Provide Healthwatch Service for Worcestershire

Provide Healthwatch Service for Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council will contract with the successful tenderer for 3 years with the option of a further 2 years by agreement.

United Kingdom-Worcester: Health and social work services

2015/S 225-409923

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Worcestershire County Council
County Hall, Spetchley Rd
Contact point(s): Contracts Team
WR5 2NP Worcester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: tenderquestions@worcestershire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://worcestershire.gov.uk/tendering

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: Director of Resources
County Hall, Spetchley Road
WR5 2NP Worcester
UNITED KINGDOM

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Healthwatch Service for Worcestershire.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK12.
NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

As a statutory watchdog, the role of Healthwatch is to ensure that health and social care services, and the government, put people at the heart of their care. The aim of a local Healthwatch is to give residents and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided within their locality.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Worcestershire County Council will contract with the successful tenderer for 3 years with the option of a further 2 years by agreement.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Please refer to Tender documentation for further information.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please refer to Tender documentation for further information.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please refer to Tender documentation for further information.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to Tender documentation for further information.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to Tender documentation for further information.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to Tender documentation for further information.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to Tender documentation for further information.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to Tender documentation for further information.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Plans for service delivery (delivery plan). Weighting 40

2. Experience and knowledge. Weighting 20

3. Plans for engagement and public consultation. Weighting 20

4. Plans for social value. Weighting 10

5. Business and governance. Weighting 10

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
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

22.12.2015 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

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

VI.3)Additional information

Applicants should not contact the Council directly but should register on the e-tendering portal http:/www.worcestershire.gov.uk/tendering

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
London

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) the contracting authorities will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the contract award decision is communicated to tenderers.
Part 9 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provides for economic operators who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the regulations to take legal action.
Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. the purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow an economic operator to apply to the Court to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.11.2015

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