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To establish a single provider contract for the provision of a Homelessness and Tenancy Support service which will help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and or vulnerable, to access, sustain and maintain accommodation independently.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
South Ayrshire Council
Newton House, 30 Green Street Lane
Ayr
KA8 8BH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3001230900
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM37

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/procurement/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00405

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Provision of a Homelessness and Tenancy Support Service.

Reference number: CE-12-17
II.1.2)Main CPV code
70333000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

To establish a single provider contract for the provision of a Homelessness and Tenancy Support service which will help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and or vulnerable, to access, sustain and maintain accommodation independently.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 680 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
70333000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM37
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To establish a single provider contract for the provision of a Homelessness and Tenancy Support service which will help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and or vulnerable, to access, sustain and maintain accommodation independently.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Price - Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 680 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

+1+1.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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:

It is a requirement of this Contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded Contract, indicated below:

Service Providers must be registered with the Care Inspectorate.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

It is a requirement of this Contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded Contract, indicated below:

Insurances:

Employers (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP in respect of each claim without limit to the number of claims. Tenderers may be required to provide their current Employers Liability Insurance certificate which should include name of the insurers, policy numbers, expiry date and limits for any one incident and annual aggregate caps and the excesses under the policies.

Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP in respect of each claim without limit to the number of claims. Tenderers may be required to provide a copy of their current Public Liability Insurance certificate.

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP in respect of each claim without limit to the number of claims. Tenderers may be required to provide a copy of their current Professional Indemnity Insurance certificate.

Documentation requested for the above insurances should include name of insurers, policy numbers, expiry date and limits of any one incident and annual aggregate caps and the excesses under the policies.

Financial Standing:

The Council will access a Credit safe report for a Tenderers organisation and use the information contained within to assist with the assessment of the Bidder's economic and financial standing.

In the event that this analysis is unavailable or unsatisfactory the Council will request the following information below:

A copy of the organisation's audited accounts or equivalent for the most recent 2 years, along with details of any significant changes since the last year end.

or

A statement of the organisation's turnover; profit and cash flow for the most recent full year of trading or where a full year trading has not been completed the same information for the period applicable. Note if this information is not available in an audited format Tenderers may be required to provide an end of period balance sheet or make the response specified below.

or

If Tenderers are unable to provide the information requested above, they may be required to provide additional information and documentation that will give the Authority the assurance that they are capable of carrying out any subsequent awarded contract. For example, a statement of their organisation's cash flow forecast for the current year and a letter from the organisation's bank outlining the current cash and credit position or other alternative means of demonstrating financial standing.

Once the Council has received and considered such financial information as is made available in line with the requirements above, the Council shall have discretion to ask Tenderers to provide either a parent company guarantee and/or a guarantee from an agreed financial institution as it considers appropriate (acting reasonably).

In the event that additional measures are requested, the Council shall, in its sole discretion, determine the terms of those measures that it deems as acceptable. If Tenderers cannot provide measures to the satisfaction of the Council then their submission may be rejected.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Tenderers will be required to provide evidence of having the necessary capacity and capability to deliver the requirements for the ‘Provision of a Homelessness and Tenancy Support Service’. The below requirements will be requested at the ‘Request For Documentation’ Stage:

Two (2) examples of the provision of similar goods/services/works may be requested and must be from within the last 3 years for goods and services and within the last 5 years of work contracts.

If Tenderers are unable to provide two (2) examples the tenderer may be required to explain why examples cannot be provided.

Tenderers may also be required to provide:

Technical Skills

A statement of the relevant professional and technical skills available within your organisation; or where applicable, consortium members and/or named sub-contractors in relation to this procurement exercise.

Guidance

The buyer will use the information you provide to evaluate whether your organisation; consortium members and/or named sub-contractors have the relevant professional and technical skills required for this procurement exercise.

Technical Resources

A statement of the relevant technical resources such as the tools, plant, facilities and technical equipment available to your organisation, or where applicable, consortium members and/or named sub-contractors in relation to this procurement exercise.

Guidance

The buyer will use the information you provide to evaluate whether your organisation; consortium members and/or named sub-contractors have the relevant technical resources for this procurement exercise.

Technical Confirmation

If available, copies of completion certificates or customers' written declaration which validates the examples you have provided.

Guidance

If you cannot provide certificates or customer declarations the Authority may choose to contact customers cited directly in order to validate the experience examples you have provided without any further reference to you.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

It is a requirement of this Contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded Contract, indicated below:

Service Providers must be registered with the Care Inspectorate.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Due to character restrictions on the Public Contracts Scotland website, a copy of the Contract Notice, including all additional information detailing the requirements of bidders, has been uploaded into the attachments area of this project within the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender website, project ref 7907.

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.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the 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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 27/07/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
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: 27/07/2017
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:

3 Years.

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:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 7907. 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:

It has become clear that there is scope within the EU legal framework which applies to public contracts, to use contracts to deliver wider social benefits such as:

- Targeted recruitment and training (providing employment and training opportunities/apprenticeships);

- SME and social enterprise development;

- Community engagement.

As part of your response to the Quality criteria, Tenderers are requested to provide an outline of all community benefits you can offer for this contract.

(SC Ref:501815).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
South Ayrshire Council
Newton House, 30 Green Street Lane
Ayr
KA8 8BH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3001230900

Internet address:http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/procurement/

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:
27/06/2017