Services - 443379-2016

16/12/2016    S243

United Kingdom-Taunton: Health and social work services

2016/S 243-443379

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: Somerset County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Taunton
Postal code: TA1 4DY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Catherine Logan
Telephone: +44 1823359293
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

Prior Information Notice: Pre-Tender Webinar for Provision of Healthwatch Somerset.

Reference number: DN230391
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000 Health and social work services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Somerset County Council (SCC) is seeking interest from organisations, including community groups, that would like to manage and co-ordinate Healthwatch Somerset. Healthwatch Somerset is the local health and social care consumer champion and as such represents all customers of these services and the general public, who may themselves be future customers. A key requirement of Healthwatch Somerset is to engage in particular with those who are vulnerable or often unheard. Healthwatch Somerset is a member of the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board and will champion the views of all customers and the general public at a strategic level to local health and social care commissioners and providers and to Healthwatch England in order to improve services.

Healthwatch will be accountable to local customers of health and social care services, the general public and SCC in terms of the performance of its role and value for money.

SCC is intending to run a procurement process in early 2017.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Pre-Tender Webinar in January 2017.

Note: by Expressing an Interest you are not registering for this webinar. Please follow the instructions below to register your place.

SCC is holding a Pre-Tender Webinar on 13.1.2017. Interested providers are invited to join the webinar to learn more about the service requirements and receive information about the procurement process.

Organisations taking part will not be advantaged or disadvantaged in any way in any potential future formal procurement. Commercial confidentiality will be respected. This notice does not represent a formal commitment by the Council to undertake a procurement procedure.

Webinar Details.

Date: Friday 13.1.2017.

Time: 14:30 to 15:30.

Event Registration: To register for this webinar please email

If you are unable to join the webinar the presentation and notes will be available through the e-tender system ProContract.

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:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: