School Health Advisory Service Birmingham

School Health Advisory Service Birmingham

The service outcomes will be: reduction in school absence due to medical reasons, early identification of health needs which may require early help.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Miscellaneous health services

2015/S 129-237673

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Birmingham City Council, Corporate Procurement Services
PO Box 10680
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Services
B4 7WB Birmingham
Telephone: +44 1214648000
Fax: +44 1213037322

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Regional or local agency/office

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

C0153 School Health Advisory Service.

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

Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKG31

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)

In Birmingham there are 300 primary schools and 74 secondary schools, which are state-funded mainstream schools. Within those schools there are 105 639 primary school aged children and 70 155 secondary aged children and Birmingham City Council invites organisations to provide a school health advisory service as part of their health needs.
The service outcomes will be:
— reduction in school absence due to medical reasons,
— early identification of health needs which may require early help,
— health Assessment of children identified with serious safeguarding and protection concerns to inform strategic decision making,
— where there is an identified health issue requiring a school health based response the service will contribute to the plan using the care pathways.
The service will also contribute to the following Public Health Outcome Framework Children and Young People Outcomes:
— reducing pupil absence,
— reducing first time entrants into the youth justice system,
— reducing the number of 16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET),
— reducing excess weight in 10-11 year olds,
— reducing self harm,
— improved sexual health indicated by reductions in STIs and teenage pregnancies.
It should go without saying that Birmingham is a multi-cultural City and that the service provider(s) must demonstrate cultural competence and ensure that services are available to all communities and that an equality of outcome should be provided.

Key documents informing this process are available at:

The annual value is in the region of 4 200 000 GBP but will be dependent on public sector finance constraints. The contract will for a period of two years with an option to extend for a further 2 years.
If you are interested in quoting please click on the following link to access Birmingham City Council’s tender Portal: and submit your details to register as a bidder. We will send you a log on and password so you can download the Descriptive Document and Prequalification Questionnaire (‘PQQ’) and view the draft tender documents. Your completed PQQ should be returned by noon on 7.8.2015 using the Supplier Portal. Please note this procurement will be undertaken as a competitive procedure with negotiations.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85140000, 85141220

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

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


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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds and /or other forms of appropriate security.

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

Will be in the tender documentation.

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

Joint and Several Liability.
No special legal form is required but in the case of group bidders the authority requires that a prime service provider assumes primary liability for the group and that each organisation in the group accepts joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The successful tenderer will be required to participate actively in the service related economic, social and environmental regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement. Accordingly, tender evaluation and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations. In addition the successful bidder will be expected to sign up to the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility.
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: As set out in the tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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


IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 2: and maximum number 6
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 6.8.2015
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.8.2015 – 12:00

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

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

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

Organisations wishing to apply for the tender documents must have registered their interest no later than 17:00 hr (BST) 6.8.2015. In return organisations will be able to download documents which must be completed and returned no later than 12:00 hr (BST) 7.8.2015. Applicants will be required to supply to the authority evidence showing their economic and financial standing, technical ability including satisfactory policies and documentation for race relations, environment impact and heath and safety. When executing the contract in the UK the successful tenderer will be required to comply with the recommendations of the code of practice for the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of equality of opportunity in employment published by the commission for racial equality. Under this contract the contractor will be required to support the contracting authority economic and social regeneration objectives. Accordingly contract performance and conditions may relate in particular social and environmental considerations.
This tender process will be conducted using Birmingham City councils e-tendering system in-tend. The portal for this system is Providers must register with the system in order to access documents.

Registration and use is free.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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