Healthy Lifestyles Service Gloucestershire

Healthy Lifestyles Service Gloucestershire

Key priorities of the service will be to reduce health inequalities, increase long term health outcomes and improve quality of life for Gloucestershire residents.

United Kingdom-Gloucester: Health and social work services

2016/S 112-200074

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
For the attention of: Ms Munesa Moolla
GL1 2TG Gloucester
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1452583609

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
For the attention of: Ms Munesa Moolla
GL1 2TG Gloucester
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1452583609

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
For the attention of: Ms Munesa Moolla
GL1 2TG Gloucester
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1452583609

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
For the attention of: Ms Munesa Moolla
GL1 2TG Gloucester
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1452583609

I.2)Type of the contracting 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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Healthy Lifestyles Service.

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

Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKK13

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)

Gloucestershire County Council is seeking to award a contract for an integrated Healthy Lifestyles Service. Key priorities of the service will be to reduce health inequalities, increase long term health outcomes and improve quality of life for Gloucestershire residents. Interest is sought from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to provide these services across the whole county of Gloucestershire.
Our vision for Gloucestershire’s Healthy Lifestyles Service is for a flexible and responsive Service that supports Customers to make sustainable changes in behaviour. There should be a clear offer, easily understood and navigated by both professionals and the public, accessible via a single point of access. The emphasis will be on enabling people to self-care where possible, but with options for enhanced support for those who most need it. The quality of the Customer experience (both public and professional) together with the ability of the Provider to engage effectively with Customers whose needs are greatest is paramount to the success of this Service and its role as a system enabler. We are looking to work with a Provider that shares our ambition and can develop a responsive healthy lifestyles offer to meet the needs of Gloucestershire residents.
The Provider will be expected to support wider objectives prioritised by Gloucestershire County Council. The Council expects this contract to be flexible and responsive to local needs and to continue to develop and innovate over the contract term.
The estimated scope of the contract is between 11 600 000 GBP and 12 542 000 GBP. These figures represent the estimated initial contract value through to the estimated total contract value assuming all extensions are granted. These figures are for guidance only and are subject to change.
The initial contract period is 5 years and 3 months and at the end of the initial contract term at the Councils discretion this contract may be extended by up to an additional 2 years.

To express an interest in this tendering opportunity and to be able to access and download the Invitation to Tender and all other relevant documentation you will need to register onto the e-procurement portal. See website address:

Note: The Services required under this procurement fall within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 80000000, 98000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): 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 chosen Provider will be expected to deliver a fully integrated service covering all of the following functions:
Function 1 — Self-Care Offer
A comprehensive self-care offer available to all residents of Gloucestershire. This digital portal will provide information and self-care resources to enable local people to build skills and develop strategies for making positive lifestyle changes. In addition to this, time limited assistance will be provided to those with limited digital skills to enable them to navigate tools and start using self-help information and resources.
Function 2 — Behavioural Support to make a lifestyle change
The Service will deliver personalised evidence-based coaching support to change via behaviour specific pathways as outlined in the Service specification. This function includes an option for referral to community weight management provision.
Behavioural support will be available to people who face the greatest challenges in living a healthy lifestyle and / or have the most complex needs. The intensity of support will be proportionate to Customer needs and will range from light touch support (e.g. self-care supplemented with phone calls / texts to enhance motivation or review progress) to a series of face-to face coaching appointments.
Function 3 — Targeted prevention programmes
Primary prevention programmes will be delivered in a range of settings as appropriate e.g. schools, children’s centres. They will be flexible to the variety of needs within the targeted population e.g. culturally appropriate for key Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. Initial priorities are set out below, however these may be subject to change in agreement with the Council in the context of future needs and priorities:
— An evidence-based smoking prevention programme for adolescents;
— Health and well-being parenting programme;
Function 4 — Healthy settings facilitation
The Provider will be a point of contact and source of advice and support to organisations working towards healthy setting’s accreditation, for example, National Workplace Charter.
The focus for healthy settings facilitation will be subject to change in line with shifts in need and priorities but will initially focus on the following priorities:
— To be the point of contact, advice and support for up to 40 employers who have adopted the National Workplace Charter (as part of the NHSG CCG workplace health programme and multi-agency drive to improve workplace health);
— To be the point of contact, advice and support for children’s centres within Gloucestershire accredited as Healthy Smiles (oral health) and Eat Better Start Better settings.
Function 5 — Training and capacity building for health behaviour change
To increase capacity across the local system by equipping front-line staff and volunteers to initiate appropriate, timely conversations with Customers and to ensure that they have the information and skills to positively impact on their health and well-being.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 11 600 000 and 12 520 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the Invitation to Tender pack.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

DN165869 / CAB163
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

25.7.2016 – 10:00
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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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:



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