Services - 276705-2017

18/07/2017    S135

United Kingdom-Stafford: Health and social work services

2017/S 135-276705

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: Staffordshire Procurement — People
Postal address: No. 2 Staffordshire Place
Town: Stafford
NUTS code: UKG24 Staffordshire CC
Postal code: ST16 2DH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Caroline Clarke
Telephone: +44 1785854653
Fax: +44 1785278286
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

Local Healthwatch Staffordshire Service.

Reference number: SCHG00157
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000 Health and social work services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Local Healthwatch Staffordshire Service.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85100000 Health services
85312310 Guidance services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG24 Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the avoidance of doubt this is not a Call for Competition — this is to raise awareness of an upcoming tender opportunity and to encourage expressions of interest.

Healthwatch Staffordshire is an independent consumer champion for both health and social care services in Staffordshire. The aim of this service is to ensure they work in the best interests of patients, service users and residents and utilise intelligence gathered to influence commissioning and improve overall quality of health and social care provision.

Staffordshire County Council will be going to market to recommission this service with effect from 1.4.2018. We want to commission a provider who can support and shape the Staffordshire Sustainability and Transformation Programme (STP) and the Health and Wellbeing Board priorities by ensuring plans reflect the patient and user voice. In doing this their role is to work with partners to improve the overall quality of health and care outcomes across Staffordshire.

For the avoidance of doubt this service excludes the geographic area covered by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

The successful provider will be expected to:

— Have a good understanding of the Staffordshire's health and care system and develop effective working relationships with all key stakeholders in this area

— Provide support and influence key stakeholders in the design and delivery of Staffordshire's health and care priorities.

— Ensuring there is a public voice on how services are planned, commissioned and delivered to make a difference locally.

— Make appropriate linkages with key decision making structures, including its statutory role on the Health and Wellbeing Board and supporting the Scrutiny Committee in their work programme to do this.

— Have a good understanding of existing networks and utilise these as appropriate to deliver Healthwatch statutory functions.

— Ensure close working links with Staffordshire County Council's advocacy provider(s), in helping people to make a complaint about a local health service independent of the NHS.

The estimated annual budget could be up to 210 000 GBP per annum.

Indicative timescales for this tender opportunity are outlined below. These may be subject to change.

— Jun/Jul 2017 — Stakeholder and public engagement

— September 2017 — Advertise and issue tender

— October 2017 — Tender closes

— December 2017 — Commencement of lead in period

— 1.4.2018 — Contract commencement

If you are interested in this new tender opportunity, please register your interest by registering yourselves on our E Tendering system, Proactis at against the category 85000000 (Health and Social Work Services).

This will automatically alert you to any new updates and information relevant to this tender.

Furthermore, we would like to hear from anyone who may have questions or would like to discuss this tender opportunity with us. Please contact Kate Waterhouse on 01785 277893 or Wendy Tompson on 01785 854267 for an informal discussion.

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: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: