Ambulance and Specialist Vehicle Supply Framework

Ambulance and Specialist Vehicle Supply Framework

Paramedic vehicles. Financial leasing services. Fleet management, repair and maintenance services.

United Kingdom-Surrey: Paramedic vehicles

2015/S 216-393609

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
The Horseshoe, Bolters Lane, Banstead
Contact point(s): NUTS: UKJ23
For the attention of: Phillip Williams
SM7 2AS Surrey
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: pwilliams@tppl.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.secamb.nhs.uk

Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-Tunbridge-Well:-Paramedic-vehicles./64MS6Q667V

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/64MS6Q667V

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

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

SECAS Ambulance Vehicle Consortium
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, The Horseshoe, Banstead
SM7 2AS Surrey
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Ambulance and Specialist Vehicle Supply Framework.

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

Supplies
A combination of these

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 185

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 000 and 500 000 000 GBP

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

Paramedic vehicles. Financial leasing services. Fleet management, repair and maintenance services. Ambulance conversion services. For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta portal at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-Tunbridge-Well:-Paramedic-vehicles./64MS6Q667V

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This tender is being undertaken as an open procedure, as detailed in Regulation 27 of the UK statutory instrument Public Contracts Regulations 2015/102.
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (the ‘Authority’) invites tenders for organisations to participate in a 48 month Agreement (‘the Agreement’). The Agreement will be used by the Authority and may also be used by all other Ambulance Trusts, South Central Fleet Services Ltd and other organisations (‘Eligible Bodies’) located in the United Kingdom, a list of all Eligible Bodies can be found at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_medical_services_in_the_United_Kingdom

http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/acutetrustlisting.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/mentalhealthtrustlisting.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/ambulancetrustlisting.aspx

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/health/nhs-workforce/nhs-boards

http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/localservices/localhealthboards

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

Capita Treasury Solutions Limited, trading as Capita Asset Services (Capita), a major provider of advisory services to the UK public sector, intends to use this Agreement to enable its clients to supply/convert, lease, hire and maintain ambulance and specialist vehicles. Capita will provide details of the Agreement and market the Agreement to its clients.

The Agreement is also available to all current and future members of The Procurement Partnership Limited’s (TPPL) buying club. A list of members of TPPL can be obtained from http://www.tppl.co.uk/about-us/our-members/

The primary vehicles required under this framework include supply/conversion of accident and emergency, rapid response, patient transport, ambulance service support vehicles. Services include leasing, repairs/maintenance and contract hire. Other vehicles and services (such as short term hire of ambulance vehicles (including specialist vehicles) or Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR) solutions) that are related to the focus of this Agreement are expected to be provided as part of this Agreement within the closest relevant Lot(s). As an example, the short-term hire of ambulance vehicles is an additional service available from several lots.
Additional vehicles and services that may not be easily identifiable as part of this tender document can be specified by individual Eligible Bodies during their call-off processes. The Authority is willing to consider submissions from suitable Suppliers (‘Supplier’) that provide all, or a combination of the above vehicles and services. Submissions are welcome against any combination of Lots that Suppliers identify they can provide a relevant service within.
The estimated value range of purchases through the proposed Agreement during the 48 month period is between 200 000 000 GBP and 500 0000 000 GBP excluding VAT. Any estimate of framework turnover is for information purposes only, no commitment or guarantee is given and should not be implied.
It is anticipated that the combined requirement from all Eligible Bodies accessing the Agreement will result in between 100 and 1 000 vehicles being purchased/financed/maintained per annum during the life of the Agreement.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114120, 66114000, 50111000, 50117200

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Supply/conversion of accident and emergency vehicles of a box body construction

1)Short description

This lot is for the supply/conversion of accident and emergency vehicles of a box body construction.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114120, 50117200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Supply/conversion of accident and emergency vehicles of a van conversion construction

1)Short description

This lot is for the supply/conversion of accident and emergency vehicles of a van conversion construction.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114120, 50117200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Supply of rapid response vehicles based on a car construction

1)Short description

This lot is for the supply of rapid response vehicles that are based on a car construction.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114120

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Supply/conversion of patient transport vehicles including multi patient and stretcher variations

1)Short description

This lot is for the supply/conversion of patient transport vehicles, this includes multi-patient and stretcher variations.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114122, 50117200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Supply/conversion of patient transport vehicles including single patient/wheelchair conversions

1)Short description

This lot is for the supply/conversion of patient transport vehicles, this includes single patient/wheelchair conversions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114122, 50117200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Supply of ambulance service support vehicles, other specialist vehicles and vehicle refurbishment and/or body remounts

1)Short description

This lot is for the supply of ambulance service support vehicles, including but not limited to other specialist vehicles and vehicle refurbishment and/or body remounts.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114100, 34211200, 50117200, 50117000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Lease finance of ambulance and specialist vehicles

1)Short description

This lot is for the provision of lease finance of ambulance and specialist vehicles. This includes Ambulance Emergency Response, Patient Transport, Ambulance Service Support Vehicles and any other specialist vehicles operated i.e. incident support, logistics, commercial service vehicles, motorbikes).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66114000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8 Lot title: Vehicle maintenance/management of ambulance and specialist vehicles

1)Short description

This lot is for the provision of vehicle maintenance/management of ambulance and specialist vehicles. This includes for Ambulance Emergency Response, Patient Transport, Ambulance Service Support Vehicles and any other specialist vehicles operated, i.e. incident support, logistics, commercial service vehicles, motorbikes.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50111000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9 Lot title: Contract hire of ambulance and specialist vehicles

1)Short description

This lot is for provision of contract hire of ambulance and specialist vehicles. This includes the procurement and maintenance support of Ambulance Emergency Response, Patient Transport, Ambulance Service Support Vehicles and any other specialist vehicles operated, i.e. incident support, logistics, commercial service vehicles, motorbikes.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50111000, 66114000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

N/A.

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

As detailed 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 detailed in the tender documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who has been convicted of:
(a) conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977(a) or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(b) where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA on the fight against organised crime(c);
(b) corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889(d) or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906(e);
(c) the common law offence of bribery;
(d) bribery within the meaning of sections 1, 2 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010(f), or section 113 of the Representation of the People Act 1983(g);
(e) where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities(h):
(i) the common law offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud;
(iii) fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968(i), the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(j), the Theft Act 1978(k) or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(l);
(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985(m), article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(n) or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006(o);
(v) fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(p) or section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994(q);
(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993(r);
(vii) destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968(s) or section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(t);
(viii) fraud within the meaning of section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006(u); or
(ix) the possession of articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 6 of the Fraud Act 2006, or the making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 7 of that Act;
(f) any offence listed:
(i) in section 41 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008(a); or
(ii) in Schedule 2 to that Act where the court has determined that there is a terrorist connection;
(g) any offence under sections 44 to 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007(b) which relates to an offence covered by subparagraph (f);
(h) money laundering within the meaning of sections 340(11) and 415 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(c);
(i) an offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of section 93A, 93B or 93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988(d) or article 45, 46 or 47 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(e);
(j) an offence under section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc. Act 2004(f);
(k) an offence under section 59A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003(g);
(l) an offence under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009(h);
(m) an offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994(i); or
(n) any other offence within the meaning of Article 57(1) of the Public Contracts Directive:
(i) as defined by the law of any jurisdiction outside England and Wales and Northern Ireland; or
(ii) created, after the day on which these Regulations were made, in the law of England and Wales or Northern Ireland.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed within the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed within the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed within the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed within 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

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:

11967/AW

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

no

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

Payable documents: no

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

4.12.2015 – 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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 7.12.2015 – 12:00

Place:

South East Coast Ambulance Service, NHS Foundation Trust or Capita Offices.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: South East Coast Ambulance Service, NHS Foundation Trust and Capita employees only.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

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

VI.3)Additional information

The Agreement will be used by the Authority and may also be used by all other Ambulance Trusts, South Central Fleet Services Ltd and other organisations (‘Eligible Bodies’) located in the United Kingdom, a list of all Eligible Bodies can be found at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_medical_services_in_the_United_Kingdom

http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/acutetrustlisting.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/mentalhealthtrustlisting.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/ambulancetrustlisting.aspx

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/health/nhs-workforce/nhs-boards

http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/localservices/localhealthboards

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

Capita Treasury Solutions Limited, trading as Capita Asset Services (Capita), a major provider of advisory services to the UK public sector, intends to use this Agreement to enable its clients to supply/convert, lease, hire and maintain ambulance and specialist vehicles. Capita will provide details of the Agreement and market the Agreement to its clients.

The Agreement is also available to all current and future members of The Procurement Partnership Limited’s (TPPL) buying club. A list of members of TPPL can be obtained from http://www.tppl.co.uk/about-us/our-members/.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Surrey:-Paramedic-vehicles./64MS6Q667V

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/64MS6Q667V

GO Reference: GO-2015114-PRO-7280898.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust before the framework is entered into and to start proceedings where such action is necessary.
Such additional information should be requested from the person stated in the contact details in section I.1) of this document.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) 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 Regulations referred to above.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.11.2015

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