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Tender description

Hertfordshire County Council (the “Council”) is currently leading on a procurement for the provision of an Adult Weight Management. Further information in regards to this opportunity can be found in II.2.4) Description of the procurement field (OJEU Contract Notice refers).

Organisations wishing to take part in this project are invited to “express interest” which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system. Please see VI.3) additional information for further information.

Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the e-Tendering system, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.

Legal, economic, financial and technical information

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement
Local time
Conditions for opening of tenders



This is the closing date for receipt of tenders.

Type of contest

Complementary information

Review body

The High Court

Royal Court of Justice, The Strand



This is a recurrent procurement
Additional information

Please note Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its districts and partners to create a joint procurement portal called supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an e-Tendering system which is run by In-Tend.

To access this procurement opportunity please visit and follow the on-screen guidance.In accordance with Regulation 53 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Council's procurement documents are available within the e-Tendering system.

This is a one stage procurement process. Therefore, if you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a tender by the specified closing date and time. Tender submissions cannot be uploaded after this return deadline.

If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: [email protected] or Telephone: +44 1144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30-17:30.

The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a Contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right, then they will not be responsible for or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any organisation or tenderer as a result.

The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council's obligations under the law including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the organisation considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.

The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all organisations bidding for this opportunity at any time during the procurement process. This is to ensure that they continue to meet the Council's requirements and remain financially viable to fulfil the requirements under the Contract.

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice

The Strand


The Strand

Date of dispatch of this notice
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a Contract before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘Regulations’) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a Contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the Contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the Contract ineffective.

Main CPV code 85323000

Bidding information

Bidding deadline

18 Oct 2018

0 days remaining

Total estimated value

GBP 1.3 million


United Kingdom, Hertford



GBP 1.3 million

The Council is seeking to provide a weight management service to support adults in Hertfordshire who are obese to lose weight and to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The programme will require a multi-component intervention, addressing dietary intake, physical activity levels and lifestyle change.

Hertfordshire County Council and East and North Hertfordshire CCG, Herts Valleys CCG have been working in partnership to develop an Integrated Adult Obesity pathway for residents of Hertfordshire. As a result of this ongoing work it has been agreed that the focus should be on improving and developing clearer mechanisms to manage and support the existing services of the obesity pathway.

Hertfordshire County Council currently commission community weight management programmes through 2 commercial weight management providers, The service provides individuals with a free 12 week programme. This consists of access to a coach and group sessions, including dietary resources and plans, physical activity advice, behaviour change support and regular weighing at over 150 sites across the county.

Since the current provision began in October 2013, over 23 000 individuals have accessed the service. It is estimated the service has had 5 500 — 6 000 referrals per annum. The existing contracts are due to conclude. Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) would like to maintain the provision of the programme across the county.

The council is seeking for a lead provider to oversee the delivery and implementation (and in consideration of this, it was judged inappropriate for the procurement to be split into lots) of the service across the county, to ensure there is significant capacity and resource to service Hertfordshire, the commissioners would be supportive of providers working together to provide a variety of delivery options.

The fixed annual cost of the procurement will be 330 000,00 GBP per annum, for a core period of two (2 years) and the option to extend for a further two years (2 years), on a year, on year basis.

Procurement Stage/Action Date(s).

The Council submits a notice to the OJEU Tuesday 11.9.2018

Deadline for Clarifications from Tenderers (by 5:00 pm on) Thursday 27.9.2018

Deadline for the Council to Respond to Clarifications Thursday 4.10.2018

Tender Submission Deadline (by 12:00 Noon on) Thursday 18.10.2018

Evaluation of Tenders Commences Friday 19.10.2018

Intention to Award the Framework Agreement Announced Tuesday 27.11.2018

10 Day Standstill Period concludes (at midnight on) Monday 10.12.2018

A Mobilisation Period will be Required

Framework Agreement Commencement Monday 4.3.2019

The Contract will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands specified under this contract.

Description of renewals

This Contract will be reviewed at the end of the Contract period.

Description of options

It is intended the core period of the Contract will be for two (2 years) and the option to extend for a further two years (2 years), on a year, on year basis.

Award criteria


60 %


40 %


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