Services - 225556-2017

14/06/2017    S112

United Kingdom-Stevenage: Health and social work services

2017/S 112-225556

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Hertfordshire County Council
Postal address: Farnham House, Six Hills Way
Town: Stevenage
NUTS code: UKH23 Hertfordshire
Postal code: SG1 2FQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Caren Simmons
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

HCC Jun 17 Pre-Procurement Market Engagement for the Provision of an Adult Mental Health Out of Hours Crisis Service in Hertfordshire.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000 Health and social work services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Hertfordshire County Council (the ‘Council’) is carrying out Pre-Procurement Market Engagement (‘PPME’) in relation to an adult mental health crisis service to allow out of hours access to Service Users during times of crisis.

The Council will consider the feedback received to help inform the Council's options and further decision making. For the avoidance of doubt, this stage of the project is not part of a formal procurement process and the Council is not committing, at this stage, to carrying out such a process.

Participation or non-participation in the PPME shall not prevent any provider participating in a potential future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of the PPME shall place any provider at an advantage in a potential procurement process.

Participation in the PPME will be at each organisation's own cost. No expense in responding to this PPME will be reimbursed by the Council.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 110 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000 Health and social work services
85312310 Guidance services
85312320 Counselling services
85310000 Social work services
85300000 Social work and related services
85320000 Social services
85312500 Rehabilitation services
85312000 Social work services without accommodation
85312510 Vocational rehabilitation services
85323000 Community health services
85312300 Guidance and counselling services
85322000 Community action programme
85312100 Daycare services
85100000 Health services
85140000 Miscellaneous health services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23 Hertfordshire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Should the Council proceed with a procurement process, it is anticipated that a new contract will have an initial term of 2 years with an option to extend for a further 1 year at the Council's sole discretion. The estimated total value covers these 3 years. The start date for the Service is due to be 1.4.2018. It is anticipated the Service will still need to provide a minimum of four bases allowing fair access across the County and at least four nights a week opening times.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

To access the PPME documentation please visit and follow the on-screen guidance.

To participate in this PPME, organisations must submit their completed Provider Questionnaire, together with any supporting documents, through the In-Tend system by the return deadline of 12:00 Noon on 17.7.2017.

Please make sure that you have submitted your Provider Questionnaire following the instructions above. The Council will not be held accountable for any errors made by an organisation in submitting their Provider Questionnaire.

If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via email or telephone +44 (0)114 407 0065 for any website / technical questions. Monday to Friday 8:30 — 17:30.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: