Integrated Sexual Health Services Blackpool

Integrated Sexual Health Services Blackpool

Blackpool Council is seeking proposals for two separate lots from suitably qualified and experienced providers for the provision of a fully Integrated Specialist Sexual Health Services (all age) and Young People Sexual Health Service.

United Kingdom-Blackpool: Health and social work services

2015/S 081-144073

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Blackpool Council
PO Box 4, Town Hall, Lancashire
For the attention of: Helen Thompson
FY1 1NA Blackpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@blackpool.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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:

Sexual Health Services – For Integrated Contraceptive and Sexual Health (Genitourinary Medicine) Service (all age) and Young People’s Sexual Health Service (under 25).

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: Blackpool, UK.

NUTS code UKD42

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)

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Blackpool Borough Council, Lancashire County Council (together referred to as Pan Lancashire) are mandated to provide comprehensive open access sexual health services.
Each Authority is conducting its own separate procurement for these services and will therefore issue their own tenders.
Blackpool Council is seeking proposals for two separate lots from suitably qualified and experienced providers for the provision of a fully Integrated Specialist Sexual Health Services (all age) and Young People Sexual Health Service (<25).
— Lot 1 (All age) – to be delivered in broad accordance with the established Level 1, 2 and 3 service model for sexual health service provision.
— Lot 2 (Young People <25) – to be delivered in broad accordance with the Level 1 and 2 service model for sexual health service provision and includes the National Chlamydia Screening Programme.
The service will support delivery against the three main sexual health Public Health Outcomes Framework measures:
— under 18 conceptions
— chlamydia diagnoses (15-24 year olds)
— HIV at a late stage of infection
The broad aim of the specification for both lots is to improve sexual and reproductive health and reduce inequalities of the population through the delivery of holistic sexual health care, providing the best outcomes for people of all ages.
Prospective tenders must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of delivering sexual health services.
The integrated sexual health services will provide open access, cost-effective, high quality provision for contraception and prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections, according to evidence-based protocols and adapted to the needs of local populations.
The main objectives of the Integrated Sexual Health Services (Lot 1 and 2) are:
— Rapid and easy access to free services for the prevention, detection and management (treatment and partner notification) of sexually transmitted infections to reduce prevalence and transmission.
— Promoting access to a complete range and choice of contraception including long acting methods, emergency contraception, condoms and support to reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy (including teenage pregnancy).
— Improved access to services among those at highest risk of sexual ill health, for example Men who have Sex with Men and young people<25
— Effective partnership work with prevention and behaviour change services.
— Providing opportunities for people to manage their own sexual health either independently or with support.
The services will be based in Blackpool and it is expected there will be significant patient flows from Lancashire County Council, as well as nationally because of local tourism.
Both Lots
It is a requirement of this tender that provision of integrated sexual health services are supported by current accredited training programmes and guidance from relevant professional bodies including FSRH, BASHH, BHIVA, MEDFASH, RCOG and NICE and relevant national policy and guidance issued by the Department of Health and Public Health England.
Providers of integrated sexual health services will need to work collaboratively across a number of organisations, responsible for commissioning different elements of care – Local Authority, NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups.
The Providers of both lots will work to ensure that each service has access to clinical data through a shared information system. This will allow clinicians to access patients’ records appropriately for the effective treatment of the patient, and to ensure safeguarding.
Timescales:
It is intended that the contract will commence in April 2016 for the duration of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 x 2 year periods (subject to satisfactory review).
Both lots:
To be provided on the basis of tariff using defined currencies for all clinical delivery of the service, with payment on activity to improve efficiency, increase value for money, facilitate choice, enable service innovation and improvements in quality, and reduce waiting times.
Elements of the service not included in the tariff will be funded through a block arrangement.
Blackpool Council is looking to appoint a single supplier on each lot; a supplier may be successful on one or both lots.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85140000

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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Lot 1 (All age) – to be delivered in broad accordance with the established Level 1, 2 and 3 service model for sexual health service provision.

1)Short description

Lot 1: To provide an effective, accessible, and clinically appropriate, integrated sexual health services to people of all ages. The service will provide clinical contraception and sexual health services across all three levels of sexual health service provision (including all contraception and sexual health services, HIV testing, psychosexual counselling, education and training, proactive sexual health promotion and prevention including vaccination).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85140000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 13 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

It is a requirement of this tender that provision of integrated sexual health services are supported by current accredited training programmes and guidance from relevant professional bodies including FSRH, BASHH, BHIVA, MEDFASH, RCOG and NICE and relevant national policy and guidance issued by the Department of Health and Public Health England.
Providers of integrated sexual health services will need to work collaboratively across a number of organisations, responsible for commissioning different elements of care – Local Authority, NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups.
The Providers of both Lots will work to ensure each has access to clinical data through a shared information system. This will allow clinicians to access patients’ records appropriately for the effective treatment of the patient, and to ensure safeguarding.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Lot 2 (Young People <25) – to be delivered in broad accordance with the Level 1 and 2 service model for sexual health service provision and National Chlamydia Screening Programme

1)Short description

Lot 2: To provide an effective, accessible and clinically appropriate integrated sexual health service providing level 1 and 2 contraceptive and sexual health service for young people under the age of 25. This service must be available in a suitable location that is appropriate and accessible to young people. This is currently based at Connect, Talbot Road, Blackpool (The Freeholder – NHS Property Services).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85140000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 5 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

It is a requirement of this tender that provision of integrated sexual health services are supported by current accredited training programmes and guidance from relevant professional bodies including FSRH, BASHH, BHIVA, MEDFASH, RCOG and NICE and relevant national policy and guidance issued by the Department of Health and Public Health England.
Providers of integrated sexual health services will need to work collaboratively across a number of organisations, responsible for commissioning different elements of care – Local Authority, NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups.
The Providers of both Lots will work to ensure each has access to clinical data through a shared information system. This will allow clinicians to access patients’ records appropriately for the effective treatment of the patient, and to ensure safeguarding.

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:

If applying on behalf of a consortium all names must be submitted. Any contract will be entered into with the nominated lead organisation and all members of the consortium, who will in these circumstances each be required to execute said contract together with all ancillary documentation, evidencing their joint and severally liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities of the contract. It will be for the members of the consortium to sort out their respective duties and liabilities amongst each other and noted before contract commencement. All associated documentation will be made to the nominated lead organisation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: It is a requirement of this tender that provision of integrated sexual health services are supported by current accredited training programmes and guidance from relevant professional bodies including FSRH, BASHH, BHIVA, MEDFASH, RCOG and NICE and relevant national policy and guidance issued by the Department of Health and Public Health England.
Providers of integrated sexual health services will need to work collaboratively across a number of organisations, responsible for commissioning different elements of care – Local Authority, NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups.
The Providers of both Lots will work to ensure each has access to clinical data through a shared information system. This will allow clinicians to access patients’ records appropriately for the effective treatment of the patient, and to ensure safeguarding.
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Legal position — means of proof required:
(1) An extract from the ‘judicial record’ or equivalent issued by the legal or administrative authority of the country of origin, by a declaration on oath or by a solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body, demonstrating that the bidder:
a) is not bankrupt or being wound up, its affairs are not being administered by the court, it has not entered into an arrangement with creditors, it has not suspended business activities or is not in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is not the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, or for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has not been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata (i.e. a matter which has already been conclusively decided by a court).
(2) A certificate issued by the competent authority in the Member State concerned, or a declaration on oath or by a solemn declaration made before a competent authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body, to the effect that the bidder has fulfilled its obligations relating to the payment of taxes and social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which the bidder is established.
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(3) A certificate, declaration under oath, or solemn declaration providing proof that the bidder is enrolled on the professional or trade registers of his country of establishment, or where no such register exists a declaration under oath or solemn declaration that he exercises the particular profession or trade.
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

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

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
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

9VMK-KGC93Q

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 199-351689 of 16.10.2014

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: 26.5.2015 – 10:00
Payable documents: no

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

26.5.2015 – 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

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

This Tender will be run electronically via the North West’s Supplier Portal — ‘The Chest’. In order to express your interest in this Tender and to download/upload all documentation relating to this tender you must register (free of charge) on The Chest. https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/

You must then search for this opportunity and register your interest on The Chest.
The object of this contract described in this Notice is the provision of services falling within the Light Touch Regime of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) and is therfore not subject the full requirements of the PCR, however the principles will be applied.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court of Justice of England
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with 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:

22.4.2015

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