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
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
One Angel Square, Angel Street
NUTS code: UKF24
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual Health and HIV Service (NISHH)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
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.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
Please see “ITT Instructions and Guidance – NISHH” within the Tender pack on ProContract.
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: