Gardening Support Service Winchester
Hampshire County Council requires delivery of a county-wide Gardening Support Service for vulnerable older people, aged 60 plus. Contract duration is 30 months.
UK-Winchester: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
Hampshire County Council
Adult Services, 3rd Floor Elizabeth II Court (West), The Castle
For the attention of: Nick Buchanan
SO23 8UQ Winchester
Telephone: +44 1962813874
General address of the contracting authority: www.hants.gov.uk
Electronic access to information: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKJ33
The main aims of the service are to enable the service user to maintain their own accommodation, reduce the need to move on to a more intensive supported environment, signpost to other services and to encourage a sense of health and wellbeing. Please note that this is not intended to provide a comprehensive gardening maintenance scheme.
Where possible, the provider is expected to advise the service user on any alterations/adaptations to their gardens to reduce the amount of maintenance required.
The contract will be for a period of 30 months. The total contract value will be around
£412,282. Anticipated contract commencement will be 1st October 2013.
TUPE may apply.
More details regarding this tendering opportunity will be available to view on Hampshire County Council’s e-tendering system, In-Tend, from 8 March 2013.
Go to https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/ and then click on the Tenders button to view this opportunity. Guidance in the use of In-Tend can be found on the In-Tend site by clicking on Supplier Information. Expressions of interest must be made using In-Tend.
Contract Duration = 30 months from 1 October 2013
Estimated value excluding VAT: 412 282,20 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The Council will obtain a financial appraisal report from N2 Check. The report provides the Council with an overall Risk Score which will be used to assess the Tenderer’s financial standing. Where a risk score is not available then an alternative method of financial assessment set out below will be used.
The Risk Score obtained (by either method) will be assessed against the criteria set out below:
Risk Score Evaluation Outcome
26-49 Pass – subject to provision of a suitable parent company guarantee or commitment to provide a performance bond if/when deemed appropriate. If either one of these cannot be provided this will result in a Fail.
Please note: a financial appraisal using the same process will be carried out on the Parent Company to assess its suitability to act as Guarantor.
50 and over Pass
Business Risk Score – Alternative Method
Where a risk score from N2 Check is not available then the following alternative method of assessing financial standing will be applied:
Pre Tax Profit/Surplus – latest trading year (accounts) 7.5
Percentage of change in Pre Tax Profit/Surplus between latest 2 years evaluated 7.5
Percentage of change in Tangible Net Worth based on most recent 2 years of submitted statutory accounts 20
Tangible Net Worth based on latest set of statutory accounts (see below for how this is calculated) 35
Current Ratio 15
The following scoring mechanism will be used to assess all elements of the this evaluation:
– Excellent 100%
– Good 75%
– Satisfactory 50%
– Unsatisfactory 0%
Tangible Net Worth
Tangible Net Worth (TNW) is calculated on the following basis:
TNW = Total Assets less Intangible Assets less Total Liabilities
If a Tenderer has a negative TNW but believes there are specific factors which should be taken into account these will be considered. Consideration of these factors may lead to assurance being sought, such as a Parent Company Guarantee (e.g. for Inter-Company Loans).
If “No” is selected in response to Q28, and the Risk Score for the Tenderer indicates that either a Parent Company Guarantee or a Performance Bond is required, this will result in a Fail.
Evidence of the assurance required will be requested prior to contract award. If the successful Tenderer is unable to provide the evidence at that point the Council will be unable to proceed with contract award to that Tenderer.
At all times during the life of the contract the Service Provider must maintain the following minimum insurance levels:
– Public Liability £10,000,000
– Employer’s Liability £10,000,000
– Professional Indemnity £5,000,000
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Confirmation will be required that tendering organisations have or are willing to adopt policies as specified within the selection questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per terms and conditions identified on ITT documentation
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Chief Executive’s Office, Hampshire County Council, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UJ.
Section VI: Complementary information
This procurement will be undertaken using an e-tendering system which can be found at: https://intendhost.co.uk/hampshire
Once on the website, click on ‘current tenders’ for further information and instructions.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.3.2013