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
Section I: Contracting authority
Gun Wharf, Dock Road
Contact point(s): Category Management
For the attention of: Phyllis Thompson
ME4 4TR Chatham
Telephone: +44 1634337839
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKJ41
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.
85100000 – DA28 – DA27
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Delivery of Information and Signposting services
85100000, 85320000, 75122000, 79320000, 79311000, 79311200
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.
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.
85100000, 85320000, 75122000, 79320000, 79311000, 79311200
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(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.
(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.
Section IV: Procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Pricing. Weighting 30
2. Quality. Weighting 70
Section VI: Complementary information
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GO Reference: GO-20121219-PRO-4465561.
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.12.2012