Leicestershire County Council Community Capacity Building Service

Leicestershire County Council Community Capacity Building Service

Leicestershire County Council is seeking to redesign the way that communities of place and interest are supported to help them deliver the priorities and building blocks defined in the appended Proposed Communities Strategy.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Miscellaneous business and business-related services

2014/S 183-323207

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Leicestershire County Council
Commercial and Procurement Services, County Hall, Leicester Road Glenfield
For the attention of: Mr Stewart Brewer
LE3 8RA Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1163055857
E-mail: stewart.brewer@leics.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Further information can be obtained from: Leicestershire County Council
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.eastmidstenders.org

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Leicestershire County Council
Internet address: www.eastmidstenders.org

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Leicestershire County Council
Internet address: www.eastmidstenders.org

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:

Leicestershire County Council Community Capacity Building 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: Leicestershire County, UK.

NUTS code UKF

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)

Leicestershire County Council is seeking to redesign the way that communities of place and interest are supported to help them deliver the priorities and building blocks defined in the appended Proposed Communities Strategy. The Community Capacity Building Service (CCBS) intends to take a community development approach is to support communities of interest and place in Leicestershire and is more closely defined in the Service Specification. The Service will be available to communities and groups in both rural and urban communities across Leicestershire (not including Leicester City) and should complement and not duplicate any related activity delivered under the umbrella of the Communities Strategy. The Service will build the capacity of communities in Leicestershire, helping them to help themselves (and others, particularly vulnerable individuals and families) using an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approach. We would therefore expect the commissioned organisation to clearly demonstrate a track record in community development that is rooted in the ABCD principles. The objective of the Service is to provide an appropriate level of support for communities (of place and interest) to use their own assets, networks and skills and, with a bit of support, to take action to tackle the issues that affect their lives — particularly where these relate to identified LCC priorities around support for vulnerable people and delivering services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79900000

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:

Leicestershire County Council is seeking to redesign the way that communities of place and interest are supported to help them deliver the priorities and building blocks defined in the appended Proposed Communities Strategy. The Community Capacity Building Service (CCBS) intends to take a community development approach is to support communities of interest and place in Leicestershire and is more closely defined in the Service Specification. The Service will be available to communities and groups in both rural and urban communities across Leicestershire (not including Leicester City) and should complement and not duplicate any related activity delivered under the umbrella of the Communities Strategy. The Service will build the capacity of communities in Leicestershire, helping them to help themselves (and others, particularly vulnerable individuals and families) using an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approach. We would therefore expect the commissioned organisation to clearly demonstrate a track record in community development that is rooted in the ABCD principles. The objective of the Service is to provide an appropriate level of support for communities (of place and interest) to use their own assets, networks and skills and, with a bit of support, to take action to tackle the issues that affect their lives — particularly where these relate to identified LCC priorities around support for vulnerable people and delivering services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 225 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: option to extend for up to 12 months
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 27 (from the award of the contract)

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:

Refer to ITT.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Refer to ITT.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Refer to ITT.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to ITT.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Refer to ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Refer to ITT.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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:

LCC/TP/CCB/2014

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.10.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.11.2014 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about Contract Award Procedures) and Regulation 47 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days stand still period at the point when information on the award of the Agreement is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Agreement is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing. Such information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. If an appeal regarding the award of a Agreement is not 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 one month). Where an Agreement 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 Agreement has been entered into the Court may only award damages. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the Agreement is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.9.2014