Tender for Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual Health and HIV Service

Tender for Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual Health and HIV Service

Northamptonshire County Council is acting as the lead commissioner on behalf of the Council and NHS England to procure a high-quality Integrated Sexual Health and outpatient HIV Service.

United Kingdom-Northampton: Health and social work services

2018/S 028-061719

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Northamptonshire County Council
One Angel Square, Angel Street
United Kingdom
E-mail: ammyers@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF24
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS England
United Kingdom
E-mail: england.memedia@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKF24Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.england.nhs.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement


Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=ab7b7ab4-a505-e811-80ea-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=ab7b7ab4-a505-e811-80ea-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


Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual Health and HIV Service (NISHH)

Reference number: DN320422

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Northamptonshire County Council is acting as the lead commissioner on behalf of the Council and NHS England to procure a high-quality Integrated Sexual Health and outpatient HIV Service (NISHH) that provides equitable and open access countywide to self-help info and advice, preventive, diagnostic and treatment services and timely referral to specialist services.

The service model will deliver open access ‘one-stop shops’, where the majority of sexual health / contraceptive needs can be met at any one site, usually by one health professional, in services with extended opening hours and accessible locations. The overall aim is to reduce unplanned pregnancies and the prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in the County and contribute to similar reductions in the wider population. The service includes the provision of the Chlamydia Screening Programme, access to free condoms via C Card scheme, and provision of county-wide access to EHC and LARC.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKF24
NUTS code: UKF25

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The specification is ambitious and key to success is the reduction in teenage pregnancies, increased chlamydia screening and a reduction in the number of people with a late diagnosis of HIV. It requires the Provider to work with people, rather than for people, using an outcome-based approach and championing social action.

Recognising communities and individuals as assets and as equal partners, not as passive recipients of public services. The Provider will be an innovative, forward-thinking organisation, capable of realising our vision for improving sexual health using the principles of co-design/co-production to bring this Specification to life.

The Provider shall deliver services that build on people’s existing capabilities, rather than starting with their needs (the traditional deficit model) and act as a catalyst for change, empowering individuals and communities to become active in taking charge of and improving their sexual health and wellbeing.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 34 970 528.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

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 Service shall be the responsibility of a single/“Lead” Provider, who shall identify, develop and maintain any partnership arrangements necessary to deliver the full range of service outcomes. The service will be required from 01.07.18 for an initial period of 2 years with an option to extend for up to 2years. The Authority believes that TUPE does apply to this contract at its commencement.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Please see “ITT Instructions and Guidance – NISHH” within the Tender pack on ProContract.

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 19/03/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:


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

United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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