Services for People with Drug and Alcohol Problems – Staffordshire

Services for People with Drug and Alcohol Problems – Staffordshire

The agreement will represent ALL services for people with drug/alcohol problems commissioned by Staffordshire County Council.

United Kingdom-Stafford: Health and social work services

2019/S 072-170550

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Place 2
Stafford
ST16 2DH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sarah Lynn
E-mail: sarah.lynn@staffordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG2
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement

I.1)Name and addresses

North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Smithfield One Building, Leonard Coates Way
Stoke-On-Trent
ST1 4FA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sarah Lynn
E-mail: sarah.lynn@staffordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG2Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.northstaffsccg.nhs.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Staffordshire Commissioner’s Officer
Commissioners Office Block 9 Weston Road
Stafford
ST18 0YY
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sarah Lynn
E-mail: sarah.lynn@staffordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG24Internet address(es):Main address: https://staffordshire-pfcc.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Services for People with Drug and Alcohol Problems

Reference number: IA941

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The agreement will represent ALL services for people with drug/alcohol problems commissioned by Staffordshire County Council, including:

— young people early intervention and treatment,

— adult community treatment,

— adult residential treatment (detoxification and rehabilitation),

— specialist criminal justice services,

— specialist child safeguarding services,

— specialist alcohol-related health services (North Staffordshire only).

The adult services will need to have sufficient capacity to serve around 2 000 people at all times, which translates to around 3 000 per year.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 55 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000
85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG24
Main site or place of performance:

Staffordshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contract will represent all services for people with drug/alcohol problems commissioned by Staffordshire County Council, including:

— young people early intervention and treatment,

— adult community treatment,

— adult residential treatment (detoxification and rehabilitation),

— specialist criminal justice services,

— specialist child safeguarding services,

— specialist alcohol-related health services (North Staffordshire only).

It is anticipated that there will be 2 funding partners to this agreement; North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group for the Specialist alcohol-related health services and the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office for the specialist criminal justice services.

The Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS) will be financed using a Social Impact Bond. SIBs can operate in a range of ways, although all involve an amount of finance being provided to the supplier by a social investor and also payments being made to the supplier by a commissioner (in this case the County Council) in return for specified outcomes being achieved. The finance provided by the social investor is used to cover operational costs in the period before income from the outcome payments is achieved.

The SIB for the IFSS has been made possible by the County Council successfully applying to the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to be part of the Life Chances Fund(LCF). A non-negotiable condition of the LCF is that finance must be provided by a social investor. The supplier will need to enter into a financing arrangement with a Social Investor to finance the SIB.

This procurement is not split into lots. However, there will be 2 sets of service agreements that will apply which will need to be signed by the supplier due to funding stipulations for the IFSS element.

The agreement is to run from 1.4.2020 – 31.3.2024 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months from 1.4.2024 – 31.3.2025, 1.4. 2025 – 31.3.2026 and 1.4.2026 – 31.3.2027.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Agreement term will be from 1.4.2020 to 31.3.2024, with options to extend from 1.4.2024 – 31.3.2025, 1.4.2025 – 31.3.2026 and 1.4.2026 – 31.3.2027.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As per the award criteria in the SQ procurement pack.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Agreement term will be from 1.4.2020 to 31.3.2024, with options to extend from 1.4.2024 – 31.3.2025, 1.4.2025 – 31.3.2026 and 1.4.2026 – 31.3.2027.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 045-102987

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/05/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 12/06/2019

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

48 months

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

This is an electronic tender. All submission must be made via the formal Contracting Authority electronic tendering platform.

All requests for information to be sent through the electronic tendering portal and message facility on the Proactis electronic tendering system.

How to register — follow the link to Proactis electronic tendering:

https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

If you require urgent assistance regarding the initial usage of the e-Tendering package please contact the Contracting Authority point-of-contact in Section I.1 of this notice. On failure to reach this contact, please immediately email the nature of the difficulty to commercial.team@staffordshire.gov.uk

This procurement is for a Contract between the appointed providers(s) and the Contracting Authority, to supply predominately services on an ad-hoc call-off basis, as and when required.

The Contracting Authority or its public sector partners/customers makes no guarantee as to the volume of business on offer or to be awarded, and any volumes given are indicative only and intended as a general guide.

There is no commitment at the time of tendering from any parties outside of the Contracting Authority and this should be taken into consideration when bidding.

Financing/payment:

Payments may be made following acceptance by the banking agents of Staffordshire County Council.

Legal form of groups of providers:

No special legal form is required by the grouping of providers but each provider will be required to be come jointly or severally responsible for the contract before acceptance.

For reference the following website outlines the Contracting Authority’s policy on the Community Right to Challenge:

http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement/Community-Right-to-Challenge/Community-Right-to-Challenge.aspx

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Staffordshire County Council
Stafford
ST16 2DH
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Staffordshire County Council
Stafford
ST16 2DH
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period (or 15 days where non-electronic or fax methods are used) at the point that an award decision notice is communicated to tenderers.

The award decision process will specify the criteria for the award of the contract/Framework Agreement, the reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages, the name and score of the successful tender(s), and will specify when the standstill period is expected to end or the date before which the Contracting Authority will not conclude the contract.

If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of 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 3 months). The Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or may order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages.

If an agreement has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness or may order that the duration of any relevant specific contract be shortened and additionally may award damages.

The time limit for seeking such a declaration is generally 30 days from notification of the award (either by award decision notification or contract award notice depending upon the circumstances) or otherwise 6 months.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

08/04/2019