Tender for Drugs and Alcohol Service

Tender for Drugs and Alcohol Service

Tender for the Provision of a Domestic Abuse: Drugs and Alcohol Service.

UK-Ashton-under-Lyne: health and social work services

2012/S 227-373956

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Adult Services, Council Offices, Wellington Road
For the attention of: Mrs Kim Greeves
OL6 6DL Ashton-under-Lyne
Telephone: +44 1613423656
E-mail: kim.greeves@tameside.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.tameside.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: North West Portal
Internet address: www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
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:

Tender for the Provision of a Domestic Abuse: Drugs and Alcohol 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within the Borough of Tameside.
NUTS code UKD3

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)

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and its partners are looking to contract with an organisation to provide a: Domestic Abuse: Drugs & Alcohol Service.
The Domestic Abuse: Drug & Alcohol Service (DA:DA) will provide support and specialist services to families in crisis where the priority issues are domestic abuse/violence and/or substance misuse.
The Provider will operate several elements whilst locating and utilising other existing appropriate services to support to victims of domestic abuse living in Tameside with the aim of reducing repeat victimisation and helping prevent the damage inflicted by abuse.
The Core Service elements of the DA:DA Service are:
— Care Coordination including statutory IDVA provision,
— Emergency Housing Provision/24 Hour Refuge,
— Advice and Support and Access to Services.
The purpose of this Service is to integrate the functions and services that are required to support victims of domestic abuse as a whole, care coordinating and navigating through their needs using both the Service and the network of other existing services and help that is available to allow the client to become independent.
This contract is planned to run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.10.2013 subject to continued available funding and satisfactory service delivery (with the option to extend for a period of up to 2 years).
The estimated contract value is £500 000 per annum.
The award of the contract will be in keeping with a Best Value approach which will jointly evaluate quality factors and price.
The purchasers would welcome bids from smaller and voluntary sector providers or those wishing to bid as a consortium.
All Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) documentation must be completed and submitted electronically by using Pro Contract through www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk by the due date of 4.1.2013 12.00 hrs. Tender submission packs will follow week commencing 4.2.2013. The closing date for tender submissions for those organisations short-listed is 15.3.2013.

Documents are available via Pro Contract; go to www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk.

If you are interested in tendering for the above contract but are unsure about the electronic tendering process, please contact in writing: Kim Greeves, Joint Commissioning and Performance Management Team, Tameside Council Offices, Wellington Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 6DL or email kim.greeves@tameside.gov.uk.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available.
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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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

Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Criteria stated in PQQ Document.
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

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.1.2013 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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 services under the contract are Part B services for the purpose of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. The Contracting Authority has chosen to advertise this contract in OJEU voluntarily, in accordance with the spirit of the EU public procurement regime and to conduct the procurement process in an open and fair manner so as to increase cometition. The submision of this notice and any subsequent advertisement of the contract is not an indication that the Contracting Authority considers itself bound by the provisions in the Regulations that are applicable only to Part A services.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Tameside MBC will operate at 10 calendar day minimum standstill period commencing from the day following the date on which the award decision notice is sent to tenderers / candidates. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of regulations can also take legal action. Any such action should be brought promptly (generally within 3 months from when grounds arose).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.11.2012