NCCT40059a Domiciliary Care - Application to Select List.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Norfolk County Council
Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Mrs Claire Dawson
NR1 2DH Norwich
Telephone: +44 1603223495

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

NHS Norfolk and Waveney
Lakeside 400, Old Chapel Way
NR7 0WG Norwich

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
NCCT40059a Domiciliary Care - Application to Select List.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKH13

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Norfolk County Council requires organisations to provide domiciliary care services to eligible service users within Norfolk.
The Council invites interested provider organisations to apply to join a select list. The Council will conduct a series of further procurement exercises involving organisations on the list. The nature of those exercises may vary by client group and/or geographical area. The Council reserves the right to re-open the list to bring in more providers, or to conduct separate procurements outside of the list.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85310000, 85300000, 85311100, 85311200, 85311300, 85312000, 85312400, 85312500, 85320000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Due to the expansion of the Homecare market in Norfolk and Norfolk County Council's move to personalised budgets, the range stated in II.2.1 below covers not only the current market value of block and spot contracting for Homecare in Norfolk, but also the anticipated increase in demand over the next few years. Contracts under this select list will cover the entire county and are to be split between a range of spot contracts and block contracting arrangements, which may be let for periods of 4 to 8 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000,00 and 250 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Please refer to the application document.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please refer to the application document.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Please refer to the application document.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the application document.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the application document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the application document.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Providers will need to be registered with the Care Quality Commission.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: The Council reserves the right to use electronic auctions in individual procurement exercises conducted using the select list.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 032-051994 of 16.2.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
18.10.2012 - 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 18.10.2012 - 14:00


County Hall, Martineau lane, Norwich, Norfolk UK.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
* This is a procurement for services specified in Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 ("Part B services”). Accordingly, and notwithstanding the advertising of this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) only apply in part. The procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information contained in the application documents.
* The Authority has voluntarily advertised this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. The Authority has been constrained by the forms used by the Publications Office to describe the procurement procedure as "Open”. Admission to the list will be a single-stage procurement process, but the authority does not bind itself to conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Open Procedure, as described in the Regulations, nor to abide by any other part of the Regulations which does not expressly apply to procurements for Part B services.
* NHS bodies in Norfolk will be able to use the list if they so wish, on a procurement-by-procurement basis.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See VI 4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Norfolk County Council will incorporate a voluntary standstill period at the point information on the proposed membership of the list is communicated to Applicants. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful Applicants to challenge the award decision before the first procurement exercise under the list is entered into.
Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the Council's obligations can take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

See VI.4.2

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: