Local Healthwatch Bracknell Forest

Local Healthwatch Bracknell Forest

Ensure local people have access to advice and information to help them make informed choices about their health and social care needs and will work with and signpost to existing networks, advice, information and advocacy providers to do so.

UK-Bracknell: Health services

2012/S 240-395367

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Bracknell Forest Borough Council
Easthampstead House, Town Square
For the attention of: Kieth Naylor
RG12 1AQ Bracknell
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1344351587
E-mail: healthwatch.development@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.bracknell-forest.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: South East Business Portal
Internet address: http://www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: South East Business Portal
Internet address: http://www.businessportal.southeastiep.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:
Local Healthwatch Bracknell Forest
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 UKJ11
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)
The Local Healthwatch service for Bracknell Forest shall-
Ensure local people have access to advice and information to help them make informed choices about their health and social care needs and will work with and signpost to existing networks, advice, information and advocacy providers to do so,
Promote and support the involvement of local people in the commissioning and provision of local care services,
Gather the views of local people and aggregate this information into evidence of need, and,
Make this information known to commissioners and providers of services, regulatory and assessment bodies such that improvements to services for local people can be made.
Please note – Organisations MUST register their interest against the advert on the South East Business Portal (http://www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk) in order to receive any changes or notifications issued by the Council during this tender process. The Council will not be held responsible for the lack of communication to any organisation who does not register their interest on this site.

We are advertising this requirement on a voluntary basis as a matter of good practice. Timescales are however governed by the requirement to have a service in place by 1.4.2013.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85312310

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
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: A maximum of 3 years, covering an initial period of 2 years plus the option to extend by a further year.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.4.2013. Completion 31.3.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Not applicable
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Not applicable
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Not applicable
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Provider shall already be designated a social enterprise at the point of tender submission or be able to demonstrate approved plans to become so with 3 months of contract award
The Provider will be able to demonstrate evidence of experience or track record of providing support or services similar to those advertised
The Provider will be able to demonstrate evidence of experience or track record of engagement and collaborative working with people and networks in local communities
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: A number of minimum criteria will apply to each Lot, and details of these can be found within the Invitation to Tender document. Please note, any organisation who is not able to meet the requirements, will not be considered any further in the evaluation or award.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: A number of minimum criteria will apply to each Lot, and details of these can be found within the Invitation to Tender document. Please note, any organisation who is not able to meet the requirements, will not be considered any further in the evaluation or award.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
A number of minimum criteria will apply to each Lot, and details of these can be found within the Invitation to Tender document. Please note, any organisation who is not able to meet the requirements, will not be considered any further in the evaluation or award.
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:
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: 11.1.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
21.1.2013 – 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
in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 21.1.2013 – 12:00
Place:

Bracknell

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised members of the Council only to open in a secure tender opening process.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months
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
We are advertising this requirement on a voluntary basis as a matter of good practice. Timescales are however governed by the requirement to have a service in place by 1.4.2013.
Please note – Organisations MUST register their interest against the advert on the South East Business Portal (http://www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk) in order to receive any changes or notifications issued by the Council during this tender process. The Council will not be held responsible for the lack of communication to any organisation who does not register their interest on this site.
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:10.12.2012

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