Outsourcing Solution for the Integrated Community Equipment Service

Outsourcing Solution for the Integrated Community Equipment Service

Rochdale MBC is tendering for an Integrated Community Equipment Service. The service provides disability equipment, this is currently an in-house council service that we are looking to outsource.

UK-Rochdale: health and social work services

2012/S 213-352310

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Corporate Procurement, Floor 7 Telegraph House, Baillie Street
For the attention of: Mrs Debbie Simister
OL12 1JH Rochdale
Telephone: +44 1706925590
E-mail: debbie.simister@rochdale.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.the-chest.org.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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Tender for an Outsourcing Solution for the Integrated Community Equipment Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

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

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)

Rochdale MBC is tendering for an Integrated Community Equipment Service. The service provides disability equipment, this is currently an in-house council service that we are looking to outsource.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 75200000, 85140000

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

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (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:
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
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

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:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 18.12.2012 – 14:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.12.2012 – 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

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

Date: 19.12.2012 – 10:00

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

The estimated value set out in section II.2.1 is indicative only and the Council reserves the right to amend this figure up or down. Requests to participate must be made by completion and return of invitation to tender documents by the date and time specified in Section IV.3.4 and in accordance with the instructions set out in the invitation to tender document that can be obtained via The Chest. Completed tender documents submitted after this deadline will not be considered. To request an invitation to tender applicants should log on to “The Chest”. The Chest is an online tendering system supporting the Councils initiatives towards electronic tendering.
You can register online via the suppliers’ area to register your interest in this project and down load all the documentation you require to submit your tender. All correspondence should be via The Chest, including requests for clarification and additional information. Guides and a frequently asked questions section are available to make The Chest as user friendly as possible and the link to the registration page is as follows.
Registration page https://www.theChest.nwce.gov.uk/ There is no charge to be registered on the system. The Chest will not permit the submission of the tender documents after the deadline specified in Section IV.3.4.

The Council shall not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers and accepts no liability for any costs, charges or expenses irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or ifthe competition is cancelled or postponed. All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are only provisional and the Council reserves the right to change these.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (information aboutcontract award procedures) and Regulation 47 (enforcement of obligations) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:31.10.2012