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
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
Telephone: +44 3330130735
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
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
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
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)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
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)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 300 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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.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.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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+WS553460081email@example.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.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
WC2A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 2079476000
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: