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3173_15 HIV Self-sampling Service Framework (Public Health England).

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Public Health England (PHE) c/o ESPO
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
For the attention of: Mrs Jane Blois
LE19 1ES Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162944141

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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
3173_15 HIV Self-sampling Service Framework (Public Health England).
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: UKF22.

NUTS code UKF22

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Public Health England (PHE) is seeking to establish a national (England-wide) framework agreement with a single organisation to provide HIV self-sampling services for most at risk populations predominantly being Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Black Africans. The framework will be available for use by all local authorities with public health responsibilities (of which there are 170 in England) but such use will not be mandatory.
The framework holder will be ESPO, acting on behalf of PHE, and services under the framework will be commissioned as required (i.e. called off under the framework) by individual local authorities or by PHE itself.
The appointed supplier will provide the following services:
User Interface and Access requirements:
Undertake focussed marketing (e.g. search engine optimisation) and wider advertising to MSM and Black African high-risk populations. All activities will complement campaigns promoting testing for HIV, commissioned nationally (i.e. HIV Prevention England), regionally (e.g. London HIV Prevention Programme) and locally.
Design, host and manage a secure and accessible user-friendly interface that facilitates remote HIV self-sampling and ordering of a kit without the need to see a healthcare practitioner.
Signpost individuals residing outside of the commissioning localities to alternative sexual health and contraceptive services.
Provide information in formats which inform and support service user decision-making.
Kit Order Fulfilment requirements:
Collate adequate service user information to facilitate remote HIV-sampling, pathology, positive and negative results notification, recall and repeat testing.
Fulfil HIV self-sampling kit orders free of charge to the service user.
Supply self-sampling kits containing: in-date fully licensed blood spot or oral swab consumables (depending on the service user’s choice); easy-to-read instructions; sexual health promotion messaging and service information leaflets; a branded microbiology form and a prepaid postage return envelope.
Pathology requirements:
Screen returned samples for HIV using a validated technique.
Confirm negative results for HIV infection.
Results Management requirements:
Return test results to the service user and to the contracted clinically competent supplier (using agreed communication methods).
Signpost negative results to an appropriate local sexual health service (at service user’s choice of location).
Refer reactive results to trained and clinically competent advisory services.
Refer service users for confirmatory testing to an appropriate HIV and sexual health service (of service user’s choice).
Adhere to standard operating procedures relating (but not limited) to safeguarding, child protection, and to referrals to A&E and sexual assault services.
Management Information requirements:
Provide information and data for contract monitoring, invoicing and evaluation of the service.
Provide monthly management information at lower-tier local authority level to associate local authorities, to include:
a. Number of first and follow-up service users ordering a HIV sampling kit and how they ordered;
b. Service user demography, sexual orientation and ethnicity;
c. Number of HIV samples returned and processed;
d. Number of reactive samples;
e. Number of referrals of individuals with reactive results to sexual health services;
Percentage of reactive service users attending their chosen sexual health service (as confirmed by the service).
‘This is a notice for social services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU Article 74. Type of services - Health and Social Services.
As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of England: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies and Local Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85145000, 71900000, 85100000, 85148000, 75122000, 85323000, 79342100

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Price. Weighting 60
2. Non price. Weighting 40
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been 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

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 147-271429 of 1.8.2015

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 7
Number of offers received by electronic means: 7
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Preventx Limited
Sheffield Bioincubator, Leavy Greave Road, South Yorkshire
S3 7RD Sheffield

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 0 GBP
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 0
V.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Number of tenders received from SMEs = 2; Number of tenders received from other EU Member States = 0; Number of tenders received from non-EU States = 0; Number of tenders received by electronic means = 7.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures


Body responsible for mediation procedures


VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained


VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: