Carer Support Services – City of Edinburgh Council

Carer Support Services – City of Edinburgh Council

6 Lots. LOT 1 – IDENTIFYING UNPAID CARERS. Carer awareness raising, carer identification and support to ‘hard to reach’ groups, including BME (black and minority ethnic).

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


The City of Edinburgh Council

Commercial and Procurement Services, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street,

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG

UK

Robert Hogg

+44 1314693875

robert.hogg@edinburgh.gov.uk
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Carer Support Services

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Carer support services comprising:

LOT 1 – IDENTIFYING UNPAID CARERS

Carer awareness raising, carer identification and support to ‘hard to reach’ groups, including BME (black and minority ethnic)

groups / gypsy travellers / LBGT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) carers, etc;

LOT 2 – TRAINING AND ADVICE FOR UNPAID CARERS

Information and advice services; carer training specific to caring situation or condition, carer training via learning opportunities;

financial planning support and welfare benefits advice;

LOT 3 – CARERS’ HEALTH AND WELLBEING: EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND GROUPWORK

Carer health and well-being support in South West Edinburgh – emotional support, one-to-one support and groupwork;

LOT 4 – RESPITE SERVICE FOR UNPAID CARERS

Flexible respite services for adult carers in all adult care situations;

LOT 5 – SUPPORT SERVICE FOR YOUNG ADULT CARERS

Transition support services for young adult carers identified (16 to 25 years old); and

LOT 6 – PERSONALISED SUPPORT FOR UNPAID CARERS

Local personalised carer support in three geographical localities – South West Edinburgh, South East Edinburgh and North West

Edinburgh.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=321714.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

321000 Adults and Older Peoples Services
321200 Supplies – Social Community Care and Services
329999 other Social Community Care Supplies and Services

160 Edinburgh & Lothians

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

£2500000

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

CT0458

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 03-11-2014b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
10-11-2014  Time  14:00

c) Estimated award date 31-03-2015

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

This Contract Notice relates to a Future Contract Opportunity (FCO) Notice published on 8th August 2014 (SC Ref:314908).

A briefing meeting for potential service providers will be held at The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR at 09:30 on Thursday 9th October 2014. Information will be posted via the Public Contracts Scotland website after the meeting to ensure that anyone unable to attend is made aware of what was discussed.

Appeals Procedure

A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum voluntary standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers on day 1 of the voluntary standstill period. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the voluntary standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.

(SC Ref:321714)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Carer Support – Instructions to Tenderers
Carer Support – Specification
Carer Support – Specification – Appendix 1 – Identifying Carers
Carer Support – Specification – Appendix 2 – Training and Financial Advice
Carer Support – Specification – Appendix 3 – Carers’ Health and Wellbeing
Carer Support – Specification – Appendix 4 – Respite
Carer Support – Specification – Appendix 5 – Young Adult Carers
Carer Support – Specification – Appendix 6 – Personalised Support
Carer Support – Specification – Appendix 7
Carer Support – Tenderer’s Submission
Carer Support – Pricing Schedule
Carer Support – Terms and Conditions

5.3

Publication date of this notice

01-10-2014