Healthwatch Doncaster Contract 2017

Healthwatch Doncaster Contract 2017

Doncaster Council seeks competitive tenders for the provision of its Healthwatch Services Contract.

United Kingdom-Doncaster: Health and social work services

2017/S 084-163677

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Doncaster MBC
Civic Office, Waterdale
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Holly Wilson
Telephone: +44 1302735230
NUTS code: UKE31
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


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

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


Healthwatch Doncaster.

Reference number: DN261415

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 established a new consumer champion for user of health and social care services, called Healthwatch. Local Authorities with responsibility for social care are required to commission an independent organisation in order to deliver the vision.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 130 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE31

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council seeks competitive tenders for the provision of its Healthwatch Services Contract, as outlined in the tender documentation. Details pertaining to the evaluation methodology are detailed within the tender documentation, but for avoidance of doubt this procurement shall be assessed on quality/technical capability.

The Council is facing significant challenges and the financial envelope available for this contract is 216 360 GBP per annum. It will be expected that the provider will work with the Council to release efficiency from the contract whilst not affecting the quality of service delivery to the client.

This contract will be for 3 years with a possible 2 extensions available of 1 year, taking the total contract period to 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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

With a further x 2 12 months extensions available, taking the total contract period to 60 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


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: 31/05/2017
Local time: 12:00
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:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31/05/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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


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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council Strategic Procurement Team
Civic Office, Waterdale
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1302736000

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Civic Office, Waterdale
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR2015), Doncaster Council will incorporate a minimum of a 10 calendar day standstill period starting from the date when the award decision notification is dispatched EN Standard form 02 — Contract award notice 12/16 to bidders.

This period allows unsuccessful bidders to seek further de-briefing from Doncaster Council before the contract is entered in to. Applicants have until midnight of the second working day of the standstill period for their additional debriefing requests to reach Doncaster Council. A response to such a request must be provided to the bidder by a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contract Regulations 2015 provide for the aggrieved parties who have been harmed, or at risk of harm as a consequence of the breach of the procurement rules to bring action to the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly and in any event within 3 months of the date when the grounds of the complaint first arose. Where a contract has been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order Doncaster Council 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 Court to set aside award decisions 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:



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