Absence Management Service for Watford Borough Council
Procurement of a framework agreement for the provision of nurse led absence management services.
United Kingdom-Watford: Human resources management consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Watford Borough Council
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Manager
For the attention of: Howard Hughes
WD17 3EX Watford
Telephone: +44 1923278370
General address of the contracting authority: www.watford.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.watford.gov.uk
Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Three Rivers District Council
Three Rivers House, Northway
WD3 1RL Rickmansworth
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 6 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79414000, 79630000, 79631000, 85141000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: As noted in the ITT documents.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available
As noted in the ITT documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As noted in the ITT documents.
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work
(d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract
As noted in the ITT documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As noted in the ITT documents.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
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 of tenders
Electronically via e-tendering tool at Town Hall, Watford.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Bids for this opportunity must be submitted, including a completed PQQ questionnaire, via the portal. The portal also includes further information about the project. Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.
The information and documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta You must register on this site to respond, registration is free, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: G86277JD87
Please ensure that you allow sufficient time when responding to this invitation prior to the closing date and time shown on the portal as you have been asked to upload documents. Late submissions will not be accepted.
If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on +44 8452707050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Potential suppliers should note that Watford BC may publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document and the text of any Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at their discretion. The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority.
The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The duration of the framework agreement is for the placing of orders.
The potential value of the framework agreement is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
Watford Borough Council wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
UK Local Authorities http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_AZ_LG)
Schools in England https://www.gov.uk/find-school-in-england
Scottish Schools Online http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/scottishschoolsonline/
Schools in Wales http://hwb.wales.gov.uk/
Schools Database Northern Ireland http://apps.deni.gov.uk/appinstitutes/instmain.aspx
Universities and Colleges http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/institutions/
Police, Fire & Rescue & Maritime & Coastguard Agency Emergency Services:
NHS Bodies, the HSC (Northern Ireland) and Ambulance Services:
Hospices in UK including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland http://www.hauraki.co.uk/hospice_uk/.
Registered Social Landlords: Government-funded, not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable housing. They include housing associations, trusts and cooperatives.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
GO Reference: GO-2015331-PRO-6484784.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: