Employee Assistance and Occupational Health Programme

Employee Assistance and Occupational Health Programme

Home Group Limited (Home Group) is seeking to appoint an appropriate supplier to provide occupational health and employee support services to the organisation on a national basis.

United Kingdom-Newcastle Upon Tyne: Health services

2016/S 075-131899

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Home Group
2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Business Park
For the attention of: Mrs Sarah Roberts
NE12 8ET Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912907641
E-mail: sarah.roberts@homegroup.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.homegroup.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: www.homegroup.org.uk

Electronic access to information: www.housingprocurement.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.housingprocurement.com

Further information can be obtained from: Home Group
2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Business Park
For the attention of: Mrs Sarah Roberts
NE12 8ET Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912907641
E-mail: sarah.roberts@homegroup.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Home Group
2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Business Park
For the attention of: Mrs Sarah Roberts
NE12 8ET Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912907641
E-mail: sarah.roberts@homegroup.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Home Group
2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Business Park
For the attention of: Mrs Sarah Roberts
NE12 8ET Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912907641
E-mail: sarah.roberts@homegroup.org.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

see VI.3
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Home Group — Employee Assistance and Occupational Health Programme.

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

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)

Home Group Limited (Home Group) is seeking to appoint an appropriate supplier to provide occupational health and employee support services to the organisation on a national basis.
This Invitation to Tender (ITT) has been produced by Home Group to enable a single organisation to be selected for the provision of services in the following areas:
— Occupational Health Services;
— Clinical Advisory Services;
— Post Offer Employment Health Questionnaire Screening Services;
— The provision of an Off Site Management Referral Facility
Employee Support Services;
— Telephone Counselling;
— Stress/anxiety management advice;
— Legal Information;
— Employment Law Advice;
— Debt Counselling;
— Management Support and Consultancy;
— Management Referrals;
— Professional Assessment;
— Face-to-Face Counselling;
— Childcarea nd Eldercare Information;
— Personal Assistant;
— Critical Incident Stress Management;
— Training Services;
— Health and Wellbeing Information and Support Services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85147000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Home Group Limited (Home Group) is seeking to appoint an appropriate supplier to provide occupational health and employee support services to the organisation on a national basis.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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

Duration in months: 36 (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:
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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Subject to key performance indicators.
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: Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire with details of structure, current financial standing, evidence of insurance cover and experience and examples of similar activities undertaken in the last 4 years.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire with details of structure, current financial standing, evidence of insurance cover and experience and examples of similar activities undertaken in the last 4 years.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire with details of structure, current financial standing, evidence of insurance cover and experience and examples of similar activities undertaken in the last 4 years.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire with details of structure, current financial standing, evidence of insurance cover and experience and examples of similar activities undertaken in the last 4 years.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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

Envisaged minimum number 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender, or in the descriptive document.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
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

13.5.2016 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

13.4.2016

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: March 2021.

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

It is Home Group’s preference that all prospective bidders utilise our e-tendering portal to download and submit all documentation within the tender. This portal can be found at: www.housingprocurement.com Prospective bidders must log onto the site and register as a supplier. Instructions and help are available from the homepage. Once interest has been registered, Home Group is able to issue the ITT documents to prospective bidders accordingly. The completed documents must then be submitted back to the portal; instructions included within the ITT document detailing how to achieve this. Queries from bidders can also be raised within the portal by utilising the Q and A facility where they will be answered, allowing total transparency to all other participating bidders. Home Group is acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of itself and potentially a range of contracting authorities who will be able to access this framework. Eligible bodies include: Home Group and any existing or future subsidiary companies (see www.homegroup.org.uk for more information on the Group); Other Registered Providers in England (providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency, see (www.homesandcommunities.co.uk) and Social Landlords in Scotland (providers registered with the Scottish Housing Regulator, (see www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk); Charitable Organisations registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (see www.charitycommission.gov.uk ) or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (see www.oscr.org.uk) whose charitable purposes include, but not are limited to, the prevention or relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of health or saving of lives; the advancement of citizenship or community development; the relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; and, any other purposes currently recognised as charitable and any new charitable purposes which are similar to another charitable purpose; and Social Enterprises involved in the provision of housing related services/activities or whose activities are similar to those listed above in respect of charitable organisations.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.4.2016

 

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