Joint Venture Partnership for Learning Disability Services
Joint venture partner to ‘spin out’ learning disability services to a social enterprise.
United Kingdom-Kingston upon Thames: Social work and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Contact point(s): Katie Watson
KT1 1EU Kingston upon Thames
Telephone: +44 2085474719
General address of the contracting authority: www.kingston.gov.uk
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 Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
For the attention of: The Head of Corporate Governance
KT1 3EU Kingston upon Thames
Telephone: +44 2085474000
Internet address: www.kingston.gov.uk
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKI22
The provider services that will transfer to the social enterprise, once established are a combination of registered services (residential and respite), a supported living service and a work activities service providing day opportunities focused on work and meaningful activity (including a woodwork and horticultural project, a community cafe and a sandwich and gardening business), along with transport services.
The Council has made a commitment to directly procure the Registered Care and Respite service from the social enterprise, once established, for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend for a further five years solely at the Council’s discretion.
The orther services (supported living, work activities and transport) will be purchased by people with learning disabilities through their Personal Budget Agreements. If an individual chooses to have their Personal budget in the form of a Managed Service Fund, the Council will micro commission services of the individual’s choice on their behalf. Either way, individuals have the choice and control to change how and what they spend their Personal Budget on and so the Council cannot guarantee any income for these services.
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The Supported Living service currently supports 91 service users in the borough.
The current number of sessions attended per week for the horticulture and woodwork project is 59, the maximum number of sessions is 105.
The current number of sessions attended per week for the cafe project is 17, the maximum number of sessions is 20.
The current number of sessions attended per week for the sandwich business is 5, the maximum number of sessions is 30.
The current number of sessions attended per week for the gardening business is 7, the maximum number of sessions is 12.
The service currently provides 325 journeys per week, the maximum number of journeys that could currently be provided would be 440.
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
In the case of a performance bond, this must be taken out by the Tenderer at his expense with a bank or insurance company approved by the Council. The amount of the bond has been set at 10% of the total annual contract value.
In the case of a guarantee, the draft deed of guarantee incorporated in the tender documents will be required to be sealed by the ultimate holding company, provided it has already satisfied the Council’s financial criteria.
Examples of the Deed of Guarantee and Form of Bond will be provided in the Invitation to Tender (ITT).
Where individuals choose to have their Personal budget in the form of a Managed Service Fund, the Council will micro commission services of the individuals choice on their behalf and a Service Level Agreement will be reached between the Council ( on behalf of the individual) and the social enterprise.
The Council will directly procure the registered care and respite services directly from the social enterprise under a five year block contract. The contract may be extended for a further five year period at the Council’s discretion.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
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GO Reference: GO-20131113-PRO-5262855
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1EU Kingston Upon Thames
Telephone: +44 2085475178
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.11.2013