II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:
The Vale of Glamorgan.
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
Direct payments are payments made by the Council to people who would usually receive a service from social services. They assist people who want to manage their own support to improve their quality of life. They promote independence, social inclusion and enhance self-esteem by enabling people to live in their own homes, be fully involved in family and community life and to participate actively in work, education and leisure opportunities.
The Council recognises that the successful use of direct payments relies on access to appropriate support.
The purpose of a support scheme is to ensure that appropriate advice, information and support is available to all groups and to encourage the confidence to undertake the complexities of using direct payments to meet their support needs legally and efficiently.
Currently there is contract in place across the Vale of Glamorgan to provide this service, which is due to expire in February 2020. The Council intends to award a new contract for the proposed duration of three (3) years with the option to extend up to a further two (2) years.
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
Value excluding VAT: 900 000.00 GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals:
Option to extend up to two (2) years.
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:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
II.2.14) Additional information
To ensure a full understanding of the Council’s environment, the bidders are encouraged to review the following Council documents:
— Vale of Glamorgan Corporate Plan,
— OneVale Programme.
Both are available on the Council’s website http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk