National Carers Passport Toolkit – Department of Health

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.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Information and promotion products

2017/S 017-027672

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department of Health
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7UE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Eagleton
E-mail: supplier.helpdesk@dh.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

National Carers Passport Toolkit.

Reference number: 60340

II.1.2)Main CPV code

39294100

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72415000
79310000
79342200
85140000
85312310
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England.

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.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 1
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of 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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

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)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

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.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 09/02/2017
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/02/2017
Local time: 10:00
Place:

(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

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

VI.3)Additional information:

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 supplier.helpdesk@dh.gsi.gov.uk. 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

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transparency-requirements-for-publishing-on-contracts-finder

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.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/01/2017

 

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