Invitation to Tender: Rochdale Council’s School Nursing Service

Invitation to Tender: Rochdale Council’s School Nursing Service

Rochdale Borough Council is looking for a dynamic and innovative provider to deliver evidence based interventions for the school nursing service within the borough.

United Kingdom-Stretford: Health services

2015/S 192-348112

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road
For the attention of: Mr James Hunter
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619121616
E-mail: james.hunter@star-procurement.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1619121616

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic access to information: www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road
For the attention of: Mr James Hunter
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619121616
E-mail: james.hunter@star-procurement.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1619121616

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road
For the attention of: Mr James Hunter
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619121616
E-mail: james.hunter@star-procurement.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1619121616

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road
For the attention of: Mr James Hunter
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619121616
E-mail: james.hunter@star-procurement.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1619121616

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

Health

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:

Rochdale Council’s School Nursing Service (R450).

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

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 is an Invitation to Tender for Rochdale Council’s School Nursing Service.
Rochdale Borough Council is looking for a dynamic and innovative provider to deliver evidence based interventions for the school nursing service within the borough.
School nursing is a universal public health service for children and young people of school age. The aim of the service is to ensure children, young people and their families have access to a core programme of preventative health care, with additional care based on need. Qualified school nurses are registered nurses who have completed a post registration graduate programme, and are registered as specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN).
The service will:
— Take the lead in developing effective partnerships and acting as an advocate to deliver change to support improvements in health and wellbeing of school-age children and young people.
— Lead, co-ordinate and deliver public health interventions.
— Ensure children have a smooth transition into school and throughout all early transition phases in life, building on the early years support to continue to lay down the foundations for healthy lifestyles which will prepare them for adulthood and to ensure they are ready to learn.
— Work in partnership with local communities to build community capacity, demonstrating added value, utilising asset-based approaches, best use of resources and outcomes.
— Work in partnership with other professionals and primary care including for example, school leaders, teachers and youth services to support children and young people to become healthy decision-makers in lifestyle choices, particularly in relation to: physical activity, diet, healthy eating, oral health, emotional wellbeing, smoking, sexual health and substance misuse.
— Ensure care and support helps to keep children and young people healthy and safe within their community, working through the local safeguarding pathway to provide seamless, high quality, accessible and comprehensive service, promoting social inclusion and equality and respecting diversity.
— Work in partnership with primary and secondary care colleagues to support children and young people with long term conditions or complex needs and facilitate appropriate management of health conditions to ensure hospital admissions are kept to a minimum.
An appropriate level of service should be maintained throughout the year, including during school holidays. Services need to be responsive and flexible and should use technology and innovation to ensure that they reach children and young people.
The service contract is from 1.4.2016 until 31.3.2017 with an option to extend annually until 31.3.2019 subject to performance, modification or funding.
For any further information, please refer to the specification, performance framework and other relevant Tender documents.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)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:

Rochdale Borough Council are looking to Procure a provider for their School Nursing Service.
For more information, please refer to the specification, performance framework and other relevant Tender documents.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 100 000 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

Starting 1.4.2016. Completion 31.3.2017

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: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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

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:

R450
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: 30.10.2015 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

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

30.10.2015 – 16:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

30.9.2015

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

To access and download the Tender documents, Tenderers are required to be registered on The CHEST Portal at www.the-chest.org.uk where the documents are available to download. You will find the Tender documents by looking under Rochdale Council in the Current Opportunities section. The Chest reference number is 9ZYC-Y69DU1. Tenders are to be returned by uploading onto the CHEST Portal. Tenderers are required to comply with the instructions in the tender documents. The contract will be for the period from 1.4.2016 until 31.3.2017 with the option to extend annually until 31.3.2019. The deadline for the submission of this Tender is 16:00 hrs. on Thursday 30.10.2015. Organisations must be able to provide the service as per the specification. It is the intention to award to a single provider.

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:

30.9.2015

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