Contract for Provision of Healthwatch County Durham

Healthwatch County Durham will be the local, independent consumer champion for health.

United Kingdom-Durham: General public services

2016/S 051-085179

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
For the attention of: Louiza McIntosh
DH1 5UL Durham
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: louiza.mcintosh@durham.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.durham.gov.uk

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
Health

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of Healthwatch County Durham.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKC14

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)

The primary objective of the Contract and in accordance with government guidance, Durham County Council (DCC) must commission a service to work with local people across the County. Healthwatch County Durham (HWCD) will be the local, independent consumer champion for health and social care, providing a focus for the voices of citizens and ensuring that local people and communities have a stronger influence and challenge on how health and social services are commissioned and provided in County Durham.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75110000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

The duration of the Contract is 2 years, subject to the right of the Authority (at its sole discretion) to exercise its right to extend the Contract by up to 12 months. The maximum length of the Contract is therefore 3 years. Contract start date is 1.7.2016. Contract end date is 30.6.2018.
The maximum contract value per annum is 197 626 GBP. Therefore the total maximum contract is 592 878 GBP for the potential full 3 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 592 878 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Council reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security. Further details will be set out in the tender documents, if relevant.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be set out in the Tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Council reserves the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability, if relevant. Further details will be set out in the Tender documents.

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: In accordance with Article 57 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation 57 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 as set out in the Tender documents available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in Section VI.3)

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 58 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as set out in the Tender documents available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in Section VI.3)
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Public Liability GDP — 5 000 000;
Employer Liability GDP — 10 000 000.
Motor Vehicle — third party cover required as a minimum:
Professional Indemnity GDP — 1 000 000;
Motor Vehicle GDP — 5 000 000 (third party cover as a minimum).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 58 of Directive 201/14/EU and Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the Tender documents available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in Section VI.3)
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Bidders must successful pass all parts A to F of the Business Questionnaire set out in the ITT Document 3, Tender, in-line with the evaluation criteria listed. Parts A to F of the Business Questionnaire includes grounds for exclusion, insurance, health and safety, equality and diversity and essential criteria which will be scored on a pass / fail basis.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

A7WA-VPM91X ( ProContract reference for www.nepoportal.org)

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 042-069462 of 1.3.2016

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 31.3.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.4.2016 – 12:00
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

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18.4.2016 – 12:00

Place:

Officer of Durham County Council.

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

The Tender documents are available for download via www.nepoportal.org

To access the supplier area, select Durham and input A7WA-VPM91X.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill periods at the point information of the award of the Contract is communicated to bidders. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill periods which will be for minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for the unsuccessful bidders to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulation 2015 provide the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to 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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.3.2016

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