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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Giffnock: Provision of Independent Advocacy Services
Document Ref:
354759-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
East Renfrewshire Council
Date Published:
29 July 2019
Deadline Date:
26 August 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

East Renfrewshire Council is inviting tenders, from suitably qualified providers for provision of independent advocacy services.It is envisaged that the main focus of the service will be to support individuals with independent professional advocacy. This role is to inform, empower and represent the interests of the individual to improve access to health and social care services and to improve health and social care outcomes.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

East Renfrewshire Council

Eastwood HQ, Eastwood Park

Giffnock

G46 6UG

UK

Contact person: Sandra Bisset

Telephone: +44 1415778590

E-mail: sandra.bisset@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM83

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00183

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


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

Provision of Independent Advocacy Services

Reference number: CE 19 20 019

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

East Renfrewshire Council is inviting tenders, from suitably qualified providers for provision of independent advocacy services.

It is envisaged that the main focus of the service will be to support individuals with independent professional advocacy. This role is to inform, empower and represent the interests of the individual to improve access to health and social care services and to improve health and social care outcomes.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Advocacy Services for Vulnerable Adults

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

85300000

85310000

85320000

98000000

85311100

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM83

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

1.1) To provide a professional independent advocacy service for individuals throughout East Renfrewshire. The services are to be provided across different care groups including mental health, adults with learning disabilities, carers and services to older people with a particular focus on adult support and protection. Independent advocacy plays a vital role in supporting people to express their views and support them to gain the confidence to express their views themselves in the full knowledge that their advocate has no conflict of interest in the support they provide.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Case studies / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Service provision / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Staff development and support / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Quality standards for advocacy / Weighting: 25

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further 12 months.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Looked After Children and Young People

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

85300000

85310000

85320000

98000000

98133000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM83

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

To provide an independent professional advocacy service for children and young people who are or have been looked after including referrals relating to children involved in the child protection process, those with a learning or any other disability and young carers.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Case studies / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Service provision / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Staff development and support / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Quality standards for advocacy / Weighting: 25

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 75 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further 12 months.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Vulnerable Children and Young People

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

85300000

85310000

85312000

85320000

98000000

85311300

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM83

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

To provide an independent professional advocacy service for children and young people who are considered to be vulnerable by way of mental health, child protection, caring responsibilities, learning disability.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Case studies / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Service provision / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Staff development and support / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Quality standards for advocacy / Weighting: 25

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 75 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

An option to extend for a further 12 months.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

To establish the financial standing of a tenderer, the Council will firstly take into account a risk report provided independently by Credit Safe. Within such reports, the risk of business failure is expressed as a score ranging from 1 -100. In the event that a company is determined to have a risk failure rating of below 30 i.e. that the company is considered to have a high risk of business failure, the submission will not be considered further. Where you are not registered on credit safe e.g. charitable organisations, new start companies and Sole Traders you are to submit 2 years financial accounts, including profit and loss statement and balance sheet for consideration.

The successful tender will be expected to maintain a creditsafe level of 30+ throughout the framework period. The offer of any extension to the contract will be dependent on an acceptable crediting rating of 30+. The council reserve the right to terminate the contract should the financial standing decline to an unacceptable level.

Tenderers should be aware that any outstanding county court judgments will have a detrimental effect on the rating held by Credit Safe and it is your responsibility to ensure that the information held by Credit Safe is accurate and up to date — failure to do will result in rejection of your submission.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with a single operator.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 065-151575

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

Date: 26/08/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/08/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

In the event that the option to extend is taken up a further notice is likely to be July 2023.

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 13585. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Bidders responding to this opportunity will be required to confirm their compliance with the following in order for their bid to be considered further. Should you advise that you are unwilling to confirm compliance your bid will be removed from this exercise without further consultation.

East Renfrewshire Council is committed to maximising community benefits from contracts for works, goods and services in which the Council has an interest. Community benefits should improve the economic, social or environmental well-being of the area. Under this contract the successful contractor will be requested to support East Renfrewshire Council’s economic, environmental and social regeneration objectives to achieve benefits for our identified beneficiary hierarchy.

Tier 1: Targeted recruitment and training for priority employability groups;

Tier 2: Work experience placements for the same target groups;

Tier 3: Curriculum support for schools and those on employability pathways;

Tier 4: Community enhancement for community groups and projects;

Tier 5: Small and medium enterprises and social enterprise organisations supply chain support.

Based on the value and term of contract being offered the Council expects you to meet a minimum of 10 community benefits points (please see attached supplier guidance document for further information on this). In response to this question you are to detail the community benefit outcomes you will deliver, provide a method statement for delivery, monitoring arrangements and the contact details of the individual who will be responsible for the delivery of any agreed outcomes. If you are successful in the award of this contract you will be required to communicate/meet with Lorna Wallace, community benefits Officer to finalise the delivery of the benefits that you are offering under this contract.

Only when the value threshold of 100 000 GBP is reached for this framework will the 10 community benefits apply

(SC Ref:588373)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

East Renfrewshire Council

Eastwood HQ, Eastwood Park

Giffnock

G46 6UG

UK

Telephone: +44 1415773092

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

24/07/2019

Current Notes