Infant Feeding Peer Support Lancashire

Infant Feeding Peer Support Lancashire

This procurement aims to commission Infant feeding Peer Support Services and Infant Feeding Coordination Services throughout Lancashire.

United Kingdom-Preston: Health and social work services

2015/S 166-303103

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Lancashire County Council
County Hall
PR1 8XJ Preston
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: james.mynott@lancashire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Electronic access to information: http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6864&pageid=41137&e=e

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:

PH — Infant Feeding Peer Support and coordination services, Lancs — RFQ 6183281.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Lancashire.
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)

This procurement aims to commission Infant feeding Peer Support Services and Infant Feeding Coordination Services throughout Lancashire. The start date for these contracts will be on or around 1.4.2016 for an initial period of one year with the option to extend the contracts for a further 2 years by any number of defined increments, provided always that the total duration of the contracts does not exceed 3 years in total. The existing contracts for these services are due to end on 31.3.2016.
The aims, objectives, and expected outcomes for these services are as per the respective Service Specifications, which are available as separate attachments on the Oracle e-tendering site.
The Infant Feeding Peer Support Services will be tendered in Lots in relation to splitting the service in terms of geographical coverage, although LCC may award on a County-Wide basis (Lot 4) should this option offer better value for money (please refer to Schedule Three — Evaluation Criteria for more information). The Infant Feeding Coordination Services will be comprised of one County-Wide Lot only (Lot 5).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all 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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: It is LCC’s intention that the contracts will be awarded around the end of January 2016 with a 2-month transition and mobilisation period leading to a service start date on 1.4.2016. The contracts will run for an initial period of one year with the option to extend the contracts for a further 2 years by any number of defined increments, provided always that the total duration of the contracts does not exceed 3 years in total.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 1.4.2016. Completion 31.3.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Peer Support North Lancashire

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 101 250 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Peer Support Central Lancashire

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 133 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Peer Support East Lancashire

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 110 750 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Peer Support County-Wide

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 345 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Coordination County-Wide

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 150 000 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:
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: Please refer to the contract Specifications to view all relevant conditions.
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 tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documents.
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: 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
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:

JM/PH/LCC/15/329

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

no

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: 2.10.2015 – 10:00
Payable documents: no

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

2.10.2015 – 10:00
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

Electronic tender returns — iSupplier Portal.
This tender opportunity is being advertised via the Oracle e-tendering system and suitably qualified Providers are invited to submit a tender to deliver the requirements of the service specifications. Organisations are able to access the details for this tender opportunity via the following link: iSupplier portal. Tenderers are required to submit their responses to the tender through this same portal.
Use of this portal does not require the purchase of high specification IT equipment or connections, nor a high level personal IT skills/capabilities. Access to the portal and advice/training is free of charge. However, please note the help and assistance provided is to assist tenderers on use of the system and the assistance does not extend to basic IT skills or training. Unfortunately therefore we will not be able to assist non-PC users in how to use the e-tendering system.
What support is available to me?
The on-line learning is available at the link below. Please review the lessons in the section titled ‘Sourcing Supplier’.
Online Learning.
Contract and Sourcing Quick Guides for tender opportunities, accessing tender documents, preparing and submitting tender responses:

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6864&pageid=41143&e=e

Providers can refer to Frequent Asked Questions for guidance at:

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web?siteid=6864&pageid=41146

Contact details for advice or assistance relating to the use of the e-tendering system are:
E-tendering helpline: +44 3001236701
Normal support line hours are between 9:00 and 17:00.
It is the responsibility of the tenderer to ensure that the contact information it has entered for its organisation on iSupplier is accurate and kept up to date. Important notification messages relevant to this or other procurements may not be received by a tenderer should the contact information be inaccurate. LCC cannot be held responsible for any inaccurate or incomplete information entered into the electronic tendering system by a tenderer.
If at any stage a tenderer needs to update the contact information held for its organisation this can be completed via the Oracle iSupplier Portal. LCC is under no obligation to respond/follow up on automated ‘out of office’ responses that it may receive from a tenderer.
Any queries regarding the tender documents should be directed via the e-tendering portal using the online discussion function.
Electronic tender returns — Submission.
The deadline for electronic tender returns will be detailed on the e-tendering system. Please allow sufficient time to complete and submit your return whilst you become familiar with the portal and how it operates. No extensions will be given to the tender return deadline due to any Supplier being unfamiliar with, or making mistakes in respect of the portal.
Where a word count is set, please indicate the number of words used after each answer. Any words over the word count will be disregarded by the evaluation panel. You should not include any appendices or extra documents in support of your bid, unless you have been specifically requested to do so. Any additional documents will be disregarded by the evaluation panel. Please do not embed or ‘copy and paste’ documents into your submission as these will be disregarded by the evaluation panel. Please do not include website ‘links’ and if you choose to include diagrams, graphs or tables you must ensure that these are included within the word count allocated to your response.
Please answer all questions within the Schedule Two questionnaires in the text boxes immediately after each question — and not as a separate document, unless specifically requested. Make sure you label each response with the corresponding question number.
Ensure you return your Schedule Two questionnaires using either .doc, .docx or .odt file format and not in .pdf format.
All aspects (documents/attachments/responses) of the tender return can and must be submitted via the e-tendering system.
You are not permitted to return by email any element of your tender. Any such email may result in your tender being disqualified.

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:

25.8.2015

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