Step-down care for adults who have Alcohol-Related Brain Damage (ARBD)

Step-down care for adults who have Alcohol-Related Brain Damage (ARBD)

City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian are tendering for a Provider to operate an alcohol-free 10 bedded step-down unit for the short term care of vulnerable men and women aged over 18yrs with a diagnosis of Alcohol-Related Brain Damage (ARBD).

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


The City of Edinburgh Council

Commercial and Procurement Unit, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street,

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG

UK

Lynette Robertson

+44 1312002323
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Step-down care for adults who have Alcohol-Related Brain Damage (ARBD)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian are tendering for a Provider to operate an alcohol-free 10 bedded step-down unit for the short term care of vulnerable men and women aged over 18yrs with a diagnosis of Alcohol-Related Brain Damage (ARBD).

This new service is to be trialled for a 2 year period from April 2014 and the Provider of the service will be expected to work with NHS Lothian, the Council and other Partners to develop and evaluate the model of service provision.

Prospective Providers must have experience of delivering 24 hour care and support in a safe, calm and stable enviornment with encourages daily routines and boundaries relating to behaviour. Carers will have experience of working with people below the age of 65yrs with cognitive damage and be familiar with the management of impulsive behaviour and de-escalation of aggression or agitated behaviour in this client group.

There is a team approach to this service and the successful Provider must be willing to work with NHS Specialists, Social Workers and Partner support groups to provide the level of support the individuals using the service require to help them achieve positive outcomes e.g. to return home.

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=286506.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

321000 Adults and Older Peoples Services

160 Edinburgh & Lothians

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

It is anticipated that of 60 to 80 NHS Lothian patients per year will transfer to the ARBD service.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

CT 0440

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 24-12-2013

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
07-01-2014  Time  14:00

c) Estimated award date 10-02-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

The successful Provider will be required to Register with Care Inspectorate prior to commencement.

Site Visits will be available on 18th or 19th of December 2013 – to register interest see details in the Instructions to Tender.

Accomodation and facilities management will be provided by the Lease holder – Waverley Care. The Provider will be required to enter a Sub-Lease Agreement with Waverley Care to operate the service on the site.

 

A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum voluntary standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers on day 1 of the standstill period. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.

(SC Ref:286506)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Draft T&Cs_ ARBD
Pricing Schedule
Instructions _Schedule 1
ITT Submission_Schedule 2
Step-down care Specification

5.3

Publication date of this notice

29-11-2013