South London Partnership Work and Health Programme

South London Partnership Work and Health Programme

The intention of the WHP is to support individuals with a disability, who are long term unemployed and some early access groups to find and sustain work.

United Kingdom-Croydon: Job search services

2017/S 044-080966

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Croydon
The Town Hall, Katherine Street
United Kingdom
Contact person:
NUTS code: UKI
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge,
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


South London Partnership Work and Health Programme.

Reference number: prj_COL_8397

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The London Borough of Croydon (LBC) is the Lead Authority and is procuring Work and Health Programme (WHP) services on behalf of itself and the London Boroughs of Merton, Richmond, Sutton and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames that form the South London Partnership (Participating Authorities).

The intention of the WHP is to support individuals with a disability, who are long term unemployed and some early access groups to find and sustain work. WHP is a new service programme. The aim in addition to helping individuals to find work is to integrate WHP with local services and health provisions so the service users receive co-ordinated, holistic support to improve their health and wellbeing, and support the principles of localism by ensuring that it meets local priorities and reflects local needs. The draft specification for the services is included in the Procurement Documents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 17 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

Croydon, Kingston Upon Thames, Merton, Richmond, Sutton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Lead Authority is procuring the WHP services on behalf of itself and the Participating Authorities named in 11.1.4. The intention is to award one contract under which the services are provided to the Lead Authority and Participating Authorities. The Lead Authority will have a back to back agreement with the Participating Authorities which will govern the conduct of the procurement and the in-contract provision. The Services are social services governed by Section 7 Chapter 3 PCR 2015. This procedure adopted is detailed in the tender documentation and follows a procedure similar to the Competitive Dialogue Procedure. The Authorities are free to determine the procedure used. Details of the procurement process are set out in the draft Procurement Documents. The estimated value of the contract is between 7 000 000 GBP to 17 000 000 GBP. The higher value includes potential ESF Funding which not guaranteed — see procurement documents for more details on the ESF Funding.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 17 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 106

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: The Work and Health Programme may be subject to ESF Match Funding. The level of funding to be applied for is included in the estimated value. Further details are included in the Procurement Documents.

II.2.14)Additional information

The Contract is for an initial period of 7 years with a potential extension of up to 2 years at the discretion of the Contracting Authority (which is subject to national policy and DWP proposals).

The Contract Period comprises a referral period of 5 years (subject to the potential extension) followed by a payment tail period of 25 months.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Rules and criteria will be set out 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:

As set out in the Invitation to Participate in Dialogue (ITPD).

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Procedure involving negotiations
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

Information about national procedures is available at:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The Services fall within Schedule 3 PCR and the procurement is within the light touch regime. The Lead Authority is entitled to select a procedure of their choice pursuant to Reg. 76(1)PCR and intends to follow a procedure based on the competitive dialogue (CD) procedure however reserves the right to deviate from the CD process described in the PCR to the extent permitted under the Regulations. The procurement process is as further described in procurement documentation.

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 31/03/2017
Local time: 12:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

1. To express an interest and to receive information about this procurement economic operators must register on the e-tendering system: and submit a SQ/ESPD no later than 24:00 (midday)on 31.3.2017.

2. The guidance pack for the SQ is accessible via the Portal

3. Economic operators are requested to submit any queries in relation to this project, the SQ, ESPD, this notice or the tender documentation via the Portal.

4. It is anticipated that the final ITPD will be issued to shortlisted applicants on or around 8.5.2017. The Authority reserves the right to vary this date and any other timescales or arrangements whether set out in this notice or identified later.

5. All applicants are solely responsible for their costs and expenses in relation to this procurement.

6. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to suspend or abort the procurement at any time prior to award in the event that the ESF funding application is not successful.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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