16 External recognition Community Services has a track record of both innovation and recognition. Successful innovations recently introduced include: . Young Health: an interactive website produced by the local health improvement team for children and young people. It is designed by young people, for young people with the aim to engage them in their health and how to be fitter, happier and healthier. It helps point children and young people directly to services and information designed especially for them. . Vitality: is a comprehensive health improvement service developed following consultation with local people. It includes support for participants to stop smoking, lose weight, increase activity and cook healthier food. External recognition of NHS South West Essex Community Services includes: . Roll of Honour: Judith Harding, lead dietician for the community dietitians, honoured in the British Dietetic Associations ( BDA) Roll of Honour. . Finalist, Nursing in Practice award: November 2008 - based in Pitsea the Out2U is a ' one- stop' sexual health facility which caters for young people aged between 13 and 24. Services include contraception, screening for sexually transmitted infections, diagnosis and treatment. . Recognition award, Nursing In Practice: Nadia Halley, a practice nursein Tilbury, received a Nursing In Practice award from the National Obesity Forum in November 2008. . Investing in Volunteers UK Quality Standard Award: The Community Mums and Dads service received the Investing in Volunteers UK Quality Standard Award in November 2008. The service is available to parents across Thurrock and is supported by a team of 20 volunteers. . Department of Health, Transforming Community Services, Innovation and Leadership awards 2009: for ' web innovation for Paediatric Diabetes' recognising the innovative way that Community Services engages with young people with diabetes. Community Services also received a second award for ' growing an NHS workforce in partnership with the Job Centre Plus'. This acknowledged the forward thinking approach from the Healthy Schools team. . NHS South West Essex Community Services are also proud to be a top 100 employer: the results of Healthcare 100 organised by the Health Service Journal and Nursing Times announced in December 2008 placed us within the top 100 healthcare organisations to work for.
17 Governance and administration Procurement costs Each bidder will be responsible for its own costs incurred throughout each stage of the procurement process. Neither the PCT, the EoE Strategic Health Authority or the Department of Health will be responsible for any costs incurred by any bidder or any other person through this process. The Public Contract Regulations 2006 The services to which this prospectus relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and Annex II B to Council Directive 2004/ 18/ EC. Neither the inclusion of a bidder selection stage nor the use of the term " Pre- Qualification Questionnaire" ( PQQ) nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the PCT intends to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Part B services. Conflicts of interest In order to ensure a fair and competitive procurement process, the PCT requires that all actual or potential conflicts of interest that a potential bidder may have are identified and resolved to the satisfaction of the PCT. Potential bidders should notify the PCT of any actual or potential conflict( s) of interest in their response to the PQQ. If the potential bidder becomes aware of an actual or potential conflict of interest following submission of the PQQ it should immediately notify the PCT via email to glenn. gooch@ swessex. nhs. uk . Any notifications should provide details of the actual or potential conflict of interest. If, following consultation with the potential bidder or bidders, actual or potential conflict( s) are not resolved to the satisfaction of the PCT, then the PCT reserves the right to exclude at any time any potential bidder or bidders from the procurement process should any actual or potential conflict( s) of interest be found by the PCT to confer an unfair competitive advantage on one or more potential bidder( s), or otherwise to undermine a fair and competitive procurement process. Non- collusion and canvassing Each bidder must neither disclose to, nor discuss with any other potential bidder, or bidder ( whether directly or indirectly), any aspect of any response to any PCT procurement documents ( see page 21).