Tender for Community Dementia Support Services across Essex

Tender for Community Dementia Support Services across Essex

Essex County Council is seeking to establish a framework with a single provider to develop and deliver a service for people living with dementia and their families and carers across Essex.

United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Health and social work services

2019/S 211-517292

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Essex County Council
Postal address: County Hall, Market Road
Town: Chelmsford
NUTS code: UKH3
Postal code: CM1 1QH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: michael.porter@essex.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3330136501
Internet address(es):Main address: www.essex.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Chelmsford:-Health-and-social-work-services./26T42233T8
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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


Community Dementia Support Services

Reference number: 0803

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Essex County Council is seeking to establish a framework with a single provider to develop and deliver a service for people living with dementia and their families and carers across Essex. The service will work in partnership with professionals across the health and social care system in Essex, whilst taking into account local differences, to provide seamless access to coordinated information and advice to enable people living with dementia and those that care for them to livewell and independent for as long as possible. The service will support people living with Dementia, their families and carers to access community based information and support. The service will support them to navigate the system and build community assets between the elements, the community, system and local implementation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 7 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH3
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In Essex there are approximately 30 000 people living with Dementia. Assuming the prevalence remains constant, for Essex as a whole, there will be a 156 % increase by 2050 (50 000 people by 2025 and 73 800 by 2050). The primary aim of the service will be to empower and support people living with dementia, and those that care for them to live an active and enriching life and, be actively involved in planning their own care. The service will give people living with dementia the tools to remain independent, and as part of their community, for as long as possible. However, we also recognise dementia is a progressive condition and as such the service needs to be flexible and responsive, taking into account the wide spectrum of needs and challenges people living with dementia face. We want people to have access to a source of support which is able to respond these fluctuating needs and help navigate individuals and families, through their experience of living with dementia.We want the service to provide a single point of access to a multitude of activities and interventions which enable people to live well, manage times of crisis and avoid unnecessary admission to hospital and or long-term care settings. The service will be key in driving forward the community support available and working to develop capacity in communities which enable people with dementia, their carer’s and wider family network to live well and as part of their community for as long as possible. The service will work with people living with dementia, and those that care for them to independently access information and support which enables them to live well, whilst developing confidence and knowledge in how to re-engage with the service and draw on further support if and when required. The community support service will build and develop activity in communities that enables people living with dementia to remain as an active member of their community and able to access support that enables them to live well.

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: 7 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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: no
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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/26T42233T8

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

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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure

This procurement is under the Light Touch Regime.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: no
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: 22/11/2019
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:


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)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/11/2019
Local time: 12:01


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

The framework will be open for use by the following organisations: NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.

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GO Reference: GO-20191030-PRO-15528169

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: Strabnd
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: