Clinical Systems Programme Tender

Clinical Systems Programme Tender

Lot 1 – Clinical Systems Capabilities configured for Community Health Services. Lot 2 – Clinical Systems Capabilities configured for Mental Health Services. Lot 3 – Pharmacy Systems Capabilities configured for Mental Health and Community Services.

United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2014/S 011-015337

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Stephenson House, 75 Hampstead Road
For the attention of: Phill J Montgomery-II
NW1 2PL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2032145956
E-mail: cnwl-t018-hq.cnwl@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.nhssourcing.co.uk

Electronic access to information: www.nhssourcing.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.nhssourcing.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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Clinical Systems Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust Stephenson House.
NUTS code UK
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)
The Trust’s requirement is for IT systems and associated services to support its clinical and business capabilities.
The requirement will be divided into the following Lots:
Lot 1 – Clinical Systems Capabilities configured for Community Health Services
Lot 2 – Clinical Systems Capabilities configured for Mental Health Services
Lot 3 – Pharmacy Systems Capabilities configured for Mental Health and Community Services.
See Annex B of this OJEU Notice for a more detailed description of each Lot.
In summary the Trust is seeking IT systems and services to support a set of functional capabilities spanning the following areas:
Patient Administration including enterprise wide scheduling
Mental Health Act & Administration
Clinical Documentation
Care Plans / Pathways
Order Communications & Results Reporting
Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration
Pharmacy
Reporting
Integration with:
a) existing departmental systems and business systems
b) telemetry including tele-health and tele-monitoring
c) complementary technologies – whiteboards, kiosks and medical device integration
d) collaboration and co-operation technologies
The Trust will also be procuring implementationi services including:
a) Project Management
b) Design & delivery
c) Data Migration Services
d) Testing Services
e) Integration Services
f) Training Services
g) Pre and Post Implementation Support
Additional services and other complementary and ancillary healthcare technologies including but not limited to those described above and below may also be procured.
-departmental systems and business systems
-telemetry including tele-health and tele-monitoring
-complementary technologies – whiteboards, kiosks and medical device integration
-collaboration and co-operation technologies
The contract will be for the potential use/benefit of any of the participating bodies referred to in section VI.3 (Additional Information).
Candidates are advised to read this section in conjunction with Section VI.3 (Additional Information) and the PQQ(‘PQQ’). The PQQ is currently available on request via www.nhssourcing.co.uk
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72330000, 72251000, 72253000, 85149000, 72222000, 72222100, 72222300, 72224000, 72224100, 72224200, 72226000, 72310000, 72320000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 29 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The Trust’s current intention is to enter into a managed service agreement (‘Agreement’) with the successful Bidder. The Agreement will be for an initial duration of 60 months with a unilateral option on the part of the Trust to extend this by one or more periods up to a maximum extension of 60 months, thereby resulting in a total potential aggregate agreement duration of 120 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 1 and 4
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: IT Clinical System and Services designed for Community Health

1)Short description
The Trust is seeking IT systems and services to support a set of functional capabilities spanning the following areas:
Patient Administration including enterprise wide scheduling Mental Health Act & Administration
Clinical Documentation
Care Plans / Pathways
Order Communications & Results Reporting
Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration
Reporting
Integration with:
a) existing departmental systems and business systems
b) telemetry including tele-health and tele-monitoring
c) complementary technologies – whiteboards, kiosks and medical device integration
d) collaboration and co-operation technologies;
The Trust will also be procuring implementation services including:
a) Project Management
b) Design & delivery
c) Data Migration Services
d) Testing Services
e) Integration Services
f) Training Services
g) Pre and Post Implementation Support
Additional services and other complementary and ancillary healthcare technologies including but not limited to those described above and below may also be procured.
— departmental systems and business systems
— telemetry including tele-health and tele-monitoring
— complementary technologies – whiteboards, kiosks and medical device integration
— collaboration and co-operation technologies
The functional capabilities required are set out in more detail below:
Patient Administration System
A set of system functionality that manages the administrative side of patient care from registering a patient, storing demographics, scheduling appointments, managing referrals and waiting lists, day case, day care and outpatient activities, inpatient and bed management and the clinical coding and or out-coming and reporting to manage e.g. 18 week wait or payment by results that leads to the trust being paid. This includes functionality to be support scheduling, recording and reporting of Child Health activities. Within the community system there will also be a need for common mental health assessment tools, Mental Capacity Act and basic Mental Health Act administration and recording activities, with associated statutory reporting
Clinical Documentation
A selection of tools that enable clinicians to record clinical histories in various ways which may include structured assessments or unstructured free text progress notes. Typically these systems allow the individual items in the record to be tagged e.g. by date, specialty, episode of care, profession of author to allow the entire patient record to be filtered to facilitate finding of pertinent information.
Care Plans/Pathways
A set of system functionality that allows the user to build up a patient-specific care plan (possibly based on a series of assessments or a diagnosis) by tailoring a standard care plan (often symptom or diagnosis specific) to the patient in question by selecting/de-selecting standard elements and possibly adding other elements such as actions/drugs/investigations/expected outcomes/assessments/future appointments etc. It is also possible to set up reminders for regular care plan reviews.
Order Communications
A set of system functionality used by clinicians to request investigations for example to pathology, radiology, cardiology and to message results back to the individual requestor. These systems can also be used to request other services including non-clinical services.
Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration
A set of system functionality enables a prescriber to select drugs from a defined formulary and prescribe them for an individual patient. The system has inherent decision support to aid the user in selecting the appropriate drug and to minimise prescribing errors such as dosing errors and drug-drug interactions. For out-patients,
the electronic prescription is then messaged to a pharmacy for pharmacy verification and dispensing. For in- patients, prescriptions are verified electronically by pharmacists and having been dispensed are sent to the ward for administration by staff using the electronic medicines administration record which acts as an electronic drug chart reminding staff of what is due when and allows them to record drugs given/not given.
Reporting
For each capability Front Line Real Time Operational Reporting, Ad Hoc Reporting and Statutory Reporting including generation of Community and Mental Health Data Sets.
Integration
Industry standard integration/interfacing with departmental systems with the ability to view patient transactional data across services via a single user interface
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72224200, 72226000, 72222100, 72224000, 72322000, 72253000, 72320000, 72222300, 72222000, 72224100, 72330000, 72310000

3)Quantity or scope
Details to be provided in PQQ/ITPD documentation
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: IT Clinical System and Services designed for Mental Health
1)Short description
The Trust is seeking IT systems and services to support a set of functional capabilities spanning the following areas:
Patient Administration including enterprise wide scheduling Mental Health
Clinical Documentation
Care Plans / Pathways
Order Communications & Results Reporting
Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration
Reporting
Integration with:
a) existing departmental systems and business systems
b) telemetry including tele-health and tele-monitoring
c) complementary technologies – whiteboards, kiosks and medical device integration
d) collaboration and co-operation technologies; Implementation services including:
The Trust will also be procuring implementation services including:
a) Project Management
b) Design & delivery
c) Data Migration Services
d) Testing Services
e) Integration Services
f) Training Services
g) Pre and Post Implementation Support
Additional services and other complementary and ancillary healthcare technologies including but not limited to those described above and below may also be procured.
— departmental systems and business systems
— telemetry including tele-health and tele-monitoring
— complementary technologies – whiteboards, kiosks and medical device integration
— collaboration and co-operation technologies
The functional capabilities required are set out in more detail below:
Patient Administration System
A set of system functionality that manages the administrative side of patient care from registering a patient, storing demographics, scheduling appointments, managing referrals and waiting lists, day case, day care and outpatient activities, inpatient and bed management and the clinical coding and or out-coming and reporting to manage e.g. 18 week wait or payment by results that leads to the trust being paid.
Mental Health
A set of system functionality which enables comprehensive documentation to meet legal standards and statutory reporting requirements as well as administrative workflow tools to facilitate necessary scheduling and completion of Mental Health Act activities. Availability of mental health specific documentation tools to assist in the production of the Mental Health Minimum Dataset and outcome measures to support the payment by result process.
Clinical Documentation
A selection of tools that enable clinicians to record clinical histories in various ways which may include structured assessments or unstructured free text progress notes. Typically these systems allow the individual items in the record to be tagged e.g. by date, specialty, episode of care, profession of author to allow the entire patient record to be filtered to facilitate finding of pertinent information.
Care Plans/Pathways
A set of system functionality that allows the user to build up a patient-specific care plan (possibly based on a series of assessments or a diagnosis) by tailoring a standard care plan (often symptom or diagnosis specific) to the patient in question by selecting/de-selecting standard elements and possibly adding other elements such as actions/drugs/investigations/expected outcomes/assessments/future appointments etc. It is also possible to set up reminders for regular care plan reviews.
Order Communications
A set of system functionality used by clinicians to request investigations for example to pathology, radiology, cardiology and to message results back to the individual requestor. These systems can also be used to request other services including non-clinical services.
Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration
A set of system functionality enables a prescriber to select drugs from a defined formulary and prescribe them for an individual patient. The system has inherent decision support to aid the user in selecting the appropriate drug and to minimise prescribing errors such as dosing errors and drug-drug interactions. For out-patients,
the electronic prescription is then messaged to a pharmacy for pharmacy verification and dispensing. For in- patients, prescriptions are verified electronically by pharmacists and having been dispensed are sent to the ward for administration by staff using the electronic medicines administration record which acts as an electronic drug chart reminding staff of what is due when and allows them to record drugs given/not given.
Reporting
For each capability Front Line Real Time Operational Reporting, Ad Hoc Reporting and Statutory Reporting
Integration
Industry standard integration/interfacing with departmental systems with the ability to view patient transactional data across services via a single user interface.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72224200, 72226000, 72222100, 72224000, 72322000, 72253000, 72320000, 72222300, 72222000, 72224100, 72330000, 72310000

3)Quantity or scope
Details to be provided in the PQQ/ITPD documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Pharmacy
1)Short description
The Trust is seeking IT systems and services to support a set of functional capabilities spanning the following areas:
Pharmacy
Reporting
Integration with:
a) existing departmental systems and business systems
b) complementary technologies – whiteboards, kiosks and medical device integration
c) collaboration and co-operation technologies;
The Trust will also be procuring implementation services including:
a) Project Management
b) Design & delivery
c) Data Migration Services
d) Testing Services
e) Integration Services
f) Training Services
g) Pre and Post Implementation Support.
Additional services and other complementary and ancillary healthcare technologies including but not limited to those described above and below may also be procured.
— departmental systems and business systems
— telemetry including tele-health and tele-monitoring
— complementary technologies – whiteboards, kiosks and medical device integration
— collaboration and co-operation technologies
The functional capabilities required are set out in more detail below:
Pharmacy
A set of system functionality which allows for Medicines Management (including ordering via transcription) and dispensing (including label production) for individual patients across remote CNWL sites. It will also allow for Stock Control including ordering from suppliers, distribution, stock replenishment, invoice matching and reporting. This may include interfaces to dispensing robots.
Reporting
For each capability Front Line Real Time Operational Reporting, Ad Hoc Reporting and Statutory Reporting
Integration
Industry standard integration/interfacing with departmental and business systems with the ability to view patient transactional data across services via a single user interface.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72224200, 72226000, 72222100, 72224000, 72322000, 72253000, 72320000, 72222300

3)Quantity or scope
Details to be provided in the PQQ/ITPD documentation.
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:
Performance bonds, parent company guarantees, warranties, retentions and/or other forms of security may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be determined during the procurement process.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Whilst the Trust’s full requirements are to be determined during the procurement process, the Trust may require that any contract awarded shall be entered into by a single legal entity on the part of the successful candidate. If applicable, group bidders must nominate a prime / lead bidder with whom the Trust can contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: All applicable requirements will be provided in the Invitation to Participate in Dialogue document.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (implementing Title II Chapter VII Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (“PQQ”) available on request via www.nhssourcing.co.uk/ Completed PQQs must be returned to the Trust via the web portal at www.nhssourcing.co.uk/ before the deadline as specified in section IV.3.4.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(4) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: In order to be invited to participate in dialogue, Biddersmust be able to evidence a turnover of at least £1m per annum [in relation to services similar to the System Services] for the last 3(three) financial years. Bidders have the option to satisfy this minimum turnover requirement by reference to their parent company’s turnover, provided that the parent company agrees to provide a Parent Company Guarantee in a form satisfactory to the Trust.
Bidders who are bidding as consortia must identify a lead member which will be the entity the Trust ultimately contracts with (‘Lead Member’). Consortia bidders have the option to satisfy the minimum turnover requirement either by 1) providing evidence that the Lead Member satisfies the minimum turnover requirements set out above or 2) satisfying the minimum turnover requirement by reference to another member of the consortia, provided that other member agrees to provide a Guarantee in a form satisfactory to the Trust. The Trust requires the Bidder to have the following insurances in effect at the time of contract award:
-Employer’s Liability = GBP 10 000 000;
-Public Indemnity = GBP 10 000 000;
-Professional Indemnity = GBP 5 000 000.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years.
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(3) All candidates will be required to provide certification from an independent body attesting conformity to environmental management standards in accordance with the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS); or the European standard BS EN ISO 14001.
(4) All candidates will be required to provide certification drawn up by an independent body attesting the compliance of the economic operator with quality assurance standards based on the relevant European standards.
(5) Samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests.
(6) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided.
(7) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures.
(8) A statement of the candidate’s technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities.
(9) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(10) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
(11) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
(12) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See the PQQ document.
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
competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: It is the Trust’s intention to invite a maximum of five Bidders per Lot to participate in the Invitation to Participate in Dialogue Phase, based on the highest scoring arising from the evaluation of Bidder Responses. In the event that more than one Bidder has an evaluation score equal or very similar (within 2%) to that of the fifth ranking score, then – at the Trust’s sole discretion – the Trust may decide to allow all Bidders with such score through to the next Phase of the competition. Selection is based on the order of ranking of candidates at the PQQ stage at which the criteria referred to in Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended (implementing Articles 45-52 inclusive of Directive 2004/18/EC) will be used to assess and mark submissions following which, based on the order of ranking, the Trust will exercise its sole and absolute discretion to determine the number of candidates to be invited to participate in dialogue.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:
CNWL/T030/HQ
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 244-424784 of 17.12.2013

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
14.2.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
17.3.2014
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
Bidders should note that if the Trust wishes to carry out services, which are a repetition of the services detailed in this notice, then those additional services may be awarded using the competitive dialogue procedure without publication of a notice in accordance with regulation 14 (1)(d)(ii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
Variant bids may be permissible within parameters to be determined in the Invitation to Participate in Dialogue documentation, provided that a bidder also submits a compliant reference bid. In particular, the Trust currently anticipates that variant bids will be permitted for bidders who would like to put forward the option of a single solution for multiple lots and/or discounted charges where they are successful in multiple lots.
The Trust expressly reserves the rights:
— not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
— To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and
— To award one or more public contract(s) in relation to part only of the requirements covered by this notice; and
— To award a contract(s) in stages; and
— To extend the contractual requirements to other NHS Bodies that may be defined during the term of the contract.
The Trust will conduct the procurement process on behalf of itself and other participating bodies in the healthcare sector in England (“Participating Organisations”).
A list of the potential participating bodies is set out below together with the relevant websites where further information can be obtained.
GP Practices (http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx)

NHS Trusts in England (http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/acutetrustlisting.aspx)

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

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

Any contract(s) awarded may be entered into by or for the benefit of any one or more of the bodies listed above including any successor bodies who perform the same or similar functions as any of the bodies listed above.]
In no circumstances will the Trust or any Participating Organisation be liable to any bidder for any costs incurred.
(MT Ref:111781)

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: The Trust will incorporate a minimum 10 (ten) calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of a contract is communicated to tenderers. Bidders who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Trust as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Bidder was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.1.2014

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