Services - 465201-2020

02/10/2020    S192

United Kingdom-Sandbach: Community health services

2020/S 192-465201

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Cheshire East Borough Council
Postal address: Westfields, Middlewich Road
Town: Sandbach
NUTS code: UKD62 Cheshire East
Postal code: CW11 1HZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Emma Harris
Telephone: +44 1270686454
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

19 117 Provision of Community Equipment Services

Reference number: DN461212
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85323000 Community health services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Cheshire East Borough Council in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council and NHS organisations in Cheshire, is looking to establish a singular integrated community equipment service.

The service will consist of the procurement, storage, supply, distribution, repair, collection, recycling, maintenance and refurbishment of a range of community equipment. This will be for equipment (both simple and complex) to assist daily living, and possibly in the future may include telecare/telehealth and sensory aids (including associated services).

Recognising the changing requirements in health and social care, the commissioners are seeking to purchase services through a single point of contact via a provider who has experience and expertise across the service range.

The commissioners recognise that, whilst some providers may be able to provide the whole range of services being considered, some providers may wish to work in partnership with other organisations to deliver these requirements.

Bidders should express an interest in this opportunity and download all of the relevant documentation from the Chest system reference DN461212 applies.

The requirement will be subject to TUPE implications as outlined within the documentation.

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)
51300000 Installation services of communications equipment
85142400 Home delivery of incontinence products
85323000 Community health services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD62 Cheshire East
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The service will deliver for the following partners:

— Cheshire East Borough Council,

— Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council,

— Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS).

Cheshire East Council is acting as Lead Commissioner for the procurement of the service.

The service will provide community equipment for adults, children and young people enabling health and Council Partners to meet their legal requirements. This will involve supply of ‘standard’ and ‘special’ items of equipment to clients on a loan basis.

The service will encompass the following areas of equipment supply:

— continuing healthcare;

— provision of pressure care mattresses;

— provision of equipment for schools and early years settings;

— Provision of paediatric equipment;

— provision of equipment for people with mental health conditions;

— allowance for individuals to purchase equipment by use of a direct payment/personal health budget.

Note: the participation and process for this tender will be via the electronic tendering portal known as 'The Chest' located at

The expected overall contract value for the full term should range between GBP 20 000 000 and GBP 25 000 000.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract period is 1 April 2021-31 March 2025, with up to 2 x 12-month options to extend — therefore options maybe taken up for the period 1 April 2025 up to 31 March 2027. The

options will be exercised at the discretion of the Council, in line with the contractual terms. Mobilisation activities will be required to start from 15 December 2020.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 02/11/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 02/11/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to scrutinise the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI No 102) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Cheshire East council
Postal address: Westfields, Middlewich Road
Town: Sandbach
Postal code: CW11 1HZ
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: