Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Services

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Services

The Contracting Authority proposes to commission Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Services in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw area and is inviting expressions of interest in this tender opportunity.

United Kingdom-Rotherham: Health and social work services

2015/S 142-262343

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

NHS England (North) Yorkshire and the Humber
Oak House, Moorhead Way, Bramley
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: C/o North of England Commissioning Support Unit
S66 1YY Rotherham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3003112233
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.england.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs/aspx/Home

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs/aspx/Home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
For the attention of: Procurement
TS17 6BL Stockton on Tees
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642746911
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs/aspx/Home

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
For the attention of: Procurement
TS17 6BL Stockton on Tees
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642746911
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs/aspx/Home

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
For the attention of: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs/aspx/Home
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs/aspx/Home

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Health

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

NHS England (North) Yorkshire and the Humber for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw.

NUTS code UKE

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is managing this procurement process for and on behalf of NHS England (North) Yorkshire & the Humber the (Contracting Authority).
The Contracting Authority proposes to commission Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Services in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw area and is inviting expressions of interest in this tender opportunity.
The basic principles of the Open Procurement route will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of Tenderers in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Regulation 120 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provides for a temporary exemption and saving for certain NHS procurements. Regulation 120 provides that nothing in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 affects any contract award procedure that relates to the procurement of health care services for the purposes of the NHS within the meaning and scope of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013(b), that is commenced before 18th April 2016 and any subsequent contract awarded as a result of such a procedure. The current Part B regime of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013(b) will continue to apply to the commissioning of these services until 18th April 2016.
The aim of AAA is to:
Reduce deaths from AAA through early detection, monitoring, and treatment to all men aged 65 registered with a GP or resident in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SY&B).
The service will also work with people who are housebound, people in minority groups, people with protected characteristics (in accordance with the Equality Act 2010) and people in places of detention to provide them opportunity to take up the service within the defined catchment area.
The National AAA Screening Programme aims to reduce AAA related deaths by providing a systematic population based screening programme for the male population during their 65th year, and on request for men over the age of 65 years, ensuring early detection, appropriate monitoring, and timely intervention/treatment. Research has demonstrated that offering men ultrasound screening in their 65th year should reduce the rate of premature death from ruptured AAA by up to 50 per cent.
The target population to be screened is all men eligible for NHS care registered with a general practitioner or resident within SY&B.
Selection will be based on year of birth.
Men should be offered screening during the year — 1st April to 31st March — in which they turn 65 years.
Men over the age of 65 can self-refer to the screening programme and have their information added manually to the screening management system.
The population will be identified through the National Screening Management System and must include:
Subjects who are housebound
Subjects in minority groups
Subjects with protected characteristics (in accordance with the Equality Act 2010)
People in places of detention
It is anticipated that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 as amended by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (TUPE) may apply for this contract.
Tenderers are advised to form their own view on whether TUPE applies, obtaining their own legal advice and carrying out due diligence, it is the Tenderers responsibility to verify TUPE information with the incumbent service provider.
The service is to commence on 1.4.2016 for a period of 3 years with the option to extend the contract by a further 1 x 24 month period at the discretion of the Contracting Authority and subject to satisfactory contractual and financial performance.
‘Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Contracting Authority must consider:
(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions, and
(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement
Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the Contracting Authority relating to economic, social, and environmental well-being. These priorities are described in the Invitation to Tender and are reflected in environmental and social characteristics in the evaluation criteria for the award of the contract’
NECS is utilising an electronic tendering system to manage this procurement and communicate with tenderers. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to tenderers and all communications with NECS, including your tender submission, will be conducted via the portal hosted by (In-Tend), the managed service provider for the NECS electronic tendering system.

As stated in the Prior Information Notice (PIN: Notice Number in OJ 2015/S 119-217694 of 19-06-2015) potential tenders who have expressed an interest in the PIN will not need to express their interest again in this Contract Notice.

To Express Interest via this Contract Notice:

To express an interest in tendering for this service, and (if you have not already done so) please register on the electronic tendering portal, which can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs

Once registered, you will be able to view details of the tender opportunity by selecting the ‘Tenders’ tab, and then selecting ‘Current’, scroll down through the tender lists until you come to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Services.
To view further information on this specific tender opportunity, click the button marked View Details from this area, you will be able to express your interest in this tender opportunity by selecting the button marked Express Interest.
Please note that it is free to register on the portal, which can be accessed at any time of day as long as you have a working internet connection.
If you require further assistance, a help guide can be found on the portal by clicking on the tab marked Guidance for Suppliers.

Alternatively, (should tenderers have any queries) a dedicated helpdesk is available and can be contacted on +44 8442728810 Monday to Friday 8:30 to 17:00 or email: support@in-tend.co.uk

Please note the deadline for submission of all tender returns is 12 Noon on 1.9.2015.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85121200, 85121230

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The service is to commence on 1.4.2016 for a period of 3 years with the option to extend the contract by a further 1 x 24 month period at the discretion of the Contracting Authority and subject to satisfactory contractual and financial performance.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 1 650 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend the contract by a further 1 x 24 month period at the discretion of the Contracting Authority and subject to satisfactory contractual and financial performance.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2016. Completion 31.3.2021

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As stated in the Tender Documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As stated in the Tender Documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As stated in the Tender Documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As stated in the Tender Documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the Tender Documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the Tender Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the Tender Documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NECS179

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 119-217694 of 24.6.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.9.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 1.9.2015 – 13:00

Place:

Via Time Locked E-Tendering System

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2020.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering system to manage this procurement and communicate with tenderers. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to tenderers and all communications with NECS, including your tender submission, will be conducted via the portal hosted by (In-Tend), the managed service provider for the NECS electronic tendering system.

As stated in the Prior Information Notice (PIN: Notice Number in OJ 2015/S 119-217694 of 19-06-2015) potential tenders who have expressed an interest in the PIN will not need to express their interest again in this Contract Notice.

To Express Interest via this Contract Notice:

To express an interest in tendering for this service, and (if you have not already done so) please register on the electronic tendering portal, which can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs

Once registered, you will be able to view details of the tender opportunity by selecting the ‘Tenders’ tab, and then selecting ‘Current’, scroll down through the tender lists until you come to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Services.To view further information on this specific tender opportunity, click the button marked View Details from this area, you will be able to express your interest in this tender opportunity by selecting the button marked Express Interest.
Please note that it is free to register on the portal, which can be accessed at any time of day as long as you have a working internet connection.
If you require further assistance, a help guide can be found on the portal by clicking on the tab marked Guidance for Suppliers.

Alternatively, (should tenderers have any queries) a dedicated helpdesk is available and can be contacted on +44 8442728810 Monday to Friday 8:30 to 17:00 or email: support@in-tend.co.uk

(MT Ref:158149).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Westpoint Road, Thornaby
TS17 6BL Stockton-on-Tees
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will act in accordance with Regulation 32 and Part 9 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 no 5) as amended by the Public Contract (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009 no 2992). Part 9 of these Regulations provides for appeals to be made to the High Court subject to the time limitations and other required procedural steps. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Royal Courts of Justice
the High Court Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.7.2015

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