Department of Health tender for Targeted HIV Prevention

Department of Health tender for Targeted HIV Prevention

The objective of this project will deliver a national programme of HIV health promotion for men who have sex with men (MSM) and African communities.

UK-London: health services

2012/S 15-023912

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Health
Skipton House, 80 London Road
Contact point(s): Lavina Gunamal
SE1 6LH London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier.helpdesk@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.dh.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.dh.gov.uk/em/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm

Electronic access to information: http://http://www.dh.gov.uk/em/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://http://www.dh.gov.uk/em/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm

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: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

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

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code
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 objective of this project will deliver a national programme of HIV health promotion for men who have sex with men (MSM) and African communities.
The successful service provider will undertake targeted HIV prevention work where the key deliverables will be to:
— Increase HIV testing to reduce undiagnosed and late diagnoses in both groups,
— Support sustained behavioural change to prevent HIV infection within these targeted groups,
— Continue to develop the evidence base on effective interventions and outcomes,
— Develop social marketing interventions and new information technologies where appropriate,
— Reduce stigma within affected communities and more widely.
The project will build on existing successful programmes which have engaged at a PR and social marketing level with key gay men’s commercial organisations including pubs, clubs and saunas, and with African Communities and faith leaders, in order to encourage them to promote the materials and information resources that promote best practice.
This is a 3 year contract with the option to extend for a further year. The Department of Health reserves the right for yearly reviews based on funding and performance. This contract will be subject to yearly break clauses.
Small to medium enterprises (SME’s) are encouraged to bid for this work and are encourage to read the following pages for background information.
1. No vaccine, no cure: HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2011/10/hiv-response/

2 The most recent data for 2010, has been published on the Health Protection Agency website: http://www.hpa.org.uk/webw/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1317131679504

Please note from 2013 this contract will be novated to Public Health England (PHE).
The services required are part B services and the procurement will be conducted accordingly. A 10 day standstill period will apply.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 79342200, 22140000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000,00 and 10 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2012. Completion 31.3.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent Company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstance. Details will be given within the ITT.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details will be given within the ITT.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who has breached Regulation 23 of the Public Contract Regulation 2006.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to ITT document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to ITT document.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.2.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.2.2012 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 17.2.2012 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

The Department of Health reserves the right for yearly reviews based on funding and performance. This contract will be subject to break clauses.
Transparency: potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency,
DH intends to publish the invitation to tender (ITT) document, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/transparency.

Note: the following link will take you to the guidance documentation for using the Department’s BMS system (e-tendering portal) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm.

Instructions for conditions of participation.
All participants must complete an invitation to tender (ITT) which covers economic and financial capacity and technical capacity. This procurement exercise will be conducted on the DH eTendering portal at http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm.

We call this system BMS (Business Management System).
Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their details and download and complete an ITT through the DH eTendering portal (BMS).
Registration is a simple one-step process;
The supplier must register as a company/organisation; then each employee who may undertake a tendering exercise must then register as an individual. Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register an expression of interest for this tender.
Note: Standard BMS functionality will only acknowledge one recipient per supplier for each individual tender. If you require the tender to be seen by multiple users we suggest using a centralised e-mail address[dhtenders@example.com].

Log on instructions are as follows:
Stage 1 – new suppliers.
Those who have not previously contracted with DH will first need to ensure that their company details are registered in the system.
a) Go to the link above
b) Click on ‘New Supplier’
c) Complete and send the details in the automated e-mail that appears
d) Within 3 working days, you will receive an e-mail with your login information; a unique username and password.
Note: Standard BMS functionality requires the registered e-mail address to function as individual’s username.
Post registration.
Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows.
a) Go to the link above
b) Select ‘Login into e-Tendering System’
c) Select sourcing home page and enter invitation to tender (ITT) number 58359 in search field provided.
The services required are Part B services and the procurement will be conducted accordingly.

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:19.1.2012