Tender for Integrated Sexual Health Service on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight Council is looking for a provider who can deliver an integrated specialist sexual health service model that aims to improve sexual health by providing easy access to services.
United Kingdom-Newport: Health services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
County Hall, High Street
Contact person: Mrs Hayley Holden
Telephone: +44 1983821000
NUTS code: UKJ34
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Integrated Sexual Health Service on the Isle of Wight
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Isle of Wight Council is, in the first instance, seeking expressions of interest for the provision of integrated sexual health services on the Isle of Wight. The contract is to run from 1.4.2019 for a period of 5 years with the possibility to extend for up to a further two years at the discretion of the Isle of Wight Council.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Isle of Wight Council is looking for a provider who can deliver an integrated specialist sexual health service model that aims to improve sexual health by providing easy access to services, at the right place at the right time meeting the needs of residents of the Isle of Wight. This will be through an open access service, focused on improving sexual health, reducing STIs and meeting contraceptive need, usually by one health professional. It is expected that the integrated sexual health service will be innovative utilising digital interventions and new ways of working with a number of stakeholders, settings and organisations to improve efficiency and reduce duplication for both the service and the service users alike. The service will include preventative work and psychosexual counselling provision. The service will work to ensure links and pathways to key services including termination of pregnancy services and HIV treatment and care which are currently commissioned separately by the CCG and NHS England respectively.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
All candidates who meet the minimum criteria set out in the SQ (Selection Questionnaire) will be invited to participate in the Tender stage of the procurement process.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The initial contract term shall be 1.4.2019 until 31.3.2024 (five years). There shall be the option to the extend the term by up to a further 2 years in 12 month increments until 31.3.2026. Any extension shall be at the discretion of the Isle of Wight Council.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
In the event that the Isle of Wight Council collaborates with the local CCG and/or NHS England with regard to the provision of sexual health services during the term of the contract the Isle of Wight Council may wish to vary the contract to accommodate changes to the Services that arise from that collaboration.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
There will be an allocated period during the Tender stage of the process for dialogue discussions with the shortlisted potential providers. This will not be an opportunity to negotiate on the service specification but will be an opportunity for the Isle of Wight Council’s Commissioners and the potential providers to meet, discuss the requirements and talk through queries. The Isle of Wight Council reserves the right to amend its specification as a result of the dialogue discussions. Any amendments shall not be material in nature and the details shall be shared with all potential providers, as will any general clarifications if it is felt that they would benefit all potential providers.
The dialogue discussions shall be documented and shared with the potential provider after the session.
The award of the contract will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to all tenderers. Unsuccessful tenderers will be provided, as standard, with a full debrief in writing before the contract is entered in to.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: