Personal Care Framework London

Personal Care Framework London

Adult social services and housing – personal care framework agreement.

UK-Sutton: health and social work services

2012/S 60-097868

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Sutton
Resources, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way
For the attention of: Ms Angela Swanson
SM1 1EA Sutton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: angela.swanson@sutton.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:

Adult social services and housing – personal care framework agreement.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Sutton, Surrey, Outer South London.
NUTS code UKI

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 64 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Tender opportunity.
Adult social services and housing.
Personal care framework agreement.
The London Borough of Sutton (Sutton Council) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified organisations for the provision of a personal care framework agreement. This is an opportunity for CQC registered providers (with the exception of lot 1) of personal care which can be delivered within the home, the community or in a supported living environment.
The framework will be for a period of four (4) years with an anticipated commencement date of 1.11.2012.
The Council is tendering this framework through the London Tenders e-tendering portal, our preferred method of advertising and managing contract opportunities. Prospective tenderers are advised to register their interest by going to https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf.

The Council wishes to procure the services through a framework agreement consisting of 4 lots:
— Lot 1 social support – basic support to an individual,
— Lot 2 personal care – basic assistance with personal care tasks,
— Lot 3 very skilled personal care – high levels of competence in delivering sensitive and complex care tasks,
— Lot 4 skilled behaviour management – working with vulnerable adults who have challenging and complex needs.
Applicants are invited to apply for one or more lots. It is the intention of the Council to appoint in the range of 20-25 providers across the framework agreement.
A pre-qualification questionnaire is available on the portal which the Council shall evaluate to identify the shortlisted suppliers to be invited to tender.
It is the opinion of the London Borough of Sutton that TUPE may apply to this framework agreement.
Deadline for expressions of interest and submission of a completed pre-qualification questionnaire is the 23.4.2012 (12:00).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

Please refer to 11.1.5 for full advertisement. To reiterate the 4 lots are:
— Lot 1 – social support – basic support to an individual,
— Lot 2 – personal care – basic assistance with personal care tasks,
— Lot 3 – very skilled personal care – high levels of competence in delivering sensitive and complex care tasks,
— Lot 4 – skilled behaviour management – working with vulnerable adults who have challenging and complex needs.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Applicants are invited to apply for one or more lots as identified in 11.1.5 and 11.2.1 above.
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)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Social support

1)Short description

Basic support to an individual.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Personal care

1)Short description

Basic assistance with personal care tasks.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Very skilled personal care

1)Short description

High levels of competence in delivering sensitive and complex care tasks.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Skilled behaviour management

1)Short description

Working with vulnerable adults who have challenging and complex needs.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Deposits and guarantees if applicable to the framework may be required in accordance with the council’s contract standing orders, in particular parent company guarantees, a performance bond of appropriate value and/or any other form of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Refer pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The contract shall be subject to the law and jurisdiction of the Courts of England. If a group of companies or bodies is awarded the contract, they shall be jointly and severably liable for the performance of the contract. Refer pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Refer pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documentation.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the Court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the Court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documentation refers.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Pre-qualification questionnaire refers.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documentation refers. As addressed in the advertisement 11.1.5 providers must be CQC registered providers (with the exception of lot 1), or equivalent.
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As addressed in 11.1.5 framework providers must be CQC (care quality commission) registered or equivalent. Participants may apply for one or more lots. It is the intention to appoint in the range of 20-25 providers, over the 4 lots, to the framework agreement.
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:

DNWC-8SLK5N
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.4.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

22.3.2012
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The Authority is tendering this contract through the London Tenders portal. Prospective tenderers are advised to register their interest by going to http:/www.londontenders.org/,selecting Sutton Council, entering the following contract ID: DNWC 8SLK5N.

Please be aware that this tender opportunity is a part B (residual service) and is not subject the full EU Regulations. However, due to its financial value, the Authority has, at its own discretion, advertised this opportunity.
Call-off from the proposed framework agreement shall be by means of direct call off and/or conducting mini competitions.

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: The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 days standstill period prior to the award of the framework and will be communicated to all tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Authority before the framework 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:22.3.2012