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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Sandbach: Infection Prevention Control Service
Document Ref:
502415-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Cheshire East Borough Council
Date Published:
24 October 2019
Deadline Date:
25 November 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

Cheshire East Council wishes to commission infection control related services to manage risk of spread of communicable disease. The commission will be split into 2 lots. The first involves delivery of a core infection prevention control service incorporating surveillance, prevention and outbreak response. The second lot involves delivery of specialist TB Nursing Services to the community including outreach, case management and new entrant screening. Both require work with key local stakeholders in order to deliver services successfully. The contract(s) will be for an initial 3 years from 1.4.2020 with options to extend for 2 further periods of 12 months at the sole discretion of the Council.

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

Cheshire East Borough Council

Westfields, Middlewich Road

Sandbach

CW11 1HZ

UK

Contact person: Mrs Louise Fenn

Telephone: +44 1270686454

E-mail: louise.fenn@cheshireeast.gov.uk

NUTS: UKD62

Internet address(es)

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cheshireeast.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=d5f9589f-d62e-e911-80f2-005056b64545


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=d5f9589f-d62e-e911-80f2-005056b64545


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

19 077 Infection Prevention Control Service

Reference number: DN392775

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85100000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Cheshire East Council wishes to commission infection control related services to manage risk of spread of communicable disease. The commission will be split into 2 lots. The first involves delivery of a core infection prevention control service incorporating surveillance, prevention and outbreak response. The second lot involves delivery of specialist TB Nursing Services to the community including outreach, case management and new entrant screening. Both require work with key local stakeholders in order to deliver services successfully. The contract(s) will be for an initial 3 years from 1.4.2020 with options to extend for 2 further periods of 12 months at the sole discretion of the Council.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

IPC — Core Requirements

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85323000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKD62

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The requirements of this lot, known as the core IPC service are defined within the service specification, there are 3 main areas of requirement broken down as follows:

(a) preventative support;

(b) outbreak response; and

(c) delivery of a public health surveillance system.

The annual contract value is anticipated to be up to 106 000 GBP bidders should note that TUPE will apply.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Start: 01/04/2020

End: 31/03/2023

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: Yes

Description of options:

The initial contract period is from 1.4.2020 to 31.3.2023, with 2 x 12 month options to extend, therefore options maybe taken up for the period 1.4.2023 to 31.3.2025 in total. The options will be exercised at the discretion of the Council, in line with the contractual terms.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

IPC — TB Nursing Element

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85323000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKD62

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The requirements of this lot, known as the Tuberculosis Nursing element is defined within the service specification for Lot 2. The aims of the service are primarily to reduce the burden of TB within the population of Cheshire East through a range of actions focused on prevention.

The secondary aim is to support stakeholders within the community to respond promptly to outbreaks of TB, thereby reducing the impact they have on individuals within that setting and the wider community. This includes supporting the activities of the PHE Health Protection services. The annual contract value is anticipated to be up to 50 000 GBP bidders should note that TUPE will apply.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Start: 01/04/2020

End: 31/03/2023

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: Yes

Description of options:

The initial contract period is from 1.4.2020 to 31.3.2023, with 2 x 12 month options to extend, therefore options maybe taken up for the period 1.4.2023 to 31.3.2025 in total. The options will be exercised at the discretion of the Council, in line with the contractual terms.

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

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the Council’s E-Tendering System 'The Chest': http://www.the-chest.org.uk

Organisations wishing to be considered for these contract(s) must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information via this system. For technical help contact Proactis email: ProcontractSuppliers@proactis.com or Tel. +44 (0)3300050352

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

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

Date: 25/11/2019

Local time: 10:00

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

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/11/2019

Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the Council’s E-Tendering System accessed via the website: http://www.the-chest.org.uk

Organisations wishing to be considered for these contract(s) must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information via The Chest system. For technical help contact Proactis who support the Chest — Email: ProcontractSuppliers@proactis.com or Tel. +44 (0)3300050352

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Royal Courts of Justice

The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Cheshire East Borough Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to scrutinise the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI No 102) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Cheshire East Council

Middlewich Road

Sandbach

CW11 1HZ

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

22/10/2019

Current Notes