Tender for Local Stop Smoking Service 2021 – Oxfordshire

Tender for Local Stop Smoking Service 2021 – Oxfordshire

The primary aim of the service is to provide an offer of support to priority smokers in the population through a combination of behavioural support.

United Kingdom-Oxford: Miscellaneous health services

2020/S 155-380444

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Oxfordshire County Council
Postal address: 3rd Floor, County Hall
Town: Oxford
NUTS code: UKJ14 Oxfordshire
Postal code: OX1 1ND
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Stephen King
E-mail: stephen.king@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 79900367572
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.oxfordshire.gov.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: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=9dcd7c0c-f8cf-ea11-8104-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=9dcd7c0c-f8cf-ea11-8104-005056b64545

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:

Local Stop Smoking Service 2021

Reference number: DN489234

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85140000 Miscellaneous health services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The primary aim of the service is to provide an offer of support to priority smokers in the population through a combination of behavioural support (individual face-to-face, digital applications, online, telephone, text message) and pharmacotherapy (e.g. patches) to manage nicotine withdrawal. This combined approach has been shown to be highly effective in improving long-term quit rates. In doing so it can achieve these objectives:

• reduce the impact of smoking on health of individuals and those around them;

• reduce inequalities by targeting groups where smoking prevalence is higher;

• protect children from smoke by working with pregnant women and their partners, not to smoke. Children are three times more likely to smoke if their parent smokes;

• reduce the impact of smoking related health conditions on the NHS and Adult Social Care.

Tenderers are invited to tender for the provision of the services described at Appendix 1 specification for a term of 3 years with an option for the Council to extend for up to 2 years in aggregate, anticipated to commence with an implementation and transition period 1st January-31 March 2021 and service commencement date from 1 April 2021-31 March 2024.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ14 Oxfordshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The primary aim of the service is to provide an offer of support to priority smokers in the population through a combination of behavioural support (individual face-to-face, digital applications, online, telephone, text message) and pharmacotherapy (e.g. patches) to manage nicotine withdrawal. This combined approach has been shown to be highly effective in improving long-term quit rates. In doing so it can achieve these objectives:

• reduce the impact of smoking on health of individuals and those around them;

• reduce inequalities by targeting groups where smoking prevalence is higher;

• protect children from smoke by working with pregnant women and their partners, not to smoke. Children are three times more likely to smoke if their parent smokes;

• reduce the impact of smoking related health conditions on the NHS and Adult Social Care.

Tenderers are invited to tender for the provision of the services described at Appendix 1 Specification for a term of 3 years with an option for the Council to extend for up to 2 years in aggregate, anticipated to commence with an Implementation and transition period 1st January-31 March 2021 and service commencement date from 1 April 2021-31 March 2024.

See procurement documents for full details.

The contract value includes the optional 24 months after the initial 3-year period.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: See procurement documents / Weighting: 100
Price

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 900 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Contract may be extended by a total of 24 months in aggregate at the discretion of the Council.

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

The subject matter of this procurement process relates to the delivery of services which are listed to in schedule 3 to the regulations. As such the full regime set out in the regulations will not apply to the award of the framework contracts. Consequently, the procurement process adopted by the Commissioners has been developed in accordance with Regulation 76 of the regulations and in particular in accordance with the fundamental public procurement principles of transparency and equal treatment. For the avoidance of doubt this means that the Commissioners have not adopted the open procedure (as such term is defined in the regulations) for the undertaking of this procurement process. The fact that in this contract notice at section IV.1) the field/box relating to type of procedure may default to the term ‘Open’ does not mean that this procedure is being followed by the Commissioners.

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)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: 21/09/2020
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/09/2020
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Tender submissions will be opened in accordance with Oxfordshire County Council Procurement Regulations.

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Oxfordshire County Council
Town: Oxford
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: stephen.king@oxfordshire.gov.ukInternet address: https://intranet.oxfordshire.gov.uk
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:

07/08/2020