Medway Council Healthwatch 2013

Medway Council Healthwatch 2013

Medway Council is tendering for Local Healthwatch, which is to be fully operational from Monday, 1.4.2013. Healthwatch is a new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public.

UK-Chatham: Health services

2012/S 247-407868

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Medway Council
Gun Wharf, Dock Road
Contact point(s): Category Management
For the attention of: Phyllis Thompson
ME4 4TR Chatham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1634337839
E-mail: tenders@medway.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.medway.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.medway.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:
Medway Council Healthwatch 2013.
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 UKJ41
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)
Health services. Medway Council is tendering for Local Healthwatch, which is to be fully operational from Monday, 1.4.2013. Healthwatch is a new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. It will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account.
The organisation has three key functions:
— to promote citizen engagement;
— to offer information and signposting; and
— to provide complaints advocacy for NHS services.
Medway Local Healthwatch needs to be a professional led organisation, offering high quality services for the people of Medway. Local people need to have confidence in the information received from Healthwatch and the confidence that Healthwatch will represent their views about health and social care services.
Local Healthwatch can generate further income by providing these functions for other organisations. However, any income generated must be reinvested back into the organisation in accordance with the definition of a social enterprise.
The contract will be awarded for the period 1.3.2013 to 31.3.2015, subject to meeting annual performance measurements. An extension for a further two years will be built into the contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000 – DA28 – DA27

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: 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:
GBP 130,000 per year for Lots 1 and 2. If providers bid for one Lot only, must submit one price.
If bid for both lots then need to provide price for each Lot as well as the combined price.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 520 000 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 1.4.2013. Completion 31.3.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Delivery of Information and Signposting services

1)Short description
Healthwatch needs to be highly informed about local services and have good relationships with local service providers, local people must have confidence in the information that is provided by Healthwatch and must be accessible to the whole community.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85320000, 75122000, 79320000, 79311000, 79311200

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 1.4.2013. Completion 31.3.2017
5)Additional information about lots
Lot 1 – Delivery of Information and Signposting services – Annual price for providing this service only.
Lot 2 – Lot 2 – Delivery of engagement services – Annual price for providing this service only.
Lot 1 and 2 – If both functions are awarded, what economics of scale are expected to be achieved. Annual price for providing both of the service parts, including any discount of economies of scale to be offered if awarded both service parts.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Citizen Engagement
1)Short description
Healthwatch must be a network of networks engaging with the public and providers of services.
They will need to highlight local issues and experiences of local people.
They will need to create a balance of views to represent views of smaller communities whilst being the overall voice of the whole community.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85320000, 75122000, 79320000, 79311000, 79311200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:
As stated in ITT.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The Social Enterprise.
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) A list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct.
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past 3 years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator.
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work.
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work.
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years.
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Pricing. Weighting 30

2. Quality. Weighting 70

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:
HW/2013.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
6.2.2013 – 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: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 6.2.2013 – 13:00
Place:

Medway Council.

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
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
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GO Reference: GO-20121219-PRO-4465561.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See V1.4.2
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Medway Council will incorporate a voluntary minimum ten calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into and to start proceedings where such action is necessary. Such additional information should be requested from the person stated in the contact details in section I.1 of this document.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/5 (as amended)) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.12.2012

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