Tender for the Provision of an Adult Resource Allocation System
Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) is seeking to procure an Adult Social Care Resource Allocation System (RAS) which can provide accurate and sustainable financial cost information and is supported by best practice needs assessment, support planning and review tools.
UK-Aylesbury: software supply services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Buckinghamshire County Council
Commercial Services, County Hall, Walton Street
For the attention of: Ms Gosia Anthony
HP20 1YG Aylesbury
Telephone: +44 1296387999
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
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:
Tender for the Provision of an Adult Resource Allocation System (RAS) and Social Care Assessment Tools.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Buckinghamshire.
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)
Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) is seeking to procure an Adult Social Care Resource Allocation System (RAS) which can provide accurate and sustainable financial cost information and is supported by best practice needs assessment, support planning and review tools. The RAS is a central part of the self-directed support agenda and it will provide the algorithms and architecture which converts the qualitative information gathered within the Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) in to a quantifiable value which is allocated to meet the individual’s assessed eligible needs.
The contract scope will include social care assessment tools, support planning tools, review tools and a system to calculate a Resource Allocation for service users.
Case management and document management systems are excluded from scope.
BCC currently use the SWIFT Care Management System, are running v25.2 and are moving to version 27.01. The move to v27.01 is scheduled to go live Q1 2013.
— HTTPS and / or VPN network security employed by the proposed solution,
— The solution provides a correlation in access of 90 %,
— Applications that are warranted not to suffer from any of the Open Web Application Security Project – OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities,
— Data originating from Buckinghamshire County Council to be stored on IT servers that reside within the European Union,
— The RAS and Assessment Tools must be compatible with and capable of being easily integrated with versions 25.2 onwards of the SWIFT system.
The Council is of the opinion that TUPE regulations will not apply to this contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
72268000, 72230000, 72260000, 72212600, 85300000, 72212920
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 175 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (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
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 26.5.1972 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 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Please see ITT documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see ITT documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see ITT documents.
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
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.3.1)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
3.1.2013 – 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
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 3.1.2013 – 14:00
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 for a period of three years with an option to extend the contract further by the period of up to 24 months, up to a maximum contract period of 5 years.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Buckinghamshire County Council
County Hall, Walton Street
HP20 1UA Aylesbury
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: See above.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:12.11.2012