Self Directed Intensive Support Service Aberdeen

Self Directed Intensive Support Service Aberdeen

The aim of this service is to provide housing and independence support to Supported People who have a significant reputation to challenge services and/or who may be at risk of offending or causing harm to themselves or others.

UK-Aberdeen: social work and related services

2012/S 178-293417

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Aberdeen City Council
Social Care and Wellbeing, Aberdeen City Council, Business Hub 8, First Floor North, Marischal College, Broad Street
Contact point(s): Commissioning & Contracts
For the attention of: Mike Cole
AB10 1AB Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224523979
E-mail: micole@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00231

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 above mentioned contact point(s)

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:

Self Directed Intensive Support Service.
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: Aberdeen City.
NUTS code UKM50

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)

Aberdeen City Council is seeking interest from suitably qualified candidates to provide a Self Directed Intensive Support Service.
This is a new service that will contribute to a cultural shift in how support is delivered, underpinned by a focus on how individual Supported People take greater control of their support.
The aim of this service is to provide housing and independence support to Supported People who have a significant reputation to challenge services and/or who may be at risk of offending or causing harm to themselves or others.
The service is primarily focussed on providing support to Supported People in their own accommodation and where necessary helping Supported People find their own accommodation. Candidates may be required to work with a Supported Person’s existing service provider to enable the Supported Person to attain a greater independence. The desired outcome is to provide an approach to service delivery which reduces over support.
Over-support means that often opportunities for natural support (the kind of support we all get from friends, families and the wider community and helps cement our place in the networks of family and community life) are overlooked. Increasing a Supported Person’s independence is not always considered to be the ultimate objective of the package. This can lead to inertia and a tendency to maintain levels of support that are in excess of what is required. In addition the potential of Supported People taking the lead in their own lives is not always fully explored.
The focus of the Self Directed Intensive Support Service is on quality, efficiency and control, getting tailored services defined by Supported Person (or their advocates), at the right time and in the right places.
Candidates shall be required to demonstrate innovative approaches to supporting this client group with an emphasis on assisting Supported People to gain greater independence while reducing support costs.
The Self Directed Intensive Support Service shall be required to be available to provide service 24 hours per day per day, 365 days per year.
The Service is being commissioned for Supported People of adult age both male and female.
This service will be aimed at those Supported People with significant challenging behaviours, offending risks and complex multiple disabilities. Supported People may have their own existing accommodation, reside in an alternative residential solution or in out of area hospital.
Supported People may have high support needs and in addition have a significant reputation to challenge and/or be seen as posing a risk to either their own or others safety.
Candidates shall be required to operate from office accommodation in the Aberdeen City area that will provide a base from which the service may operate. It is not envisaged that Supported People shall be required to access this office space as it is intended that support shall be provided to Supported People in their own accommodation or at another location as appropriate.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=239059.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 85310000, 85312000

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 700 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2013. Completion 31.3.2018

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: (1) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(2) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
As per the Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
Please see appropriate PQQ for further information.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see appropriate PQQ for further information.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see appropriate PQQ for further information.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see appropriate PQQ for further information.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see appropriate PQQ for further information.
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:

(TEN-LD-INT-12-01)(PQQ)
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.10.2012 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

19.10.2012
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire is available for viewing and download by registering at www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk.

(SC Ref:239059).

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: An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.9.2012