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Hertfordshire County Council (the ‘Council’) is carrying out Pre-Procurement Market Engagement (‘PPME’) in relation to Advocacy (Adults and Children). The Council will consider the feedback received to help inform the Council's ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Hertfordshire County Council
Pegs Lane
Hertford
SG13 8DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement Group
Telephone: +44 01707292464
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKH23

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
II.1.1)Title:

HCC 07/17 PPME - Advocacy (Adults and Children).

Reference number: HCCPPME
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85300000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Hertfordshire County Council (the ‘Council’) is carrying out Pre-Procurement Market Engagement (‘PPME’) in relation to Advocacy (Adults and Children).

The Council will consider the feedback received to help inform the Council's options and further decision making. For the avoidance of doubt, this stage of the project is not part of a formal procurement process and the Council is not committing, at this stage, to carrying out such a process.

Participation or non-participation in the PPME shall not prevent any supplier participating in a potential future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of the PPME shall place any supplier at an advantage in a potential procurement process.

Participation in the PPME will be at each organisation's own cost. No expense in responding to this PPME will be reimbursed by the Council.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 450 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85300000
98000000
85000000
85323000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Adult Care Services and Children's Commissioning are proposing to jointly commission Advocacy services for Hertfordshire by way of separate lots. We wish to consult the Market on the proposed models and gather input.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
31/07/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

To access the PPME documentation please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance.

To participate in this PPME, organisations must submit their completed Supplier Questionnaire, together with any supporting documents, through the Correspondence area in the In-Tend system by the return deadline of 12:00 Noon 30.8.2017.

Please make sure that you have submitted your Supplier Questionnaire following the instructions above. The Council will not be held accountable for any errors made by an organisation in submitting their Supplier Questionnaire.

If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via email or telephone +44 (0)114 407 0065 for any website / technical questions. Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 17:30 pm.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
03/08/2017