Local Healthwatch in Hull

Local Healthwatch in Hull

Local Healthwatch in Hull and NHS Independent Complaints Advocacy Service.

United Kingdom-Hull: Health and social work services

2016/S 008-010074

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Hull City Council
Room 154, The Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street
Contact point(s): Hull City Council
For the attention of: David Sullivan
HU1 2AA Hull
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1482616291
E-mail: dave.sullivan@hullcc.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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

Electronic access to information: http://www.yortender.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.yortender.co.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:

Local Healthwatch in Hull and NHS Independent Complaints Advocacy Service.

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: Within the boundaries of Hull City Council.

NUTS code UKE11

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)

Hull City Council (the Authority) invites qualified and interested suppliers to tender for the provision of a contract to secure a revised Local Healthwatch Offer in Hull, including the Independent Complaints and Advocacy Service (ICAS) — as required by law under the Health and Social Care Act, 2012.
The Authority proposes to enter into a Contract for a maximum period of 2 years with the successful Tenderer (Service Provider), with an option to extend for a period or periods of up to a maximum of 12 months. Such extension will be at the discretion of the Council and subject to satisfactory performance.
The anticipated service commencement date is between June 2016 and July 2016.
The creation of Healthwatch was a new venture for all local authorities in 2012. The current Local Healthwatch contract was awarded to Hull CVS and expires in March 2016.
The local Healthwatch enables patients, children and families, adult social care adults and wider public to have a local voice when accessing and experiencing health and social care services, for example GP practices, Hospital and care home settings.
A new Service Specification has been developed as part of this new Tender, setting out the service requirements, including ensuring that the Local Healthwatch and ICAS services are accessible to all people across Hull, while meeting local needs and national expectations.
There are 7 statutory functions under the guidance from the Department of Health (DOH) and Local Government Association (LGA), relating to Healthwatch and ICAS, they are:

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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

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:

The Authority proposes to re-procure a local Healthwatch and Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (ICAS) in order to meet its statutory duties underpinned by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The Authority seeks to procure 1 service provider to undertake a host an arms length arrangement establishing a community interest company (CIC), entitled Kingston upon Hull Healthwatch delivering community voice services as detailed within Schedule 2 Service Specification. Healthwatch Hull is local people’s consumer champion in health and care, having significant statutory powers to ensure the voice of the consumer is strengthened and heard by those who commission, deliver and regulate health and care services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 587 190 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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See tender documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See tender documentation.
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 documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender documentation.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: See tender documentation.

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

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:

9X3G-ZJMCK3

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: 22.2.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

22.2.2016 – 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: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22.2.2016 – 12:30

Place:

Hull City Council, Procurement.

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

Hull City Council advertise all procurement’s via YORtender. This system is free to register and available at the following link:https://www.yortender.co.uk Hull City Council will not accept manual tenders. All tenders must be submitted via YORtender. Electronic tender documentation will be available via YORtender only.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Hull City Council
Room 154, The Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street
HU1 2AA Hull
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: legalnotices@hullcc.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1482300300
Internet address: http://www.hullcc.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Expiry of standstill period.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Hull City Council
Room 154, The Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street
HU1 2AA Hull
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: legalnotices@hullcc.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1482300300
Internet address: http://www.hullcc.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.1.2016

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