Tender for Residential and Nursing Care Services – Walsall

Tender for Residential and Nursing Care Services – Walsall

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council invites applications from providers for the provision of residential and nursing care services for older people, complex care and mental health.

United Kingdom-Walsall: Residential nursing care services

2020/S 212-520559

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Postal address: The Civic Centre, Darwall Sreet
Town: Walsall
NUTS code: UKG38 Walsall
Postal code: WS1 1TP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Susan Wilson
E-mail: procurement@walsall.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.walsall.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil/aspx/Home

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

WP3563 — Residential and Nursing Care Services 2020

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85144100 Residential nursing care services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council (Walsall MBC) invites applications from providers for the provision of residential and nursing care services for older people, complex care and mental health. The procurement process is an open application process under the Light Touch Regime, (PCR 2015, regulations 74-77) for health and social care contracts. Under Regulation 76, the council is free to establish a procedure, provided that, the procedure is sufficient to ensure compliance with the principles of transparency and equal treatment of economic operators (suppliers). The application process remains open for the duration of the contract and providers can apply to join at any time. All suppliers that satisfy all of the minimum requirements of the standard selection questionnaire (SSQ) and due diligence process shall be awarded a contract. The application process can be accessed via the Council’s Electronic Tendering Site, inTend: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil/aspx/Home

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 67 600 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council (Walsall MBC) invites applications from providers for the provision of residential and nursing care services for older people, complex care and mental health.

The procurement process is an open application process under the Light Touch Regime, (PCR 2015, regulations 74-77) for health and social care contracts. Under Regulation 76, the council is free to establish a procedure, provided that, the procedure is sufficient to ensure compliance with the principles of transparency and equal treatment of economic operators (suppliers).

The application process remains open for the duration of the contract and providers can apply to join at any time. All suppliers that satisfy all of the minimum requirements of the standard selection questionnaire (SSQ) and due diligence process shall be awarded a contract. The application process can be accessed via the Council’s electronic tendering site, inTend: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil/aspx/Home

The duration of the contracts will be from 1 November 2020 (or the date each award is made following successful completion of the application process) to 31 March 2023. Walsall MBC and Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) are permitted under this contract to award call-off contracts.

The estimated value of the services that may be awarded by Walsall MBC is estimated at 28 million per annum.

All Care home providers who have a current contract with Walsall Council to deliver these services will be awarded this new contract from 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2023. These providers have already demonstrated they have met the requirements of the application form so the Council is satisfied that this covers the principle of equal treatment as set out on Public Contract Regulations 2015. This will also ensure continuation of service for vulnerable service users and will elevate the administrative pressure placed on the market due to the current circumstances in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 19
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Criteria as stated in procurement documents.

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 31/03/2023
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31/03/2023
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Applications are opened and evaluate as received during the duration of the entire application process.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

January 2023.

 

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: N/A
Town: N/A
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

 

WMBC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on entering into the agreement is published. Such additional information should be requested from the addressee found in I.1). If an appeal regarding entering into the agreement has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (within 30 days beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for such action had arisen).

Where the agreement has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the decision to enter into the agreement or order WMBC to amend any document and may award damages. Following the correct implementation of a 10-day standstill period and publication of appropriate notices the court may only award damages once the agreement has been entered into.

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/10/2020