Contract for Sexual Assault Referral Centre Services – North East England

Contract for Sexual Assault Referral Centre Services – North East England

The procurement for the above mentioned service will look to cover the following police force areas: Northumbria, Durham, Cleveland, Cumbria.

United Kingdom-Darlington: Health and social work services

2020/S 180-435929

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS England and Improvement Health and Justice North East
Postal address: The Old Exchange
Town: Darlington
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: DL3 7DR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.england.nhs.uk/north/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Postal address: Teesdale House
Town: Stockton
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: TS17 6BL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Sexual Assualt Referral Centre

 

Reference number: NHSE509

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) are working for and on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement North East and Yorkshire – Health and Justice; the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria; the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland; the Durham Office of Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria (the Contracting Authorities) who wish to commission a contract for Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Services.

The procurement for the above mentioned service will look to cover the following police force areas:

— Northumbria

— Durham

— Cleveland

— Cumbria.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 740 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKD NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKC1 Tees Valley and Durham
NUTS code: UKC14 Durham CC
NUTS code: UKC2 Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
NUTS code: UKD1 Cumbria
Main site or place of performance:

 

This service will be run across the four areas of following OPCCs:

Cleveland

Cumbria

Durham

Northumbria.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Contract notice

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) are working for and on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement North East and Yorkshire – Health and Justice; the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria; the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland; the Durham Office of Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria (the Contracting Authorities) who wish to commission a contract for Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Services.

The procurement for the above mentioned service will look to cover the following police force areas:

— Northumbria

— Durham

— Cleveland

— Cumbria.

Additional Information

This procurement will be conducted via the NECS e-tendering portal (In-Tend) as such there will be no hard copy documents issued to bidders and all communications between bidders and NECS, including tender submissions, will be conducted via the In-Tend portal.

To express an interest in tendering for this procurement please register on In-Tend portal, which can be found at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home.

Please note that it is free to register on In-Tend which can be accessed at any time of day.

Should you have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal you should contact the In-Tend helpdesk via: support@in-tend.com or call us on 0845 557 8079 / +44 (0) 114 407 0065. The helpdesk is open Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

The ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006’ as amended by the ‘Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulation 2014’ (TUPE) may apply to this contract as this is an existing service provision.

Objectives rules and criteria for participation

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 Contracting Authorities must consider:

(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where they exercise their functions; and

(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement they might act with a view to securing that improvement.

Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the contracting authority relating to ‘economic, social, and environmental well-being’. The basic principles of the open procedure will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of bidders in accordance with The Light-Touch Rules Regime, Regulations 74 to 77 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (for Health, Social, Education, and certain other service contracts).

Please note: tender documentation will be available via InTend from 14 September 2020 up until the closing date for receipt of tenders which is 12 noon on 14 October 2020.

 

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 6 740 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

 

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 Contracting Authorities must consider:

(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the area where they exercise their functions;

and

(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, they might act with a view to securing that improvement.

Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the contracting authority relating to ‘economic, social and environmental well-being’. The basic principles of the open procedure will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of bidders in accordance with The Light-Touch Rules Regime, Regulations 74 to 77 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (for Health, Social, Education, and certain other Service Contracts).

 

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

Information about national procedures is available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/pdfs/uksi_20150102_en.pdf

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Public contracts for Health, Social, Education, and certain other Service Contracts listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (PCR 2015) shall be awarded in accordance with Chapter 3 Section 7 Regulation 74 to 77 of PCR 2015.

 

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 14/10/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

 

This procurement will be conducted via the NECS e-tendering system (In-Tend) as such there will be no hard copy documents issued to bidders and all communications between bidders and NECS, including tender submissions, will be conducted via the In-Tend portal.

To express an interest in tendering for this procurement, please register on the In-Tend e-tendering portal, which can be found at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home and follow the registration instructions.

Please note that it is free to register on In-Tend, which can be accessed at any time of day.

Should you have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal, you should contact the eTendering provider by Email: support@in-tend.com or by phone 0844 2728810

Helpdesk Availability Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

The basic principles of the open procedure will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of bidders in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102).

(MT Ref:220583)

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: publicprocurementreview@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-procurement-review-service-scope-and-remit

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Postal address: Teesdale House
Town: Stockton-on-Tees
Postal code: TS17 6BL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.netInternet address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Commissioner will act in accordance with Part 3 Chapter 5 Regulation 85 to 87 and Part 3 Chapter 6 Regulation 88 to 104 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (PCR 2015). Part 3 of the PCR 2015 provides for appeals to be made to the High Court subject to the time limitations and other required procedural steps. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice.

 

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Royal Courts of Justice — The High Court
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United KingdomInternet address: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/royal-courts-of-justice

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11/09/2020