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Title: Contract for Blended Counselling Services
Published by: Powys County Council
Publication Date: 18/06/2018
Deadline Date: 16/07/2018
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The Service relates to the delivery of a county wide Blended Counselling Service for young people in Powys, incorporating online counselling and independent (formerly school-based) counselling.
CPV: 85312320, 85312300, 85312320.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Powys County Council

County Hall

Llandrindod Wells

LD1 5LG

UK

Telephone: +44 01597826000

E-mail: angela.williams1@powys.gov.uk

NUTS: UKL24

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0354

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


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

Contract for Blended Counselling Services

Reference number: ITT_68019

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85312320

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Service relates to the delivery of a county wide Blended Counselling Service for young people in Powys, incorporating online counselling and independent (formerly school-based) counselling.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85312300

85312320

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL24

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Blended Counselling Service will include the following service offers;

- Online counselling

- available to young people predominantly in the 11-19 age group, although the service will be available, where applicable, to young people up to the age of 25.

- one to one chat sessions

- private messaging services, moderated message boards

- online magazine, news and blogs

- offer clear referral pathways into local services when required

- complement the independent counselling service

- Independent counselling

- link to the internet based counselling service to provide a seamless service for clients.

- Provide one to one specialised counselling service to serve an age range of 11-19 year olds (years 7-13) across all secondary school sites and a range of community based settings.

- One to one specialised counselling service to be provided to a small number of referred/identified 10 year olds (year 6).

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 60

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 549 600.00 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:

Initial period of 3 years with an option to extend plus 1 year and plus 1 year. Subject to funding.

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: Yes

Description of options:

The Council may wish to purchase additional sessions.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

See tender documentation

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 096-219010

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

Date: 12/07/2018

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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/07/2018

Local time: 12:00

Place:

As per the Council's constitution

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

3 years, plus a further year, plus a further year. Subject to funding.

VI.3) Additional information

Instructions for Suppliers – Registration on etenderwales

Powys County Council will be conducting this procurement exercise through the Value Wales e-Tendering portal. This

can be found at www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk, all information may be downloaded and returned through this

channel.

Internet address(es): http://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender

1. Register your company on the eTenderwales portal (this is only required once)

- Browse to the eSourcing Portal: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

- Click the “Click here to register” link

- Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”

- Enter your correct business and user details

- Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete

- You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)

2. Express an Interest in the tender

- Login to the portal with the username/password

- Click the “Open Access ITTs” link.

- Click on the relevant ITT to access the content.

- Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page.

- This will move the ITT into your “My ITTs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only)

- Click on the ITT code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the

“Actions” box

3. Responding to the tender

- You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting)

- You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification

- Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT

- There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available)

If you require any further assistance use the online help, or the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon – Fri (8am –

6pm) on:

- eMail: help@bravosolution.co.uk

- Phone: 0800 368 4850 / Fax: 020 7080 0480

Tenders or Requests to Participate must be sent to:

Official name: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=82781

(WA Ref:82781)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Powys County Council

County Hall

Llandrindod Wells

LD1 5LG

UK

Telephone: +44 01597826000

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

15/06/2018


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
18/06/2018 12:01Notice date(s) changed

IV.2.2) Time limit
Old date: 12/07/2018 12:00
New date: 16/07/2018 12:00

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Old date: 12/07/2018 12:00
New date: 16/07/2018 12:00

The date specified did not allow a minimum time limit for receipt of tenders, changed tender Closing date to allow a minimum time limit of 30 days.
18/06/2018 12:23Notice date(s) changed

IV.2.2) Time limit
Old date: 16/07/2018 12:00
New date: 16/07/2018 12:00

II.2.5) Award criteria should state:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 80

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 20
Main Contact: angela.williams1@powys.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
85312320Counselling servicesSocial work services without accommodation
85312300Guidance and counselling servicesSocial work services without accommodation

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1024Powys

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