Care Provider Tender Hertfordshire

Care Provider Tender Hertfordshire

This opportunity is for the management, operation and maintenance of a 77 bedded Nursing Home with a 35 bed block of Nursing/Dementia Nursing beds.

United Kingdom-Hertford: Health and social work services

2019/S 101-244608

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Hertfordshire County Council
Pegs Lane
SG13 8DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement Group
Telephone: +44 1707292463
NUTS code: UKH23
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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


HCC — 05/19 — Provision of a Care Provider for a Nursing and Dementia Nursing Care Home in Wormley, Hertfordshire.

Reference number: HCC1810825

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

This opportunity is for the management, operation and maintenance of a 77 bedded Nursing Home with a 35 bed block of Nursing/Dementia Nursing beds for the exclusive use of by Hertfordshire County Council. The provider will need to obtain and maintain CQC registration for the care home which covers Nursing and Dementia Nursing Care. As the home will be dual registered for both nursing and residential care the non block beds can be Residential or Nursing. This procurement is not being divided into lots because the Council requires a single contractor to deliver this project. Economic operators should be aware that any contract formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Economic operators should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting a tender, where appropriate.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 108 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council is also out to procurement for a build contractor to build the care home a link to this advert is provided below. It is anticipated that both contracts will be awarded at the same time and the successful care provider will have the opportunity to have minimal input in to the design.

This procurement process is a 2 stage process and you will only be invited to tender if you have been successful at the Selection Questionnaire (SQ) stage. If you wish to be considered you must complete and submit a completed SQ by the closing date and time Submissions cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time. Suppliers wishing to take part in this project are invited to ‘express interest’ which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system. To be considered as a bidder you must complete and submit a bid by the deadline of 12:00 noon on 24.6.2019. Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above. Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system Please note the value stated in II.2.6) below is for the core Contract period inclusive of any available extensions. The estimated annual Contract value will be approximately 4 320 000,00 GBP. The contract will be awarded for a core period of twenty (20) years, with the option to extend the Contract up to five (5) further years. This contract is conditional on the build of the home and the services will not commence until the home is built. Please note that the contract is subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. The total contract value and duration set out in II.2.6) and II.2.7) are based the maximum 25 year term.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 108 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 300
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Council will review its option prior to the contract period ending.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please note that following evaluation on the basis of SQ submissions, the Authority intends to invite the applicants of the top five (5) ranked SQ submissions to the next stage (invitation to tender). However, up to 8 applicants may be invited to tender if, for example, there is a negligible gap in the score between the 5th and 6th or the 6th and 7th applicant.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend the contract for up to a further five (5) years.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

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:

Please refer to the tender documentation.

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the 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

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

Date: 24/06/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 22/07/2019

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


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

Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its districts and partners to create a joint procurement portal called supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an e-Tendering system which is run by In-Tend. To access this procurement opportunity please visit and follow the on-screen guidance. This procurement process is a 2 stage process and you will only be invited to tender if you have been successful and shortlisted from the first stage, i.e. pre-qualification. If you wish to be considered you must complete and submit a completed selection questionnaire by the specified closing date and time. Submissions cannot be uploaded after this return deadline. Economic operators are solely responsible for their costs and expenses incurred with the preparation of their tender and all future stages of the procurement. Under no circumstances will the Council be liable for costs or expenses borne by the economic operators. If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: or Telephone: +441144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30-17:30. The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right, then they will not be responsible for or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any organisation or tenderer as a result. The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under the law including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the organisation considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request. The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all organisations bidding for this opportunity at any time during the procurement process. This is to ensure that they continue to meet the Council’s requirements and remain financially viable to fulfil the requirements under the Contract. The services advertised in this notice fall under the services listed in Annex XIV to Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Contracting Authority is not obliged to follow The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 in full. The procurement process that will apply to the services is specified in the procurement documents accordingly.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC24 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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