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The Provider will develop and provide Countywide services which enable Carers in Northamptonshire to maintain a balance between caring responsibilities and leading a fulfilling life outside of their caring role. The target population are adult ...

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Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Northampton
NN4 7YD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Amy Myers
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKF23

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=437b2487-8fe8-e611-80dc-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=437b2487-8fe8-e611-80dc-005056b64545
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: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=437b2487-8fe8-e611-80dc-005056b64545
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:

Northamptonshire County Council - Carer's Support Services.

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

The Provider will develop and provide Countywide services which enable Carers in Northamptonshire to maintain a balance between caring responsibilities and leading a fulfilling life outside of their caring role. The target population are adult Carers, caring for either a vulnerable adult or disabled child in an unpaid capacity.

The expectations from Provider(s) will be to provide value for money and attract external funds to meet growing demand and unmet need. Provider(s) will be required to align services to the Joint Commissioning Carers Strategy 2016-2020 and work in partnership with other agencies such as commissioned services, Children's services, health services, the Carers Partnership Board and the Voluntary Sector.

Both services will be required from October 2017 onwards and TUPE will apply. This contract is for three years, with an option to extend for twenty four months, subject to annual review. The detailed requirements are defined in the Specification.

Cont. at II.2.4.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Please note that Providers may bid for both Lots, and be awarded both Lots. Please see the Tender documentation for full scoring and evaluation details.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 - Assessments

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKF23
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 - Assessments

The Provider will be required to undertake the Council's duty Carers Assessments as set out in section 10 of the Care Act 2014.

- Assessment of the Carer;

- Developing a support plan;

- Helping identify services and referral to other agencies including commissioned services for Lot 2.

Lot 2 - Community Resilience

The Provider will be required to deliver a variety of services for Carers in Northamptonshire which include respite care (including emergency respite care and sitting services), training, social activities, peer support, information/guidance/support, direct payments and support to ensure Carers maintain or access work, training and educational opportunities.

The deadline for completed ITTs to be received on the LGSS eTendering Portal is 12:00 on Wednesday 12.4.2017.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Duration in months: 60
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 - Community Resilience with Respite Services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKF23
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 - Assessments

The Provider will be required to undertake the Council's duty Carers Assessments as set out in section 10 of the Care Act 2014.

- Assessment of the Carer,

- Developing a support plan,

- Helping identify services and referral to other agencies including commissioned services for Lot 2.

Lot 2 - Community Resilience

The Provider will be required to deliver a variety of services for Carers in Northamptonshire which include respite care (including emergency respite care and sitting services), training, social activities, peer support, information/guidance/support, direct payments and support to ensure Carers maintain or access work, training and educational opportunities.

The deadline for completed ITTs to be received on the LGSS eTendering Portal is 12:00 on Wednesday 12.4.2017.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Duration in months: 60
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information

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:
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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 12/04/2017
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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
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:
06/03/2017