Tender for Integrated Sexual Health Service on the Isle of Wight

Tender for Integrated Sexual Health Service on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight Council is looking for a provider who can deliver an integrated specialist sexual health service model that aims to improve sexual health by providing easy access to services.

United Kingdom-Newport: Health services

2018/S 203-462551

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Isle of Wight Council
County Hall, High Street
PO30 1UD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Hayley Holden
Telephone: +44 1983821000
E-mail: hayley.holden@iow.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ34
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.iwight.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.iwight.com

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index?p=08800155-5442-e511-80ed-000c29c9ba21&v=1
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index?p=08800155-5442-e511-80ed-000c29c9ba21&v=1

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


Integrated Sexual Health Service on the Isle of Wight

Reference number: DN371647

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Isle of Wight Council is, in the first instance, seeking expressions of interest for the provision of integrated sexual health services on the Isle of Wight. The contract is to run from 1.4.2019 for a period of 5 years with the possibility to extend for up to a further two years at the discretion of the Isle of Wight Council.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 440 000.00 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: UKJ34

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Isle of Wight Council is looking for a provider who can deliver an integrated specialist sexual health service model that aims to improve sexual health by providing easy access to services, at the right place at the right time meeting the needs of residents of the Isle of Wight. This will be through an open access service, focused on improving sexual health, reducing STIs and meeting contraceptive need, usually by one health professional. It is expected that the integrated sexual health service will be innovative utilising digital interventions and new ways of working with a number of stakeholders, settings and organisations to improve efficiency and reduce duplication for both the service and the service users alike. The service will include preventative work and psychosexual counselling provision. The service will work to ensure links and pathways to key services including termination of pregnancy services and HIV treatment and care which are currently commissioned separately by the CCG and NHS England respectively.

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

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

Start: 01/04/2019
End: 31/03/2026
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

All candidates who meet the minimum criteria set out in the SQ (Selection Questionnaire) will be invited to participate in the Tender stage of the procurement process.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract term shall be 1.4.2019 until 31.3.2024 (five years). There shall be the option to the extend the term by up to a further 2 years in 12 month increments until 31.3.2026. Any extension shall be at the discretion of the Isle of Wight Council.

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

In the event that the Isle of Wight Council collaborates with the local CCG and/or NHS England with regard to the provision of sexual health services during the term of the contract the Isle of Wight Council may wish to vary the contract to accommodate changes to the Services that arise from that collaboration.

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

Restricted 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: 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: 12/11/2018
Local time: 14:00

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

Date: 19/11/2018

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

There will be an allocated period during the Tender stage of the process for dialogue discussions with the shortlisted potential providers. This will not be an opportunity to negotiate on the service specification but will be an opportunity for the Isle of Wight Council’s Commissioners and the potential providers to meet, discuss the requirements and talk through queries. The Isle of Wight Council reserves the right to amend its specification as a result of the dialogue discussions. Any amendments shall not be material in nature and the details shall be shared with all potential providers, as will any general clarifications if it is felt that they would benefit all potential providers.

The dialogue discussions shall be documented and shared with the potential provider after the session.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The award of the contract will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to all tenderers. Unsuccessful tenderers will be provided, as standard, with a full debrief in writing before the contract is entered in to.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: