Tender for Sexual Health Service – Bedford

Tender for Sexual Health Service – Bedford

To procure a high quality Integrated contraception and sexual health service to be delivered from a single setting.

United Kingdom-Bedford: Health services

2019/S 168-411184

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell St
Bedford
United Kingdom
Contact person: James Gatawa
E-mail: commercial.hub@bedford.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ12
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.bedford.gov.uk/
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bedford/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Integrated Contraception and Sexual Health Service

Reference number: BBC PH 00815

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Bedford Borough Council on behalf of Milton Keynes Council, wishes to procure a high quality Integrated contraception and sexual health service to be delivered from a single setting to ensure the provision of seamless care for service users. The overall aim is to reduce unplanned pregnancies, reduce the prevalence of Sexually transmitted infections (STI), and to provide specialist assessment and ongoing management of associated conditions in order to support patients to stay well and to reduce the risk of onward transmission.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 18 891 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ12
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bedford Borough Council on behalf of the Council and NHS England, wishes to procure a high quality Integrated contraception and sexual health services to be delivered in conjunction with HIV treatment and care services from a single setting to ensure the provision of seamless care for service users. The overall aim is to reduce unplanned pregnancies, reduce the prevalence of Sexually transmitted infections (STI) and specialised HIV services for adults (outpatient and inpatient services) to provide specialist assessment and ongoing management of HIV and associated conditions in order to support patients to stay well (reduced mortality and morbidity) and to reduce the risk of onward transmission of HIV.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

By mutual agreement, and by either party giving written notice to the other party prior to the end of the contract period, the contract may be extended for up to 2 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated 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:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
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

Date: 02/10/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/10/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Bedford Borough Council is managing this procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) (the ‘Regulations’). The services being procured are Schedule 3 Services and Bedford Borough Council as the commissioner is bound only by those parts of the Regulations applying to the procurement of these services commonly referred to as the light touch regime (LTR). Whilst the procurement process is being referred to as an open process, Schedule 3 of the regulations provides the commissioner with the flexibility to define its own process as long as it complies with the provisions of Regulations 74-76 (inclusive) of the regulations. The procurement exercise is conducted in accordance with the information contained within the tender documentation and associated documents. The initial contract length is 5 years. At the Council’s discretion, at the end of the initial contract term, the contract may be extended by up to an additional 4 years (2 + 2).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Bedford Borough Council
Bedford
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/08/2019

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