Tender for Carers Support Service Lincolnshire

Tender for Carers Support Service Lincolnshire

Prevention provision, including Information and advice, carer learning and peer support, for adult carers over the age of 18 and young carers.

United Kingdom-Lincoln: Health services

2015/S 217-396245

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Lincolnshire County Council
County Offices, Newland
For the attention of: Karley Beck
LN1 1YT Lincoln
Telephone: +44 1522553649
E-mail: karley.beck@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://microsites.lincolnshire.gov.uk/procurement

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Carers Support Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKF3

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)

Health services. Miscellaneous health services. Community health services. The Council wishes to commission a comprehensive Carers Support Service offering:
— Prevention provision, including Information and advice, carer learning and peer support, for adult carers over the age of 18 and young carers who are transitioning from young carers support services as they approach the age of 18 (or when this is deemed to be of significant benefit to the young carer, which may be earlier).
— Face to face assessment, support planning and review provision for adult carers over the age of 18.
— Strategic engagement, planning and influencing provision, representing the views and analysing the needs and outcomes of adult carers over the age of 18 and young carers under the age of 18, and proactively influencing and supporting a wide range of agencies to recognise and meet the needs of adult and young carers. This work shall promote a preventative approach, empowering other agencies to proactively identify and support carers early in their caring journey, through their strategies, commissioning decisions and operational practices. The scale and targeting of this work shall reflect gaps and address issues identified through engagement with carers, analysis of needs and outcome trends from assessments and support plans. Provide information, analysis and recommendations to assist the Council with strategic planning, service review and the development of associated delivery plans.
Interested organisations will be able to access the Invitation To Tender (ITT) documentation by following the instructions contained in this contract notice. This documentation will set out the details of the procurement process to be undertaken, the timescales to be followed, the specification and contract conditions for the services, and the way in which the new contract will be structured.
The contract which results from this procurement will be awarded at the end of February 2016 with a 3 month transition period to coincide with the end of the existing arrangements at the end of May 2016. The new provider will be expected to be able to deliver services and meet demand with effect from 1.6.2016. The contract will run for an initial duration of 36 months, with an option to extend for a further period or periods of up a maximum of 24 months. The contract value for this opportunity is approximately 1 000 000 GBP per annum.
The procurement will be carried out in line with Section 7 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and this contract notice serves as the required call for competition in line with regulation 75.

A bidders event will be held in Lincoln on 19.11.2015. Interested organisations wishing to attend should confirm by email totracey.manders@lincolnshire.gov.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85140000, 85323000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


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:
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 164-300278 of 26.8.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 8.1.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.1.2016 – 12:00
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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15.1.2016 – 12:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Earliest likely publication date May 2018, latest date May 2020.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

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.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:


To respond to this opportunity, please click here:


GO Reference: GO-2015115-PRO-7285498.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Procurement Lincolnshire
c/o Lincolnshire County Council, Newland
LN1 1BA Lincoln
Telephone: +44 1522553649

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: