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Services - 349599-2019

25/07/2019    S142    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Company health services

2019/S 142-349599

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: British Council
Postal address: 10 Spring Gardens
Town: London
NUTS code: 00
Postal code: SW1A 2BN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Brian D'Mello
E-mail: brian.dmello@britishcouncil.org

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.britishcouncil.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Registered Charity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health

II.1.2)Main CPV code
85147000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We employ about 12 000 staff in over 100 countries in all regions of the world — about 1 250 in 5 locations in the UK and 10 750 outside the UK. Most of our staff are nationals of the country they work in. The most common languages spoken apart from English are Arabic, Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin, French and Cantonese. During 2019 we intend to go out to tender for Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) services and Occupational Health (OH) services, potentially but not necessarily through 1 supplier. Our EAP service will be available to all staff and their immediate families 24/7 in all the countries in which we operate, wherever possible in the local language and with an understanding of cultural norms. The service will offer advice and support on a wide range of subjects, including family issues, relationships, healthy lifestyles, common physical and mental health conditions, work-related issues and work-life balance. In addition we wish to offer staff and their immediate families access to a limited number of free counselling sessions where considered appropriate. We will require extensive support with communications and promotion at launch and throughout the contract, and quarterly usage reports by region and globally. The primary focus for OH services will be staff in our UK offices but ideally some services will be available worldwide. Services will include pre-employment health checks (UK only), a ‘Day one’ absence management system (UK only), management referrals, including advice on return to work and reasonable adjustments, health promotion and education activities. We will require extensive support with communications and promotion at launch and throughout the contract, and a variety of reports and analysis.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Employee Assistance Programme

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85147000
85100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

Global.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We employ about 12 000 staff in over 100 countries in all regions of the world — about 1 250 in 5 locations in the UK and 10 750 outside the UK. Most of our staff are nationals of the country they work in. The most common languages spoken apart from English are Arabic, Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin, French and Cantonese. During 2019 we intend to go out to tender for Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) services and Occupational Health (OH) services, potentially but not necessarily through one supplier. Our EAP service will be available to all staff and their immediate families 24/7 in all the countries in which we operate, wherever possible in the local language and with an understanding of cultural norms. The service will offer advice and support on a wide range of subjects, including family issues, relationships, healthy lifestyles, common physical and mental health conditions, work-related issues and work-life balance. In addition we wish to offer staff and their immediate families access to a limited number of free counselling sessions where considered appropriate. We will require extensive support with communications and promotion at launch and throughout the contract, and quarterly usage reports by region and globally.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Occupational Health Services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85147000
85100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Mainly in the UK but some services required globally.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
19/07/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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:

Suppliers who wish to express an interest will be required to register on our e-Tendering portal In-Tend hosted at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

Once registered, bidders must log-in to the website where they can view the project and access questionnaires and submit their return.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
24/07/2019