Carers Support Service Leicester – Invitation to Tender

Carers Support Service Leicester – Invitation to Tender

Leicester City Council invites tenders for the provision of a carers support service.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Health and social work services

2018/S 221-506666

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Leicester City Council
City Hall, 115 Charles Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Ashok Chotalia
Telephone: +44 1164542383
NUTS code: UKF21
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

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


ASC0237 — Carers Support Service

Reference number: DN352342

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Leicester City Council (the “Authority”) invites tenders for the provision of a carers support service. The authority is seeking a service provider who will build on the current range of support provided to carers in Leicester and in accordance with local and national best practice to deliver the outcomes detailed in the service specification.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF21

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In addition to the short description in Section II.1.4):

The proposed contract will be for an initial period of 3 years to commence on 1.7.2019 with an option to extend, subject to satisfactory performance outcomes and agreement by the authority, availability of funding beyond 30.6.2022 which is not guaranteed, for a further period or periods up to a total of 24 months, taking the contract term to a maximum of 60 months.

The contract value assigned to this service is 154 063 GBP per annum, 785 315 GBP for the full 60 months contract period (36 months plus the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. Inflationary uplift is not to be applied to this contract by the authority during the life of the contract (the initial period or extension period/s if exercised). This figure of 785 315 GBP is inclusive of the 15 000 GBP one-off funding referred in Part One of the ITT (paragraphs 1.4.3 and 1.4.4) in respect of TUPE implementation costs.

It is the authority’s preliminary view that TUPE may apply in respect of this contract. However, tenderers will need to reach their own conclusion as to whether or not TUPE applies. Applicants are strongly advised to obtain professional advice as to the implications of TUPE regulations and pensions if they are the successful bidder and TUPE regulations apply.

The procurement process being undertaken is based upon the “open” tendering procedure as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the authority cannot enter into any negotiations on the contract. This procurement process falls under the Light Touch Regime as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Regulation 74 – 77. The authority is operating this procurement under the Light Touch Regime for social and other specific services, as set out in the PCR 2015, at Section 7 (Regulations 74 to 77) and Schedule 3.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 785 315.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As contained in the Invitation to Tender documentation.

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

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the ITT documentation.

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 04/01/2019
Local time: 14:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Tenderers information session is being held on 27.11.2018. The booking form to register to attend this session is included with the ITT documentation.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court of Justice of England
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476336Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

Leicester City Council
City Hall, 115 Charles Street
LE1 1 FZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: