Tender for Employability Services

Tender for Employability Services

Employability Services for those with: Mental Health Needs, Asperger’s Syndrome, Brain Injuries.

UK-Aberdeen: Social work services.

2013/S 099-169853

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Aberdeen City Council
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Contact point(s): Social Care and Wellbeing
For the attention of: Leigh Bradley, Commissioning and Contracts Manager
AB16 5GB Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224665650
E-mail: lbradley@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1224665656

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00231

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

Employability Services for those with: Mental Health Needs, Asperger’s Syndrome, Brain Injuries.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Aberdeen.
NUTS code UKM50

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 12
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 619 250 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Aberdeen City Council is commissioning a range of employability services primarily aimed at people who have difficulty in obtaining employment. The service specification is divided into 3 frameworks:
Lot 1: Employability and training services for people with mental health problems/illness. Some individuals may also have co-occurring substance misuse issues. The Council’s maximum annual budget for Lot 1 is GBP418,250.Current provision is approximately 85 service users accessing between 10 and 14 hours per week each.
Lot 2: Employability services for people with high functioning Asperger’s syndrome.The Council’s maximum annual budget for Lot 2 is GBP30,000.There is currently no specialist provision for this group.
Lot 3: Employability and training services for people with acquired brain injury. The Council’s maximum annual budget for Lot 3 is GBP91,500. Current provision is approximately 20 service users accessing 15 hours per week each.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=266038.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85310000, 85300000, 85000000, 85312000, 85320000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

Lot 1: The Council’s maximum annual budget is GBP418,250. Current provision is approximately 85 service users accessing between 10 and 14 hours per week each.
Lot 2:The Council’s maximum annual budget for Lot 2 is GBP30,000. There is currently no specialist provision in the city.
Lot 3:The Council’s maximum annual budget for Lot 3 is GBP91,500. Current provision is approximately 20 service users accessing 15 hours per week each.
Total: GBP1,619,250 for 3 lots over 3 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 619 250 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: An option to extend for up to a further twelve months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 7.10.2013. Completion 6.10.2016

Information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Employability Services for those with Brain Injuries

1)Short description

Employability and training services for people with acquired brain injury.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85300000, 85310000, 85312000, 85320000

3)Quantity or scope

Current provision is approximately 20 service users accessing 15 hours per week each.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 274 500 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Employability Services for those with Mental Health Needs

1)Short description

Employability and training services for people with mental health problems/illness. Some individuals may also have co-occurring substance misuse issues.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85300000, 85310000, 85312000, 85320000

3)Quantity or scope

Current provision is approximately 85 service users accessing between 10 and 14 hours per week each.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 254 750 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Employability Services for those with Asperger’s Syndrome

1)Short description

Employability services for people with high functioning Asperger’s syndrome.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85300000, 85310000, 85312000, 85320000

3)Quantity or scope

There is currently no specialist provision for this group.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 90 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

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:

Delivery Payment.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(4) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(3) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
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

Open
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:

TEN-MHE-01-13
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 25.6.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.7.2013 – 16:00
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

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 3.7.2013 – 12:00
Place:

Town House, Broad St, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Within 36 months.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:266038)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:22.5.2013