Sexual health treatment and prevention service Birmingham

Sexual health treatment and prevention service Birmingham

Applicants are invited by Birmingham City Council for the provision of a re-shaped sexual health service to be a whole-system approach in line with the Birmingham City Council Strategic Commission Group vision for the Birmingham Sexual Health Model of Care and Outcomes.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Health services

2014/S 055-092465

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Birmingham City Council
Corpoarte Procurement Services, PO Box 10680
Contact point(s): etendering@birmingham.gov.uk
B4 7WB Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1213030349
E-mail: etendering@birmingham.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1213037322

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.birmingham.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.birmingham.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

Solihull Metropolitan Borough

Section II: Object of the contract

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

C0147 Provision of a sexual health treatment and prevention 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 UKG32,UKG31

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)

Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough invites organisations to provide a sexual health treatment and prevention service .
Applicants are invited by Birmingham City Council for the provision of a re-shaped sexual health service to be a whole-system approach in line with the Birmingham City Council Strategic Commission Group vision for the Birmingham Sexual Health Model of Care and Outcomes focusing on the following key areas:-
Reducing under 18 conceptions
Increasing Chlamydia diagnosis in the 15-24 age group
Reducing late diagnosis of HIV.
Improved support for people vulnerable to and victim of sexual coercion, violence and exploitation
Better access to services for high risk communities
Prompt access for earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Increased use of effective good quality contraception
Reduced number of people repeatedly treated for STIs.
Reduced number of initial and repeat abortions
Reduced transmission of HIV, STIs and blood borne viruses
As part of this tender process and subsequent contract Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council are seeking provision of joined up Integrated GUM and community RSH services which are key to a whole system approach to sexual health for Solihull.
It should go without saying that both Birmingham and Solihull are multi-cultural and that the service provider(s) must demonstrate cultural competence and ensure that services are available to all communities and that an equality of outcome should be provided.
Key documents informing this process are available at: www.birmingham.gov.uk/sexualhealthcommissioning

The annual value is in the region of 18.5m GBP for Birmingham and 1.8m GBP for Solihull but will be dependent on public sector finance constraints. The contract will for a period of five years with an option to extend for a further two years.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 18 500 000 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:

The Contracting Authorities reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds and/or other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

This will be in the tender 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.
No special legal form is required but in the case of group bidders the authority requires that a prime service provider assumes primary liability for the group and that each organisation in the group accepts joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: When executing the contract in the UK the successful tenderer will be required to comply with the recommendations of the code of practice for the elimination of Racial Discrimination and the promotion of Equality of Opportunity in Employment published by the Commission for Racial Equality. The successful tenderer will be required to participate actively in the service related economic, social and environmental regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement. Accordingly, tender evaluation and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.
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 set out in the Tender Documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Tender Documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Tender 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 number of operators: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: as given in the PQQ.
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:

C0147
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 225-391849 of 20.11.2013

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: 15.4.2014
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.4.2014
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

23.5.2014
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:
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
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:14.3.2014