Provide Healthwatch and Independent Advocacy Service
The Council invites bidders to respond to this ITT for the provision of the local Healthwatch and the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service for an initial period of 3 years.
United Kingdom-Hove: Social services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Brighton and Hove City Council
Kings House, Grand Avenue
For the attention of: Mr Edward Barfoot
BN3 2LS Hove
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sesharedservices/aspx/Tenders/Current
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
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 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Brighton and Hove.
NUTS code UKJ21
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)
Please ensure all correspondence is issued via the portal, at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sesharedservices/aspx/Tenders/Current
The Council invites bidders to respond to this ITT for the provision of the local Healthwatch and the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service (IHCAS) for an initial period of 3 years, with provision for a further extension of up to 2 years. The ITT document sets out the Council’s requirements and the selection criteria to be used in the Council’s evaluation of bids and provides information regarding how the procurement process will be managed.
The Council is conducting this procurement using the Light Touch Regime in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
The providers of Healthwatch Brighton and Hove and the IHCAS Service will be required to meet all of its statutory and secondary legislation requirements. In particular, the service deliverables as set out in the Specification.
Full information on the requirements of the service are detailed in the Specification.
As noted in section 2 of the Specification, there is a statutory requirement for the Healthwatch element of the service to be delivered by a ‘social enterprise’. The specification provides further detail on this definition.
Bidders may tender as a single organisation to deliver both the Healthwatch and IHCAS services (with the consideration of requirements regarding social enterprise). Alternatively, bidders may submit a single joint bid on behalf of multiple subcontracting organisations. Detail on the arrangements between multiple organisations is requested as part of the tender response, as detailed later in the ITT.
Bidders should consider implications regarding the potential TUPE of employees when completing their responses. In order to receive TUPE information, a completed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) must be submitted via the portal.
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
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
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Following expiry of contract.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: