Healthy Child Programme 0-19 Procurement – Norfolk County Council

Healthy Child Programme 0-19 Procurement – Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council in collaboration with NHS England is seeking a provider to deliver an integrated 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (HCP) Service for the county of Norfolk.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2014/S 190-335325

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Sarah Hardy
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1603223968
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.norfolk.gov.uk

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: Norfolk County Council
Internet address: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Norfolk County Council
Internet address: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

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:

Healthy Child Programme 0-19 Procurement.

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

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Norfolk.

NUTS code UKH13

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)

Norfolk County Council in collaboration with NHS England is seeking a provider to deliver an integrated 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (HCP) Service for the county of Norfolk. Potential providers should note that although this is a collaboration with NHS England, the contract will be between Norfolk County Council only and the successful provider.
The chosen provider will deliver an evidenced based, quality service that will implement new ways of working. Norfolks 0-19 Healthy Child Programme will be of high quality that makes a measurable contribution to the prevention of ill health and to the reduction of inequalities. Success will be measured by the improved health and well-being outcomes for children young people and their families in Norfolk.
The 0-19 years Healthy Child Programme for Norfolk will include:
1. Health Visiting Service
2. Family Nurse Partnership Programme
3. School Nurse Service
4. Childhood obesity Primary Prevention Programme tier 1
5. Healthy weight programme tier 2 (which includes behaviour change, diet, nutrition and physical activity)
6. Healthy Schools. Applicants should note that the Council reserves the right to remove this requirement from the procurement. This element of the Healthy Child Programme contains Norfolk County Council staff with TUPE rights. The Council is aware that there can be issues with the TUPE of Council staff in terms of pension provision. In order to ensure a fair and competitive process, Healthy Schools will be removed from the procurement before the Invitation to Tender stage if it can be proved that a provider cannot comply with the required pension provisions. The Council will inform Applicants before the Invitation to Tender stage how it intends to proceed with the Healthy Schools element of this procurement.
7. Vision and Hearing Screening for 4-5 year olds.
8. Hearing screening for school aged children and young people on referral.
9. 0-5 Looked After Children health review assessments.
The Council welcomes consortium bids and sub-contracting arrangements.
The Contract will cover the geographical border of Norfolk and for the avoidance of doubt does not include Waveney.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85140000, 85100000, 85323000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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 initial contract length will be 5 years. At the Council?s discretion up to an additional 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding, may be granted at the end of the initial contract term, and up to an additional 2 years (at the Councils discretion) at the end of the first extension.
The yearly budget for the Health Visitor and Family Nurse Partnership Service has not yet been finalised by the Department of Health. Final figures should be known in December 2014 before dialogue sessions begin with short-listed Applicants.
The 5-19 budget is 4 000 000 GBP per year. The budget for Health Visitors and Family Nurse Partnership has been estimated at 10 000 000 GBP. The lowest figure below is based on a contract length of 5 years and the highest value is based on a 9 year contract length and an increased yearly budget for Health Visitors and Family Nurse Partnership of 11 000 000 GBP per year.
The length of contract specified at 11.3 is the maximum length of the contract which is 9 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 70 000 000 and 135 000 000 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: 108 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

As per the tender documentation.
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: As per the tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per the tender documentation.
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

competitive dialogue

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per the tender documentation.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:

NCCT40517

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 149-268061 of 6.8.2014

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: 31.10.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

31.10.2014 – 14:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

7.11.2014

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 of tenders

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

This is a procurement for services specified in Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (Part B services). Accordingly the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) only apply in part. The procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information contained in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and associated documents. The Authority has voluntarily published this Contract Notice in the Official Journal, solely in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. The Authority has been constrained by the forms used by the Publications Office to describe the procurement procedure as Competitive Dialogue. This will be a multi stage procurement process, but the Authority does not bind itself to conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Competitive Dialogue procedure, as described in the Regulations, nor to abide by any other part of the Regulations which does not expressly apply to procurements for Part B services.
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Councils procurement system. To participate in this procurement, Applicants must first be registered on the procurement system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found athttps://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles Once registered you will need to register an interest in this procurement to obtain the procurement documentation. You will be able to view the procurement project under the tenders section and express an interest. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or e-mailing support@in-tend.co.uk
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council has voluntarily decided to incorporate a standstill period at the point when information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the Contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Council’s obligations may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.9.2014