Framework Agreement for Occupational Health Services

Framework Agreement for Occupational Health Services

Norfolk County Council (NCC) wishes to appoint a provider of Occupational Health services as a sole provider to a Framework Agreement.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Company health services

2013/S 136-236387

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Annie Southgate
NR1 2DH Norwich
Telephone: +44 1603228991

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

NCCT40342 Framework Agreement for Occupational Health Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKH13

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: The Value indicated is based on Norfolk County Council’s annual spend over the 4 years and on the assumption of additional potential business. No volume or value is guaranteed.

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Norfolk County Council (NCC) wishes to appoint a provider of Occupational Health services as a sole provider to a Framework Agreement. Whilst working collaboratively in providing services to NCC staff, the successful applicant will be expected to provide occupational health services to employees living and working across Norfolk.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85147000, 85140000, 85141000, 85141200

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

The Framework is for 4 years. No call off against this framework will be permitted beyond 31.3.2018. This Framework will be used by Norfolk County Council employess covering Norfolk. It is our intention to also permit use of this framework to any service commissioned by Norfolk County Council, any District/Borough Council in Norfolk and to any Educational Establishment in Norfolk. Norfolk has three ‘tiers’ of local government. The county, city, district and borough councils in Norfolk are:
Norfolk County Council, Breckland District Council, Broadland District Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council , Norwich City Council, South Norfolk District Council and North Norfolk District Council.
Norfolk County Council also works to support children and young people in a range of schools in Norfolk. There are 3 nursery schools, 356 primary schools, 25 secondary schools, 10 special schools, 2 all-through schools, and 1 short stay school. There are now 29 academies and 1 free school. For a full list of the educational establishments go to

This is an application to be appointed to a Framework therefore no volume or value is guaranteed.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:

As given in the application documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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:

NCCT40342 – Occupational Health Services.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 81-136430 of 25.4.2013

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.9.2013 – 14:00
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

Date: 4.9.2013 – 14:00

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

This is a one stage process to appoint one provider to a Framework Agreement. The application process will be conducted in accordance with the information contained in the application documents. The Authority has voluntarily advertised this application in the Official Journal, solely in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. The Authority has been constrained by the forms used by the Publications Office to describe the application
procedure as “Open”. This will be a one-stage procurement process, but the authority does not bind itself to conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Open Procedure, as described in the Regulations. This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council’s procurement system. To participate in this procurement, Applicants must first be registered on the procurement system at

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

Once registered you will be able to view the procurement under the tenders section and express an interest. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or emailing

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:12.7.2013