Healthwatch Northumberland Contract
Northumberland County Council is seeking to appoint a supplier to provide Healthwatch Northumberland through an open procurement process under the Light Touch Regime.
United Kingdom-Morpeth: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Mrs Leanne Stewart
Telephone: +44 1670622360
NUTS code: UKC21
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Northumberland County Council is seeking to appoint a supplier to provide Healthwatch Northumberland through an open procurement process under the Light Touch Regime of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The award will be based on an 80 % quality criterion and a 20 % price criterion as specified within the tender documentation. The 80 % quality evaluation is inclusive of a 25 % allocation for an evaluated interview. The contract is being offered for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further year.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Healthwatch Northumberland is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in the county and promotes better outcomes for local people in health and social care. Healthwatch represents the collective voice of patients, service users, carers and the public to commissioners, service providers and local politicians. Healthwatch supports individuals to access information about services and signposts people wishing to complain to the appropriate agency. It liaises with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Healthwatch England to report local information.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
There is 1 optional 12-month extension within this contract which may or may not be taken up. The contract will then be subject to a further procurement exercise to renew.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to receive a further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: