Kent County Council Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System 2017

Kent County Council Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System 2017

The modular programme will enable the training and upskilling of the unseen Public Health workforce as well as core Public Health workforce below practitioner level.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health and social work services

2017/S 187-383027

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Kent County Council
County Hall
Maidstone
ME14 1XQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Ima Orosei
Telephone: +44 3000412548
E-mail: ima.orosei@kent.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.kent.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.kent.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=195ccaec-2f3d-e711-80e1-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=195ccaec-2f3d-e711-80e1-005056b64545

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

II.1.1)Title:

SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System.

Reference number: DN268255

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Kent County Council currently runs a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Public Health Services and will shortly be inviting tenders to deliver the Public Health Champions Programme. The modular programme will enable the training and upskilling of the unseen Public Health workforce as well as core Public Health workforce below practitioner level.

The programme will equip individuals with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to take every opportunity to support the population to make informed decisions about their lifestyle choices to help enable them to lead healthier lives.

Only providers who are currently on the DPS can receive the tender documentation for this opportunity. Prospective providers must go to the Kent Business portal contract opportunity page by clicking the below link and expressing an interest in the SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/ by 12:00 on Tuesday 10.10.2017.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Champion programme will equip individuals with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to take every opportunity to support the population to make informed decisions about their lifestyle choices to help enable them to lead healthier lives.

The programme provides training in behaviour change techniques, such as motivational interviewing, health coaching and communication skills. The programme will contain a range of lifestyle modules, provides information on local services and referral pathways, which is critical importance when engaging in healthy conversations and signposting.

An example of content that is covered:

— An Introduction — what is public health, social determinants of health, epidemiological, health interventions;

— Understanding Health Improvement;

— Understanding Behaviour Change;

— Key public Health issues/topics such as: Leadership, Commissioning, Alcohol and Drugs Misuse, Breast Feeding, Determinants of Health, Epidemiology and Data, Healthy Eating, Health Inequalities, Housing, Mental Health, Oral Health, Physical Activity, Obesity, Sexual Health, Smoking, Social Isolation and Substance Misuse.

The programme must hold a recognisable accredited qualification i.e. from the RSPH, FPH, UK Higher Education Establishment. Facilitators must have proven knowledge and understanding of multidisciplinary public health.

Tendering Process

How to bid for the tender opportunity

Kent County Council’s currently runs a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Public Health Services (notice number: 323771-2014) to allow the Council to buy Public Health Services from a list of approved providers who meet a certain minimum standards and agree to a common set of contractual terms approved providers will then be able to bid for the Council’s contracts to deliver Public Health Services.

Only providers who are currently on the Public DPS can receive the tender documentation for the UKPHR Programmes, so if you wish to tender for the opportunity then you must apply and be accepted onto the DPS.

How to join the DPS

Prospective providers who wish to join DPS, must go to the Kent Business portal contract opportunity page by clicking the below link and express an interest in the SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System

https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_opportunity?openForm&opp_id=OPP-HIS-9P7H-VMZCSE&contract_id=CONTRACT-9P7C-VYG25K&org_id=ORG-KENT-8YKEYH&from=

— A link to the DPS application will be sent via email which you must complete and submit via the Kent Business portal no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 10.10.2017

— Submitted DPS applications will be assessed and prospective providers will be notified if they have successful joined the DPS.

— If successful in joining the DPS, prospective providers will automatically be sent a copy of the tender documentation when published (date to be confirmed but by Mid October 2017.)

Already on the DPS

Please note that there is no need to reapply to join the DPS if your organisation is already been successfully admitted to the Public Health Services DPS because you will automatically receive the tender documentation when published (date to be confirmed but by Mid October 2017.)

Already expressed an interest but did not submit a DPS application

Please note that if your organisation has previously expressed an interest in joining the DPS but did not submit a DPS application then please just log into your Kent Business portal supplier account and locate the contract number SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System to retrieve the application form.

Guidance on how to use the Kent Business portal

If your organisation is having any issues then please use the guidance document titled Kent Business Portal -Supplier guidance which can be found on the supplier page on the portal or contact the Care Procurement team via procurement.care@kent.gov.uk and we will endeavour to assist you with any issues.

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: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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)Description

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: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2014/S 183-323771

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 10/10/2017
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/10/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Kent County Council
Sessions House, County Road
Maidstone
ME14 1XQ
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/09/2017

 

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