Substance Misuse Services Sandwell

Substance Misuse Services Sandwell

Access and Engagement to Substance Misuse Services for People within the Criminal Justice System.

United Kingdom-Oldbury: Health services

2013/S 242-421361

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Contact point(s): Public Health
For the attention of: Margaret Gillet
B69 3DB Oldbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8453527695
E-mail: publichealth_businesssupport@sandwell.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.sandwell.gov.uk

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

Public order and safety
Health
Education
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:

Access and Engagement to Substance Misuse Services for People within the Criminal Justice System.
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
NUTS code UKG34

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)

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Sandwell is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced and competent Contractors or consortium for the provision of high quality Access and Engagement to Substance Misuse services for people within the criminal system. The service is to provide high quality, equitable and accessible services for offenders who misuse drugs and alcohol. The new service will aim to identify and manage access into drug and alcohol services from the criminal justice system and also manage offenders in order to maintain them in treatment and into the newly commissioned recovery service in Sandwell. This service will aim to improve both offender health and wellbeing and also reduce offending.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85323000

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: 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: 450 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 2 year contract with optional extensions for a further period or periods of up to 1 year.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 15 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Deposit, guarantees, performance bonds, collateral warranties or other forms of security may be required from the prime contractor as well as any subcontractors.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment will be in accordance with agreed contract conditions.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Authority is seeking contractual arrangements with a single, prime contractor and this may include supply chain rights over subcontractors where appropriate/applicable. Such supply chain rights may include/relate to the appointment and replacement of subcontractors and the benchmarking of subcontracted services. Joint and several liability. Tenders may be submitted by single organisations or a group (consortium) but will be required to take legal form and to enter into a contract to deliver the services.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions:
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met shall be on a similar basis to those in part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended, on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender document. Economic operators must express interest and submit a completed Invitation to Tender (ITT) document which can be obtained from the contact point set out in 1.1
above.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for valuating if the requirements are met shall be on a similar basis to those in part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended, on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender document. Economic operators must express interest and submit a completed Invitation to Tender (ITT) document which can be obtained from the contact point set out in 1.1 above. The minium standards are as set out in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: To be included in the ITT.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating
if the requirements are met shall be on a similar basis to those in part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended, on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender document. Economic operators must express interest and submit a completed Invitation to Tender (ITT) document which can be obtained from the contact point set out in 1.1 above. The minimum standards are as set out in the
ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
To be included in the ITT,
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

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

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
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:

PH0002
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

10.1.2014 – 13:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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 of 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

Participants are advised that as the services ought pursuant to this notice are part B services this is a voluntary OJEU notice and as such is not subject to the obligations of the Procurement Directive but are nonetheless subject to the general obligations of transparency, equal treatment and non-discrimination. The process to be followed is an Open Tender Process.
Participants should note that the date referred to in IV.3.5 for the date of dispatch of the invitation to tender is indicative only and may be subject to change.
The procurement methodology is further described below and in the tender documents and operators are required to satisfy themselves as to, and deemed to understand, the process being followed.
Economic operators expressing an interest in participation in the procurement will be provided with and must complete an official Invitation to Tender document (ITT). This must be returned with any relevant supporting documentation by the date stated in the ITT. ITTs received after this time may not be processed. Economic operators’ responses to the ITT will be evaluated against the objective criteria set out in the ITT principally concerning the operators’ economic, financial standing and technical and professional ability, Service Delivery, Sustainability, Integrity of the Bid and Price in accordance with the award criteria and methodology outlined in the ITT.
The Authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole or part, to cancel or amend the tender process, not award the contract in whole or part, and does not bind itself to accept any tender. The Authority reserves the right to make any changes it sees fit to the content and structure of the procurement competition and shall not
be liable in any circumstances for any costs, or expenses incurred by any economic organisation in responding to this notice or in tendering for the contract.
The contract is for an initial term of up to 2 years with the provision for optional extension/s of up to 1 year. Potential suppliers should note that in accordance with UK Government’s policies on transparency the Authority may decide to publish the ITT and other tender documents and text from the contract awarded subject to possible redaction at the discretion of the Authority.
To comply with the Public Sector Equality duties, all Local Authorities have a legal duty to eliminate
discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery. Therefore, when executing this contract, the successful contractor will be expected to comply with the Equality and Diversity legislation. As a minimum standard to measure compliance, the Authority utilises the Common Standard for
Equalities in Public Procurement. Please Note: if you are not currently subject to UK legislation, documentary evidence of your compliance of equivalent legislation which is designed to eliminate discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity in the Country where you are registered will be required.
Under this procurement, the contractor will be required to actively participate in the economic and social regeneration of the locality of the place of the delivery of the services. Accordingly, contract performance
conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
The contract mainly reflects services currently being provided by existing organisations, and therefore the EC Acquired Rights Directive 2001/23/EC as amended and/or the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 may apply to this contract.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Service Insight Team Sandwell MBC
Council House Freeth Street
B69 3BF Oldbury
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: Serviceinsight_team@sandwell.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 8453957510
Internet address: www.sandwell.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:12.12.2013