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The Council wishes to commission an integrated sexual health promotion and provision that is equitable and accessible to everyone in Thurrock. The service will enable open access, cost-effective, high quality provision for contraception and ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Thurrock Council
Procurement Services, Civic Offices, New Road
Thurrock
RM17 6SL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1375652207
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKH32

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.thurrock.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://thurrock.g2b.info

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.thurrock.gov.uk/itt
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/T7976P2R9K
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com
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:

Integrated Sexual Health Services.

Reference number: PS/2017/529
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85100000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Council wishes to commission an integrated sexual health promotion and provision that is equitable and accessible to everyone in Thurrock. The service will enable open access, cost-effective, high quality provision for contraception and prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections. This must be according to evidence-based protocols and adapted to the needs of local populations. The Provider will be required to innovate, design and propose a service delivery model as part of the competitive tender process. The model should explore new ways of working whilst considering the scope of service aspirations and ensuring the required outcomes are met. The Council is seeking a collaborative approach from the provision with the Service primarily delivered by a Single (Lead Provider) with some elements sub-contracted (e.g. within Primary Care). The Provider will additionally manage out of area payments for GUM within the block contract price.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 7 650 000.00 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)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH32
Main site or place of performance:

Thurrock.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council wishes to commission an integrated sexual health promotion and provision that is equitable and accessible to everyone in Thurrock. The service will enable open access, cost-effective, high quality provision for contraception and prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections. This must be according to evidence-based protocols and adapted to the needs of local populations. 3 The Provider will be required to innovate, design and propose a service delivery model as part of the competitive tender process. The model should explore new ways of working whilst considering the scope of service aspirations and ensuring the required outcomes are met. The Council is seeking a collaborative approach from the provision with the Service primarily delivered by a Single (Lead Provider) with some elements sub-contracted (e.g. within Primary Care). The Provider will additionally manage out of area payments for GUM within the block contract price.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Start up / Weighting: 14
Quality criterion - Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Safeguarding and Governance / Weighting: 8
Quality criterion - Name: Marketing, Service Improvement and Social Value / Weighting: 8
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 7 650 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract is for 3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years so maybe renewed after 3 years or 5 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 13/10/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13/10/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

In the next 3 or 5 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement. Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the contracting authority must consider:

(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions, and

(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement.

Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the contracting authority relating to economic, social and environmental well-being. These priorities are described in the Invitation To Tender and are reflected in environmental and social characteristics in the evaluation criteria for the award of the contract.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Thurrock:-Health-services./T7976P2R9K

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/T7976P2R9K

GO Reference: GO-2017818-PRO-10859692.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Thurrock Council
Procurement Services, New Road
Thurrock
RM17 6SL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1375652207
E-mail:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Thurrock Council
Procurement Services, Civic Offices, New Road
Thurrock
RM17 6SL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1375652207
E-mail:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Thurrock Council shall incorporate a 10 calendar day standstill period starting the day after the date on which the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers, allowing unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Council before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Thurrock Council
Procurement Services, Civic Offices, New Road
Thurrock
RM17 6SL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1375652207
E-mail:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/08/2017