Swindon Borough Council Domiciliary Care Services

Swindon Borough Council Domiciliary Care Services

Swindon Borough Council is seeking to appoint a service provider to coordinate manage and deliver (both directly and indirectly) domiciliary care and community support service.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Health and social work services

2016/S 107-190741

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Swindon Borough Council
Civic Offices, Euclid Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Geraldine Ward
E-mail: swindondomiciliarycare@ashfords.co.uk
NUTS code: UKK14

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.swindon.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.ashfordsdataroom.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.ashfordsdataroom.co.uk

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


Domiciliary Care Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Swindon Borough Council (the Authority) is seeking to appoint a service provider to coordinate manage and deliver (both directly and indirectly) domiciliary care and community support services in Swindon (the Project). The successful provider (Lead Provider) will be required to transition the provision of the services to service users from a traditional time/task service model to an outcomes-based service model and ultimately to provide the services on the basis of an agreed Capitated Budget (see section II.2.4)). The term of the Contract will be 10 years subject to contract reviews at years 5 and 8 where the Parties will have the option to make changes to the Contract or terminate the arrangements. Please refer to the procurement documentation for further details. Important Message: The procurement documentation can be accessed at: http://www.ashfordsdataroom.co.uk and entering the following details: Username: Swindoncare; Password: swindon123.

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK14
Main site or place of performance:

The borough of Swindon in the United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Project will consist of 3 Phases: Phase 1— Provision of the Services on a time/task model; Phase 2 — Transition of the services to an outcomes-based model; Phase 3 — Delivery of the services by way of a Capitated Budget. The Capitated Budget will involve payment by the Authority in advance of an agreed budget to the Lead Provider to deliver Services to specific population groups. The Capitated Budget will be agreed during the term of the Contract. See the procurement documentation for more details. Modifications of the arrangements under the Contract may be made during its term to facilitate implementation of the Capitated Budget and the scope of the Contract may be extended to include additional services (see procurement documentation). The estimated contract value includes such services. Any modifications shall be strictly in accordance with Reg 72 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and shall be effected in accordance with the change procedures set out in the Contract.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 120

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

Applicants must email: swindondomiciliarycare@ashfords.co.uk (see instructions in Tender Guide) by no later than 1.7.2016 to be provided with log in details to the Procurement Portal in order to submit a PQQ Response. The Authority will not be responsible for any delays caused by an Applicant’s failure to allow adequate time for it to registered on the Procurement Portal.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

All rules and criteria stated in the procurement documents.

The Contract will be awarded to the participant which has submitted the most economically advantageous tender.

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:

All conditions stated in the procurement documentation.

Participants should note that a performance bond, parent company guarantee or another suitable form of security may be required by the Authority as appropriate for the award of the Contract.

The Authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors (for example, a joint venture arrangement or a consortium) to take a particular legal form or to require the lead contractor to enter into the contract as sole counter-party.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Procedure involving negotiations
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

Information about national procedures is available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/pdfs/uksi_20150102_en.pdf

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The Authority is adopting the Competitive Dialogue Procedure which will include the following stages: pre-qualification, invitation to submit outline solutions, dialogue, call for final tenders (CFT), preferred bidder and contract award. The Authority reserves the right to have an invitation to submit detailed solutions stage between the dialogue and CFT stages. The Authority intends to reduce the number of solutions/participants during the stages of the competitive dialogue.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 05/07/2016
Local time: 12:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The Contract entered into as a result of this contract notice shall be subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

The Authority reserves the right not to enter into any agreement or award any contract as a result of this contract notice and to vary or change or not to proceed with this competition at any stage of the procurement process.

The Authority shall not be responsible for any costs incurred by any potential bidder responding to this contract notice.

Please refer to the procurement documentation for important notices in respect of commercially sensitive information and the application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The potential bidder awarded the Contract as a result of this procurement will be required to provide services commissioned by the Authority or its statutory successors or assigns.

(MT Ref:176189).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Swindon Borough Council
Civic Offices, Euclid Street
United Kingdom
E-mail: gward@swindon.gov.ukInternet address:http://swindon.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with Regulations 86 (Notices of decisions to award a contract or conclude a framework agreement), Regulation 87 (standstill period) and Regulation 91 (Enforcement of duties through the court) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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