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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Occupational Health Services
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Highways England
Date Published:
22 October 2019
Deadline Date:
18 November 2019
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Notice Abstract

The provision of occupational health services throughout England, as detailed further below and in the procurement documents.

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

Highways England

The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street


B1 1RN


Contact person: Rob Sansom

Telephone: +44 3004701383



Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

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

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Highways England Occupational Health Services

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

The provision of occupational health services throughout England, as detailed further below and in the procurement documents.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The provision of occupational health services throughout England.

The service shall enable the contracting authority to address particular health and attendance issues for its employees, meet their statutory obligations with regards to health surveillance, identify the preventative measures that can be taken to minimise the overall risk of sickness absence and to improve employee health in the workplace.

The supplier shall provide the below requirements:

— manager advice line and online support services,

— online portal,

— management referrals,

— advice and assessments,

— occupational health reports,

— case conferences,

— ill-health retirement,

— pre-placement questionnaire review and checks,

— surveillance services,

— fitness for task and safety critical work services:

— immunisations, vaccinations,

— health screening services,

— physiotherapy services,

— workplace assessments and adjustments which shall include:

— assessments relating to reasonable adjustments for disabilities,

— dyslexia assessments,

— specialist support services, including occupational therapy,

— display screen equipment assessments,

— vehicle ergonomic assessments,

— drug and alcohol tests (collection and analysis),

— education and awareness programmes,

— publicity and promotion, and

— service implementation.

Further details are in the procurement documents.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Options available to extend contract by 4 further increments of 12 months each.

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 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

List and brief description of conditions:

Please see procurement documents for further information.

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.2) Conditions related to the contract

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.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 199-483615

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

Date: 18/11/2019

Local time: 12:00

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


IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/11/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

How to express an interest in this tender:

1) Register your company on the e-Sourcing portal (this is only required once)

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— accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue',

— enter your correct business and user details,

— note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete,

— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).

2) Express an Interest in the tender

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— click the 'ITT Open to All Suppliers' link,

— click on the relevant ITT to access the content,

— click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page,

— this will move the ITT into your 'My ITTs' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),

— you can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'ITT Details' box 3.

Responding to the tender

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— you can now use the 'Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,

— note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT,

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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Highways England

The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street


B1 1RN


Telephone: +44 1214703101

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Highways England

The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street


B1 1RN


Telephone: +44 1214703101

Internet address(es)


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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