Tender to Deliver Essex Lifestyle Service

Tender to Deliver Essex Lifestyle Service

Key themes of the procurement will be to work closely with the voluntary sector to provide integrated social prescribing and an individual lifestyle support service.

United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Health and social work services

2015/S 180-326952

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Essex County Council
County Hall, Market Road, Essex
Contact point(s): UKH33
For the attention of: Alex Lindsay
CM1 1QH Chelmsford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3330130735
E-mail: email2workspace-prod+ECC+WS553460081+p6zo@ansmtp.ariba.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.essex.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/documents/Procurement_Opportunities.xls

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: Essex County Council
County Hall, Market Road
Contact point(s): Alex Lindsay
CM1 1QH Chelmsford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: email2workspace-prod+ECC+WS553460081+p6zo@ansmtp.ariba.com
Internet address: http://www.essex.gov.uk

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

0290 Essex Lifestyle 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The service will cover the County Council area of Essex, excluding the Unitary Authority areas of Thurrock and Southend.

NUTS code UKH33

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)

Essex County Council (ECC) is looking for suitably experienced providers to deliver a countywide Essex Lifestyle Service.
Key themes of the procurement will be to work closely with the voluntary sector to provide integrated social prescribing and an individual lifestyle support service. The provider will work specifically with clients from disadvantaged communities and certain population groups in order to initiate the action required to encourage and enable those individuals to improve their health.
The service will also concentrate on reducing the number of people in Essex who smoke as a result of the Stop Smoking Support Service. This will be achieved by:
— Achieving an agreed number of people who stop smoking,
— Targeted delivery of services,
— Acting as lead provider for subcontracted services including GP’s and Pharmacies,
— Providing stop smoking education,
— Working closely with Acute Hospital Trusts,
— Providing training, advice and equipment,
— Contributing to a multiagency approach focusing on tobacco control and the reduction of smoking prevalence,
— Taking account of recent changes in behaviours, increased use of e-cigarettes and adopting a harm reduction approach.
The contract duration will be 5 years (60 months) with a maximum available budget of 2 300 000 GBP per annum.
This tender will follow an open, single stage process with a contract commencement date of 1.4.2016.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85323000

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:

This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with directive 2014/24/EU Article 74 Health, Social and Related Services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 300 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

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:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.

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

The payment arrangements will be as described in the relevant contract terms and conditions.
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)Conditions for participation
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Invitation to tender and in the bidders guidance which is available to bidders via the supplier portal, Contracts Finder and the opportunities listing on the Essex County Council website.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Invitation to tender and in the bidders guidance which is available to bidders via the supplier portal, Contracts Finder and the opportunities listing on the Essex County Council website.
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
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:

0290 Essex Lifestyle Service

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

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

26.10.2015 – 10:00
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: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26.10.2015 – 10:00

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

This Invitation to Tender will be issued on 14.9.2015. Expressions of interest must be by way of completion and return of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) by the date and time specified in Section IV.3.4) Online access to the procurement documentation can be found at Contracts Finder andwww.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/documents/Procurement_Opportunities.xls from 14.9.2015 onwards.

Potential bidders should contact Essex County Council requesting to be invited to this tendering event by following these instructions:

1. Send an email with your organisation name in the subject title field to ‘email2workspace-prod+ECC+WS553460081+p6zo@ansmtp.ariba.com’ asking to be invited to this event and providing your contact name and Supplier ID/User ANID from your Ariba Registration Details.

2. If you have more than 1 registered user who you want invited to the event, provide the name(s) of each registered user in your request as it may not be possible to include additional users at a later stage.

If you are not registered in Ariba at all, go to ‘http://ecc.supplier.ariba.com/ad/register/SSOActions?type=full’ and follow the instructions to register then follow Steps 1 and 2 above. (Please note: 35 % completion (i.e. mandatory fields only: organisation/user details, commodity, sales territory) is the minimum required for your Ariba cloud registration, you do not need to reach 100 % completion).

The supplier portal will be used throughout the procurement process, and all communications with Essex County Council relating to this procurement exercise must be via the supplier portal. The supplier portal has instructions on how to use the system and access the information as well as a help desk to assist Bidders.
Essex County Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement exercise and/or not to award all or part of a contract. Essex County Council will not be responsible for any costs incurred by Providers in relation to this procurement exercise.
Electronic invoicing will be accepted and electronic payment will be used.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

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:

12.9.2015

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