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Notice Details

Title: Advice Services - Debt Counselling and Welfare Rights
Reference No: DEC340720
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000568198
Published by: Argyll and Bute Council
Publication Date: 21/12/2018
Deadline Date: 12/02/2019
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The Council is seeking a single provider of free debt counselling and welfare rights advice with a particular focus on prevention and intervention to people resident in the Argyll and Bute Council area who are vulnerable at the point of access.
This service will form part of a range of advice services, which will comprise services delivered by free national/local advice resources; the Council/its Partners; other third party agencies and the Provider of the services detailed in this contract.
This service will be provided in line with the Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers (SNSIAP) and the provider will be accredited by the relevant schemes as administered and introduced by the Scottish Legal Aid Board or equivalent standards.
CPV: 79140000, 79140000, 79110000, 98000000, 75110000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Argyll and Bute Council

Kilmory

Lochgilphead

PA31 8RT

UK

Contact person: Samantha Torrie

Telephone: +44 1546604145

E-mail: samantha.torrie@argyll-bute.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00063

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:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


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

Advice Services - Debt Counselling and Welfare Rights

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79140000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Council is seeking a single provider of free debt counselling and welfare rights advice with a particular focus on prevention and intervention to people resident in the Argyll and Bute Council area who are vulnerable at the point of access.

This service will form part of a range of advice services, which will comprise services delivered by free national/local advice resources; the Council/its Partners; other third party agencies and the Provider of the services detailed in this contract.

This service will be provided in line with the Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers (SNSIAP) and the provider will be accredited by the relevant schemes as administered and introduced by the Scottish Legal Aid Board or equivalent standards.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 211 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79140000

79110000

98000000

75110000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM63

UKM81


Main site or place of performance:

Argyll and Bute

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Council is seeking a single provider of free debt counselling and welfare rights advice with a particular focus on prevention and intervention to people resident in the Argyll and Bute Council area who are vulnerable at the point of access.

This service will form part of a range of advice services, which will comprise services delivered by free national/local advice resources; the Council/its Partners; other third party agencies and the Provider of the services detailed in this contract.

This service will be provided in line with the Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers (SNSIAP) and the provider will be accredited by the relevant schemes as administered and introduced by the Scottish Legal Aid Board or equivalent standards.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 70

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 211 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The contract may be extended for up to 12 months at the discretion of the Council and subject to the terms of the relevant contract clause. Please note that the contract value is for the maximum term of 4 years.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

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

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.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Bidders will be required to have Financial Conduct Authority Authorisation to provide services regulated by the FCA.

The Provider will be required to ensure that Protection of Vulnerable Group certification is applied where applicable in delivery of the service.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Minimum Turnover

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below

Financial Status – To establish the financial standing of a bidder, the Council will firstly take into account an independent risk report, this will be considered alongside the turnover information. Please refer to the tender docs for further details.


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Bidders will be required to have a minimum “general” yearly turnover of 105,000 GBP for the last 2 years (bidders must refer to tender docs for full details)

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5m GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 5m GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 2m GBP

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services/supplies as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU Contract Notice.


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Two examples of previous relevant experience required.

Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about 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

Notice number in the OJ S:

2018/S 222-507971

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/02/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/02/2019

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:

January 2023

VI.3) Additional information

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 12604. 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:

Non evaluated community benefits clause will apply to this contract.

(SC Ref:568198)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Argyll and Bute Council

Kilmory

Lochgilphead

PA31 8RT

UK

Telephone: +44 1546604145

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

20/12/2018


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: samantha.torrie@argyll-bute.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
281000AdvocacyLegal Services
289999other Legal ServicesLegal Services
329999other Social Community Care Supplies and ServicesSocial Community Care Supplies and Services 

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands

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