Integrated Healthy Lifestyles Service Suffolk

Integrated Healthy Lifestyles Service Suffolk

Suffolk County Council.

United Kingdom-Ipswich: Health and social work services

2015/S 093-167342

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Suffolk County Council
Russell Road
IP1 2BX Ipswich
Telephone: +44 1473260669

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Integrated 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 UKH14

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)

Suffolk County Council is looking to award a contract for an Integrated Healthy Lifestyles Service in Suffolk.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85140000, 85312300

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


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:

The Council reserves the right to require a parent company guarantee or bond.

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

As detailed in procurement documentation.

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

Joint and several liability. The council reserves the right to require members of a consortium to form a separate legal entity.

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in procurement documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in procurement documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in procurement 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 minimum number 3: and maximum number 5

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:


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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 214-379181 of 6.11.2014

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

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

12.6.2015 – 12:00
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

Suffolk County Council is seeking to award a contract for an integrated Healthy Lifestyles Service that will prevent early onset of modifiable conditions, modify lifestyle behaviours and prevent early onset of non-communicable diseases.
Key priorities will be reducing health inequalities, increasing long term health outcomes and improving quality of life for Suffolk residents. Interest is sought from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to provide these services across the whole county of Suffolk.
The Council expects this contract to be flexible and responsive to local needs and to continue to develop, innovate and evaluate high quality Healthy Lifestyle Services. The contract will also improve sustainability of behaviour change by effective partnership working with relevant partner organisations.
The Provider will be expected to support wider objectives prioritised by the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board and Suffolk County Council. Future developments for the contract may include but not be limited to the integration of tier 3 weight management services, National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and self care (e.g. Expert Patient Programme and patient activations). For NHS Health Checks (Outreach) future developments may include the integration of primary care management, point of care testing (POCT) and call/recall within the contract
Suffolk County Council has decided not to divide the contract into lots so as to enable flexibility of funding and service provision to address health inequalities across the county throughout the life of the contract.
The estimated scope of the contract is between 16 000 000 GBP and 29 000 000 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 at the end of the initial contract term at the Councils discretion this contract may be extended by up to an additional 2 years. This extension will be subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. This may be followed by a further extension of up to an additional 2 years (at the Councils discretion) at the end of the first extension.
To express an interest in this tendering opportunity and to be able to access and download the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and all other relevant documentation you will need to register onto the Suffolk Sourcing System. See website address below:

Once you have accessed the Suffolk Sourcing website click on the ‘Register as a Supplier’ link.
Click on the ‘User Guides’ link if you require guidance on registering your organisation and setting up system users. The guides also explain how to download tender documents and respond to tender opportunities. If you require any further help or assistance, please go to the “Contact Us” link at the top of the website page.

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: Suffolk County Council incorporates a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further clarification from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such information may be requested from the address in Section 1.1 of this Notice.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: