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ESCC PS Provision of Healthwatch and Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Services.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

East Sussex County Council
County Hall, St Annes Crescent
For the attention of: Phil Stone
BN7 1UE Lewes
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1323464133
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing

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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
ESCC PS Provision of Healthwatch and Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services

NUTS code UKJ22

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 Healthwatch service is the consumer champion for health and social care listening to people to understand what matters most, influencing those that have the power to change services, and empowering people to get the most from health and social care services.
The Independent Health Complaints Service (IHCAS) provides practical support and direction for individuals making or intending to make an Health Services complaint, and assisting them in finding a resolution to their complaint of Health Services in the local authority area of the East Sussex County Council.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85321000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
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:
Maximum value including extensions 2 340 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 340 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
As specified in the tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As specified in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
As specified in the tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As specified in the tender documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As specified in the tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As specified in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As specified in the tender documents.
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
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
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:
ESCC - 009997
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 18.10.2016
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
19.10.2016 - 12:00
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
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
This tender is to be completed electronically using the SE Shared Services Procurement eSourcing portal.

https://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing/opportunities

The SE Shared Services eSourcing portal provides a web-based tool that provides a simple, secure and efficient means for managing tendering and quotation activities reducing the time and effort required for both buyers and Potential Bidders. The portal allows for tender clarifications and submitting your bid electronically.
In order to bid for this opportunity you will need to register your company on the SE Shared Services portal.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

East Sussex County Council
County Hall, St Annes Crescent
BN7 1UE Lewes
United Kingdom
E-mail:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
8.9.2016