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Independent advocacy services.

Social and other specific services - public contracts

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314693875
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM75

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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
II.1.1)Title:

Independent Advocacy Services.

Reference number: CT 0173
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Independent advocacy services.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 3 900 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Advocacy for People with Mental Health Support Needs and Adult Unpaid Carers

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM75
Main site or place of performance:

Edinburgh.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent advocacy service for people with mental health support needs and adult unpaid carers.

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

It is the intention of the Council that any contract arising from this procurement will be for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 periods of twelve months each, undertaken at the sole discretion of the Council.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Advocacy for People with Learning Disabilities, Older People, Adults with Physical Disabilities and Adults with Autistic Spectrum Condition

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85300000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM75
Main site or place of performance:

Edinburgh.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent advocacy service for people with learning disabilities, older people, adults with physical disabilities, adults with Autistic Spectrum Condition and children and young people who are receiving a service from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Learning Disabilities (CAMHS LD) or are in-patients in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, who may or may not be subject to statutory measures.

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

It is the intention of the Council that any contract arising from this procurement will be for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 periods of twelve months each, undertaken at the sole discretion of the Council.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
Procedure involving negotiations
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:

Proposals were evaluated with a weighting of 70 % Quality and 30 % Price for contract award based on Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 214-390127
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 1
Title:

Advocacy for People with Mental Health Support Needs and Adult Unpaid Carers

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
21/07/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Advocard
332 Leith Walk
Edinburgh
EH6 5BR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1315545307
NUTS code: UKM75
The contractor is an SME
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 2 650 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 2 650 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 2
Title:

Advocacy for People with Learning Disabilities, Older People, Adults with Physical Disabilities and Adults with Autistic Spectrum Condition

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
21/07/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Partners in Advocacy
2nd Floor Beaverhall House, 27/5 Beaverhall Road
Edinburgh
EH7 4JE
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314787723
NUTS code: UKM75
The contractor is an SME
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1 250 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 250 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the standstill period commencing on the next day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date 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.

(SC Ref:507719).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314693875

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

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:
09/08/2017