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19/08/2015    S159

United Kingdom-Taunton: Health and social work services

2015/S 159-292482

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Somerset County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Taunton
Postal code: TA1 4DY
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: miss Leanne LeMoucheux
E-mail: llemoucheux@somerset.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7788350827

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.somerset.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: Somerset County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Taunton
Postal code: TA1 4DY
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Miss Leanne LeMoucheux
E-mail: llemoucheux@somerset.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7788350827

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
Official name: Somerset County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Taunton
Postal code: TA1 4DY
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Miss Leanne LeMoucheux
E-mail: llemoucheux@somerset.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7788350827

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
Official name: Somerset County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Taunton
Postal code: TA1 4DY
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Miss Leanne LeMoucheux
E-mail: llemoucheux@somerset.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7788350827

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Environment
Health
Social protection
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Learning Disability Open Framework Agreement for Providers in Somerset.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKK SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND)

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 250

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 6
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: 4 years with 2 year extension under Light-Touch regime.
Pseudo DPS.

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 60 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

*** Please note, this advert if for information purposes only. You will only be able to register an expression and interest in this opportunity via the Proactis portal. Instructions on how to do this are detailed below*** Somerset County Council wishes to establish an Open Framework Agreement under which to procure care services for adults with a particular focus on Adults with Learning Disabilities within Somerset via the Proactis portal https://www.proactisplaza.com/supplierportal/Public/Opportunities.aspx The total value of the Open Framework over the agreement period for all service areas is GBP 60 000 000 Somerset County Council has a duty to provide a package of care for Adults with a particular focus on Adults with Learning Disabilities in Somerset. There is a need to provide Supported Living and Domiciliary care to aid people to live where they choose and get the care they need to do so. Employment support is an essential service the council look to provide; the councils commissioning intentions are to get at least 1 in 5 people into paid jobs or self- employment by 2025. Other services include Residential Care including Short Breaks and also Daytime Support. The outcomes focused service specifications that relate to these services have been co-produced with customers and carers. They focus on promoting independence, choice, control and integration with communities. Somerset County Council is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) The framework is split into service areas; providers will be able to express an interest for one or more service area(s) as follows:

Service Area 1 — Supported Living
Service Area 2 — Domiciliary Care
Service Area 3 — Employment Support
Service Area 4 — Residential Care Including Short Breaks
Service Area 5 — Daytime Support

To express an interest in this opportunity please go to https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login note: If you wish to view copies of the tender documentation without registering on the above Proactis system go to www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk Select opportunities then search Latest Opportunities for Somerset County Council. Then select Open Framework Agreement for Learning Disability Providers in Somerset. Please note you will only be able to register an expression and interest in this opportunity via the Proactis portal. SCC will be holding some registration sessions at County Hall to help providers become familiar with the system The sessions will be 30 min. each and will be on a one-to-one basis The sessions will be delivered on the following dates: Thursday 27th August 13:00-16:30 Friday 28th August 9:00-12:30 Wednesday 9th September 9:00-12:15 Friday 11th September 13:00-16:00 If you would like to register for one of these sessions please email ldopenframework@somerset.gov.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000 Health and social work services, 98000000 Other community, social and personal services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

*** Please note, this advert if for information purposes only. You will only be able to register an expression and interest in this opportunity via the Proactis portal. Instructions on how to do this are detailed below*** Somerset County Council wishes to establish an Open Framework Agreement under which to procure care services for adults with a particular focus on Adults with Learning Disabilities within Somerset via the Proactis portal https://www.proactisplaza.com/supplierportal/Public/Opportunities.aspx The total value of the Open Framework over the agreement period for all service areas is GBP 60 000 000 Somerset County Council has a duty to provide a package of care for Adults with a particular focus on Adults with Learning Disabilities in Somerset. There is a need to provide Supported Living and Domiciliary care to aid people to live where they choose and get the care they need to do so. Employment support is an essential service the council look to provide; the councils commissioning intentions are to get at least 1 in 5 people into paid jobs or self- employment by 2025. Other services include Residential Care including Short Breaks and also Daytime Support. The outcomes focused service specifications that relate to these services have been co-produced with customers and carers. They focus on promoting independence, choice, control and integration with communities. Somerset County Council is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) The framework is split into service areas; providers will be able to express an interest for one or more service area(s) as follows:

Service Area 1 — Supported Living
Service Area 2 — Domiciliary Care
Service Area 3 — Employment Support
Service Area 4 — Residential Care Including Short Breaks
Service Area 5 — Daytime Support

To express an interest in this opportunity please go to https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login note: If you wish to view copies of the tender documentation without registering on the above Proactis system go to www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk Select opportunities then search Latest Opportunities for Somerset County Council. Then select Open Framework Agreement for Learning Disability Providers in Somerset. Please note you will only be able to register an expression and interest in this opportunity via the Proactis portal. SCC will be holding some registration sessions at County Hall to help providers become familiar with the system The sessions will be 30 min. each and will be on a one-to-one basis The sessions will be delivered on the following dates: Thursday 27th August 13:00-16:30 Friday 28th August 9:00-12:30 Wednesday 9th September 9:00-12:15 Friday 11th September 13:00-16:00 If you would like to register for one of these sessions please email ldopenframework@somerset.gov.uk

Estimated value excluding VAT: 60 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: 4 years plus 2 single year extensions.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 0 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 14.8.2015. Completion 13.8.2021

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Service Area 1 — Supported Living
1)Short description
Supported Living — Extra care hours.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000 Health and social work services

3)Quantity or scope
Please see tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Service Area 2 — Domiciliary Care
1)Short description
Domiciliary Care.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000 Health and social work services

3)Quantity or scope
Please see tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Service Area 3 — Employment Support
1)Short description
Employment Support.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000 Health and social work services

3)Quantity or scope
Please see tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Service Area 4 — Residential Care Including Short Breaks
1)Short description
Residential Care Including Short Breaks.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000 Health and social work services

3)Quantity or scope
Please see tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Service Area 5 — Daytime Support
1)Short description
Daytime Support.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000 Health and social work services

3)Quantity or scope
Please see tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please see Ts&Cs.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 250
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: All operators able to meet minimum criteria will be qualified on to the framework.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
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)Administrative information
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
13.8.2021 - 00:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
14.8.2015
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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 related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14.8.2015