Health Services Accredited List

Health Services Accredited List

Services to Support Personal Budget Holders – Accredited List.

UK-Norwich: Health and social work services

2013/S 110-188269

Contract notice

Services

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: Ché Metcalf
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1603223918
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

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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

NCCT40319 – Services to Support Personal Budget Holders – Accredited List.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Norfolk.
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)

Norfolk County Council has completed a support planning strategy which proposes a new model to deliver self-directed support. The model sets out how people with a personal budget (PB) will be supported and in essence, proposes a fundamental change in the delivery of support services. The strategy states that in the future the majority of service users will develop their own support plans in order to use a PB with a number of vulnerable people supported by practitioners and for those with complex needs, a support planning service will be made available. This model is underpinned by a clear infrastructure that will provide people using PBs with the information, tools and services they need to manage their own support. The Council have taken steps to deliver targeted information, advice and support services and are now seeking to establish a accredited list to deliver other components of the Personal Budget infrastructure.
Individuals will directly purchase these services from individual providers and their personal budgets will reflect these costs. The services to be delivered under the select list are as follows:
A straightforward and accessible payroll service that supports people to manage the payroll of their employed personal assistants.
A supported accounts service that provides social care users with clear and up-to-date information about their direct payment.
— An employment support service available to people who wish to employ a PA to enable them to navigate the recruitment process and become a good employer.
In addition, The Council will be setting up a accredited select list for Support Planning which will be purchased through spot contract arrangements. This service will provide:
— An independent support planning service to assist those who have complex needs or who require additional support.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

This is an application to compile an Accredited List therefore no volume or value is guaranteed.
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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Accredited List for Payroll Services

1)Short description

A straightforward and accessible payroll service that supports people to manage the payroll of their employed personal assistants.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Accredited List for Supported Accounts Services

1)Short description

A supported accounts service that provides social care users with clear and up-to-date information about their direct payment.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Accredited List for Employment Support Services

1)Short description

An employment support service available to people who wish to employ a PA to enable them to navigate the recruitment process and become a good employer.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Accredited List for Support Planning Services

1)Short description

An independent support planning service to assist those who have complex needs or who require additional support.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:

As given in the application documents.
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

Open
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
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NCCT40319.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 41-065829 of 27.2.2013

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

19.7.2013 – 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

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

Date: 19.7.2013 – 14:00

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

This is a one stage process to compile an accredited list of providers. The application process will be conducted in accordance with the information contained in the application documents. The Authority has voluntarily advertised this application in the Official Journal, solely in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. 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.
Once the accredited list has been compiled, no new organisation will be permitted to join it. However, Norfolk County Council may reopen one or more lists if the need dictates.
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-tendhost.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 +448442728810 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
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

6.6.2013