National Carers Passport Toolkit – Department of Health
The project for delivery of a National Carers Passport Toolkit is 1 of a suite of new projects which are required to support the delivery of the forthcoming national strategy for carers.
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Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Contact person: Paul Eagleton
NUTS code: UK
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
National Carers Passport Toolkit.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The project for delivery of a National Carers Passport Toolkit is 1 of a suite of new projects which are required to support the delivery of the forthcoming national strategy for carers. The aim of the National Carers Passport Toolkit project is to increase the number of carers’ passport schemes in operation in England by making available a Toolkit of carers passport models that will include passport templates as well as guidance for local providers on how to implement a carers passport scheme locally. The project is for the successful Contractor to design, publish, promote and support uptake of a National Carers Passport Toolkit.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve. The project for delivery of a National Carers Passport Toolkit is 1 of a suite of new projects which are required to support the delivery of the forthcoming national strategy for carers. The aim of the National Carers Passport Toolkit project is to increase the number of carers’ passport schemes in operation in England by making available a Toolkit of carers’ passport models that will include passport templates as well as guidance for local providers on how to implement a carers’ passport scheme locally. The Department has heard in its Call for Evidence, which has informed the development of the new strategy, how important it is to identify carers; signpost carers to information, advice, and other forms of support; have more joined up working between the services that carers need and use and enable carers to navigate within and between these services. This project and its outcomes seek to address these issues, as well as support the Department’s wider strategic aims to: — support carers to continue to care while minimising the detrimental impact on their own health and well-being and other life chances; and — ensure the new rights for carers introduced by the Care Act 2014 are more fully embedded, and bring the benefits to carers intended by the Act. The project is for the successful Contractor to design, publish, promote and support uptake of a National Carers Passport Toolkit. Refer to the Invitation to Tender documents for full Information on the requirement. The Contract is expected to be for a period of one months for the initial stage commencing on or shortly after the 03rd March 2017, with an optional second stage extension of up-to 9 months for a second stage which is itself subject to approval to proceed; and financial approval. Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documents for full details of the requirement. The Department of Health reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process and not to award the contract, and additionally to amend the delivery stage dates should this be necessary.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Option to extend the Contract for up-to an additional 9 months, subject to confirmation of funds, and approvals. Full potential Contract length anticipated to be 10 months should second stage proceed.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The estimated value at II.1.5) includes the full potential contract length (all phases of work).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Accelerated procedure is being utilised to ensure that the work commences as soon as possible to support the urgent health outcomes and associated benefits required.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
(Tenders will be downloaded from the BMS e-tendering system shortly after the Invitation to tender deadline has passed.).
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Participation Instructions: This procurement exercise will be completed via the DH eTendering portal (BMS) and candidates wishing to be considered for this (or any other) DH contract must submit their response via BMS. The BMS reference number for this exercise is 60340. Suppliers should visithttps://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement to register and download instructions on how to respond. If you require assistance, please contact the Supplier Helpdesk on 0113 254 5777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This help-desk is available 10:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.
Transparency: Potential Bidders should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, the Authority intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT), and any Contract awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Authority. Further information on transparency can be found at the following pages: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/guidance-transparency
General: The Authority reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it), to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time, or to procure the subject matter of the contract by alternative means if it appears that it can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted. Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be priced in sterling and written in English. Any agreement entered into will be considered a contract made in England according to English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Tenderers must maintain the tender for 90 days after the receipt deadline.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: