Speech and Language Therapy Services Norfolk

Speech and Language Therapy Services Norfolk

To let a single contract for the provision of a speech and language service for 0 to 19 year olds, to cover Norfolk.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2015/S 146-269176

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
RM 117 County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Annie Southgate
NR1 1DH Norwich
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.In-Tendhost.co.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

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: yes

North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group, South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group and West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Speech and Language Therapy Services (SaLTs).

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 UKH13

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)

Norfolk County Council, North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Norwich CCG, South Norfolk CCG and West Norfolk CCG are entering into a Section 75 agreement to let a single contract for the provision of a speech and language service for 0 to 19 year olds, to cover Norfolk.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 80000000, 85323000, 80340000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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:

Norfolk County Council is conducting the procurement exercise and will be the contracting authority on behalf of the Partnership. The contract will be for 50 months with an option to extend for a further 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance, recurrent funding being available and any relevant changes in law which may affect the contract. In the East this will only be for the education element.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 943 225 and 7 084 625 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 4.4.2016. Completion 3.6.2022

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See tender document.

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

See tender document.

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

See tender document.

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: See tender document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender document.
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
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 99-179972 of 23.5.2015

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: 4.9.2015
Payable documents: no

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

4.9.2015 – 14:00
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

Duration in months: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 4.9.2015 – 14:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

1.Timeline -The Council is aiming to award this contract on 29.9.2015 with up to 6 months for transition. The contract start date will therefore be 4.4.2016.

2.Further to Paragraph 3 of the Best Value Statutory Guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Local Government in September 2011, the Council and the CCGs consulted current and potential providers, education and health professionals and service users of these services about options for the future delivery of the service and to explore plans further and to discuss how best to integrate social, environmental and economic considerations into the procurement in line with the Public Sector (Social Value) Act 2012. If you are interested in this opportunity, please register on our e-tendering system In-Tend (http://In-Tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc) and express an interest against NCCT40793 SaLTS.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council has incorporated a standstill period at the point when information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the Contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Councils obligations may take action in the High Court(England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
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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