Care Home Placements West Bromwich

Care Home Placements West Bromwich

Care Home Placements for Patients Newly Requiring Continuing Health Care and Step Up/Step Down Beds.

United Kingdom-West Bromwich: Health and social work services

2015/S 087-157431

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
For the attention of: Michael Barlow
B70 9LD West Bromwich
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: michael.barlow1@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

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

Regional or local authority

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 Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group
Wolverhampton CCG, Wolverhampton Science Park, Glashier Drive
WV10 9RU Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Care Home Placements for Patients Newly Requiring Continuing Health Care and Step Up/Step Down Beds.

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

NUTS code UKG35

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
The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: The services to which this advertisement relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Neither placement of this advertisement nor any other indication shall be taken that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound by any regulations, save those applicable to Part B services.

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 75 000 000 GBP

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

Midlands and Lancashire CSU on behalf of Wolverhampton CCG are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified providers for Nursing Home Placements for Patients Newly Requiring NHS Continuing Healthcare and patients requiring step up/step down placements.
It is the intention of the commissioning organisation to establish a framework agreement. The framework agreement will be split into 6 lots as follows:
— Lot 1 — Step Up/Step Down — Residential;
— Lot 2 — Step Up/Step Down — Elderly mental Ill (EMI) Residential;
— Lot 3 — Step Up/Step Down — Nursing;
— Lot 4 — Continuing Healthcare for Patients with Physical Disability;
— Lot 5 — Continuing Healthcare for Patients with Mental Health Needs (under 65);
— Lot 6 — Continuing Healthcare for Patients with Mental Health needs (over 65).
Interested parties are invited to bid for any single lot, any combination of lots or all lots.
The contract will initially be for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years at the sole discretion of the commissioner.
The CCG is seeking expressions of interest and submission of a completed tender by 4th June at 17:00 hrs. This procurement is being run following the open process — therefore all parties expressing an interest in this requirement will be invited to submit a tender. Following the receipt of expressions of interest, tender documents will be made available to interested parties. Tenders and/or expressions of interest received after 4th June at 17:00 hrs shall not be accepted.Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (by completing an ITT) through the portal as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge);

ii) Once registered, candidates must express interest by:
a) logging-in to the Midlands and Lancashire CSU e-Tendering portal,
b) selecting response to advert and ITT,
c) select Open Access ITT,
d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,
e) click on Express Interest link.
iii) Once you have expressed interest, access the My ITTs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed.

You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

It is anticipated that once the framework is in place, the majority of CHC Nursing Home placements in the Wolverhampton area will be made through its utilisation. It is expected that the majority of call-offs will be made by direct award, although the commissioner reserves the right to run mini-competitions as required. The general methodology for call-off and the conduct of mini-competitions will be made available in the Instructions to Tenderers document which will be made available to all organisations expressing an interest. Providers should be aware that the commissioner intends to let a number of block contracts as part of this process namely:
— 35 beds to be purchased on a block basis for CHC Patients with Physical Disability;
— 15 beds to be purchased on a block basis for CHC Patients with Mental Health Needs (over 65).
Details of the methodology for letting these block contracts are laid out in the ITT Supplement. Bidders are advised that blocks will be divided into blocks of 5 beds. Bidders will be permitted to bid for a maximum of 1 block each.
The services to which this advertisement relates are for Health Services and therefore remain within the scope of Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Neither placement of this advertisement nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound by any Regulations, save those applicable to Part B services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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:

The Contract will be for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years at the sole discretion of the Commissioner.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 75 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Step Up/Step Down — Residential

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

5)Additional information about lots

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the ITT and ITT Supplement for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information.

This exercise will be conducted on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide procurement-specific information (by completing an ITT) as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of website is free). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register;

ii) Once registered, express interest by:
a) logging-in to the eTendering portal,
b) selecting response to advert and ITT,
c) select Open Access ITT,
d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,
e) click on Express Interest link,
iii) After expressing interest, access the My ITTs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed.

You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

Lot No: 2Lot title: Step Up/Step Down — Elderly Mental Ill (EMI) Residential

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

5)Additional information about lots

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the ITT and ITT Supplement for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information.

This exercise will be conducted on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide procurement-specific information (by completing an ITT) as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of website is free). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register;

ii) Once registered, express interest by:
a) logging-in to the eTendering portal,
b)selecting response to advert and ITT,
c) select Open Access ITT,
d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,
e) click on Express Interest link,
iii) After expressing interest, access the My ITTs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed.

You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

Lot No: 3Lot title: Step Up/Step Down — Nursing

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

5)Additional information about lots

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the ITT and ITT Supplement for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information.

This exercise will be conducted on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide procurement-specific information (by completing an ITT) as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of website is free). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register;

ii) Once registered, express interest by:
a) logging-in to the eTendering portal,
b) selecting response to advert and ITT,
c) select Open Access ITT,
d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,
e) click on Express Interest link,
iii) After expressing interest, access the My ITTs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed.

You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

Lot No: 4Lot title: Continuing Health Care for Patients with Physical Disability

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

5)Additional information about lots

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the ITT and ITT Supplement for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information.

This exercise will be conducted on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide procurement-specific information (by completing an ITT) as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of website is free). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register;

ii)Once registered, express interest by:
a) logging-in to the eTendering portal,
b) selecting response to advert and ITT,
c) select Open Access ITT,
d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,
e) click on Express Interest link,
iii) After expressing interest, access the My ITTs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed.

You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

Lot No: 5Lot title: Continuing Health Care for Patients with Mental Health Needs (under 65)

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

5)Additional information about lots

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the ITT and ITT Supplement for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information.

This exercise will be conducted on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide procurement-specific information (by completing an ITT) as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of website is free). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register;

ii) Once registered, express interest by:
a) logging-in to the eTendering portal,
b) selecting response to advert and ITT,
c) select Open Access ITT,
d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,
e) click on Express Interest link,
iii) After expressing interest, access the My ITTs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed.

You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

Lot No: 6Lot title: Continuing Health Care for patients with Mental Health Needs (over 65)

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

5)Additional information about lots

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the ITT and ITT Supplement for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information.

This exercise will be conducted on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide procurement-specific information (by completing an ITT) as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of website is free). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register;

ii) Once registered, express interest by:
a) logging-in to the eTendering portal,
b)selecting response to advert and ITT,
c) select Open Access ITT,
d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,
e) click on Express Interest link,
iii) After expressing interest, access the My ITTs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed.

You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to offer for further details.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

The Authority reserves the right to require groupings of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability for a contract to be performed by a group of economic operators or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability in respect of the entire contract irrespective of the form the grouping takes.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1)of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The following may be requested in assessing potential bidders’ economic and financial capacity:
(a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 2 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender / Invitation to Tender Supplement for specific requirements.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU requires that potential bidders, in submitting their expression of interest, complete procurement specific information in the form of an Invitation to Tender (ITT) available at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk Failure to respond to the ITT as required will result in an incomplete expression of interest. Please refer to Section VI.3) below for additional information.

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
IV.3)Administrative information

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

project_323
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

4.6.2015 – 17:00
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

in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the ITT and/or ITT Supplement for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information.

This exercise will be conducted on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide procurement-specific information (by completing an ITT) as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of website is free). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register;

ii) Once registered, express interest by:
a) logging-in to the eTendering portal,
b) selecting response to advert and ITT,
c) select Open Access ITT,
d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,
e) click on Express Interest link;
iii) After expressing interest, access the My ITTs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed.

You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
B70 9LD West Bromwich
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30.4.2015

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