Healthy Lifestyle Service Devon

Healthy Lifestyle Service Devon

The contracts are divided in to two Lots: Lot 1 — Healthy Lifestyle Service — Annual contract value 645 000 GBP, Lot 2 — Stop Smoking Service — Annual contract value 250 000 GBP.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Health services

2016/S 011-015363

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Devon County Council
UKK
County Hall, The Annexe, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Ben Jones
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392383000
E-mail: ben.jones@devon.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.devon.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Devon County Council
UKK
County Hall, The Annexe, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Ben Jones
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392383000
E-mail: ben.jones@devon.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Devon County Council
County Hall, The Annexe, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Ben Jones
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392383000
E-mail: ben.jones@devon.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Devon County Council
UKK
County Hall, The Annexe, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Ben Jones
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392383000
E-mail: ben.jones@devon.gov.uk

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:

CP1162-15 Healthy Lifestyle Service.

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 UKK43

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)

Devon County Council (The Commissioner) are seeking to award further contracts for the delivery Healthy Lifestyle Services.
The contracts will be for a duration of 3 years (36 months) with an option, at the discretion of the Commissioner, to extend for two further 12 month periods.
The contracts are divided in to two Lots:
Lot 1 — Healthy Lifestyle Service — Annual contract value 645 000 GBP
Lot 2 — Stop Smoking Service — Annual contract value 250 000 GBP
Lot 1 — Healthy Lifestyle Service Background:
There are a number of daily contacts and opportunities in Devon where people can be encouraged and supported to make healthier choices to achieve long-term behaviour change (Making Every Contact Count). Within Devon there are 1,000’s of daily contacts between the public and health professionals, community groups, volunteers, families and friends. Each contact provides the opportunity for brief advice and/or brief intervention, including the offering of support and guiding people to helpful resources.
In addition there are programmes such as the Devon Health Check programme (targeting 40-74 years) which delivers approximately 25,000 health checks per year. The health check provides an opportunity for the health professional to identify a number of lifestyle risk factors. The opportunity for the health professional to refer or recommend people to a Service which is capable of offering further support and guidance is critical.
At present Devon County Council commissions a number of public health programmes and Services to support people to change their lifestyle behaviour. However these Services are not suitable for everyone. Devon is fortunate to have thriving communities which offer a variety of local groups, clubs, programmes, buildings and outside space which support and enable many people to remain physically and socially active. These ‘community assets’ are only used by some of Devon residents with many not aware of what is available locally to them. An improved ‘system’ of connecting people to potential local opportunities within the community (community assets) where they can get additional help and support to encourage and motivate them to change and maintain a healthy lifestyle is critical.
Lot 1 Service Vision
To design and create a new innovative healthy lifestyle Service which is capable of connecting, empowering, enabling and motivating Devon residents who wish to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing to change their behaviour.
Lot 1 Summary of Requirements:
The following are core infrastructure objectives that stretch across the four lifestyle behaviours, and therefore the Service must:
Access

Provide an accessible gateway for Devon residents seeking advice, information and /or support for healthy lifestyles Services. The gateway must be flexible enough to deal with high volume of demand and provide different routes into the Service through a gateway

Provide a variety of different access routes (through the gateway) for clients wishing to access the Service, whether referred (pushed) or self-referred (pulled) into the Service

Create a referral mechanism to enable professionals to refer clients into the Service

Support and enable people to easily access self-directed information, advice and support, which is likely to be predominately web-based

Recommend and if appropriate refer clients to health improvement services for example but not limited to NHS Health Checks, Specialist Stop Smoking Service, substance misuse service (RISE Recovery)
Customer experience

Provide a welcoming, non-judgmental and timely response (maximum 3 working days) to people contacting them or those referred to them who require help and support to reduce their and/ or modify their lifestyle behaviour.

Provide a high quality customer focused service capable of working with the client to best meet their needs and if appropriate to sustain a relationship over an extended period. This includes following people up on a regular basis to track outcomes.

Market the Service through a variety of different channels so the Service is recognised as a trusted Service and brand in Devon amongst its residents and professionals.
Behaviour change and training

Assess people’s level of need and motivation to change their behaviour using an evidence-based approach and through mutual discussion with the client and agree on the offer.

Deliver a range of evidence based behavioural change interventions, for example, brief interventions, motivational interviewing, goal setting, monitoring and feedback with the client for smoking, alcohol, physical activity and healthy weight.

Develop an accredited behavioural change training programme which is made available to key community staff and the voluntary sector.

Administer and deliver the Devon Health Check training course.
Connectivity

Connect people to local community assets e.g. local voluntary run programmes and groups as well as private commercial Services and programmes.

Be able to access a directory of community assets, services and health and wellbeing opportunities throughout Devon for which clients can be recommended or referred as part of their intervention.
Information governance

Provide a robust information governance system, which has the capability to collect, accurate, standardised and comparable routine data to measure impact and outcome.

As a minimum, the information governance system must be capable of obtaining clear documented consent for personal data to be shared appropriately.

Ensure a simple effective way of capturing/registering clients with the Service ensuring that informed consent is captured as well as a minimum data set.

Work with the Commissioner to develop a reporting dashboard capable of presenting accurate and timely activity and outcome data which can be used to inform service development.
Evaluation

Ensure continued evaluation of the programmes and the ability to provide evidence to assure commissioners of the quality of the programme, including evidence of the client:
— Goal setting by the client.
— Monitoring the clients behaviour.
— Receiving feedback from the client.
— Reviewing the clients goals in the light of feedback (including self-monitoring).
Lot 2 — Stop Smoking Service Background:
Devon County Council is seeking to commission a service Provider to design and deliver an accessible Specialist Stop Smoking and Harm Reduction Service, which supports smokers using evidence-based treatment and behavioural support. The Specialist Service will target very specific populations with the aim of reducing health inequalities in Devon and will form an integral part of the overall local comprehensive tobacco control strategy. A Healthy Lifestyle Service is being commissioned as a separate lot (Lot 1) concurrently with the Specialist Stop Smoking Service. The Healthy Lifestyle Service will meet the needs of smokers who wish to quit but who do not need specialist support. The smoking populations that are reached by each service are mutually exclusive and these are described in the inclusion criteria at within the Lot 2 Service Specification. Both services will contribute to reducing smoking prevalence in adults, pregnancy and young people, as measured in the Public Health Outcomes Framework.
Lot 2 Summary of Requirements:
The Provider must deliver a specialist stop smoking support service that:

is accessible to smokers in target groups.

proactively targets high impact and high prevalence population groups.

is highly flexible in type and time of service delivery.

offers a choice of support mechanisms and a personalised package.

offers effective, evidence-based treatments.

has a core service of smoking cessation but also engages with smokers unable or unwilling to quit.

fully trains and supports all Level 2 services in smoking cessation and in harm reduction methods.

achieves high levels of client satisfaction.

uplifts and supports national and regional stop smoking and tobacco control campaigns with a specific focus on the target population.

Additional information relating to this procurement process is available within the tender pack. This can be accessed fromwww.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Interested potential bidders are invited to attend a launch event for this opportunity on 5.2.2016 which will start at 14:00, location Exeter, Devon.

Potential bidders interested in attending this event please email sue.tilley@devon.gov.uk to register and details of the venue will be released in response. This email address must not be used by potential bidders other than to arrange attendance at this event.

Please note that spaces are limited therefore, only 2 attendees per provider are permitted to attend.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 72413000, 72417000, 72415000, 72416000

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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 contracts will be for a duration of 3 years (36 months) with an option, at the discretion of the Commissioner, to extend for two further 12 month periods.
The contracts are divided in to two Lots:
Lot 1 — Healthy Lifestyle Service — Annual contract value 645 000 GBP
Lot 2 — Stop Smoking Service — Annual contract value 250 000 GBP
Lot 1 — Healthy Lifestyle Service Background:
There are a number of daily contacts and opportunities in Devon where people can be encouraged and supported to make healthier choices to achieve long-term behaviour change (Making Every Contact Count). Within Devon there are 1,000’s of daily contacts between the public and health professionals, community groups, volunteers, families and friends. Each contact provides the opportunity for brief advice and/or brief intervention, including the offering of support and guiding people to helpful resources.
In addition there are programmes such as the Devon Health Check programme (targeting 40-74 years) which delivers approximately 25 000 health checks per year. The health check provides an opportunity for the health professional to identify a number of lifestyle risk factors. The opportunity for the health professional to refer or recommend people to a Service which is capable of offering further support and guidance is critical.
At present Devon County Council commissions a number of public health programmes and Services to support people to change their lifestyle behaviour. However these Services are not suitable for everyone. Devon is fortunate to have thriving communities which offer a variety of local groups, clubs, programmes, buildings and outside space which support and enable many people to remain physically and socially active. These ‘community assets’ are only used by some of Devon residents with many not aware of what is available locally to them. An improved ‘system’ of connecting people to potential local opportunities within the community (community assets) where they can get additional help and support to encourage and motivate them to change and maintain a healthy lifestyle is critical.
Lot 1 Service Vision.
To design and create a new innovative healthy lifestyle Service which is capable of connecting, empowering, enabling and motivating Devon residents who wish to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing to change their behaviour.
Lot 1 Summary of Requirements:
The following are core infrastructure objectives that stretch across the four lifestyle behaviours, and therefore the Service must:
Access.

Provide an accessible gateway for Devon residents seeking advice, information and /or support for healthy lifestyles Services. The gateway must be flexible enough to deal with high volume of demand and provide different routes into the Service through a gateway.

Provide a variety of different access routes (through the gateway) for clients wishing to access the Service, whether referred (pushed) or self-referred (pulled) into the Service.

Create a referral mechanism to enable professionals to refer clients into the Service.

Support and enable people to easily access self-directed information, advice and support, which is likely to be predominately web-based.

Recommend and if appropriate refer clients to health improvement services for example but not limited to NHS Health Checks, Specialist Stop Smoking Service, substance misuse service (RISE Recovery).
Customer experience.

Provide a welcoming, non-judgmental and timely response (maximum 3 working days) to people contacting them or those referred to them who require help and support to reduce their and/ or modify their lifestyle behaviour.

Provide a high quality customer focused service capable of working with the client to best meet their needs and if appropriate to sustain a relationship over an extended period. This includes following people up on a regular basis to track outcomes.

Market the Service through a variety of different channels so the Service is recognised as a trusted Service and brand in Devon amongst its residents and professionals.
Behaviour change and training.

Assess people’s level of need and motivation to change their behaviour using an evidence-based approach and through mutual discussion with the client and agree on the offer.

Deliver a range of evidence based behavioural change interventions, for example, brief interventions, motivational interviewing, goal setting, monitoring and feedback with the client for smoking, alcohol, physical activity and healthy weight.

Develop an accredited behavioural change training programme which is made available to key community staff and the voluntary sector.

Administer and deliver the Devon Health Check training course.
Connectivity.

Connect people to local community assets e.g. local voluntary run programmes and groups as well as private commercial Services and programmes.

Be able to access a directory of community assets, services and health and wellbeing opportunities throughout Devon for which clients can be recommended or referred as part of their intervention.
Information governance.

Provide a robust information governance system, which has the capability to collect, accurate, standardised and comparable routine data to measure impact and outcome.

As a minimum, the information governance system must be capable of obtaining clear documented consent for personal data to be shared appropriately.

Ensure a simple effective way of capturing/registering clients with the Service ensuring that informed consent is captured as well as a minimum data set.

Work with the Commissioner to develop a reporting dashboard capable of presenting accurate and timely activity and outcome data which can be used to inform service development.
Evaluation.

Ensure continued evaluation of the programmes and the ability to provide evidence to assure commissioners of the quality of the programme, including evidence of the client:
— Goal setting by the client.
— Monitoring the clients behaviour.
— Receiving feedback from the client.
— Reviewing the clients goals in the light of feedback (including self-monitoring).
Lot 2 — Stop Smoking Service Background:.
Devon County Council is seeking to commission a service Provider to design and deliver an accessible Specialist Stop Smoking and Harm Reduction Service, which supports smokers using evidence-based treatment and behavioural support. The Specialist Service will target very specific populations with the aim of reducing health inequalities in Devon and will form an integral part of the overall local comprehensive tobacco control strategy. A Healthy Lifestyle Service is being commissioned as a separate lot (Lot 1) concurrently with the Specialist Stop Smoking Service. The Healthy Lifestyle Service will meet the needs of smokers who wish to quit but who do not need specialist support. The smoking populations that are reached by each service are mutually exclusive and these are described in the inclusion criteria at within the Lot 2 Service Specification. Both services will contribute to reducing smoking prevalence in adults, pregnancy and young people, as measured in the Public Health Outcomes Framework.
Lot 2 Summary of Requirements:
The Provider must deliver a specialist stop smoking support service that:

is accessible to smokers in target groups.

proactively targets high impact and high prevalence population groups.

is highly flexible in type and time of service delivery.

offers a choice of support mechanisms and a personalised package.

offers effective, evidence-based treatments.

has a core service of smoking cessation but also engages with smokers unable or unwilling to quit.

fully trains and supports all Level 2 services in smoking cessation and in harm reduction methods.

achieves high levels of client satisfaction.

uplifts and supports national and regional stop smoking and tobacco control campaigns with a specific focus on the target population.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 475 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 — Healthy Lifestyle Service

1)Short description

There are a number of daily contacts and opportunities in Devon where people can be encouraged and supported to make healthier choices to achieve long-term behaviour change (Making Every Contact Count). Within Devon there are 1,000’s of daily contacts between the public and health professionals, community groups, volunteers, families and friends. Each contact provides the opportunity for brief advice and/or brief intervention, including the offering of support and guiding people to helpful resources .In addition there are programmes such as the Devon Health Check programme (targeting 40-74 years) which delivers approximately 25,000 health checks per year. The health check provides an opportunity for the health professional to identify a number of lifestyle risk factors. The opportunity for the health professional to refer or recommend people to a Service which is capable of offering further support and guidance is critical. At present Devon County Council commissions a number of public health programmes and Services to support people to change their lifestyle behaviour. However these Services are not suitable for everyone. Devon is fortunate to have thriving communities which offer a variety of local groups, clubs, programmes, buildings and outside space which support and enable many people to remain physically and socially active. These ‘community assets’ are only used by some of Devon residents with many not aware of what is available locally to them. An improved ‘system’ of connecting people to potential local opportunities within the community (community assets) where they can get additional help and support to encourage and motivate them to change and maintain a healthy lifestyle is critical. Lot 1 Service Vision To design and create a new innovative healthy lifestyle Service which is capable of connecting, empowering, enabling and motivating Devon residents who wish to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing to change their behaviour. Lot 1 Summary of Requirements: The following are core infrastructure objectives that stretch across the four lifestyle behaviours, and therefore the Service must: Access— Provide an accessible gateway for Devon residents seeking advice, information and /or support for healthy lifestyles Services. The gateway must be flexible enough to deal with high volume of demand and provide different routes into the Service through a gateway — Provide a variety of different access routes (through the gateway) for clients wishing to access the Service, whether referred (pushed) or self-referred (pulled) into the Service— Create a referral mechanism to enable professionals to refer clients into the Service— Support and enable people to easily access self-directed information, advice and support, which is likely to be predominately web-based— Recommend and if appropriate refer clients to health improvement services for example but not limited to NHS Health Checks, Specialist Stop Smoking Service, substance misuse service (RISE Recovery)Customer experience— Provide a welcoming, non-judgmental and timely response (maximum 3 working days) to people contacting them or those referred to them who require help and support to reduce their and/ or modify their lifestyle behaviour. — Provide a high quality customer focused service capable of working with the client to best meet their needs and if appropriate to sustain a relationship over an extended period. This includes following people up on a regular basis to track outcomes.— Market the Service through a variety of different channels so the Service is recognised as a trusted Service and brand in Devon amongst its residents and professionals. Behaviour change and training — Assess people’s level of need and motivation to change their behaviour using an evidence-based approach and through mutual discussion with the client and agree on the offer— Deliver a range of evidence based behavioural change interventions, for example, brief interventions, motivational interviewing, goal setting, monitoring and feedback with the client for smoking, alcohol, physical activity and healthy weight— Develop an accredited behavioural change training programme which is made available to key community staff and the voluntary sector— Administer and deliver the Devon Health Check training course Connectivity— Connect people to local community assets e.g. local voluntary run programmes and groups as well as private commercial Services and programmes.— Be able to access a directory of community assets, services and health and well-being opportunities throughout Devon for which clients can be recommended or referred as part of their intervention. Information governance— Provide a robust information governance system, which has the capability to collect, accurate, standardised and comparable routine data to measure impact and outcome— As a minimum, the information governance system must be capable of obtaining clear documented consent for personal data to be shared appropriately— Ensure a simple effective way of capturing/registering clients with the Service ensuring that informed consent is captured as well as a minimum data set— Work with the Commissioner to develop a reporting dashboard capable of presenting accurate and timely activity and outcome data which can be used to inform service development Evaluation — Ensure continued evaluation of the programmes and the ability to provide evidence to assure commissioners of the quality of the programme, including evidence of the client:- Goal setting by the client- Monitoring the clients behaviour- Receiving feedback from the client -Reviewing the clients goals in the light of feedback (including self-monitoring).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 72413000, 72415000, 72416000, 72417000

3)Quantity or scope

There are a number of daily contacts and opportunities in Devon where people can be encouraged and supported to make healthier choices to achieve long-term behaviour change (Making Every Contact Count). Within Devon there are 1 000’s of daily contacts between the public and health professionals, community groups, volunteers, families and friends. Each contact provides the opportunity for brief advice and/or brief intervention, including the offering of support and guiding people to helpful resources.
In addition there are programmes such as the Devon Health Check programme (targeting 40-74 years) which delivers approximately 25 000 health checks per year. The health check provides an opportunity for the health professional to identify a number of lifestyle risk factors. The opportunity for the health professional to refer or recommend people to a Service which is capable of offering further support and guidance is critical.
At present Devon County Council commissions a number of public health programmes and Services to support people to change their lifestyle behaviour. However these Services are not suitable for everyone. Devon is fortunate to have thriving communities which offer a variety of local groups, clubs, programmes, buildings and outside space which support and enable many people to remain physically and socially active. These ‘community assets’ are only used by some of Devon residents with many not aware of what is available locally to them. An improved ‘system’ of connecting people to potential local opportunities within the community (community assets) where they can get additional help and support to encourage and motivate them to change and maintain a healthy lifestyle is critical.
Lot 1 Service Vision.
To design and create a new innovative healthy lifestyle Service which is capable of connecting, empowering, enabling and motivating Devon residents who wish to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing to change their behaviour.
Lot 1 Summary of Requirements:
The following are core infrastructure objectives that stretch across the four lifestyle behaviours, and therefore the Service must:
Access

Provide an accessible gateway for Devon residents seeking advice, information and /or support for healthy lifestyles Services. The gateway must be flexible enough to deal with high volume of demand and provide different routes into the Service through a gateway.

Provide a variety of different access routes (through the gateway) for clients wishing to access the Service, whether referred (pushed) or self-referred (pulled) into the Service.

Create a referral mechanism to enable professionals to refer clients into the Service.

Support and enable people to easily access self-directed information, advice and support, which is likely to be predominately web-based.

Recommend and if appropriate refer clients to health improvement services for example but not limited to NHS Health Checks, Specialist Stop Smoking Service, substance misuse service (RISE Recovery).
Customer experience.

Provide a welcoming, non-judgmental and timely response (maximum 3 working days) to people contacting them or those referred to them who require help and support to reduce their and/ or modify their lifestyle behaviour.

Provide a high quality customer focused service capable of working with the client to best meet their needs and if appropriate to sustain a relationship over an extended period. This includes following people up on a regular basis to track outcomes.

Market the Service through a variety of different channels so the Service is recognised as a trusted Service and brand in Devon amongst its residents and professionals.
Behaviour change & training.

Assess people’s level of need and motivation to change their behaviour using an evidence-based approach and through mutual discussion with the client and agree on the offer.

Deliver a range of evidence based behavioural change interventions, for example, brief interventions, motivational interviewing, goal setting, monitoring and feedback with the client for smoking, alcohol, physical activity and healthy weight.

Develop an accredited behavioural change training programme which is made available to key community staff and the voluntary sector.

Administer and deliver the Devon Health Check training course.
Connectivity.

Connect people to local community assets e.g. local voluntary run programmes and groups as well as private commercial Services and programmes.

Be able to access a directory of community assets, services and health and wellbeing opportunities throughout Devon for which clients can be recommended or referred as part of their intervention.
Information governance.

Provide a robust information governance system, which has the capability to collect, accurate, standardised and comparable routine data to measure impact and outcome.

As a minimum, the information governance system must be capable of obtaining clear documented consent for personal data to be shared appropriately.

Ensure a simple effective way of capturing/registering clients with the Service ensuring that informed consent is captured as well as a minimum data set.

Work with the Commissioner to develop a reporting dashboard capable of presenting accurate and timely activity and outcome data which can be used to inform service development.
Evaluation.

Ensure continued evaluation of the programmes and the ability to provide evidence to assure commissioners of the quality of the programme, including evidence of the client:
— Goal setting by the client.
— Monitoring the clients behaviour.
— Receiving feedback from the client.
— Reviewing the clients goals in the light of feedback (including self-monitoring).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 225 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 — Stop Smoking Service

1)Short description

Lot 2 — Stop Smoking Service: Devon County Council is seeking to commission a service Provider to design and deliver an accessible Specialist Stop Smoking and Harm Reduction Service, which supports smokers using evidence-based treatment and behavioural support. The Specialist Service will target very specific populations with the aim of reducing health inequalities in Devon and will form an integral part of the overall local comprehensive tobacco control strategy. A Healthy Lifestyle Service is being commissioned as a separate lot (Lot 1) concurrently with the Specialist Stop Smoking Service. The Healthy Lifestyle Service will meet the needs of smokers who wish to quit but who do not need specialist support. The smoking populations that are reached by each service are mutually exclusive and these are described in the inclusion criteria at within the Lot 2 Service Specification. Both services will contribute to reducing smoking prevalence in adults, pregnancy and young people, as measured in the Public Health Outcomes Framework. Lot 2 Summary of Requirements: The Provider must deliver a specialist stop smoking support service that:— is accessible to smokers in target groups— proactively targets high impact and high prevalence population groups — is highly flexible in type and time of service delivery— offers a choice of support mechanisms and a personalised package— offers effective, evidence-based treatments — has a core service of smoking cessation but also engages with smokers unable or unwilling to quit— fully trains and supports all Level 2 services in smoking cessation and in harm reduction methods — achieves high levels of client satisfaction— uplifts and supports national and regional stop smoking and tobacco control campaigns with a specific focus on the target population.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

3)Quantity or scope

Lot 2 — Stop Smoking Service:
Devon County Council is seeking to commission a service Provider to design and deliver an accessible Specialist Stop Smoking and Harm Reduction Service, which supports smokers using evidence-based treatment and behavioural support. The Specialist Service will target very specific populations with the aim of reducing health inequalities in Devon and will form an integral part of the overall local comprehensive tobacco control strategy. A Healthy Lifestyle Service is being commissioned as a separate lot (Lot 1) concurrently with the Specialist Stop Smoking Service. The Healthy Lifestyle Service will meet the needs of smokers who wish to quit but who do not need specialist support. The smoking populations that are reached by each service are mutually exclusive and these are described in the inclusion criteria at within the Lot 2 Service Specification. Both services will contribute to reducing smoking prevalence in adults, pregnancy and young people, as measured in the Public Health Outcomes Framework.
Lot 2 Summary of Requirements:
The Provider must deliver a specialist stop smoking support service that:

is accessible to smokers in target groups.

proactively targets high impact and high prevalence population groups.

is highly flexible in type and time of service delivery.

offers a choice of support mechanisms and a personalised package.

offers effective, evidence-based treatments.

has a core service of smoking cessation but also engages with smokers unable or unwilling to quit.

fully trains and supports all Level 2 services in smoking cessation and in harm reduction methods.

achieves high levels of client satisfaction.

uplifts and supports national and regional stop smoking and tobacco control campaigns with a specific focus on the target population.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As set out in the tender document.

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

Monthly in arrears.

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

The contracting authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors (e.g. a joint venture or consortium) to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: In accordance with Article 57 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulation 57 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the tender document available from the address in section I.1.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 57 to 58 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulation 57 and 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the ITT which is available from the address in section I.1.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 57 to 58 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulation 57 and 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the ITT which is available from the address in section I.1.
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

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:

CP1162-15

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 009-179963 of 23.5.2015

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: 25.2.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

25.2.2016 – 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

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

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulations 86 (Notices of decisions to award a contract or conclude a framework agreement), 87 (Standstill period) and Regulation 91 Enforcement of duties through the Court of the Public Contracts regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.1.2016

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