Home Improvement Agency Service Darlington

Home Improvement Agency Service Darlington

Darlington Borough Council wishes to appoint a suitably experience and qualified Home Improvement Agency (HIA) to provide an integrated housing support service covering home repairs, adaptations and improvements to residents (Service Users) in order to maintain their independence, health and well-being.

United Kingdom-Darlington: Administrative social services

2013/S 174-300622

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams
For the attention of: Ian Hewitson
DL1 5QT Darlington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1325380651

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0381

Further information can be obtained from: Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams
For the attention of: Ian Hewitson
DL1 5QT Darlington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1325380651
Fax: +44 1325382032
Internet address: www.darlington.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams
Contact point(s): Legal Services Commercial Team
For the attention of: Ian Hewitson
DL1 5QT Darlington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1325380651
E-mail: ian.hewitson@darlington.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1325382032
Internet address: www.darlington.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams
Contact point(s): Legal Services Commercial Team
For the attention of: Ian Hewitson
DL1 5QT Darlington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1325380651
E-mail: ian.hewitson@darlington.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1325382032
Internet address: www.darlington.gov.uk

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:

Provision of a Home Improvement Agency service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Borough of Darlington.
NUTS code UKC13

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Darlington Borough Council wishes to appoint a suitably experience and qualified Home Improvement Agency (HIA) to provide an integrated housing support service covering home repairs, adaptations and improvements to residents (Service Users) in order to maintain their independence, health and well-being.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85321000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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 period will 4 years (48 months) with an estimated annual budget of GBP 730 000 subject to review annually. There will be an option to extend the contract by a further 2 x 12 month periods.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 300 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial contract period will be for 48 months with an option to extend for a further 2 x 12 month periods. The value shown is the estimated 6-year value
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.4.2014. Completion 31.3.2018

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:

Delivery payment
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures.
(2) A statement of the candidate’s technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities.
(3) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
(4) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
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

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:

T2013/98/PE
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

25.10.2013 – 12:00
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

until: 25.2.2014
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21.10.2013 – 12:00
Place:

Darlington Borough Council, Legal Services, Floor 3, Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The tender will be issued via the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO) tendering portal. Organisations wishing to express an interest and obtain the tender documentation must be registered on the portal. All questions and requests for additional information concerning the tender, together with the actual tender submissions, must be made via the portal. Tender submissions will not be accepted by any other means.
(MT Ref:108345)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams
DL1 5QT Darlington
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ian.hewitson@darlington.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1325380651
Internet address: www.qtegov.com

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams
DL1 5QT Darlington
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ian.hewitson@darlington.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1325380651
Internet address: www.qtegov.com

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Following the evaluation of tenders, Darlington Borough Council will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period: this period will commence from the point that the information on the award of the contract is communicated to all tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 1 month). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams
DL1 5QT Darlington
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ian.hewitson@darlington.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1325380651
Internet address: www.qtegov.com

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.9.2013