Adult Supported Living - Procured Service Arrangement (PSA)

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Contract (Services)
15 year
09 May 2022
To 25 Aug 2037 (est.)
26 Aug 2022 12:00



South Lanarkshire Council area

Geochart for 2 buyers and 0 suppliers

2 buyers


The Council has an on-going requirement to procure Adult Supported Living Services. The Services will support vulnerable adults to live in their own homes and to play an active part in their communities as much as they are able. The Self-Directed Support (SDS) regulations offer Supported Persons a choice of provider to an extent not available through a Framework or a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) therefore the Council is utilising an innovative Procured Service Arrangement (PSA) under the Light Touch Rules contained in Regulations 74 – 76 of the Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2015. The PSA will allow providers to be added over its 15 year term, this will facilitate Supported Person's choice.

Lot Division

1 Standard Care

Lot 1 - Standard Care The Council is procuring Services for vulnerable adults and the term “Lot” could be seen as incompatible with the principles of individualisation and the procurement of social care services. The process however is a formal procurement procedure carried out within The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 where Section 5. Conduct of the Procedure Regulation 47 details the arrangements for the division of contracts into lots. The use of this term for this procurement process is therefore unavoidable. Lot 1 - Standard care has 9 sub categories as below: Lot 1(a) - People with learning disabilities Lot 1(b) - People with physical disabilities Lot 1(c) - People with mental health problems Lot 1(d) - People with acquired or traumatic brain injury Lot 1(e) - People who are hearing impaired Lot 1(f) - People who are visually impaired Lot 1(g) - People with autism Lot 1(h) - People with substance misuse/addiction problems Lot 1(i) - People who are in receipt of palliative/end of life care. Contracts awarded under Lot 1 will be awarded in accordance with the arrangements detailed in Attachment 5 Call on Procedure. Bidders should note that the Council are not giving or implying any guarantee in respect of the value or volume of any services to be awarded under this Procured Service Arrangement.

Award Criteria
Technical Weighting 95.0
2 Enhanced Care

Lot 2 - Enhanced Care The Council is procuring services for vulnerable adults who have been assessed by the Council as requiring enhanced care. Contracts awarded under Lot 2 will be awarded in accordance with the arrangements detailed in Attachment 5 Call on Procedure. No Prices are being sought for Lot 2 at this time. Enhanced Care is defined as a where the Supported Person’s presentation requires the support of a staff group with an advanced skill set who have validated competencies in routinely responding to unpredictable and high risk situations. Bids for Lot 2 only will NOT be accepted by the Council. Bidders should note that the Council are not giving or implying any guarantee in respect of the value or volume of any services to be awarded under this Procured Service Arrangement.

Award Criteria
Techinical 95.0

Renewal Options

On completion of the initial evaluation process and appointment of Bidders to the Procured Service Arrangement, the ITT will reopen to new bids. The ITT will remain open for the lifetime of the PSA. There are no limits to the number of times that bidders can submit bids. A new procurement process will take place in 2034.

CPV Codes

  • 85000000 - Health and social work services


  • Restrictions apply to the lot award allocation.
  • Bids should cover a maximum number of lots.
  • Bids may cover one or more lots.
  • This is a recurring contract.
  • Renewals are available.
  • Financial restrictions apply.
  • Performance considerations apply.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.
  • Staff qualifications are relevant.
  • Award on basis of price.

Other Information

SPD Questions 3A.1 to 3A.8 Serious and Organised Crime – Information Sharing Protocol When requested to by the Council bidders must complete and submit the Serious and Organised Crime – Information Sharing Protocol Form for evaluation prior to any appointment being made. Declarations and Certificates The successful Bidders will provide the undernoted certificates, declarations and/or completed questionnaires to evidence their compliance with the relevant questions within the Qualification, Technical and Commercial Envelopes. SPD Question 2D.1 Prompt Payment Certificate SPD Question 3D.3 Human Rights Act Declaration Declaration Section *Form of Tender SPD Question 3D.11 Non-Collusion Certificate SPD Question 4B.5.1 Insurance Certificates SPD Questions 3A.1 to 3A.8 Serious and Organised Crime Declaration SPD Question 3A.6 Modern Slavery Act 2015 Declaration SPD Question 4C.6 Confirmation of Registration with the Care Inspectorate and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Declaration SPD Question 4C.6.1 Confirmation of SSSC status of staff who deliver the Services Declaration Section Health and Safety Questionnaire (Non Construction) All certificates, declarations and questionnaires can be found within the Attachment area of PCS-T. Attachment 6, Form of Offer and Attachment 4, Commercial Envelope Response must be completed and uploaded within the Commercial Envelope. Failure to provide this information or in the event that the information provided does not support or evidence the statements made within the ESPD will invalidate the bid. The Council reserves the right to review the qualification and technical criteria for appointment to the PSA in line with changes to legislation, good industry practice and commercial considerations. Upon appointment to the PSA any contracts that bidders currently have in place with the Council for existing packages of care will cease to apply and will be replaced with the terms and conditions set out in the PSA from the date of their appointment to the PSA. The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 21246. For more information see: A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows: In the event of the Provider having specified in their Tender that they will provide Community Benefits as part of any Call On Contract the Provider shall use their best endeavours to ensure that the Community Benefits are provided throughout the Call On Period. Examples of Community Benefits are detailed in Attachment 7 within the General Attachment Area of PCS-T Project no. 21246. (SC Ref:691660)