Healthwatch Sunderland Delivery Contract

Healthwatch Sunderland Delivery Contract

Provision of Healthwatch Sunderland in support of Health and Social Care Consumer Voice and Engagement.

United Kingdom-Sunderland: Administrative social services

2016/S 224-408277

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Sunderland City Council
Civic Centre, Burdon Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Graham Kelly
Telephone: +44 1915611770
Fax: +44 1915531090
NUTS code: UKC23

Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Provision of Healthwatch Sunderland in support of Health and Social Care Consumer Voice and Engagement.

Reference number: NEPO reference DN214529

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council Article 74 Administrative social, educational, healthcare and cultural services.

Sunderland City Council are looking to put in place a contract for the Provision of Local Healthwatch for a period of 4 years with the ability to extend for a further 2 periods of up to 12 months each executable at the sole discretion of the Council. The tender will be conducted via the online NEPO portal. You must register as a supplier on the NEPO ProContract system to participate at the following link Suppliers will be required to express an interest in this opportunity on ProContract. Suppliers will then be granted access to the tender documentation. Once the above steps are complete you will be required to complete and submit the tender documentation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Healthwatch Sunderland has been in place since 1.4.2013 and is the local, independent consumer champion for health and social care. Providing a focus for the voices of citizens and ensuring that local people and communities have a stronger influence and challenge on how health and social services are commissioned and provided in Sunderland.

The contract is for the arrangements for a revised offer for Local Healthwatch (Healthwatch Sunderland) for an initial period of 4 years with the addition of 2 further extensions of up to 12 months each executable at the sole discretion of the Council.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality method statement / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2017
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 extensions of up to 12 months each executable at the sole discretion of The Council.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Requirements are set out in the Selection Questionnaire.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Requirements are set out in the contract documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 23/12/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/12/2016
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Council of the City of Sunderland
Corporate Procurement Team, Glenda Malone, Civic Centre, Burdon Road
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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