Supported Living Services and Short Breaks Leicestershire

Supported Living Services and Short Breaks Leicestershire

Leicester City Council Framework Agreements for the Provision of Supported Living Services and/or Flexible Short Break Services.

UK-Leicester: health and social work services

2012/S 87-143137

Contract notice

Services
Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Leicester City Council
Adults & Communities (Strategic Commissioning), SCPU, A Block, 2nd Floor
LE1 6ZG Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta

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:
Leicester City Council Framework Agreements for the Provision of Supported Living Services and/or Flexible Short Break Services.
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 UKF21
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 2

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 67 500 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Health and social work services. Leicester City Council are inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced organisations wishing to tender for the provision of supported living services to adults with learning disabilities; mental health needs; physical disability and/or sensory impairment and/or acquired brain injuries living in the community.
The services will be provided for people with any of these disabilities who live in a variety of settings (for example, shared rented or owned accommodation, individual rented accommodation, owner occupied property, extra care schemes or live with family carers or friends).
Leicester City Council are also inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced organisations wishing to tender for the provision of flexible short break services to adults with learning disabilities; mental health needs; dual diagnosis of learning disabilities and mental health needs and vice versa living in the community.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000
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 all 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:
Leicester City Council (“the Council”) wishes to establish Framework Agreements to identify a number of supported living providers for the provision of supported living services to adults with:
LOT 1 Supported living services for adults with learning disabilities.
LOT 2 Supported living services for adults with mental health needs.
LOT 3 Supported living services for adults with physical disabilities and/or sensory impairment and/or acquired brain injuries.
The tender relates to provision of both care and housing related support.
Leicester City Council (“the Council”) also wishes to establish Framework Agreements to identify a number of providers for the provision of flexible short break services to adults with:
LOT 4 Flexible short break services for adults with learning disabilities.
LOT 5 Flexible short break services for adults with mental health needs.
LOT 6 Flexible short break services for adults with dual diagnosis of learning disabilities and mental health needs and vice versa.
The Council wishes to identify a number of providers with whom the Council will enter into a Framework Agreement. The Framework Agreement will be for 2 years with the possibility to extend for a period or successive period of up to 2 years at the sole discretion of the Council. Although the Framework Agreement will be for this period, individual call-offs may run on past the expiry of the Framework Agreement.
Tenderers are advised that in certain circumstances, when the Framework Agreement is utilised, TUPE may apply. Additionally, the Terms and Conditions of staff who transferred under the “NHS Agenda for Change” may also apply in certain circumstances.
Interested organisations will initially be required to complete and submit a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire; the Council will then shortlist those organisations from whom it will invite a detailed tender and may then be invited to give a presentation and interview.

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity. The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: B322MZSDT8. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 14.6.2012, 14:00hrs. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call +44 8452707050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com.
Please note that only Delta e-Sourcing electronically completed submissions will be accepted.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Supported Living Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities
1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000
3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 53 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Supported Living Services for Adults with Mental Health Needs
1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000
3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Supported Living Services for Adults with Physical Disabilities and/or Sensory Impairment and/or Acquired Brain Injuries
1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000
3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Flexible Short Break Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities
1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000
3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Flexible Short Break Services for Adults with Mental Health Needs
1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000
3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Flexible Short Break Services for Adults with Dual Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Needs and Vice Versa
1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000
3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP
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:
The provision of appropriate guarantees, bonds and warranties is reserved.
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
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the pre-qualification documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the contract documentation.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: On the commencement of the Framework Agreement, the Provider(s) should have the necessary regulatory registration requirements in place with the Care Quality Commission (or equivalent) for the provision of the regulated activity of ‘personal care’. The Provider(s) shall also ensure that the Statement of Purpose will state the relevant service type and service user bands to reflect the services provided under the awarded Framework Agreement.
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
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
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
14.6.2012 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
30.7.2012
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
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
The Framework Agreement will be for 2 years with the possibility to extend for a period or successive period of up to 2 years at the sole discretion of the Council. Although the Framework Agreement will be for this period, individual call-offs may run on past the expiry of the Framework Agreement. The value given for this Framework Agreement, 67 500 000 GBP is for the whole Agreement, including the option to extend, if taken up.
Please note that only Delta e-Sourcing electronically completed submissions will be accepted. GO Reference: GO-201252-PRO-3895713.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:
2.5.2012