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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-London: Breastfeeding Peer Support Service
433819-2019
Islington Council
16 September 2019
14 October 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
No

Notice Abstract

The Islington Breastfeeding Peer Support Service will aim to increase the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks and beyond, and reduce inequalities in breastfeeding initiation and continuation. It will do this by offering dedicated one-to-one and group-based breastfeeding support to mothers within 48 hours of home birth or transfer home from a birthing centre (and within 72 hours of birth if missed on the ward), and additionally according to need. The service will be delivered by a network of trained peer volunteers and accredited peer supporters recruited from the local community, working within a multi-agency, integrated system of perinatal and infant health services. The breastfeeding peer support team will also play an important role in raising awareness of Islington Bright Start and wider perinatal services.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Islington Council

7 Newington Barrow Way

London

N7 7EP

UK

Contact person: Mr Daniel Brown

Telephone: +44 2075278173

E-mail: daniel.brown2@islington.gov.uk

NUTS: UKI

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.islington.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.islington.gov.uk/

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=acc266ce-32cf-e911-80f8-005056b64545


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=acc266ce-32cf-e911-80f8-005056b64545


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

1920-0001 Islington Breastfeeding Peer Support Service

Reference number: DN433748

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Islington Breastfeeding Peer Support Service will aim to increase the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks and beyond, and reduce inequalities in breastfeeding initiation and continuation. It will do this by offering dedicated one-to-one and group-based breastfeeding support to mothers within 48 hours of home birth or transfer home from a birthing centre (and within 72 hours of birth if missed on the ward), and additionally according to need. The service will be delivered by a network of trained peer volunteers and accredited peer supporters recruited from the local community, working within a multi-agency, integrated system of perinatal and infant health services. The breastfeeding peer support team will also play an important role in raising awareness of Islington Bright Start and wider perinatal services.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 065 533.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Giving children the best start in life is a health and well-being board strategic priority. The physical, emotional and social benefits of breastfeeding, for baby and mother, are well evidenced, with potential for life-long benefits throughout the health and social care system, and the opportunity to diminish some health inequalities that originate from the perinatal period.

An Islington Breastfeeding Peer Support service has been operating in line with these principles for a number of years. The current provision balances a universal and targeted service, with a 7 day a week presence in UCLH and Whittington hospitals and a range of locally available, alternative access points for one-to-one and group breastfeeding support according to need. Breastfeeding Peer Support is well established as a concept and a service offer to mothers in Islington, and the extended re-commissioning of this service is described within the updated specification. We expect that the stability of provision offered through this contract will enable further integration of the service within a multi-agency health system, longer term social value, and greater sustainability for volunteer/peer supporter recruitment, training and employment, to the benefit of service users.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Proposed approach to service provision / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Proposed approach to tackling inequalities / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Proposed approach to capacity and resource management / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Proposed approach to continuing professional development / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Proposed approach to quality assurance, governance and safeguarding / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Proposed approach to social value / Weighting: 5

Cost criterion: Cost / Weighting: 20

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 065 533.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 84

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/10/2019

Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Islington Council

7 Newington Barrow Way

London

N7 7EP

UK

Telephone: +44 2075278118

E-mail: procurement@islington.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

11/09/2019