Tender for Smoking Cessation Service

Tender for Smoking Cessation Service

To deliver a smoking cessation service across the areas covered by Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, Slough Borough Council, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council.

United Kingdom-Bracknell: Community health services

2015/S 162-296983

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Bracknell Forest Borough Council
Time Square, Market Street, Berkshire
Contact point(s): Public Health
For the attention of: Trevor Keable
RG12 1JD Bracknell
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1344355213
E-mail: ph.information@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.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: Procurement documents are located on the South East Business Portal
Internet address: www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Please register your interest on the South East Business Portal
Internet address: www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk

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

Reading Borough Council
Bridge street
RG1 2LU Reading
UNITED KINGDOM

Slough Borough Council
St Martins Place, 51 Bath Road
SL1 3UF Slough
UNITED KINGDOM

West Berkshire Borough Council
Market Street
RG14 5LD Newbury
UNITED KINGDOM

Wokingham Borough Council
Shute End
RG40 1BN Wokingham
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Smoking Cessation Service.

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

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKJ

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)

To deliver a smoking cessation service across the areas covered by Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, Slough Borough Council, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council.
The aim of this service is to provide skilled smoking cessation consultation and support in community, acute and primary care settings in line with NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidance. The service will improve access to pharmacological and non-pharmacological aids via advisors who have received training at the appropriate level in line with the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT). The services will deliver a required level of smokers staying quit for 28 days after setting a quit date (SAQD) and being followed up within 25 to 42 days after the quit date (Four Week Quitters). In addition, Four Week Quitters (4WKQ) will be supported for an additional 8 weeks and followed up within 81 to 98 days after the quit date as Twelve Week Quitters (12WKQ). Quitters will have access to post quit support if required.
The contract will be for an initial period of 3 years with the option to extend by 2 further single years (3+1+1).
This procurement process is being completed under the ‘Light Touch Regime’, governing ‘Social and Other Specific Services’ detailed in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Council will evaluate the tenders in three stages which are detailed in the procurement documents.
Procurement documents can be downloaded from the South East Business Portal. Please also register your interest on this site.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85323000, 85100000, 85312310

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

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:

Range given reflects the 3 to 5 year term and potential changes in funding by the named local authorities.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 7 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be for an initial period of three years with the option to extend by two further single years (3+1+1).
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 60 (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:

Not applicable.

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

See procurement documents.

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

See procurement documents.

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 procurement documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See procurement documents.
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

Open

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

Envisaged minimum number 4: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Detailed in the procurement documents.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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

no

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: 18.9.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

18.9.2015 – 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

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 150 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18.9.2015 – 12:00

Place:

Bracknell Forest Council offices

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised officers of the Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 60 months.

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
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:

19.8.2015

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