Social Exclusion Tender

Social Exclusion Tender

Tameside MBC is looking to contract with providers to develop and operate flexible and innovative services that meet the needs people at risk of social exclusion in Tameside.

UK-Hyde: other community, social and personal services

2012/S 66-108094

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Adult Services, Rydal House, Rydal Avenue
For the attention of: Mrs Kim Greeves
SK14 4QB Hyde
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1613664315
E-mail: kim.greeves@tameside.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Adult Services Joint Commissioning & Performance Management Team Rydal House Rydal Avenue
Contact point(s): Richard Scarborough
SK14 4QB Hyde
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: richard.scarborough@tameside.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Adult Services Joint Commissioning & Performance Management Team Rydal House Rydal Avenue
Contact point(s): Richard Scarborough
SK14 4QB Hyde
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: richard.scarborough@tameside.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
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:

Tender for the provision of services for people at risk of social exclusion.
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: Within the Borough of Tameside.
NUTS code UKD3

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)

Tameside MBC is looking to contract with providers to develop and operate flexible and innovative services that meet the needs people at risk of social exclusion in Tameside.
Currently a range of supporting people accommodation based support services for people at risk of social exclusion are provided by seven providers and based within a variety of buildings. The current service model has served Tameside well, however, consultation indicates that a comprehensive review of the current service delivery model could effect extensive improvements in outcomes for service users and address challenges that the current system faces.
The new model of service delivery incorporates an aggregated service structure, the separate provision of structured daytime activities, a single access point, personalisation approaches and the potential for different ways of working.
Further information on the new model of service delivery can be found in a key decision report that can be downloaded on the Tameside web site – http://www.tameside.gov.uk/housing/supportingpeople/policies.

This tender is for services for people at risk of social exclusion who need support to develop their capacity to achieve or maintain independent living and are able and willing to access support, are committed to recovery or working towards it. This includes single homeless people, young people, teenage parents, people with substance misuse issues and offenders.
The tender does not include accommodation based statutory homeless services, services for women fleeing domestic violence, the single access point or services for people whose primary needs are FACS eligible.
The commissioners are committed to the development of recovery-orientated services that can be used by people as tools to support their recovery and to the delivery of person centred services which enable people to have more independence, choice and control.
The successful providers will need to understand local services and communities, be accessible, flexible and have an understanding of diverse needs. The service will offer volunteering opportunities with the development of volunteer and peer resources to complement the service delivery.
The tender is split into 3 lots:
Lot 1) Short term accommodation based support service for predominantly younger clients (under 30). The service will not be defined by specific client or needs groups or characteristics. The service will provide both housing management and support and will have access to a range of properties including self contained and shared. A maximum contract price of 370 000 GBP per annum is budgeted to deliver this service and the provider will be expected to enter into management agreements with landlords which will include a range of housing management responsibilities for which additional income will be received;
Lot 2) Short term accommodation based support service for those with longer term and more enduring, complex and entrenched support needs. These will generally be older clients aged over 30 years. The service will not be defined by specific client or needs groups or characteristics. The service will provide both housing management and support and will have access to a range of properties including self contained and shared. A maximum contract price of 420 000 GBP per annum is budgeted to deliver this service and the provider will be expected to enter into a management agreements with landlords which will include a range of housing management responsibilities for which additional income will be received;
Lot 3) Structured day time activities and personalisation service to ensure that all service users have access to a range of purposeful activities directed at improving their prospects of achieving successful move on. A maximum contract price of 200 000 GBP per annum is budgeted to deliver this service and the provider will also be responsible for managing an additional budget of 60 000 GBP per annum to be used to facilitate personalised approaches.
The Council will shortlist 6 organisations to invite to tender for each of the three lots. Organisations may be invited to tender for one, two or three lots however; the Council is concerned to ensure that there is a diversity of supply within the marketplace in order to manage risks and business continuity and to promote diverse and innovative services. In order to ensure this organisations may only be involved in one PQQ submission as either principle bidder, part of a consortium or proposed subcontractor. Lots 1 and 2 will be awarded to separate organisations. Should one organisation submit the most economically advantageous tender for both lots they will be offered the lot that they indicated as their preference as part of their submission.
The contracts are planned to run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.4.2013 subject to continued available funding and satisfactory service delivery (with the option to extend for a period of up to 4 years).
The award of the contract will be in keeping with a Best Value approach which will jointly evaluate quality factors and price.
The purchasers would welcome bids from smaller and voluntary sector providers or those wishing to bid as a consortium.
Expressions of Interest are via complete of a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ), documentation must be downloaded and completed and submitted by uploading electronically by using Pro Contract through www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk by the due date of 9.5.2012 (12:00). Tender submission packs will follow week commencing 6.6.2012 for those organisations shortlisted. The closing date for tender submissions for those organisations short-listed is 27.7.2012.

Documents are available via Pro Contract; go to www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk.

If you are interested in tendering for the above contract but are unsure about the electronic tendering process, please contact in writing: Kim Greeves, Joint Commissioning and Performance Management Team, Rydal House, Rydal Avenue, Hyde SK14 4QB, UNITED KINGDOM or e-mail kim.greeves@tameside.gov.uk.

A briefing session will be held for providers on the morning of 17.4.2012 in Dukinfield. Please e-mail kim.greeves@tameside.gov.uk for further information and to reserve a place.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98000000, 85312000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 930 000 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: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Short term accommodation based support service

1)Short description

Short term accommodation based support service for predominantly younger clients (under 30). The service will not be defined by specific client or needs groups or characteristics. The service will provide both housing management and support and will have access to a range of properties including self contained and shared. A maximum contract price of 370 000 GBP per annum is budgeted to deliver this service and the provider will be expected to enter into management agreements with landlords which will include a range of housing management responsibilities for which additional income will be received.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98000000, 85312000

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: Short term accommodation based support service for those with longer term and more enduring, complex and entrenched support needs

1)Short description

Short term accommodation based support service for those with longer term and more enduring, complex and entrenched support needs. These will generally be older clients aged over 30 years. The service will not be defined by specific client or needs groups or characteristics. The service will provide both housing management and support and will have access to a range of properties including self contained and shared. A maximum contract price of 420 000 GBP per annum is budgeted to deliver this service and the provider will be expected to enter into a management agreements with landlords which will include a range of housing management responsibilities for which additional income will be received.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98000000, 85312000

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: Structured day time activities and personalisation service

1)Short description

Structured day time activities and personalisation service to ensure that all service users have access to a range of purposeful activities directed at improving their prospects of achieving successful move on. A maximum contract price of 200 000 GBP per annum is budgeted to deliver this service and the provider will also be responsible for managing an additional budget of 60 000 GBP per annum to be used to facilitate personalised approaches.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98000000, 85312000

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:
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: 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.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available.
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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Criteria stated in PQQ Document.
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

no
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

9.5.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

6.6.2012
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

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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 services under this contract are Part B services for the purpose of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. The Contracting Authority has chosen to advertise this contract in OJEU voluntarily, in accordance with the spirit of the EU public procurement regime and to conduct the procurement process in an open and fair manner so as to increase competition. The submission of this notice and any subsequent advertisement of the contract is not an indication that the Contracting Authority considers itself bound by the provisions in the Regulations that are applicable only to Part A services.
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: Tameside MBC will operate a 10 calendar day minimum standstill period commencing from the day following the date on which the award decision notice is sent to tenderers / candidates. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of regulations can also take legal action. Any such action should be brought promptly (generally within 3 months from when grounds arose).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.3.2012