Brent Healthwatch Service Contract – Provider Engagement Session 2 September 2020

Brent Healthwatch Service Contract – Provider Engagement Session 2 September 2020

The event will give providers further information on the services and procurement process.

United Kingdom-Wembley: Social work and related services

2020/S 155-380436

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: London Borough of Brent
Postal address: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way
Town: Wembley
NUTS code: UKI7 Outer London – West and North West
Postal code: HA9 0FJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Phyllis Addo
Telephone: +44 2089372729
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Brent Healthwatch Service (ASC — 2021 — 004)

Reference number: DN489590

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000 Social work and related services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Brent Council has an exciting opportunity as they seek to recommission their local Healthwatch provision, a statutory duty under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

The aim of local Healthwatch is to act as the consumer voice for health and social care. It aims to benefit patients, users of services, carers and the public through promoting and supporting the involvement of people in the commissioning and provision of services, helping services to be more responsive to people’s needs and improving outcomes.

Healthwatch Brent will be effective and independent and is expected to coordinate and build upon on all of the existing mechanisms for engaging users of health and social care services. It will also be expected to establish relationships that engage communities, patient, service user, carer groups and bring a strong voice to the Health and Wellbeing Board.

The total budget for the whole contract period of 5 year will be up to GBP 628 761.

The duration of the contracts will be for an initial period of 3 years, with an option to extend for 2 years on a 1 + 1 basis. The estimated commencement of the services will be 1 April 2021

The provider we are looking for must therefore be able to demonstrate that they have a track record of delivering services of a similar nature and can evidence that they are able to achieve the best possible outcomes for service users.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI7 Outer London – West and North West

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Interested providers are invited to attend a provider engagement session to be held on Wednesday the 2nd September. The event will give providers further information on the services and procurement process. We are also planning a range of capacity building activities.

Providers interested in attending the online provider engagement session must book their place by expressing an interest and completing the template using the messaging system of the online portal no later than 5 p.m. on 28 August 2020. Providers are asked to limit the number of attendees to no more than 1 representative.

This PIN does not constitute a commitment by the Council to undertake any procurement exercise and the Council reserves the right to change its approach. A separate notice will be published if a procurement exercise is undertaken.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: