Services - 301741-2015

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27/08/2015    S165

United Kingdom-Chatham: Health and social work services

2015/S 165-301741

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Medway Council
Postal address: Gun Wharf, Dock Road
Town: Chatham
Postal code: ME4 4TR
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Mr James Welch
Telephone: +44 1634335550

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: Medway Council
Postal address: Gun Wharf, Dock Road
Town: Chatham
Postal code: ME4 4TR
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:

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:
Fully Integrated Sexual Health Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKJ41 Medway

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:
Medway Council (the commissioners) are seeking to commission an integrated sexual health service (ISHS) in Medway providing the following elements:
1. Hub and Spoke clinics offering a full level 1-3 service.
2. Self managed care (including online access to kits for STI sampling).
3. Outreach.
4. Psychosexual therapies.
5. National Chlamydia Screening Programme.
6. CCard condom distribution scheme.
7. LARC (Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive) fitting and removal in primary care.
8. EHC (Emergency Hormonal Contraception) in Pharmacies.
9. HIV screening in the community The commissioners are looking for collaboration between providers. There is an expectation that there will be one lead provider with some elements of the contract being sub-commissioned to the other providers in the field.
This service will support the improvement of sexual health and health generally in Medway through:
1) A more aware and responsible community-— Prevention is prioritised— Clear accessible and up to date information about services providing contraception and sexual health for the whole population — Targeted information for at those at highest risk of sexual ill health, late diagnosis of HIV or least likely to access universal services— Students at Schools, Further and Higher educational establishments have easy access to sexual health services— Practitioners across the health and social care workforce trained in sexual health to an appropriate level— Practitioners having easy access to sexual health dashboards and data— Purposeful and targeted outreach to those not accessing universal services including socially disadvantaged young people.
2) Evidence based, patient centred, outcome focussed provision-— Increased development of evidence-based practice — Patient, Public Engagement used to constantly improve services and inform new services — Increased uptake of effective methods of contraception, including rapid access to the full range of contraceptive methods including LARC for all age groups — A reduction in unwanted pregnancies in all ages through easy and rapid access to appropriate contraceptive services — A reduction in STIs through easy, rapid access to STI testing, treatment and prevention— Increased uptake of HIV testing and point of care testing with particular emphasis on first time service users and repeat testing of those that remain at risk— Within treatment services prevention is prioritised.
3) A healthier community-— Increased diagnosis and effective management of sexually transmitted infections — Effective and robust partner notification procedures— Targeted provision to tackle inequalities with improved access to services among those at highest risk of sexual ill health as identified locally and nationally— Sexual health aspects of psychosexual support and counselling— Sexual health is not treated in isolation of other health and well-being needs.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 17 500 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000 Health and social work 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:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: