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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Abertillery: Generic Floating Support for Vulnerable People
Document Ref:
428616-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Date Published:
12 September 2019
Deadline Date:
21 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
Labels:

Notice Abstract

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council commissions a number of supporting people services that provides housing related support to vulnerable people within the locality.The purpose of this tender is to commission a generic floating support service providing low level, short term floating support which is tenure neutral. For the purpose of this tender, the current service (3 floating support services which at present predominately supports Housing Association tenants) is being remodelled into one tenure neutral service.

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

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Anvil Court, Church Street

Abertillery

NP13 1DB

UK

Telephone: +44 1495311556

E-mail: paul.jones@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

NUTS: UKL16

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0278

I.3) Communication

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

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk


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

Low Level Generic Floating Support for Vulnerable People

Reference number: Itt_77362

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council commissions a number of supporting people services that provides housing related support to vulnerable people within the locality.

The purpose of this tender is to commission a generic floating support service providing low level, short term floating support which is tenure neutral. For the purpose of this tender, the current service (3 floating support services which at present predominately supports Housing Association tenants) is being remodelled into one tenure neutral service.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85311000

85300000

85320000

98000000

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL16

Main site or place of performance:

The services will be provided within the locality and boundary of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The purpose of this tender is to commission a generic floating support service providing low level, short term floating support which is tenure neutral.

The current service (3 floating support services which at present predominately supports Housing Association tenants) is being remodelled into one tenure neutral service.

The aim of the service is to provide generic low level, short term floating support to people who may require support to access accommodation and/or maintain and sustain their home enabling them to live independently in the community. The service is tenure neutral and will be provided to people who are:

— owner occupiers,

— social housing tenants,

— private rented tenants,

— residing in temporary accommodation,

— residing with family/friends,

— homeless,

— sofa surfing,

— other accommodation not listed above.

Support will be provided to individuals aged 16 years old and over, there is no upper age limit. This is a generic service and people accessing the service may also have a range of needs including physical disabilities, mental health issues, substance misuse issues, learning difficulties. Individuals will be residents of Blaenau Gwent. In order to access the service a person must be willing to engage with support.

The supporting people team will fund a maximum of 90 hours of support each week. This is an hour’s based service and will be subject to a supporting people payment clawback if the minimum levels of service delivery (i.e. the hours) are not met.

The floating support service will support people with low levels of need. On average a person can expect to receive 1,5 hours of support each week but this will be determined by individual support needs.

The support provider will be expected to support low levels of need within a staff: service user ratio of 1:20. Support will be individually tailored depending on assessed need and in all cases subject to a support plan.

The service will provide a total of 90 hours of support per week supporting a minimum of 60 people. The service will operate Monday – Friday 9.00 a.m. – 5 p.m. but will be flexible to meet people’s needs for example on weekends or evenings if required. The support provider will also be required to make arrangements for an out of hours provision.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Innovation / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Health inequalities / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Presentation / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Experience/skill / Weighting: 35

Quality criterion: Risk / Weighting: 25

Price / Weighting:  20

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2020

End: 31/03/2025

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

This tender will run for 5 years commencing 1.4.2020 with an option to extend for a further 36 months at 12 month intervals (subject to performance and WG funding).

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As per tender 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

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As stipulated within the tender documentation.

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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 142-349600

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

Date: 21/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

CY

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

Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/10/2019

Local time: 14:00

Place:

Corporate Procurement, Floor 3, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6XB.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Authorised representatives of the awarding authority only.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

The contract will be renewed at either the conclusion of the initial 5 year period or during the allowed extension period. The renewal will be subject to performance and funding.

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council is administering this procurement opportunity on etenderwales.

NB: you must download all documentation directly from the portal, tender documents will not be communicated by any other means.

E-tender access information:

— go to https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— the first person from your organisation to use the platform will be required to register on behalf of the organisation,

— the user who performs the registration becomes the super user for the organisation,

— on registering on the platform the super user will select a username and will receive a password,

— the password will be sent by e-mail to the e-mail address that was specified in the user details section of the registration page.

— in order to log-in to the platform please enter your username and password,

— contact the helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the super user (for example if they have left your organisation),

— note: If your organisation is already registered on the platform then you must not make any additional registration.

Please contact the helpdesk to gain access to the platform.

— the help desk is available Monday-Friday: 8.00-18.00. Telephone: +44 8003684852 e-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk

— tenders must be uploaded to the portal by 12.00 noon Monday 21.10.2019. Late submissions will not be considered.

How to find the ITT:

— once logged in you must click on ‘ITT's Open to all Suppliers',

— the e-tender references for this contract are: Project_42802 and ITT_77362

— click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender click the ‘Express an Interest button'. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers' area to the ‘My ITT's' on the home page.

— you will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification, technical and commercial envelopes along with any relevant documents.

In the ‘Attachments' area.

— tenders are required to provide responses to:

— the selection questionnaire within the qualification envelope,

— the method statements within the technical envelope, and

— upload the requested pricing information to the commercial envelope,

— should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages' area to contact the buyer directly — do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process.

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=95463

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver community benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The community benefits included in this contract are:

As part of your submission, bidders will be required to demonstrate their previous approach/experience in delivering community benefits and are required to submit a method statement in the form of a ‘Community Benefits Plan’ setting out how they will incorporate and deliver ‘Community Benefits’ through this appointment within Blaenau Gwent. Examples of the range of benefits include but are not exhaustive to:

— targeted recruitment and training (including existing workforce and economically inactive),

— local supply chains, including use of social enterprises,

— contributions to education and complimentary activity,

— community initiatives and activity,

— promoting environmental benefits,

— contribution to the community investment fund.

(WA Ref:95463)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Civic Centre

Ebbw Vale

NP23 6XB

UK

Telephone: +44 1495311556

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Blaenau gwent County Borough Council

Head of Legal and Corporate Compliance, General Offices

Ebbw Vale

NP23 6AA

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

09/09/2019

Current Notes