Tender for Sexual Health Service – Bedford
To procure a high quality Integrated contraception and sexual health service to be delivered from a single setting.
United Kingdom-Bedford: Health services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Borough Hall, Cauldwell St
Contact person: James Gatawa
NUTS code: UKJ12
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Integrated Contraception and Sexual Health Service
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Bedford Borough Council on behalf of Milton Keynes Council, wishes to procure a high quality Integrated contraception and sexual health service to be delivered from a single setting to ensure the provision of seamless care for service users. The overall aim is to reduce unplanned pregnancies, reduce the prevalence of Sexually transmitted infections (STI), and to provide specialist assessment and ongoing management of associated conditions in order to support patients to stay well and to reduce the risk of onward transmission.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Bedford Borough Council on behalf of the Council and NHS England, wishes to procure a high quality Integrated contraception and sexual health services to be delivered in conjunction with HIV treatment and care services from a single setting to ensure the provision of seamless care for service users. The overall aim is to reduce unplanned pregnancies, reduce the prevalence of Sexually transmitted infections (STI) and specialised HIV services for adults (outpatient and inpatient services) to provide specialist assessment and ongoing management of HIV and associated conditions in order to support patients to stay well (reduced mortality and morbidity) and to reduce the risk of onward transmission of HIV.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
By mutual agreement, and by either party giving written notice to the other party prior to the end of the contract period, the contract may be extended for up to 2 years.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Bedford Borough Council is managing this procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) (the ‘Regulations’). The services being procured are Schedule 3 Services and Bedford Borough Council as the commissioner is bound only by those parts of the Regulations applying to the procurement of these services commonly referred to as the light touch regime (LTR). Whilst the procurement process is being referred to as an open process, Schedule 3 of the regulations provides the commissioner with the flexibility to define its own process as long as it complies with the provisions of Regulations 74-76 (inclusive) of the regulations. The procurement exercise is conducted in accordance with the information contained within the tender documentation and associated documents. The initial contract length is 5 years. At the Council’s discretion, at the end of the initial contract term, the contract may be extended by up to an additional 4 years (2 + 2).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: