NEPO Better Health At Work Award Contract
Within the North East, many organisations already promote healthy lifestyles and consider the health of their employees. The award recognises the achievements of these organisations and helps them to move forward in a structured and supported way.
United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Health services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Newcastle City Council
Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
For the attention of: Kate Calvert
NE99 2BN Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 1912116935
Fax: +44 1912114832
General address of the contracting authority: http://‘www.newcastle.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
The Borough Council of Gateshead
Civic Centre, Regent Street
NE8 1HH Gateshead
Hartlepool Borough Council
TS24 8AY Hartlepool,
PO Box 500
TS1 9FT Middlesborough
North Tyneside Council
The Quadrant, Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park
NE27 0BY North Tyneside
Northumberland County Council
County Hall, Morpeth
NE61 2EF Northumberland
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
TS10 1SP Redcar
South Tyneside Borough Council
Town Hall and Civic Centre, Westoe Road
NE33 2RL South Shields
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Municipal Buildings, Church Road
TS18 1LD Stockton-on-Tees
City of Sunderland Council
Civic Centre, Burdon Road
SR2 7DN Sunderland
Durham County Council
Council, County Hall, Durham
DH1 5UL Durham
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Within the North East, many organisations already promote healthy lifestyles and consider the health of their employees. The award recognises the achievements of these organisations and helps them to move forward in a structured and supported way. The award also encourages organisations who have not previously considered promoting health at work to take part in the award and promote the rewards of encouraging a healthy workforce.
The Council would encourage engagement with Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s) and Voluntary Community Sector (CVS) organisations in addition to larger scale organisations
The aim of the NEPO Better Health at Work award is to promote and increase health at work within the North East of England, by assisting employers and employees to:
— Support and motive everyone to take responsibility for their own health and also the health of others.
— Support everyone to contribute to promoting and increase health at work.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
a) Champion, train and support workplace health specialist providers across the region in marketing the award to business, who will deliver the support the achievement of award criteria and undertaking assessments
b) Maintain the BHAWA award database and provide information and intelligence for a number of key stakeholders, local and national.
c) Provide governance on behalf of the Directors of Public Health in the North East and ensure a consistent approach of delivery.
d) To deliver the requirements of a 2nd assessor, if required, for a maximum of two final assessment visits per Local Authority area per year. The Provider will also coordinate the regional verification process of a random sample of portfolios from organisations participating in the scheme (comprising a minimum of one portfolio from each award level in each Local Authority area). This allows for consistency in the validation process and equality for all organisations participating in the scheme
e) Provide quality assurance ensuring that all assessors in the North East are trained to the required standards
f) Ensure access to training for assessors is available to those wishing to become a BHAWA Assessor
g) To act as arbitrator and final assessor where disagreements arise in assessment process
h) Co-ordinate the (1) operational group, (2) workplace health commissioners group and (3) award oversight group meetings (all quarterly)
i) Develop and run a central information award website for business to access (Refer to Clause 3.5 — Exit Strategy).
j) Act as a central repository for best practice advice and guidance on the BHAWA award.
k) Evaluate the award by working with local authorities and participating organisations.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 373 636 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: 22 months with an option to extend 1 X 12 months & 1 X 10 months.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 22 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
form of appropriate security. Details to be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
a lead organisation to deal with NCC on all matters relating to the Agreement. All consortium or grouping
members will however be required to be jointly and severally liable in respect of the obligations and liabilities
relating to the Agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Contracting Authority and provide such supporting evidence as may be requested by the deadline stated in
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
As set out in the selection questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Please go to our web site located at www.nepoportal.org to register and download the documents.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: