Employee Assistance Programme for Hertfordshire County Council

Employee Assistance Programme for Hertfordshire County Council

As part of the Council’s commitment to partnership working it is possible that during the contract period other local authorities or other public sector bodies within Hertfordshire may wish to utilise the service under this contract,

United Kingdom-Hertford: Guidance and counselling services

2014/S 142-255243

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Hertfordshire County Council
Strategic Procurement Group, County Hall, Pegs Lane
For the attention of: Christine Notley
SG13 8DE Hertford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1707292464
E-mail: chris.notley@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1992588497

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://hertscc.g2b.info

Address of the buyer profile: http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/ following the instructions given in VI.3 (Additional Information)

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

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:

The Provision of an Employee Assistance 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 UKH23

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)

Guidance and counselling services. Physical well-being services. Counselling services. Wellness services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312300983300008531232098334000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

As part of the Council’s commitment to partnership working it is possible that during the contract period other local authorities or other public sector bodies within Hertfordshire may wish to utilise the service under this contract, together with 2 of the Council’s associated organisations Herts for Learning Ltd (HFL) and Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL). No fixed list of organisations is set out within the tender and no guarantee can be given as to the exact amount of business which may result from this tender exercise. However, the Contractor will be expected to provide the service to any local authority or other public sector body within the county of Hertfordshire that is authorised by the Council. Any organisation that utilises this contract shall do so under the terms and conditions of this contract.

This contract shall have a contract period of three (3) years with the option to extend on an annual basis for up to a maximum of a further two (2) years at the sole discretion of the Council. The estimated total value of the Contract stated below is for the core contract period and does not include the value of any extension period. Further details of the requirement are available on the following link:http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/

Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Restricted
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:

HCC Contract Reference Number: HCC1407336. Tender Access Code: N8Y43B378M

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

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

25.8.2014 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
Please read this section carefully as it provides full instructions on how to apply for this requirement Hertfordshire County Council has moved to a new way of e-Tendering and worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement website called Supply Hertfordshire. This website is supported by BiP Solutions who provide a system called Delta which is the background platform to Supply Hertfordshire.The Pre-Qualification Process This tender is a two stage process and you will only be invited to tender if you have successfully passed through the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) stage. If you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a completed PQQ via 12 noon on Monday 25th August 2014. PQQs cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.
Step 1: Registering with Supply Hertfordshire:

To participate in this tender you will need to go into http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/ and register, thereafter you will be issued with a Username and Password. (If you have already registered with Delta or Supply Hertfordshire, please follow the link above where you can log on using your existing username and password. If you have registered and have forgotten your Username and Password, please click on the forgotten password link below the log in box.) Please keep this Username and Password secure, and do not pass it to any third parties.

Step 2: Completing your PQQ: To complete the PQQ for this Tender you will need to go into the Response Manager area and enter the Access Code N8Y43B378M . You will then need to download the relevant PQQ and complete. Any supporting documents should be cross-referenced to the relevant question and detailed in Appendix A of the PQQ. If the Council requires further information concerning your application form, your organisation will be contacted. However, please provide full details and answer all questions, as the Council reserves the right not to ask applicants for any further information or clarification.

Step 3: Uploading Your Completed PQQ Once you have completed your PQQ for this Tender exercise you must then “upload” your completed response into the Tenderbox (Access Code N8Y43B378M). Please make sure you have submitted your completed PQQ to the correct Access Code, the Council will not be held accountable for any errors made by a tenderer in submitting your completed PQQ. If you are experiencing problems, then please contact the Delta helpdesk via email at helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com or call 0845 270 7050 (option 4) Monday to Friday 8:30-17:30 for further assistance.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=107026125

GO Reference: GO-2014723-PRO-5836321

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See VI.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures

See VI.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Hertfordshire County Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers to allow unsuccessful tenderers to raise any complaints before the contract is entered into.
If a complaint between the Council and the tenderer regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, relevant provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) will apply. The aggrieved party is advised to seek independent legal advice in relation to remedies they can pursue under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.7.2014

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