Speech and Language Therapy Tender – Norfolk

Speech and Language Therapy Tender – Norfolk

Norfolk County Council is looking for an integrated speech and language therapy provider to cover the locality of Norfolk and Waveney.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2020/S 220-541873

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Norfolk County Council
Postal address: Floor 3, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Town: Norwich
NUTS code: UKH15 Norwich and East Norfolk
Postal code: NR1 2DH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Joan Murray
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Norfolk & Waveney CCG
Postal address: Lakeside 400, Old Chapel Way, Broadland Business Park, Thorpe St Andrew
Town: Norwich
NUTS code: UKH15 Norwich and East Norfolk
Postal code: NR7 0WG
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Joan Murray
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

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:

Speech and Language Therapy Service

 

Reference number: NCCT42072

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Norfolk County Council is looking for an integrated speech and language therapy provider to cover the locality of Norfolk and Waveney. The provider will work with children and young people aged between 0 – 19 and will cover a whole range of speech and language activity, including workforce development across different settings (i.e. early years, schools, colleges). The provider will be expected to work co-productively and alongside parents, carers and settings, and deliver the requirements for clinical health pathways and statutory requirements around Educational Health Care Plans. Individual therapy will also be required for children with specialist needs.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 34 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000 Social work and related services
85323000 Community health services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH16 North and West Norfolk
NUTS code: UKH14 Suffolk
NUTS code: UKH17 Breckland and South Norfolk
NUTS code: UKH15 Norwich and East Norfolk

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Norfolk County Council is looking for an integrated speech and language therapy provider to cover the locality of Norfolk and Waveney. The provider will work with children and young people aged between 0 – 19 and will cover a whole range of speech and language activity, including workforce development across settings (i.e. early years, schools, colleges). The provider will be expected to work co-productively and alongside parents, carers and settings, and deliver the requirements for clinical health pathways and statutory requirements around Educational Health Care Plans. Individual therapy will also be required for children with specialist needs.

 

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: 34 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

This is to enable a meaningful dialogue with up to 3 bidders.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

The value is indicative and based on current annual funding of GBP 3.4 million over 10 years. The term of the contract will be initially 5 years with the option to extend by 3 years then a further 2 years. The value will be subject to annual review and additional funding may become available through the life of the contract.

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive dialogue
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 203-494892

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

Date: 07/12/2020
Local time: 14:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 04/01/2021

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

 

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council’s e-tendering system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on our 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 see the procurement project (NCCT42072) on the tenders list. If you want to apply, then please ‘express an interest’ and you will then be able to download the PQQ and associated documents. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the In-tend support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or emailing: support@in-tend.co.uk

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Norfolk County Council
Town: Norwich
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Norfolk County Council
Town: Norwich
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern EN Standard form 02 — Contract notice 12/19 Ireland). Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.

 

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

Official name: Norfolk County Council
Town: Norwich
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

06/11/2020