Floating Support Services for Adults with Mental Health Needs Norwich

Floating Support Services for Adults with Mental Health Needs Norwich

The Council through this exercise is seeking the provision of Floating Support Services for Adults with Mental Health Needs who also have housing needs in Norfolk.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2013/S 157-274260

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Norfolk County Council
Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Anthony Cripps
NR1 2DH Norwich
Telephone: +44 1603223354
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

NHS Norfolk

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

NCCT40400 Floating Support Services for Adults with Mental Health Needs (Community Services).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKH13

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Council through this exercise is seeking the provision of Floating Support Services for Adults with Mental Health Needs who also have housing needs in Norfolk.
The contract will consist of 2 services.
The first service (Service A) will provide low level, preventative housing related floating support for up to two years for each person supported.
The second service (Service B) will provide housing related support services for people with more complex needs and/or who need intensive support.
The overall aims of the new Service are:
To support people to remain living independently and safely in their own homes through the provision of housing related support.
To enable people to recover and develop the capacity to live more independently.
To develop the capacity of people to maintain their recovery and their ability to live as independently as possible.
The high level service objectives are:
To provide a service to people with mental health needs, with a focus on housing related support, which is personalised.
To support people to improve and maintain their own health and well-being, operating on the recovery model.
To work collaboratively with partners, and in particular other housing and support providers and the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust (NSFT).
To provide services that reflect best practice and strategic policy direction and are responsive to emerging legislation and structures.
To provide services that reflect local needs and also the rural nature of Norfolk.
To provide cost effective support that achieves improved outcomes at lower cost.
To engage and use volunteers and to develop peer support to extend the range and coverage of the service
To provide services in locations used by the target population.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85310000, 85312310, 85312320

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Contract will be for 3 years with the option to extend for 2 years on a 1 plus 1 basis
The amount below is a 5 year value
Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 444 543 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 105-180140 of 1.6.2013

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.9.2013 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

The Authority has been constrained by the forms used by the Publications Office to describe the application procedure as ‘Open’. This will be a one-stage procurement process, but the authority does not bind itself to conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Open Procedure, as described in the Regulations.
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council’s procurement system. To participate in this procurement, Applicants must first be registered on the procurement system at https://in-endhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles. Once registered you will be able to view the procurement under the tenders section and express an interest. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or emailing support@in-tend.co.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council has voluntarily decided to incorporate a standstill period at the point when information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of ten calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenders to challenge the award decision before the Contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Council’s obligations may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:12.8.2013