Sensory Support Service Tender Hertfordshire

Sensory Support Service Tender Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council is currently out to procurement for the provision of a sensory support service.

United Kingdom-Hertford: Health training services

2020/S 039-093726

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Hertfordshire County Council
Postal address: County Hall, Pegs Lane
Town: Hertford
NUTS code: UKH23
Postal code: SG13 8DE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Simon Hastings
E-mail: simon.hastings@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

HCC02/20-1 Provision of a Sensory Support Service

Reference number: HCC1911913

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80561000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Hertfordshire County Council (the ‘Council’) is currently out to procurement for the provision of a sensory support service. Organisations wishing to take part in this project are invited to ‘express interest’ which will give access to the full procurement documents in the eTendering system.

Please see VI.3) Additional information for further information. Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the eTendering system, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 720 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80561000
85140000
85000000
85100000
85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

Herfordshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Hertfordshire County Council (‘The Council’) with the support of Hertfordshire’s CCG’s wishes to commission an information, advice and guidance service for adults over 18 years of age who are deaf/hard of hearing or have visual impairment, which will provide practical and emotional support, promote well-being and reduce barriers to communication and isolation. The required outcomes of The service include: improvements in independence and well-being. Reduction in social isolation and barriers to communication. Improved access to appropriate and relevant technology and equipment. Support for parents and carers. Reduce delays in the pathway between NHS services and accessing community support. The new service will be procured under a single procurement process and it is the Council’s intention to award the contract to 1 legal entity. The use of lots has been considered for this procurement, but have not been used, as the Council requires an integrated and cohesive provision across the Service in Hertfordshire. The Council welcomes tenders from single providers, identified consortia and lead providers with appropriate subcontracting arrangements. Timescales contract value: the estimated total value of the contract is 720 000 GBP and is for the core period inclusive of the approximate value for extensions. The contract will be awarded for a core period of 1 years, with the option to extend this up to 2 further years, year on year. Please note that extensions to this contract will be subject to the availability of financial resources, TUPE will apply to this contract — The TUPE Staffing information has been provided along with other documentation in the eTendering system. It must be treated as protected data in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018 and must be kept confidential. By clicking on the View Details button and accessing the documentation for this procurement tenderers are undertaking to keep the information confidential.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 720 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Council shall be entitled at its absolute discretion to extend the contract period for a further period or periods of up to a total of 2 years.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 30/03/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/03/2020
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Please note Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its districts and partners to create a joint procurement portal called supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an eTendering system which is run by InTend. To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance. If you are experiencing problems InTend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: support@in-tend.com or Telephone: +44 1144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 8.30-17.30. The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right, then they will not be responsible for or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any organisation or tenderer as a result.The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under the law including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the organisation considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request. Information Act 2000. If the organisation considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a contract before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘Regulations’) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective. Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Chief Legal Officer
Postal address: Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall
Town: Hertford
Postal code: SG13 8DE
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21/02/2020