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23/05/2015    S99

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2015/S 099-179972

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Norfolk County Council
Postal address: RM 117 County Hall, Martineau Lane
Town: Norwich
Postal code: NR1 1DH
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Annie Southgate
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.In-Tendhost.co.uk

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:
NCCT40793 - Speech and Language Therapy Services (SaLTS).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKH13 Norfolk

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Contracts will cover the geographical boundary of Norfolk.
Norfolk County Council wishes to procure a provider of speech and language therapy services to cover Norfolk 0 to 19 year olds with special educational needs. It is the intention, to be confirmed, that Norfolk County Council will collaborate with South Norfolk, West Norfolk, North Norfolk, and Norwich CCGs in commissioning these services.


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000 Health and social work services, 80000000 Education and training services, 85323000 Community health services, 80340000 Special education services

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): no
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:
1. Timeline -The Council is aiming to award this contract on 5.10.2015 with up to 6 months for transition. The contract start date will therefore be the 4.4.2016.

2.Further to Paragraph 3 of the Best Value Statutory Guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Local Government in September 2011, the Council wishes to consult current and potential providers, education and health professionals and service users of these services about options for the future delivery of the service and to explore the Councils plans further and to discuss how best to integrate social, environmental and economic considerations into the procurement in line with the Public Sector (Social Value) Act 2012. We are in the process of finalising the specification ready for a procurement, which will commence in July 2015. We welcome feedback on any key issues and/or omissions in the document and therefore wish to invite you to attend a market engagement event to be held on 26th June. If you are interested in reviewing the document and attending the event, please register on our e-tendering system In-Tend (http://In-Tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc) and express an interest against NCCT40793 SaLTS. This will enable you to access the documents, which will be available from 15.6.2015.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: