Provision of a Luton Drug Service in Luton
Commissioners are seeking bids to provide one drug service in Luton which combines the GP led drug service with the Consultant led specialist drugs, alcohol and mental health service including the management of the witness consumption service provided by pharmacies.
United Kingdom-Luton: Community health services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall, George Street
For the attention of: Philippe Hucklesby
LU1 2BQ Luton
Telephone: +44 1582546866
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
National or federal agency/office
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:
Provision of a Luton Drug Service in Luton.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within the Borough of Luton.
NUTS code UKH21
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)
Commissioners are seeking bids to provide one drug service in Luton which combines the GP led drug service with the Consultant led specialist drugs, alcohol and mental health service including the management of the witness consumption service provided by pharmacies. This service also includes the management of Respite House which is a short stay stabilization and detoxification unit that has recently been extensively refurbished to provide seven beds.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Luton Borough Council is responsible for the provision of Public Health Services for the population of Luton. Submissions are sought from suitably qualified and experienced contractors who can deliver the Luton Drug Service.
Commissioners are seeking bids to provide one drug service in Luton which combines the GP led drug service with the Consultant led specialist drugs, alcohol and mental health service including the management of the witness consumption service provided by pharmacies. This service also includes the management of Respite House which is a short stay stabilization and detoxification unit that has recently been extensively refurbished to provide seven beds. The maximum amount available for this contract is GBP 2,980,000 per annum.
It is envisaged that the specialist staff will outreach into the Alcohol Service which is also being tendered at the same time and will provide specialist prescribing and mental health care to a complex and vulnerable group of clients.
The estimated value below includes the three years and the option to extend for a further 2 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 14 900 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
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:
See tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
See 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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://procurement.luton.gov.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details -Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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
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
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 14.4.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
2.5.2014 – 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
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of 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 Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. The Luton Drug Service to be provided falls within the service category of Health and Social care under schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (Directive Annex 11B) and are therefore classified as a part B services. Accordingly, the contract is not subject to the full application of the full Contract Regulations 2006 and the placement of this notice in the OJEU shall not be taken as constituting the submission by the Council to the Public Contracts Regulations or directive. In particular, although the council intends to follow the same procedure or similar to the restricted procedure, it reserves the right to alter this procedure if this appears desirable.
The contract is for a period of 3 years with an option to extend up to a further 2 years. The value indicated includes the option for a further 2 years.
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:10.3.2014