Tier 3 Healthy Weight Service (Adults and Children) for Halton

Tier 3 Healthy Weight Service (Adults and Children) for Halton

The purpose of this contract is to supply Halton Borough Council with a community based Tier 3 Healthy Weight Service for Adults and Children living in Halton.

United Kingdom-Widnes: Health services

2015/S 057-100222

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Halton Borough Council
Municipal Buildings, Kingsway
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Anne Gardner
WA8 7QF Widnes
Telephone: +44 3033334300
E-mail: anne.gardner@halton.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.halton.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1966

Electronic access to information: www.the-chest.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.the-chest.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of Tier 3 Healthy Weight Service (Adults and Children) for Halton.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Halton.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The purpose of this contract is to supply Halton Borough Council with a community based Tier 3 Healthy Weight Service for Adults and Children living in Halton. For adults the service will provide dietetic and cognitive behavioural support for obese and overweight adults with co-morbidities. For children the service will provide a clinical and psychometric assessment of underweight and very overweight children and those with fussy eating habits to determine whether there are any underlying medical or psychological factors and make appropriate referrals for treatment. It will also provide dietetic support for these children as necessary.
The successful provider will deliver an important element of the Healthy Weight pathway and provide leadership of a Local Specialist Obesity Service in conjunction with other relevant healthcare professionals for the purposes of assessment and referral to bariatric services.
The contract will run for an initial two year period from 1.9.2015 to 31.8.2017 with an option to extend for a further year at the discretion of the local authority.
We welcome partnership or consortium bids as well as bids from a single organisation. Where a partnership/consortium bid is made, a single lead bidder must be nominated and each partnership/consortium member will be required to become jointly and severally liable. In the case of a partnership/consortium bid, the Authority reserves the right to require that the successful group of bidders form a single lead entity for the purpose of satisfactory performance of the contract.
It is anticipated that the service will be provided from various locations throughout the Borough and at appropriate times to meet the demands of service users and that there will be equitable access for residents living on each side of the Borough.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 900 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.9.2015. Completion 31.8.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.4.2015 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20.4.2015 – 12:00



Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:150829).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Mark Reaney
Legal Services, Municipal Buildings
WA8 7QF Widnes
Telephone: +44 3033334300

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: