Services - 226522-2016

02/07/2016    S126    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2016/S 126-226522

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre, St Peters Square
For the attention of: Allison Robertson
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Telecare Call Monitoring Platform.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
West Midlands.


II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Wolverhampton City Council (WCC) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced organisations capable of providing a technical platform to facilitate the 24/7 call monitoring operation for existing and new users of the Council's Telecare/Carelink service.
WCC is progressing an ambitious development of its services in line with the Care Act policy drivers. The objective will be to intervene and support people earlier, reduce, defer and delay the need for more intensive support to help people be as independent as possible.
Technology is increasingly being used to support individuals and carers at the heart of care and support delivery, across all client groups and care settings. An enhanced Telecare offer would build confidence for individuals and carers when returning home.
The expansion of the Better Care Technology offer is an integral part of the city's ‘Promoting Independence policy’ and the ‘Home First Approach’ to support people to remain independent within their own home and community, with an objective to increase those benefiting from the service, currently c.4 800 connections across the city, by an additional 3 000 new users by end of 2018.
The new model will provide one single offer to the wider public with the introduction of pro-active outbound calling to support individuals according to specific needs and to promote health and well-being messages and campaigns. This is a key requirement from the solution provider which will build on the existing call handling system and support the delivery of an enhanced offer focusing on outcomes. WCC requires a technical platform that is aligned with the Council's ICT Strategy of adopting Cloud Hosted Solutions to provide the high levels of availability and resilience required.
WCC will be holding a supplier engagement day on Wednesday 27.7.2016. The event will provide an opportunity for WCC to engage with the market and hear from potential solution suppliers who would like to find out more about the requirement and meet with Commissioners.
To book a place at this event, (venue to be confirmed), please email
Please note that bookings are strictly limited to a maximum of 3 places per organisation.
Please note that this Prior Information Notice has been issued by WCC purely as an information gathering exercise. It is not an invitation to tender and does not represent the start of a formal competitive process. Any procurement of the services by WCC will be undertaken strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48000000, 32000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

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)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: