HealthWatch Gloucestershire

HealthWatch Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council – HealthWatch Gloucestershire from April 2013.

UK-Gloucester: health and social work services

2012/S 199-327668

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Gloucestershire County Council
Commissioning, Shire Hall
For the attention of: Mrs Susan Thompson
GL1 2TG Gloucester
Telephone: +44 1452425470

Further information can be obtained from: supplyingthesouthwest

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: supplyingthesouthwest.

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: supplyingthesouthwest

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:

HealthWatch Gloucestershire.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Gloucestershire.
NUTS code UKK13

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)

Gloucestershire County Council – HealthWatch Gloucestershire from April 2013.
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 aims to put patients and the public at the heart of everything our health and care services do. The Act establishes an independent consumer champion called Healthwatch that will give citizens and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and care services are delivered at both a national and local level.
Further information regarding HealthWatch visit:

Gloucestershire is looking for a Provider to establish an independent social enterprise trust by 1/4/13 to deliver a local Healthwatch organisation for Gloucestershire that will be called “Healthwatch Gloucestershire”. This new organisation will build on the work of Gloucestershire Local Involvement Network (LINk) to ensure that Healthwatch Gloucestershire is managed to deliver the listed outcomes. The Provider will be expected to be able to deliver the core functions and collaborate with Gloucestershire County Council and its partners to adapt and build the service.
The contract is initially for 24 months with an option to extend for a further 2 periods of 12 months. The annual budget for this is anticipated to be approximately £371 000 and includes staff from the exiting providers.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 371 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

See Tender Pack.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See Tender Pack.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See Tender Pack.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Tender Pack.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Tender Pack.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Tender Pack.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Tender Pack.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Tender Pack.
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 13.11.2012 – 06:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.11.2012 – 06:00
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 tenders

Date: 23.10.2012 – 06:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authourised representatives of Gloucestershire County Council. Tender submissions are to be made electronically using

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

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Claire Smart
Shire Hall Gloucestershire County Council Gloucester GL1 2TG UK

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:12.10.2012