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The Children & Young People's Leadership Group (CYPLG) want to ensure that the best possible services for all children, young people, their families and their carers within the Scottish Borders are provided and that these lead to improved outcomes. ...

Social and other specific services - public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells
TD6 0SA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Anna Penman
Telephone: +44 1835824000
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1835825150
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.scotborders.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00394

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Positive Emotional Wellbeing Support Service.

Reference number: SBC/CPS/1390
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Children & Young People's Leadership Group (CYPLG) want to ensure that the best possible services for all children, young people, their families and their carers within the Scottish Borders are provided and that these lead to improved outcomes. The Children & Young People's Commissioning Strategy 2017-2022 identified a number of priority areas for commissioned services including:

- Positive emotional and mental health and wellbeing of children and young people,

- Availability, access and support for young carers,

- Supporting choices - equality and inclusions, positive life choices.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 113 835.00 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)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM24
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

An extensive review has been undertaken and the CYPLG are keen to develop a service which is able to support young people experiencing a range of challenges to develop resilience and positive emotional wellbeing through a service which is flexible, integrated and cohesive and which provides equity of access for young people across the Scottish Borders aged 12 to 18 years. The CYPLG are keen to explore support options for a range of groups; Young Carers, substance misuse, LGBT and equalities. We are now keen to commission this service.

It is considered the provision of this service falls within the ‘light-touch’ regime as described in regulations 74-76 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Neither the inclusion of this stage or any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Council intends to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to the ‘light-touch’ regime.

The Contract will not be divided into lots.

II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 113 835.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Duration in months: 60
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

The contract will be awarded for a 3 year period with the option to renew for a further 2 years.

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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:

Scottish Borders Council is committed to maximising community benefits from its procurement activities. Under this procurement, the provider and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of the authorities' social and economic objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
Information about national procedures is available at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The evaluation of this tender is based on the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT) on the bases of best price-quality ratio, where price is 20 % and quality is 80 %. Please see PCStender for further information.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 084-164108
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 25/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

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:

PVG - It is a requirement that all personnel who will be employed to deliver this contract are PVG registered.

Section A: There are no statement and questions used in section A.

Section B: 4B.5 - Insurance - It is a requirement of this contract that Economic operators hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP for each and every claim

Public Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP for each and every claim

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse40.pdf

4B.6 - Accounts - the last two years audited accounts or equivalent (or a web-link where these are available online) or a statement of your organisations turnover or if neither of the above is available additional information which will give Scottish Borders Council the assurance that your organisation is capable of carrying out any subsequent awarded contract.

At request for documentation stage the preferred provider will be asked to provide Published financial statements which will be used in order to undertake an evaluation of the financial affairs of an organisation to provide assurance over the financial health and sustainability of the provider and to identify any potential areas of risk (of service loss, reputational, financial loss etc.) to the Council. Such financial evaluation may also include reference to movements in credit rating/limit, risk scores and any other financial appraisal information made by a recognised provider of company credit reports/business intelligence e.g. CreditSafeUK.

In the event that analysis of your financial position determines that additional measures are necessary to provide adequate assurance of your financial strength, you may be required to provide either a parent company guarantee or bank guarantee.

Sections C & D: There are no statement and questions used in sections C and D

At request for documentation stage: To ensure the integrity and proper conduct of the procurement process, the Council may request, at any time, all or part of the supporting documents from an economic operator, sub-contractor, consortium member or other bodies, whose capability and capacity will be relied on to perform the contract.

A signed copy of the following documents:

1. Certificate of non-collusion, canvassing and declaration,

2. Form of acceptance of the invitation to tender,

3. Freedom of information.

4B.5.1 - Employers Insurance and 4B.5.2 - Public Liability Insurance - Provide certificates and policies demonstrating the required insurance levels are in place or can be obtained ready for the start of any contract. Unless declared as accessible electronic in 4B.5.3.

4B.6 - Accounts - Provide copies of the last 2 years audited accounts or equivalent (or a web-link where these are available online) or a statement of your organisations turnover or if neither of the above is available additional information which will give Scottish Borders Council the assurance that your organisation is capable of carrying out any subsequent awarded contract.

4B.6 - Where determined from the financial review a parent company guarantee or bank guarantee may be requested. Should this be the case a form will be issued for completion and return.

VI - a completed signed concluding statement.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 8420. 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:

- Providing employment, training or work experience opportunities for young or unemployed people.

- Awareness raising activities in secondary schools and colleges.

(SC Ref:504835).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells
TD6 0SA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1835824000
Fax: +44 1835825150

Internet address:http://www.scotborders.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Scottish Borders Council will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI, 2015 No 446) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rule to take action in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session. An claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published on the OJEU or within 30 days of the date the those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/07/2017