Housing Options and Homelessness Services Bradford
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (the Council) is seeking tender submissions from organisations either individually or as a part of a consortium (working through a prime contractor to deliver the district’s Homelessness, housing options and prevention service.
UK-Bradford: housing services
Section I: Contracting authority
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Regeneration and Culture,Housing Access and Strategic Services, 1st Floor, Jacob’s Well, Manchester Road
For the attention of: Sarah Possingham
BD1 5RW Bradford
Telephone: +44 1274431319
General address of the contracting authority: www.bradford.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.bradford.gov.uk/procurement
Electronic access to information: http://scms.alito.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://scms.alito.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Bradford District Wide.
NUTS code UKE41
There will be a number of statutory and non-statutory services relating to homelessness and housing options required to be delivered under the contract. The statutory services required are:
— a housing options service in accordance with DCLG guidance. Enabling vulnerable people in housing need to access a wide range of housing options and offering homelessness prevention through early intervention,
— a homelessness service in accordance with Housing Act 1996/Homelessness Act 2002 and other associated legislation and guidance including,
— a housing advice service for young people (16-25) to concentrate on preventing homelessness and offering a wide range of housing options. Specific duties in relation to child in need assessments will be undertaken jointly with Children’s Services,
— a housing allocation scheme to facilitate access to, and the allocation of, social housing nominations across the district,
— in addition to the above there are complementary services of a non-statutory nature which come into the scope of this contract. These are the provision of:
— a triage first point of contact, to identify the nature of the immediate problem with a view to signposting to the most appropriate service,
— a social lettings agency with a view to widening out the options available to those in housing need, supporting access to private sector housing and other housing solutions,
— an under-occupation programme to support households who want to move to smaller properties to enable the release of larger properties for those in housing need,
— a debt advice service to undertake financial assessments in relation to the requirements of mortgage rescue services and to provide assistance to clients in relation to financial inclusion and preventing homelessness.
Further details of the requirements are specified within the tender documents which are available via the regional e-tendering web site http://scms.alito.co.uk. The details of how to access these will be contained within Section VI.3 of this contract notice and any queries regarding this procurement should be made after reading these documents.The requirements of this contract are considered to be a part B service and are being advertised on a voluntary basis.
All values and quantities given are indicative only as the Council can not guarantee the levels and quantity of work that will be required in the future and are for the initial contract period only.
The contract will run from 25.4.2013 for an initial 3 full years (2013 – 2016) with an option, at the sole discretion of the Council, to extend for up to two further one year periods (2017 – 2018) subject to satisfactory contract performance and the Council still having the need and funding for the contract.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and as set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document that organisations will be required to complete. This is available from the e-tendering web site used by the Council at http://scms.alito.co.uk together with other information which provides more explanation of the Council’s requirements along with instructions for completion and return of the ITT prior to the closing date of the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the ITT documents.
In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public ContractsRegulations 2006 (as amended) and as set out in the ITT Document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the ITT documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 101-168402 of 25.5.2012
Payable documents: no
City Hall, Bradford.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised officers of the Council.
Section VI: Complementary information
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council reserves the right to use e-procurement technologies, including e-tendering in this procurement exercise. Interested bidders should be prepared to submit responses and bids using the internet. Therefore the tender documents are to be downloaded from the Bulletin Board on https://scms.alito.co.uk using the following search criteria:
Keyword or contract ID: BMDC/xxxxx.
Current / awarded: Current.
Display tenders: all.
Council: Bradford Metropolitan District.
Matching categories: all.
And completed and returned following the instructions provided in the documents.
Although documents will be available for download up to the closing time and date for submissions, it is the bidders responsibility to ensure that they download the documents in ample time to ensure that they can be completed and returned, along with all supporting documentation called for, prior to the closing time and date of this stage of the process.
If this is your first time using the system, please refer to the online user guide, available under the Help tab, to assist you to register and download the document(s). To access Bradford MDC documentation, you must register for Bradford MDC under the “councils” tab. Supplier support is available either via the onsite help or from the SCMS contact points listed on the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the web site homepage.
See VI.4.2 below
Such additional information should be requested from the person stated in the contact details in section I.1 of this document.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/5 (as amended)) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or 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 and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.
See VI.4.2 above
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.11.2012