Essex Integrated Sexual Health Service

  • Essex County Council

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-019525

Published 18 July 2022, 11:49am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Essex County Council

County Hall, Market Road




Ms Lorna Baker




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKH3 - Essex

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Essex Integrated Sexual Health Service

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 85000000 - Health and social work services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Good sexual health enables healthy relationships, planned pregnancies, and prevention of disease. It is important to all individuals throughout their life course and contributes to maintaining and improving population health. Most of the adult population of England are sexually active and access to high quality sexual health services improves the health and wellbeing of both individuals and populations. The Government has set out its ambitions for improving sexual health in its publication, A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England (2013). An updated version of this framework is expected in summer 2022.

Sexual ill health is not equally distributed within the population. Strong links exist between deprivation and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), teenage conceptions, and abortions, with the highest burden borne by women, men who have sex with men (MSM), teenagers, young adults and black and minority ethnic (BME) groups. Similarly, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in the UK disproportionately affects MSM and Black Africans. Some groups at higher risk of poor sexual health face stigma and discrimination, which can influence their decisions and ability to access services.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £108,967,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 85000000 - Health and social work services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKH3 - Essex

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Essex County Council (ECC) is seeking to commission an integrated sexual health service, providing easy access to services through open access ‘one stop’ clinics where most sexual health and contraceptive needs can be met at one site, usually by one health professional, in services with extended opening hours and in accessible locations.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £108,967,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


Description of renewals

There is an option to extend for a further 36 months pending on governance procedures

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

two.2.14) Additional information

The value given in the contract notice for the seven year contract period must not exceed £65,317,000. The value given in the contract notices includes the three year extension

option which on the assumption of the same incremental rise applied in other years would equate to £30,587,000. This is subject to approval and assumptions may change. In addition the value in the contract notice includes scope to allow for additional services in the case of un-foreseen circumstances up to a maximum of £13,063,000, the actual value for further scope will be 20% of the winning bid's value over 7 years. A contract variation under the terms of the contract would be required and subject to approval and funds being available.

Therefore the contract notice total amount =

Contract Value-£65,317,000 add

Three year extension- £30,587,000 add

Additional scope- £13,063,000 (subject to change based on winning bidders value= £108,967,000

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


16 September 2022

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders


16 September 2022

Local time


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

The High Court

Royal courts of Justice, The strand,




United Kingdom