Hackney and City Health Visiting Service

Hackney and City Health Visiting Service

A 0-5s health visiting service is subject to procurement. The current service is currently held with NHS England and the responsibility for this has transferred to the Public Health team.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2015/S 140-258544

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Hackney
HackneyTown Hall, Mare Street
For the attention of: Jade Mercieca
E8 1EA London
Telephone: +44 2083562756
E-mail: phtenders@hackney.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.hackney.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Public Health Team, London Borough of Hackney
Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street
Contact point(s): Public Health Team
For the attention of: Jade Merieca
E8 1DY London
Telephone: +44 2083562756
E-mail: phtenders@hackney.gov.uk
Internet address: www.hackney.gov.uk

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: yes

City of London Corporation
PO Box 270, Guildhall
EC2P 2EJ London

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Hackney and City Health Visiting Service.

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

Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKI12

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)

A 0-5s health visiting service is subject to procurement. The current service is currently held with NHS England and the responsibility for this has transferred to the Public Health team.
The service shall deliver a universal provision to all children between the ages of 0-5 and their families. This includes health visitors working with families and communities to improve access, experience, outcomes and reduce health inequalities. The early years are a crucial stage of life, and the service will provide an invaluable opportunity to identify families who are in need of additional support and children who are at risk of poor outcomes.
There are five mandated areas which the commissioned service will be required to deliver for at least 18 months:
— Antenatal health promotion review
— New baby review
— 6-8 weeks assessment
— 1 year assessment
— 2 ½ year review
There are also six high impact areas that have been identified on a national level which the specification will make particular reference to:
— Transition to parenthood and the early weeks (preparing people for parenthood and supporting families in the early weeks after birth).
— Maternal mental health — perinatal depression, (supporting maternal mental wellbeing).
— Breastfeeding — initiation and duration, (promoting and supporting breastfeeding which has a positive impact on the development of young children).
— Healthy weight, healthy nutrition and physical activity, (maintaining a healthy weight among families including through improving diet, increasing physical activity, oral health).
— Managing minor illness and reducing hospital attendance and admission, (reducing unnecessary hospital admissions)
— Health, wellbeing and development of the child aged 2-2.5 year old review and support to be ‘ready for school’ (improving school readiness).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85121291, 85140000, 85323000, 85312310

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

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 contract requirement includes working with families with children under the age of 5 across Hackney and the City of London. Staff would have to be based in the community and the provider will work with a variety of families, including the harder to engage cohort. Families can decline any of the mandated services. This means that the successful providers will be required to demonstrate how their services and the staff teams employed will be pro-active and engage with families and their under 5’s to support health needs and link into wider issues such as education, childcare, welfare and poverty. This will also include how the service will deliver flexible service provision to meet the needs of working parents and fathers in particular. The new service will be required to offer more out of hours provisions.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 32 000 000 and 35 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 3 years with the opportunity to extend for a further 2 years subject to funding and satisfactory performance.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2

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

in days: 1825 (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:

See tender documents.

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

See tender documents.

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

Joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: KPIs will be included as part of the performance of the contract.
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: See PQQ documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See PQQ documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender documents.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Some aspects of the service will be limited to Health Visitors who are required to be nurses.

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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure


IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 6

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 yes
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Service Delivery. Weighting 30

2. Staffing. Weighting 10

3. Engagement and Access. Weighting 8

4. Partnerships and Innovation. Weighting 8

5. Quality Assurance and Performance Management. Weighting 12

6. Safeguarding. Weighting 8

7. Best Value. Weighting 4

8. Price. Weighting 20

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.8.2015 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

25.8.2015 – 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

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16.10.2015 – 12:00


HPS Keltan House E8 4RU

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

London Borough of Hackney

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section 1.1 If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 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). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

London Borough of Hackney

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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