Occupational Health Services Cheshire

Occupational Health Services Cheshire

The 3 Councils are holding a Meet the Buyer meeting on Wednesday 9.12.2015.

United Kingdom-Chester: Company health services

2015/S 230-418203

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council
58 Nicholas Street
Contact point(s): The Chest
CH1 2NP Chester
Telephone: +44 1244976943
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewest.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: 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

Warrington Borough Council
New Town House, Buttermarket Street
WA1 2NH Warrington

Cheshire East Council
Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire
CW11 1HZ Sandbach

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

Occupational Health Services.

II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Cheshire and Warrington.

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no

II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The 3 Councils of Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council and Warrington Council wish to appoint a single provider to deliver Occupational Health Services to each Council.
The Councils have a duty of care to their employees and recognise that in order to provide effective services they must make sure that their employees stay healthy and fit for work and that, as far as possible, the work that they do does not affect their health. The Councils have in place absence management systems which set out the principles governing the management of health, safety and welfare risks, and the Councils have targets in place for the proportion of working days lost to sickness absence. The Councils are seeking a proactive approach from an occupational health provider to assist the Council to reduce Health and Well-being related absence, to minimise time lost by advising on, or taking any action, to enable employees to resume working.
Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Occupational Health Unit is an in-house service that is a shared service between the two Councils. The Unit provides occupational health services to the staff of both councils and also to the councils’ arms-length organisations. There are also contracts in place for the provision of occupational health services to schools and academies in Cheshire East and Cheshire West. Warrington Council’s Occupational Health Services are provided by an external provider.
Core Services:
— Pre-employment screening service;
— Occupational Health Assessments/ Management referrals;
— Counselling.
Health Surveillance Services:
— Hearing tests;
— VDU Eyesight Screening;
— HGV Licence Medical;
— HAVs Assessments.
Additional Services:
— Workplace assessments;
— Physiotherapy (Warrington only);
— Drug and Alcohol testing;
— Flu Vaccinations (Warrington only);
— Hep B Vaccinations;
— Health Promotion Services;
— 24 Hour Telephone Helpline Service.
Cheshire East and Chester West Councils are looking for a provider to be in place and providing their Occupational Health Services by 1.9.2016. Warrington Borough Council are looking for a provider to be in place for 1.4.2017. The anticipated contract length is an initial 3-year contract term with two extension periods of 12 months (ie total potential duration of 5 years).
The 3 Councils are holding a Meet the Buyer meeting on Wednesday 9.12.2015. The format of the session will be a short presentation from the Councils followed by an opportunity to ask Questions. This will be an opportunity for interested providers to find out more information about the opportunity and raise any queries to the Councils. To book a place, please e-mail debbie.pitcher@cheshirewest.gov.uk
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 5 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures


II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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

II.8)Additional information:


If you go to: https://www.the-chest.org.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_opportunity_search?openForm

You will be able to search for Cheshire West and Chester tenders. Select this particular opportunity from the list and register interest; you will then be able to find further information and access the additional Information.
All documentation and subsequent additional information will be available to download from ‘The Chest’. It is your responsibility to download the information from ‘The Chest’. Do not telephone the Procurement department to find out details of this opportunity. All instructions and details of this opportunity will be found in the documents once you have accessed them. Any clarification questions must be submitted via ‘The Chest’ in the Questions and Answers section. Any notifications regarding this opportunity will be issued via ‘The Chest’. It is your responsibility to check ‘The Chest’ to be aware of any updates.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.2)Additional information:

The bidder event for this tender will be held on Wednesday 9th December (probably located in Cheshire East). If you wish to attend, you must e-maildebbie.pitcher@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk to request a place.

Lots — it is expected that the contract will be awarded to a single provider, however this may change based on findings and discussions following the bidder event.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: