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Tender for the Provision of an Integrated Community Sexual Health Service (community sexual health, genito-urinary medicine (GUM) and Health Promotion).

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sefton Council
Central Procurement, The Town Hall, Trinity Road
For the attention of: Stuart Bate
L20 7AE Bootle
Telephone: +44 1519344288
Fax: +44 1519344579

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
Tender for the Provision of an Integrated Community Sexual Health Service (community sexual health, genito-urinary medicine (GUM) and Health Promotion).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SEFTON MBC.


II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Metropolitan Borough Council of Sefton intends to secure the services of experienced and suitably qualified organisations to provide Sexual Health Services across the Borough of Sefton.
In 2008, following an open procurement exercise the community sexual health service was awarded to ISIS, which was then part of Sefton PCT.
Following structural changes in NHS; ISIS now sits within the Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust and is currently delivered as an integrated community and GUM sexual health service.
From April 1st 2013 NHS Sefton ceased to exist and the Public Health function became the responsibility of the Local Authority. All existing contractual arrangements were transitioned into the Local Authority and extended until April 2014. This presented a timely opportunity to review all service provision in light of revised Public Health priorities and recent government evidence /guidance. Following this review of service specification and KPI's the council is currently in the position to procure through an open procurement process in order to award the contract. Submissions will be invited from Sole Contractors, Prime Contractors with sub-contracted third parties providing some of the service or consortia of agencies working in partnership and exercising effective "end-to-end” accountability for all elements of the service.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 11 450 800 GBP
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. Quality. Weighting 60
2. Price. Weighting 30
3. Interview. Weighting 10
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

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: NWCE-9BNEFN
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 3
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust
Town Lane, Kew, Merseyside
PR8 6PN Southport

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 11 450 800 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

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:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal 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: