The proposed service will focus on two types of open access service: re-ablement, offering short term support to people with mental health problems to support their recovery and maximise their independence.
How to apply
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. It is anticipated that tenders will be sought in September 2012. The contracts will commence on 1st April 2013 for a term of 2 years, with the option to extend for a further two years following a formal contract review where the contract may be varied based on a change to volumes or funding arrangements. Organisations wishing to be considered for selection to tender are required to complete a pre-qualifying questionnaire (PQQ) which should be obtained from Lorna Dixon either by email at email@example.com or by telephone 020 8871 5867 or by post from Procurement Team, Adult Social Services, Town Hall, Wandsworth Borough Council, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU. Completed PQQs along with any supporting documentation must be submitted by 12.00 noon on 31st August 2012. Late submissions may not be considered. Selection for inclusion on the list of suppliers to be Invited to Tender will be based on responses provided within the PQQ including, but not limited to, the following criteria. For full details of the evaluation criteria please refer to the PQQ. 1. To have a verifiable track record of working specifically with mental health services and service users and a successful track record of recovery and reablement. 2. Evidence of economic and financial standing in respect of viability to perform the contract requirements including the requirement that turnover is at least one and a half times the annual contract value; 3. Evidence of the following insurance level: Public Liability to a minimum of 5,000,000GBP (five million pounds) per occurrence, Employers Liability to a minimum of 10,000,000GBP (ten million pounds) or a statement that these will be obtained if awarded the contract 4. Evidence of the Quality Assurance procedures your organisation has in place that are appropriate to the contracts. 5. Evidence of your organisation’s Health & Safety Policy, and details of any Statutory HSE improvement/prohibition notices served or convictions for offences under Health & Safety legislation during the last 3 calendar years. 6. Appropriate Equal Opportunities policies and systems in place. 7. Evidence of appropriate demonstrable knowledge and consideration of the potential workforce issues of these contracts. 8. Evidence that appropriate business capability and capacity exist within the organisation to support the contracts. 9. Satisfactory references from at least three customers, for the types of services described, ideally public sector accounts, with whom you have held / hold similar contracts. The award of the contract will be based upon the lowest price tender that is able to meet the essential requirements of the specification. Following evaluation of PQQs, it is the Council’s intention to restrict the number of organisations invited to tender to a maximum of 6 organisations. If more than 6 organisations fulfil the selection criteria, those scoring the highest number of points following the receipt of technical references will be invited to tender. Applicants are advised that references will be obtained in writing from the referees. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their referees respond within the time scale as this will form a key part of the evaluation of PQQs. If you wish to discuss this contract please contact Susan Hasler Winter, Commissioning Manager by telephone on 020 8871 6989 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org