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05/12/2015    S236    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

Netherlands-Helmond: Social services

2015/S 236-428346

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Gemeente Helmond
Postal address: P.O. Box 950
Town: Helmond
Postal code: 5700 AZ
Country: Netherlands
For the attention of: Mr. J. Beelen

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: City Government, social (care) support
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:
Formal notification of an Open Market Consultation (OMC) to canvass stakeholder feedback on a European Specification Template (EST) for tenders procuring support services for older people with dementia, enabling innovative care models, and the intention of Gemeente Helmond to procure these services up to the value of 100 000 EUR.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
City of Helmond.

NUTS code NL414 Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant

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:
1 About this PIN
As requested by the Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) instrument, this Prior Information Notice (PIN) provides formal notification of the following:
1. The City of Helmond intends to conduct an Open Market Consultation (OMC) to canvass stakeholder feedback on a European Specification Template (EST) for tenders procuring health services for older people enabling innovative care models, as a support to the EU policies on Active and Healthy Ageing.
2. An EST-compliant tender will be issued to procure services that will be evaluated as a part of the STOPandGO project.
2 About STOPandGO and the European Specification Template — EST
STOPandGO (Sustainable Technology for Older People — Get Organised) is an EU co-funded Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) project ( Its purpose is:
— To develop a flexible procurement process that will enable cost-effective, outcome-based commissioning of health services enhanced by up-to-date technological solutions at scale across the EU;
— To ensure that commissioned services are innovative, or based on existing technologies that are to be utilised in a new and innovative way;
— To test and evaluate the procurement process and the resulting commissioned services through a number of co-funded tendering activities;
— To produce a final report and a release of the European Specification Template (EST) which will embody the procurement process and associated best practice.
The City of Helmond is a member of the STOP&GO consortium.
The EST is a key output of the STOP and GO project as it is intended to be a flexible procurement template which can be used across Europe to promote cost-effective commissioning of innovative services to benefit EU citizens at scale.
The template embraces the use of the World Health Organization's definition of ‘health’ being ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ (WHO, 1946). Therefore the health services will cover both healthcare activities and social activities provided by formal and informal carers, including the promotion of self-care and healthy life styles. The EST is available in English, at the following link:
In addition to describing the procurement process the EST will provide procurers with additional information about interoperability, legal ethical and regulatory, evaluation, and classification of potential beneficiaries of services.
3 About the Open Market Consultation.
One of the requirements of the PPI instrument is that an Open Market Consultation (OMC) is held prior to the actual tender processes taking place. The purpose of the OMC is:
1. To canvass wide stakeholder opinion on the suitability of the European Specification Template (EST) which is made available to stakeholders for review. You can view a webinar about the EST and/or download the EST here: Comments and feedback on the EST can be provided by email to: Comments and feedback will be collated and used to enhance the EST in time for procurers to test the template, through both their tendering activity and resulting commissioned services.
2. To provide interested parties an opportunity to engage with the City of Helmond prior to announcement of a tender for the purpose of market consultation.
The OMC will be conducted according to the following estimated timetable:
— Publication of this PIN: 3.12.2015
— Consultation period: 7.12.2015 to 31.12. 2015
— Close of OMC: 1.1.2016
Note: The OMC process reviews the EST and provides an opportunity to engage with the City of Helmond but it is not intended to be an opportunity to provide information about the local tender processes. All questions/comments that are received about the local tender processes will be excluded from consideration.
4 About the scope of the project.
City of Helmond intends to procure services:
— Using innovative ways.
— To improve and/or enlarge the support network.
— Of elderly with Dementia, and their primary caregivers.
— In the City of Helmond.
Services must aim to significantly improve one or more of the following life aspects (for the patient, and/or primary caregivers):
— Organizing Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and care.
— Availibility of leasure time/leisure opportunities.
— Feeling supported (in the neighbourhood).
— Feeling secure (in the neighbourhood).
— Having freedom, mobility.
— Early detection of, and/or coping with dementia.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 and 150 000 EUR
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85320000 Social services, 85300000 Social work and related 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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): STOP and GO — Contract no. 621013
CIP-ICT-PSP 7th call for proposals, 2013; Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) pilot.
ICT PSP Objective: 3.2 Supporting innovative solutions in e-Health, assisted living and for mobility:
b) Active and healthy ageing and assisted living.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: