Healthwatch Contract – County Durham

Healthwatch Contract – County Durham

Durham County Council is seeking a single provider to undertake the provision of Healthwatch County Durham.

United Kingdom-Durham: Health services

2019/S 236-579039

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Durham County Council
Postal address: Corporate Procurement, County Hall
Town: Durham
NUTS code: UKC14
Postal code: DH1 5UL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Donna Iley
E-mail: donna.iley@durham.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.durham.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.nepo.org

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Healthwatch County Durham

Reference number: DN443175

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Local Healthwatch is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. They are in place to find out what matters to people and help make sure their views shape the support they need.

There is a local Healthwatch in every area of England and it is a mandatory requirement for local authorities to commission a service. Local Healthwatch listen to what people like about services, and what could be improved, and share views with those with the power to make change happen. Local Healthwatch also help people find the information they need about services in their area.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 900 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC14

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Durham County Council is seeking a single provider to undertake the provision of Healthwatch County Durham.

Local Healthwatch is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. They are in place to find out what matters to people and help make sure their views shape the support they need.

There is a local Healthwatch in every area of England and it is a mandatory requirement for local authorities to commission a service. Local Healthwatch listen to what people like about services, and what could be improved, and share views with those with the power to make change happen. Local Healthwatch also help people find the information they need about services in their area.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 900 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

3 x 12-month extension — subject to funding.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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: 10/01/2020
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/01/2020
Local time: 12:00
Place:

The offices of the Council of County Durham.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Officers of Durham County Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: 7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tcc.issue@hmcts.gsi.gov.ukInternet address: www.judiciary.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority incorporated a standstill period at the point information of the award of the contract was communicated to bidders. That notification provided full information on the award decision. The standstill period which was for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provided time for the unsuccessful bidder to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Regulations 2015 provide the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/12/2019