Integrated Sexual Health Service Norfolk

Integrated Sexual Health Service Norfolk

Norfolk County Council (as lead commissioner on behalf of NHS England under a Section 75 agreement) intends to award a contract to provide an integrated Sexual Health Service which will provide a one-stop-shop for all contraception and sexual health services inclusive of HIV care and treatment.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2014/S 068-116875

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
Rom 117, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Annie Southgate
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1603228991
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: 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: 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: yes

NHS England

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

NCCT40493 – Integrated Sexual Health Service.
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
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 (as lead commissioner on behalf of NHS England under a Section 75 agreement) intends to award a contract to provide an integrated Sexual Health Service which will provide a one-stop-shop for all contraception and sexual health services inclusive of HIV care and treatment. Norfolk County Council”s vision of the service is to have an open access, high-quality, responsive, cost-effective, confidential, Integrated Sexual Health Services for the population of Norfolk and to support the delivery of sexual health services in primary care and other community settings through the provision of professional training.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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 figures quoted below 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 following confirmation from NHS England of the funding available for the HIV element of the service.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 31 000 000 and 55 800 000 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: 60 (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:

Further details will be provided and discussed during the Dialogue process and in the final tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As given in the tender documents.
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
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

competitive dialogue
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 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:

NCCT40493
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 199-344145 of 12.10.2013

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 53-088471 of 15.3.2014

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: 24.4.2014
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.4.2014 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

2.5.2014
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

Date: 28.4.2014

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

The initial contract length is 5 years. At the Councils discretion, at the end of the initial contract term, the contract may be extended by up to an additional 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding, and by up to an additional 2 years (at the Councils discretion) at the end of the first extension.
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 at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles. Once registered you will be able to view the procurement 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:2.4.2014