Tender for Care and Support Services at Home – Aberdeen

Tender for Care and Support Services at Home – Aberdeen

To recommission the delivery of care and support services at home for adults.

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Health and social work services

2020/S 101-245148

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
Postal code: AB16 5GB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Sarah Ward
E-mail: sarward@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1467533494
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.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

II.1.1)Title:

2020 Social Care Aberdeen City Provision of Care and Support Services at Home

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Aberdeen City health and social care partnership has decided to recommission the delivery of care and support services at home for adults and has adopted a locality based, outcomes-focused contract to achieve the following aims:

— to meet individual and system wide outcomes, including the aims of the strategic plan;

— to ensure market stability;

— to deliver care and support efficiently and effectively, including through the utilisation of digitalisation and technology assisted care;

— to ensure delivery is aligned to the medium and longer term financial plan.

This tender is live and is on PCS-T (project 15956). Changes have been made to the timetable, the tender overview (including award criteria) and the budgets (new values reflected in this revised notice).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 46 300 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Care and Support Services at Home in Aberdeen North Locality

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of care and support services at home to all adults in the Aberdeen North Locality.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 16 300 000.00 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

This tender is live and is on PCS-T (project 15956). Changes have been made to the timetable, the tender overview (including award criteria)and the budgets (new values reflected in this revised notice).

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Care and Support Services at Home in Aberdeen Central Locality

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of care and support services at home to all adults in Aberdeen Central Locality.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 14 600 000.00 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

This tender is live and is on PCS-T (project 15956). Changes have been made to the timetable, the tender overview (including award criteria) and the budgets (new values reflected in this revised notice).

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Care and Support Services at Home in Aberdeen South Locality

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of care and support at home for all adults in the Aberdeen South Locality.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 15 300 000.00 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

This tender is live and is on PCS-T (project 15956). Changes have been made to the timetable, the tender overview (including award criteria) and the budgets (new values reflected in this revised notice).

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 must confirm that they are registered appropriately with the care inspectorate for the required services.

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

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 = GBP 10 000 000

Public liability insurance = GBP 5 000 000

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.

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:

Award shall be based on a technical evaluation only.

The full award evaluation framework is the same for all three lots and is the tender overview.

Mandatory questions. Section weighting of 10 %.

Community benefits. A stand alone community benefits plan. Section weighting of 10 %

A service delivery model which comprises four questions, section weighting 80 %.

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: 30/06/2020
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

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

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 2 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.

6) For bids which are submitted by a collaboration of providers, each individual member of the collaboration (regardless of how the collaboration is constituted) shall be assessed individually through steps 1-5 above.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 15956. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The contracting authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

The contracting authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in relation to community benefits as per the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act because the community benefits are already listed for this procurement.

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:

Aberdeen City Council is committed to securing meaningful environmental, social and economic value in their procurements and to working with all sectors of the business community to achieve increased prosperity. This contract aims to deliver wider outcomes that contribute significantly to inclusive economic growth designed to benefit of all sections of society, the local economy and the environment. These aspirations converge with outcomes in Aberdeen City Council’s Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) and Scotland’s National Performance Framework.

Specific benefits for this contract are linked to the following themes: fair work practices; work experience placements for care experienced children; internships; modern apprenticeships; SSSC care ambassador scheme; promoting fostering and adoption; detecting ‘in-work’ poverty in staff; working with Aberdeen City Council’s Children’s Services to promote wider employment opportunities and mentoring.

(SC Ref:621742)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Aberdeen Sheriff 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:

21/05/2020