Healthwatch Portsmouth

Healthwatch Portsmouth

To act as an effective local consumer watchdog for Health and Social Care services in Portsmouth that empowers local communities to influence change.

UK-Portsmouth: community health services

2012/S 198-326058

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Service, Floor 5 Core 1, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
Contact point(s): Jane Warren
For the attention of: Jane Warren
PO1 2BJ Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2392834995
E-mail: Jane.Warren@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/procurement/index.html

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

Provision of Healthwatch Service – Portsmouth.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Portsmouth.
NUTS code UKJ31

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)

To act as an effective local consumer watchdog for Health and Social Care services in Portsmouth that empowers local communities to influence change.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85323000, 85100000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:

The aim of Local Healthwatch is to champion the local, community voice of all service users and carers in health and adult social care services. It will engage with communities to ensure the services being provided locally are what are needed. It will also provide a one-stop shop for information and advice on local health and social care needs and assist in advocating on behalf of those wishing to make a complaint about an NHS service.
Outcomes of the service are as follows:
— Increased representation of service users, carers and the local community voice in the local health and social care decision-making process.
— A local population that have a greater understanding of their choices in health and social care.
— A more empowered local population in challenging and scrutinising local health and social care services.
— A Health and Wellbeing Board that represents the views and needs of local communities in its agenda and decisions.
— Enhanced provision and coordination of scrutiny of health and social care in Portsmouth through partnership approaches and evidenced based community intelligence.
— A higher number of effective community outreach activities to collect local views which are represented in a robust and relevant work plan that reflects the needs and demographics of the local population.
— Enhanced NHS complaints advocacy that is integrated and coordinated with the work of Healthwatch and other existing advocacy providers.
— A representative and locally focussed Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) resource and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) that can be used to further promote the needs of the people of Portsmouth.
— A publically known, effective single point of contact to provide up to date, relevant and reputable information and signposting for health and social care both locally and regionally.
— A Healthwatch organisation that is open in its governance and representative in its decision making with an active membership that reflects the demographics of the city.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000,00 and 600 000,00 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

Duration in months: 36 (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:

As specified in the invitation to tender document which can be acessed at the following link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

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

As specified in the invitation to tender document which can be acessed at the following link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

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

As specified in the invitation to tender document which can be acessed at the following link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Providers should be mindful when bidding of the uncertainty in budget allocation and the variance in service delivery. However bidders are required to submit a proposal which fully meets the specification and delivers against the defined outcomes.
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: As specified in the invitation to tender document which can be acessed at the following link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the invitation to tender document which can be acessed at the following link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As specified in the invitation to tender document which can be acessed at the following link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As specified in the invitation to tender document which can be acessed at the following link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As specified in the invitation to tender document which can be acessed at the following link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/.

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:

CUL/dem004/Welfare/2012/T
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: 28.11.2012 – 16:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.11.2012 – 16:00
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: 28.11.2012 – 16:00

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
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:10.10.2012