Tender for Adult Carers Support Service – Aberdeen

Tender for Adult Carers Support Service – Aberdeen

The Aberdeen City Health and social care partnership require to carry out a tender to continue to support adult carers.

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Social work and related services

2020/S 132-325229

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Aberdeen City Council
Postal address: Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Town: Aberdeen
NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Postal code: AB16 5GB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Natailja Clark
E-mail: nclark@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1467530600
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Social care and services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Adult Carers Support Service

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000 Social work and related services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Aberdeen City Health and social care partnership require to carry out a tender to continue to support adult carers. The requirement is for the provision of support services that will encompass relevant legislative provisions under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and deliver on the best value commitment.

The purpose of the service is to increase the accessibility, availability and variety of supports available to all adult carers in Aberdeen City.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 088 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 — Enhanced Carers Support Service — Adult Carers over the Age of 18 Years

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000 Social work and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeen.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This services is needed in a situation where there is an added complexity to achieve the main aims of the services which are listed below due to substance or alcohol misuse and/or due to mental health condition which may include dementia.

Carers are supported to identify themselves as a carer at the earliest opportunity and have access to information which is relevant to them.

Carers are supported and empowered to develop and maintain their resilience to continue to manage their caring role.

Individual carers are respected, listened to and involved in planning support which both they themselves and the person they are caring for require.

Carers continue to connect with their communities, living a life alongside caring if they choose to do so.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 130 500.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 — Carers Support Service – Adult Carers over the Age of 18 Years

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000 Social work and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeen.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

— carers are supported to identify themselves as a carer at the earliest opportunity and have access to information which is relevant to them,

— carers are supported and empowered to develop and maintain their resilience to continue to manage their caring role,

— individual carers are respected, listened to and involved in planning support which both they themselves and the person they are caring for require,

— carers continue to connect with their communities, living a life alongside caring if they choose to do so.

This service will work innovatively to co design services which enable the early identification of carers, and ensure accessibility to services and information to a wide range of people.

In particular, this service will achieve the following throughout the duration of the term of the contract:

Aberdeen City Carers website, Advice, information and signposting, Training, Carer events, Develop a City Carer Brand, technology, respitality, Cares Information Pack,Communication and promoting the role of unpaid carers, etc.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 957 500.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

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

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:

Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described. A minimum of two examples will be required.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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: 14/08/2020
Local time: 17:00

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

1) The Council shall obtain a creditsafe credit check and will score bidders accordingly:

71-100 very low risk – accept

51-70 low risk — accept

30-50 moderate risk – subject to further discussion internally with the option to reject.

21-29 high risk – subject to further discussion internally with the option to reject.

1-20 very high risk – reject.

2) Please state current turnover (if contract value is over 50 % of reported turnover, further discussion will be had internally with the option to reject).

3) If you are under no obligation to publish accounts on companies house and/or do not have a comprehensive credit rating then provide audited financial accounts for the previous 2 years. Both quick and current ratios should be a minimum of 1:1.5 for the two successive years. Bidders whose ratios do not meet the minimum criteria will be rejected. Bidders who can provide audited accounts but chose not to do so shall be rejected.

4) Bidders who have been trading for less than 1 year and cannot provide audited accounts must submit the cash flow for the current year and a letter from the bank outlining the current cash and credit position for the current year and subsequent year.?This will be subject to internal discussion with the option to reject.

5) If bidder still does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the firm may still be eligible for consideration where their submission is supported by a parent company guarantee.

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s liability insurance = [X] GBP

Public liability insurance = [X] GBP

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

The social care market in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire is heterogeneous in terms of supplier size of and scale so a prescriptive approach to community benefits may discriminate against smaller providers in particular. A more equitable approach is to focus on how each bidder addresses the wider issue of fairer work practices, and a question on fair work practices is incorporated into the technical envelope.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 16508. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

The social care market in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire is heterogeneous in terms of supplier size of and scale so a prescriptive approach to community benefits may discriminate against smaller providers in particular. A more equitable approach is to focus on how each bidder addresses the wider issue of fairer work practices, and a question on fair work practices is incorporated into the technical envelope.

(SC Ref:624626)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Aberdeen Sherrif Court
Postal address: Castle Street
Town: Aberdeen
Postal code: AB10 1WP
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/07/2020