Cheshire and Merseyside Intelligence and Evidence Service

Cheshire and Merseyside Intelligence and Evidence Service

The nine Local Authority Public Health teams across Cheshire and Merseyside work together through the Champs Collaborative Service to enable greater access to public health expertise and advice than would otherwise be available through any single local authority.

United Kingdom-Birkenhead: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2014/S 194-342971

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wirral Borough Council
Municipal Building, Cleveland Street
CH41 6BU Birkenhead

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

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Cheshire and Merseyside Intelligence and Evidence Service.

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

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North West of England.


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)

The nine Local Authority Public Health teams across Cheshire and Merseyside work together through the Champs Collaborative Service to enable greater access to public health expertise and advice than would otherwise be available through any single local authority.
The collaborative service has received full backing from the nine local authority Chief Executives in Cheshire and Merseyside and is enabling each area to benefit from:
— Maximised economies of scale;
— Increased impact by working together collectively;
— Enabled cross-organisational public health commissioning;
— Shared specialist public health expertise;
— Reduced duplication of effort;
— Continued professional development (CPD) programme and sharing best practice.
The Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Intelligence Network forms part of the Champs Collaborative Service and brings together Public Health Intelligence leads from across the nine local authorities. This network is the forum where all collaborative intelligence projects are overseen and managed.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 73110000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This contract is primarily for delivery of goods or services to the nine Local Authority Public Health teams across Cheshire and Merseyside, based in Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West & Chester Council, Halton MBC, Knowsley MBC, Liverpool City Council, St Helens MBC, Sefton MBC, Warrington Council and Wirral Council.
Wirral Council will act as the lead authority for this contractual agreement.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 100 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 24 (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:
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:

The Council reserves the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single service provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability if relevant. Further details will be set out in the tender.
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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of 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
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:

9L6F- G2D704
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

20.11.2014 – 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

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

VI.3)Additional information

The Chest.
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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: