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
Section I: Contracting authority
Department of Health
Skipton House, 80 London Road
Contact point(s): Lavina Gunamal
SE1 6LH London
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
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.
85100000, 79342200, 22140000
Range: between 2 000 000,00 and 10 000 000,00 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to ITT document.
Please refer to ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to ITT document.
Section IV: Procedure
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
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[firstname.lastname@example.org].
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.
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.1.2012