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Scottish Borders Council's approved provider list for the provision of care at home has opened from 1.6.2017 to 5.7.2017. During this period providers currently not on the approved list and wish to make application for inclusion on the list for the ...

Social and other specific services - public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells
United Kingdom
Contact person: Anna Penman
Telephone: +44 1835824000
Fax: +44 1835825150
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Annual Opening 2017 - Care at Home.

Reference number: SBC/CPS/1383
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Scottish Borders Council's approved provider list for the provision of care at home has opened from 1.6.2017 to 5.7.2017. During this period providers currently not on the approved list and wish to make application for inclusion on the list for the remainder of the original term.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM24
Main site or place of performance:

Scottish Borders Council Area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The role of Care at Home is to support people and support their carers (as appropriate) to have a good quality of life in their own homes. The service covers both long term care needs and short term intervention which includes personal care and social/emotional support, all in line with re-ablement practices.

The service is to cover care at home to children and young people, adults, and older people. Providers are able to choose delivering services to children and young people only, adults and older people only, or a combination of both; however they must be appropriately registered with the care inspectorate for the service they wish to deliver.

The service aims to help and support people to sustain, recover or manage their health, skills and abilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives. The service also provides support to those approaching the end of their lives in their own homes, where this is their choice.

Successful delivery of the service involves putting the person at the centre of decisions about the way that they want to live and the support that they want to receive. It also requires that services are provided in a way which reflects a strong commitment to the principles set out in the National Care Standards for Care at Home services. The principles are dignity, privacy, choice, safety, realising potential and equality and diversity. It also requires close co-operation with and listening to the views of people who use the service and, where appropriate, obtaining the views of family carers and friends.

The process to qualify for participation will be through a set of required minimum standards, a series of quality based questions and price information. The minimum standards and award criteria are as detailed within the document on Public Contracts Scotland Tender. Only those Providers achieving the required minimum standards will be eligible to be considered for inclusion on the list.

It is anticipated that each Service Provider qualifying for participation on the list will be awarded an overarching contract. Through this arrangement, Service Providers may be awarded care packages through one of a number of call off mechanisms. A full description of these is contained within the tender information. Please note participation in this list, or the award of any overarching contract does not guarantee that any Service Provider will receive any care package commissions.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Start: 01/08/2017
End: 30/04/2019
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Existing participants need not reapply.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As per the Invitation to Tender Documentation.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As per the Invitation to Tender Documentation.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Form of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
Information about national procedures is available at:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

As detailed within the Invitation to Tender Document.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 108-193609
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 06/07/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

Section VI: Complementary information

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:

It is considered that the provision of Care at Home Services falls within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012. Neither the inclusion of this stage or any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Council intends to hold itself bound by and of the Regulations save those applicable to Part B Services.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 5432. For more information see:

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see:

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

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

The Council is committed to maximising community benefits from its third party contracts. This is achieved through the inclusion of economic, social and environmental conditions into the delivery of council contracts.

When the total value of individual or collective contracts exceeds 50 000 GBP per annum, the Council may require the Provider to deliver community benefits proportional to the value of each contract.

When these pre-determined values are met the Council will initiate discussions with the Provider to agree the delivery of community benefits for the remainder of the contract period.

(SC Ref:497321).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1835824000
Fax: +44 1835825150

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: