Delivery of Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Delivery of Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council is looking to commission a local Healthwatch service.

United Kingdom-Gloucester: Health and social work services

2016/S 235-428473

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Georgina Boylett
Telephone: +44 1452328632
NUTS code: UKK13

Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

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


Healthwatch Gloucestershire.

Reference number: DN220419

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is the local independent consumer champion for people who use health and social care.

Gloucestershire County Council is looking to commission a local Healthwatch service that uses the knowledge and strengths of our communities, uses technology to make health and social care information easy to find, and can influence the way services are provided. We want to make sure that Healthwatch Gloucestershire offers more opportunities for volunteers to get involved and more collaboration between the service and partners.

We expect potential contractors to meet a number of minimum standards; these are detailed in the ITT.

Deadline for submitting a tender response: 16.1.2017 at 10am. Please login to Procontract via and register your interest in the opportunity. You will then be issued a confidentiality agreement which needs to be completed and sent via ProContract, in order to access the ITT documents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 800 000.00 GBP

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: UKK13
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Healthwatch Gloucestershire will:

Be rooted in the community and act with a view to ensuring that it, its volunteers and its subcontractors taken together are representative of the local population, promoting community involvement in the commissioning, provision and scrutiny of health and care services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 800 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend for a further 24 months (total possible contract length 84 months).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
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

Date: 16/01/2017
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/01/2017
Local time: 10:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Gloucestershire County Council
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The authority will incorporate a minimum 10-calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicant have 2-working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3-working days before the expiry of the standstill period.

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

Gloucestershire County Council
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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