United Kingdom - Mold: Social work and related services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
General public services
Type: 
Contract notice
Award criteria: 
Not applicable
Published: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 094-184870

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
Flintshire County Council
County Hall, Flintshire
Mold
CH7 6NA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Christy J Hoskings
Telephone: +44 1352702509
E-mail: christy.j.hoskings@flintshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKL23

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.flintshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0419

I.2)

Joint procurement

I.3)

Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login
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://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

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:

Disability Community Services.

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
85300000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

Flintshire County Council is seeking to redevelop its Disability Community Services (Including learning disability, physical disability and sensory impairment services) and has been working with local providers and people with disabilities through a process of co-production to create a shared vision for disability services in the future. The Council is now seeking innovative partners to work with us to progress a new single preventative model across disability services. The aim of this model is to ensure an outcome based approach is applied across community services for people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and sensory impairment.

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Lead Organisation

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
85300000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL23

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

The lead organisation will further be responsible for developing and maintaining professional relationships through informal partnership working with the other contracted organisations and/or spot purchased providers. This will include chairing and overseeing arrangements for a formal strategy group where by all organisations within the informal partnership will come together on a frequent basis to collaborate, innovate and share information, as well as discuss and report on service areas. This Group must be supported and involve a citizen perspective, including involving citizens in all key decisions regarding the service enabling them to have fair and meaningful input in co-designing service action plans. All organisations within the informal partnership will be required to meet the core outcomes of this Single Model and fully engage in all activities which are implicit to the aims of the overall service specification and informal partnership. The core areas of service have been established through a process of co-production with adults and children and experts in the field, together it has been firmly established that the focus of this single model should be to provide accessible, inclusive disability services that work to support adults and children in reaching their full potential and prevent adults and children from requiring substantial statutory support. The lead organisation will have enough flexibility to work with informal partnership providers to develop appropriate solutions to the problem that needs to be addressed.

II.2.6)

Estimated value

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Transport Support Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
85300000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL23

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

What is the Vision for this Service?

When talking to people in Flintshire the issue around access to transport has been presented on a number of occasions. The vision for this service is that it will provide information and advice regarding local transport, specialist training and guidance sessions on how to use transport safely and the service will also develop transport buddy and car share schemes. Who is this service for? The Service will focus on those people (Adults & Children) with disabilities who do not meet the threshold of requiring formal support plans from social care services and will instead reach people at the earliest opportunity, providing services to prevent their needs escalating. This Service will champion voluntary and community action at a neighbourhood level, supporting local people to take control of any issues, interests and needs in their area and fostering community spirit.

Aims and Objectives of the Service.

1) Increased opportunity to participate in social and leisure activities, and generally broadened horizons.

2) Greater freedom, choice and control.

3) Improvement to general health and well-being, improved quality of life 4) Reduced likelihood of developing anxiety or worry regarding lone travel 5) Increased opportunity to access healthcare services; and

6) Increased opportunity and likelihood of entering employment or education.

7) The main benefit to parents and carers is a reduction in care responsibilities, enabling greater participation in employment, education and leisure activities.

8) Opportunity to learn a skill.

9) Possibility for people with physical disabilities or learning difficulties to become trainers or buddies.

10) A chance to engage with the community.

II.2.6)

Estimated value

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Community Enrichment

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
85300000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL23

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

What is the Vision for this Service?

Flintshire Council is in the process of realigning its model of social care to increase its focus on prevention and community based support. The council will support the voluntary and community sector to deliver a preventative community development programme. Working with individuals and organisations, the programme will realise the potential within communities to encourage and enable disabled people to stay independent for longer. The Service will be expected to connect people with disabilities to existing services and work with the voluntary and community sectors to develop new initiatives to meet the identified needs in Flintshire communities.

This vision for the service is that it will support the growth of active and sustainable communities in which people with disabilities are valued and can play their full part. The service will provide advice, resources and practical training to support disabled people in Flintshire and their communities in establishing or sustaining projects, groups and initiatives that they feel are important and can be sustained locally. The Service will go out and actively engage people (outreach working) talking to people with disabilities and working with them to recognise and harness their strengths, resources and skills to develop initiatives in their local communities, offering access to technical expertise and support to start up projects and let the communities continue to support them to grow. The Service will have a Social Media component where wanted helping people to develop their own social media resources, such as forums and groups and will also line to the National Dewis Portal. The Service will also provide people with advice and guidance around available avenues of funding and/or fundraising.

Who is this service for?

The Service will focus on those people (Adults & Children) with disabilities who do not meet the threshold of requiring formal support plans from social care services and will instead reach people at the earliest opportunity, providing services to prevent their needs escalating.

II.2.6)

Estimated value

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Access to new technology & equipment

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
85300000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL23

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

What is the Vision for this Service?

During our co-production work people told us that equipment and technology is one of the most important priorities for adults and children with disabilities. However adults, children and providers consistently informed us that adults and children are often unsure about what is available, or what can help them. We found many adults and children ask provider's questions like; how do you know what is available? Where do you go to buy it? How do you know what is right for you? How do you know if a supplier is reputable?

National research also reflects what we have found and indicates that many people lack the means to access online resources or the skills to navigate them. Whilst we are aware that this problem is likely to decline as the younger generations of today are accustomed to using digital services, it still presents as an immediate challenge.

This Service will help with these issues and will provide adults and children with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and sensory impairments in Flintshire with impartial, up to date and user friendly advice, information & training on equipment & technology. It is important the service offers advice and guidance for adults and children on what equipment & technology could help them & where they can purchase it, whether online or in local stores. The service will also provide good quality product reviews, user guides, best value resources and links to supplier directories and fact sheets. The service will not be commissioned by Flintshire Council to sell products or advertise on behalf of providers & will provide services online and face to face working with communities.

The ethos of this service is not about doing for but instead about giving the adults and children the skills to enable them to use local and online resources to shop and research new and developing equipment and technology. The core aim of the service is to keep adults and children as independent as possible for as long as possible and with this in mind it is essential the service is able to identify if a person requires additional support to enable them to access information & advice or to use relevant equipment or technology successfully. Where adults and children are unable to do so the service will hold community training workshops and invite adults and children who require extra support for training or alternatively the service will recognise the need for specialist provision and refer on to other providers or social services & health bodies etc.

The new service will be required to develop links with specialist services which will enable practitioners and other health and social care professionals to use this service as a resource encouraging adults and children to access the new service directly including the self-funder or direct payment market or with some support. A key aim of the new service is to help adults and children to make changes which will improve their well-being that will prevent the need for more costly interventions, such as admission to hospital or residential care etc.

II.2.6)

Estimated value

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Intergrated Sensory Loss Service

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
85300000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL23

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

What is the Vision for this Service?

The vision for this service is to rehabilitate/habilitate and re-able adults and children with sensory loss to enhance the quality of life, promote the continuing independence and raise awareness of sensory loss in our communities. The Service will centre around Re-ablement, which is about enabling people to do things for themselves (in contrast to the traditional service models) to maximise their ability to live life as independently as possible & Rehabilitation/Habilitation which is central in enabling children and adults with a sensory loss to live as independently as possible and develop skills that otherwise would have been learnt incidentally, this is vital where an individual has lost or been unable or delayed in developing those skills as a result of their sensory loss.

The overall intention of the service is to restore and enable a person to achieve skills and abilities they may have previously had or wish to develop in order to gain maximum independence. It is an outcome-focused, personalised approach where the person using the service sets their own goals and is supported by a rehabilitation/habilitation worker to achieve them over a dedicated time period (based on need). It supports a person's physical, sensory, social and emotional needs and aims to reduce or minimise the need for ongoing support after the support is completed. This service seeks to improve the skills and resilience of an individual in their specific situation.

For this service to be effective, it is essential the support provided should be co-produced between the adult or child and the skilled practitioners (rehabilitation/habilitation officers). Together they should determine through assessment the potential of the individual and the barriers to improvement to draw up a programme to achieve that child or adult's outcomes. Effective reablement and rehabilitation/habilitation should be delivered in partnership between the local authority and the NHS and it is essential that this service establishes collaborative working relationships with health and social care sectors.

II.2.6)

Estimated value

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Bidding for all Lots

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
85300000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL23

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

Bidding for all lots 1 to 5.

II.2.6)

Estimated value

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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.1.4)

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

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: 30/05/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)

Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Welsh

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:

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority's economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are: are suggested in the community benefits plan attachment contained in the tender documentation.

(WA Ref:64210)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
Flintshire County Council
County Hall, Flintshire
Mold
CH7 6NA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1352701814

Internet address:www.flintshire.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:
12/05/2017