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
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
Telephone: +44 1344355213
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
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
RG1 2LU Reading
Slough Borough Council
St Martins Place, 51 Bath Road
SL1 3UF Slough
West Berkshire Borough Council
RG14 5LD Newbury
Wokingham Borough Council
RG40 1BN Wokingham
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
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 UKJ
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
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)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 7 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See procurement documents.
See procurement documents.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: 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
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
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 18.9.2015 – 12:00
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
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 60 months.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: