The Council of the Borough of Kirklees (the “Council”) is conducting this procurement process under the “Light Touch” regime of Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) (the “PCR 2015”). This procurement exercise will therefore be run in accordance with the PCR 2015 as they apply to “Light Touch” services.
Tenders are invited by the Council from Providers with relevant experience and ability to demonstrate sufficient capacity for the provision of HIV Support and Prevention Services (the “Services)
The anticipated commencement date for the Contract is 1st April 2022.
The anticipated expiry date for the Contract is 31st March 2025, with the option to extend for a further period of twenty four (24) months.
Invitations to Tender will be advertised and managed through the regional procurement portal, which is available at the address set out in Section I.1 of this Notice ( Interested economic operators for the service must express their interest in this opportunity via YORtender, by downloading the documentation and submitting their full tender response by the deadline detailed at Section lV.2.2 of this notice. Bidders should submit both their completed Selection Questionnaires (SQ) and Supplier Submission Document (full Tender response) together by the deadline for initial tenders. Bidders should note that their Tender responses will only be evaluated substantively once suitability of the Bidders has been assessed in accordance with the selection criteria and minimum levels of suitability, as detailed in the SQ. Bidders who fail to satisfy the minimum requirements stipulated in the SQ will be eliminated from the process at this stage and their Tender response will not be subject to further evaluation.
The Service is likely to be subject to the implications of the Acquired Rights Directive EU2001/23/EC and the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/246) (as amended)(“TUPE”). However, it is a matter for the economic operators to determine for themselves whether or not TUPE applies, and it is strongly recommended by the Contracting Authority that economic operators seek their own independent professional advice (including any legal, financial or actuarial advice) in this respect in order to fully understand the potential consequences of TUPE before compiling and submitting their Tender. Some high level anonymised TUPE liability information is available from the Contracting Authority on receipt of a signed NDA, refer to the Information and Instructions Document.