Derby City Council Tender for an Integrated Sexual Health Service

Derby City Council Tender for an Integrated Sexual Health Service

Derby City Council is seeking to award a service contract to a single provider for an Integrated Sexual Health Service.

United Kingdom-Derby: Medical practice and related services

2019/S 128-313556

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Derby City Council
Derby
United Kingdom
Contact person: Glenn Harney
Telephone: +44 1332640768
E-mail: procurement@derby.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF11
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.derby.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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:

TD1431 — Integrated Sexual Health Service

Reference number: TD1431

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85120000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Derby City Council is seeking to award a service contract to a single provider for an Integrated Sexual Health Service. An Integrated Sexual Health Service provides individuals with open access to confidential, non-judgemental services including Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) testing, treatment and management; the full range of contraceptive provision; health promotion and prevention.

It should be noted that other local authorities and public sector bodies may use this contract indirectly. This will occur when out of area users receive a service from the successful service provider and their local authority is re-charged for the service provided.

The tendering of this contract may give rise to a possible presumption that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) 2006 regulations may apply in the event of this contract being awarded to a new Service Provider.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 11 055 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF11

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Derby City Council is seeking to award a service contract to a single provider for an Integrated Sexual Health Service. An Integrated Sexual Health Service provides individuals with open access to confidential, non-judgemental services including Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) testing, treatment and management; the full range of contraceptive provision; health promotion and prevention.

It should be noted that other local authorities and public sector bodies may use this contract indirectly. This will occur when out of area users receive a service from the successful service provider and their local authority is re-charged for the service provided.

The tendering of this contract may give rise to a possible presumption that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) 2006 regulations may apply in the event of this contract being awarded to a new service provider.

Information relating to the personnel currently employed by the incumbent service provider will only be disclosed to tenderer’s once they have signed the confidentiality agreement which can be found in Appendix 8. Tenderers wishing to access the TUPE information provided to the Council will need to download and sign the agreement and return it to the Council via the messaging function on the e-procurement system.

The TUPE information relates to both Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust and University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust personnel.

The Council provides no warranty about the accuracy of this information or the actual legal position and therefore makes no representations about the applications of TUPE. Tenderers are advised to make their own enquiries by seeking independent professional legal advice on the consequences for them if they are the successful tenderer and the TUPE regulations do apply.

There is a maximum budget of 2 211 000 GBP per year for the first 3 years of the contract, and this is expected to be the same for any potential extensions. The Council may have to review and change the budget depending on any changes to the amount as part of the Council’s budget setting process.

The initial contract period is 3 years. The contract is estimated to commence on 1.4.2020 and expire on 31.3.2023. There will be an option to extend the contract for a further 2 years in annual increments, subject to funding, satisfactory performance and business needs. Maximum contract period is 5 years.

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: 11 055 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2020
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There will be an option to extend the contract for a further 2 years in annual increments, subject to funding, satisfactory performance and business needs. Maximum contract period is 5 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

There will be an option to extend the contract for a further 2 years in annual increments, subject to funding, satisfactory performance and business needs. Maximum contract period is 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

Conditions relating to environmental and social requirements of the contracting authority may be included in this contract. Please refer to the procurement documents.

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 procurement documents.

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

As per the procurement documents.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Conditions relating to environmental and social requirements of the Contracting Authority may be included in this contract. Please refer to the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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: 05/08/2019
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English

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: 05/08/2019
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

1.6.2022.

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:

This tender is being managed electronically. Please go to www.sourcederbyshire.co.uk and look for the contract advert under ‘live contracts’ section, select the relevant Contract Notice. Select the ‘apply online’ link in the bottom right hand corner of the Contract Notice. This will transfer you to the Council’s e-tendering system at https://www.eastmidstenders.org where you can express interest and obtain the documents. To access the tender documentation and to be able to submit your response, you must first register your organisation on EastMids Tenders (unless you have done this previously).

Please note we will only accept expressions of interest/tender returns through the East Mids Tenders e-tendering system.

To register:

On the opportunities portal home page (https://www.eastmidstenders.org) there is an option to ‘Register’ link in the top right hand corner of the screen, click this to begin the registration process, which is step by step where you need to enter your details and your own company’s’ details. Further information can be found in the user guide ‘how to do business on the portal’ which can be found in the ‘Help’ section at the top right of the homepage. Once you have received the 2 system generated emails confirming your user name and password you can search for new opportunities from the supplier home page.

To search:

On the opportunities portal home page (https://www.eastmidstenders.org), click on ‘view opportunities’. On the ‘Find Opportunities’ page you can narrow your search. The ‘Organisation’ field allows the organisation you are searching on to be chosen. Click the arrow to bring a drop down menu displaying the various organisations. Select ‘Derby City Council’, then click on the ‘Update’ button to return the results. This will then return all the opportunities that are applicable to Derby City Council. You can narrow the search further using the ‘keyword’ option. To view the further details of the opportunity, click the corresponding contract title and click on the Login and Register Interest button and login to the EastMids Tenders system to start the tender process. The EastMids Tenders system is a very secure site and is simple to use. However, if this is the first time you will be using the system for submitting documents you should read the comprehensive ProContract reference guides which will provide the guidance required by clicking the ‘Help’ icon that is located on the home page on the top right of the East Mids Tenders System.

Once you have registered your interest, the tender information will be moved to, and can be found on, the ‘My Opportunities’ page on the EastMidsTenders page once you are logged in. You will be able to view and download the documents for completion, along with instructions on how to make a submission.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Derby City Council
The Council House, Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to tenderers of the award decision. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Si 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/07/2019

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