Counselling Tender Paisley
To deliver counselling and preventative programmes to improve mental health and well-being.
United Kingdom-Paisley: Counselling services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
NUTS code: UKM83
Postal code: PA1 1JB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Megan Boyle
Telephone: +44 3003000300Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00400
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Access to Counselling
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Renfrewshire Children’s Services is seeking a dynamic provider to deliver counselling and preventative programmes to improve the mental health and well-being and emotional resilience of children and young people who are negatively affected or are at a risk of being affected by poor mental health. The universal service should be accessible to children and young people in primary, secondary and ASN schools aged 10 and over and will be predominantly delivered in a school setting. This will cover the last 2 years of primary and all of secondary education. It is expected that the provider will be flexible and responsive to local need as appropriate.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Renfrewshire Children’s Services is seeking a dynamic provider to deliver counselling and preventative programmes to improve the mental health and well-being and emotional resilience of children and young people who are negatively affected or are at risk of being affected by poor mental health. This programme will complement the work of its own staff and many partners.
The universal service should be accessible to children and young people in primary, secondary and ASN schools aged 10 and over and will be predominantly delivered in a school setting. This will cover the last 2 years of primary and all of secondary education. It is expected that the provider will be flexible and responsive to local need as appropriate.
It is expected that flexible, culturally appropriate and inequalities-sensitive approaches will be used and that the interested organisations will demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the pattern of inequalities in Renfrewshire and of the barriers in working in communities with high levels of deprivation.
The service will operate an open referrals process, whereby an individual can refer themselves into the service, as well as accepting referrals from other services, organisations or individuals.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
It is a requirement for this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of and duration of the contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
— employers liability — statutory minimum 5 000 000 GBP (five million pounds), each and every claim,
— public liability — minimum 5 000 000 GBP (five million pounds), each and every claim (but in the aggregate for products),
— professional indemnity — minimum 1 000 000 GBP (one million pounds) (will accept cover in the aggregate so long as at least one automatic annual reinstatement of this sum is permitted within the policy terms),
— statutory third party motor vehicle cover – please provide evidence of a valid MV certificate in the company name,
— bidders must submit and satisfy the health and safety questionnaire,
— bidders must submit and satisfy the economic and financial requirements detailed within this notice,
— a documented Quality Management standard and process should be evidenced.
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
All staff appointed to the contract will be required to have an up-to-date enhanced disclosure Scotland PVG carried out at the providers cost before being able to provide these services.
(a) bidders will be required to confirm that they and/or the service provider have the following relevant educational and professional qualifications. All staff must be appropriately trained and qualified and accredited by their professional/therapeutic bodies. For example, counselling staff delivering services are accredited with COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) or BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy);
(b) the service provider should conform to agreed professional standards, such as those provided by COSCA and BACP, and current best practice for school-based counselling.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
The contract will be subject to the Council’s contract management procedures.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
Full details of the minimum requirements and assessment criteria are detailed within the invitation to tender documentation.
Tenderers are required to:
— comply with the specification; general terms and conditions of contract; special conditions,
— confirm that managerial staff and those delivering the service are registered with the SSSC; PVG checked.
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The Council will use Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) to assist in its determination of the organisation’s financial status and risk.
The Council would expect tenderers to have a minimum Dun and Bradstreet Failure Score of 20, however failure to meet this Failure Score would not necessarily merit a ‘Fail’ as the Dun and Bradstreet Failure Score is only one factor used by the Council in assessing the acceptability or otherwise of a tenderer’s financial status. The Council will take into account the tenderer’s response to the ESPD Part 1V Question 4B.1.1
It is recommended that tenderers review their own D&B Failure Score in advance of submitting their tender submission. If, following this review, tenderers consider that the D&B Failure Score does not reflect their current financial status, the tenderer should attach a document to this section giving a detailed explanation together with any relevant supporting independent evidence. The Council will review any such information as part of the evaluation of Tenderer’s financial status.
Where the tenderer is under no obligation to publish accounts and therefore does not have a D&B Failure Score or equivalent rating, they must provide their audited financial accounts for the previous 2 years as part of their tender submission in order that the Council may assess these to determine the suitability of the tenderer to undertake a contract of this size. Where a consortium bid is received, the D&B Failure Score of each consortium member shall be assessed. Any accounts or documents submitted must be in English and, if appropriate, certified as accurate translations. For sole traders please provide submitted tax returns for the previous 3 years as part of their tender submission in order that the Council may assess these to determine the suitability of the tenderer to undertake a contract of this size.
Where the tenderer is a subsidiary of a group but is applying as a separate legal entity and fails to meet the minimum D&B Failure Score (or equivalent) as a company, a parent company or bank guarantee may be required to allow progression in the tender process. The Council will be the sole judge as to whether these are required and it shall notify tenderers accordingly. The parent company or bank guarantee must meet the minimum financial requirements as assessed by the Council and must be in the form requested by the Council.
Where the tenderer intends to sub-contract more than 25 % of any contract value to a single sub-contractor then the foregoing actions will apply similarly to the relevant sub-contractor(s). The Council also reserves the right to reject the use of sub-contractors following evaluation of the sub-contractor’s financial status.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 14948. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Information regarding community benefits is contained within the invitation to tender documentation.
Postal address: Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Postal code: PA1 1JB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3003000300Internet address: http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: