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Emily Cox
E-mail: contracts_team@sandwell.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.sandwell.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of a Promoting Independence — Care at Home Service

 

Reference number: ASC089

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell wishes to appoint 6 contractors, to provide a promoting independence-care at home service in Sandwell. The service will be provided on a short term basis to people who require care in their home to ensure that their independence is maximised and that those who enter into the care and support system do not unnecessarily grow dependent on it. Tenderers should note that the Council has set rates for each element of the service–please refer to the ITT document for further information. The duration of the contract will be 2 years from 3 February 2021 to 2 February 2023 with an option to extend by up to one further year, 3 February 2021 to 2 February 2024 (unless it is otherwise terminated in accordance with its terms or it is otherwise lawfully terminated).

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 569 280.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG37 Sandwell
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Sandwell is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced and competent providers to provide a promoting independence — care at home service. providers are advised that as the services sought pursuant to this notice are adult social care services and therefore subject to the ‘light touch regime’ as set out in regulations 74-77 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 it is not subject to the full obligations of the procurement directive but are nonetheless subject to the general obligations of transparency, equal treatment and non-discrimination. Participants should not infer from any references to the authority using a process or tender documents which are similar to one of the mandatory procedures that the authority is following one of those procedures. The authority is following its own tender process akin to the open procedure. Further information can be found in the invitation to tender. The promoting independence — care at home service will be provided on a short term basis to people who require care in their own home to ensure that their independence is maximised and that those people who formally enter into the care and support system do not unnecessarily grow dependent on it but strive to maximise their strengths and achieve their outcomes. The service will aim to reduce or delay unnecessary admission to acute services.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 03/02/2021
End: 02/02/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2-year contract with the option to extend for a maximum of 1 year.

 

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

 

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Please refer to ITT documentation for more information.

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/10/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 8 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/10/2020
Local time: 12:00
Place:

 

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

 

Providers are advised that as the services sought pursuant to this notice are adult social care services and therefore subject to the ‘Light Touch Regime’ as set out in regulations 74-77 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 it is not subject to the full obligations of the procurement directive but are nonetheless subject to the general obligations of transparency, equal treatment and non-discrimination. Participants should not infer from any references to the authority using a process or tender documents which are similar to one of the mandatory procedures that the authority is following one of those procedures. The authority is following its own tender process akin to the open procedure. Further information can be found in the Invitation to tender documentation. The authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole or part, to cancel or amend the tender process, not award the contract in whole or part, and does not bind itself to accept any tender. The authority reserves the right to makes any changes it sees fit to the content and structure of the procurement competition and shall not be liable in any circumstances for any costs, or expenses incurred by any economic organisation in responding to this notice or in tendering for the contract. The contract is for an initial term of up to 2 years with the option of extension of 1 further year. Potential suppliers should note that in accordance with UK Government’s policies on transparency the authority may decide to publish the ITT and text from the contract awarded subject to possible redaction at the discretion of the authority. To comply with the public sector equality duties the successful contractor will be expected to comply with the equality and diversity legislation in executing this contract. As a minimum standard the authority utilises the common standard for equalities in public procurement. If you are not currently subject to UK legislation, documentary evidence of your compliance of equivalent legislation which is designed to eliminate discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity in the Country where you are registered will be required. Under this procurement, the contractor will be required to support the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. The contract mainly reflects services currently being provided by existing organisations, and therefore the EC Acquired Rights Directive 2001/23/EC as amended and/or the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) may apply to this contract. TUPE information will be made available to those organisations invited to tender (second stage) who complete and return a signed data processing and confidentiality agreement, we request these are submitted with the standard selection questionnaire. This opportunity will not be split up into multiple lots. To tender for this provision, please visit

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal; from the homepage click ‘Register’ to complete the registration process. Once logged in, click on ‘Tenders’ from the top menu bar to list all the current opportunities. Once you have found the provision of promoting independence — care at home services opportunity click on ‘View Details’. You will then have access to the ‘Express Interest’ button at the bottom of the screen which will provide you with immediate access to the procurement documents and related documents. If you require any further help in respect of the supplier portal please contact the in-tend support team on 0844272 8810.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Service Insight Team, Sandwell MBC
Postal address: Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street
Town: Oldbury
Postal code: B69 3DE
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Service Insight Team, Sandwell MBC
Postal address: Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street
Town: Oldbury
Postal code: B69 3DE
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Service Insight Team, Sandwell MBC
Postal address: Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street
Town: Oldbury
Postal code: B69 3DE
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17/09/2020