Community Health Services Swindon

Integrated Adult Community Health Services to Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Health and social work services

2016/S 054-090583

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (documents via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home)
The Pierre Simonet Building, North Swindon Gateway North Latham Road
For the attention of: Phil Fear UKK14 Swindon
SN25 4DL Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 01793683700
E-mail: Phil.Fear@swcsu.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

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

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

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

Swindon Borough Council

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Integrated Adult Community Health Services to Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group.

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 UKK14

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)

NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) is the commissioner of health and care services in Swindon, Shrivenham and the surrounding areas. Approximately 235 000 000 GBP of local health services are commissioned from a range of sources including primary care, community providers, acute trusts, charities, social enterprises and private providers. The CCG mission is to optimise the health for the 250 000 people registered with its 26 GP practices in Swindon and Shrivenham.
The CCG has been developing its plans to deliver the 5 Year Forward View including new models of care to strengthen prevention and to redesign care pathways with a focus on greater integration.
Following an extensive period of engagement and review the CCG with Swindon Borough Council is now seeking to recommission its community services via a provider model which integrates acute and community pathways, incentivised to shift the emphasis of treatment to effective prevention and management of patients, particularly those with Long Term Conditions and the Frail Elderly including alignment to adult social care.
The current contract for the provision of these services ends on the 17.2.2017. The CCG with Swindon Borough Council is therefore seeking to recommission services from a capable provider who will work with the CCG over the contract period to deliver services and to redesign the delivery of a community-based model of care to meet the CCG commissioning intentions and link to our plans through the Better Care Fund. The new contract for these services will be awarded for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for any period up to 24 months and must commence from the 18.2.2017.
As many NHS organisations the CCG is facing a significant challenge to ensure that high-quality, affordable, community health and care services can be delivered in the face of reductions in funding allocations and increasing demands. Service transformation will be required in order for community services in Swindon to remain at the heart of a sustainable health and care system. To this end the CCG will require the provider, over the period of the contract, to work with all existing health and social care providers, the Council, and the CCG to devise a reconfigured model of delivery to create sustainability, and support the transformation in line with Swindon CCGs transformational agenda to deliver the 5 Year Forward View Vision. The Service transformation process may require variation to the services provided over the life of the contract. This is in line with the CCG ethos of integrating health and care and empowering local communities to have greater ownership of decisions and resources, tailored to local needs.
The provider must be able to demonstrate to the CCG that they can deliver a high quality service and that they have a clear understanding of the strategic direction for services within Swindon and of the need for close engagement and system leadership with other providers within Wiltshire.
The provider will be expected to deliver transferred services within a cost envelope of circa 17 500 000 GBP per annum representing the CCG and Swindon Borough Council funding. The CCG and Swindon Borough Council expect financial efficiencies to be delivered over the term of the contract. Further details of cost envelope and financial efficiency expectations will be supplied in the tender documents.
Swindon Borough Council will be the provider of social work and OT services as well as the commissioner of domiciliary, residential and nursing care. The CCG and Council are planning to tender for a prime contractor for domiciliary care and this procurement will need to align with the work of the Council with the possibility of future links between both contracts as part of a 1 Swindon Budget. There is an expectation that social work services and any future providers of domiciliary, residential and nursing care will work closely with community health services to ensure an integrated approach for patients and service users.
Adult Community Health and Social Care Services will include but not limited to the following services:
Acute Discharge /Discharge Assessment Referral Team;
Acute Male Urinary Retention Services;
Chronic Fatigue Service;
Community Children’s Clinics;
Community Deep Vein Thrombosis Service;
Community Diabetes Interface Service;
Community Intermediate Care;
Community Matrons;
Community Nursing Service;
Community Intravenous Therapy;
Community Stroke Services;
Continence Service;
Community Matron/Community Health for LD;
Dermatology — GpwSI /Paediatric Eczema / Skin Lesion Excision;
Equipment Services;
Evening and Night Community Nursing;
Gold Standard Facilitator /EOL;
Long Term Condition Management Services (e.g. COPD; Parkinson’s);
Oxygen Assessment;
Occupational Therapy;
Out of Hours;
Phlebotomy Services;
Podiatry;
Rapid Assessment Services;
Referral Access Centre;
SALT;
Single Point of Access;
Swindon Intermediate Care Centre;
Telehealth;
Tissue Viability;
Urgent Care Centre;
Virtual Ward;
Wheelchairs;
Rapid response service.

Due to the urgent and pressing requirement of the CCG to securely commission these services by the 17.2.2017 to minimise impact to patient care, providers wishing to be considered as a ‘Capable Provider’ for this contract should formally express an interest via In-Tend https://in-tendhost.co.uk/swcsu/aspx/Home by 12:00 on 18.4.2016. Responses will not be accepted by any other means.

The Services are healthcare services within the meaning and scope of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013 and are therefore not governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The tendering process will therefore be conducted in accordance with the current legislation that applies to the tendering of healthcare services within the meaning and scope of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013. The Commissioner will run a fair and transparent tender process, treating all bidders equally.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Commissioner will not be bound by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. In addition, the Commissioner will not be bound by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these Services.
The Commissioner has voluntarily advertised this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, solely in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. The Commissioner has been constrained by the forms used by the Publications Office to describe the procurement procedure, but the Commissioner does not bind itself to conduct the procurement process in accordance with any Procedure as described in the Regulations.
Neither a reference during or after this procurement process to the Regulations or the use of language or terminology common to the Regulations shall require the Commissioner to conduct a full procurement in accordance with the Regulations. This notice is being placed for advertising purposes only.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85111400, 85141000, 85141220, 85111000, 85144100, 85110000, 85141200, 85121231, 85111200, 85323000, 85142100, 85121282,85121283, 85121100, 85141210, 85111100, 85112200, 85121270, 85100000, 85312500

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: no

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:

Annual value estimated within a financial envelope of circa 17 500 000 GBP per annum.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 52 500 000 and 87 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will have an initial term of 3 years, with the Commissioners reserving the right to extend the contract for 1 further period up to an additional 2 year period.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1

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

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company and other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances, see the invitation to tender 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:

Joint and severable liability.

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: As stated within tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per III.2.1) above.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per III.2.1) above.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 1

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:

SCW/NHS12DCCG/00000167/2016

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

no

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 18.4.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

18.4.2016 – 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

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 Services are healthcare services within the meaning and scope of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013 and are therefore not governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The tendering process will therefore be conducted in accordance with the current legislation that applies to the tendering of healthcare services within the meaning and scope of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013. The Commissioner will run a fair and transparent tender process, treating all bidders equally.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Commissioner will not be bound by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. In addition, the Commissioner will not be bound by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these Services.
The Authority has voluntarily advertised this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, solely in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. The Authority has been constrained by the forms used by the Publications Office to describe the procurement procedure, but the Authority does not bind itself to conduct the procurement process in accordance with any Procedure as described in the Regulations.
Neither a reference during or after this procurement process to the Regulations or the use of language or terminology common to the Regulations shall require the Authority to conduct a full procurement in accordance with the Regulations. This notice is being placed for advertising purposes only.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority intends to voluntarily observe the award decision notices provisions and 10 day standstill period described in Regulation 32 of the 2006 Regulations. Unsuccessful tenderers and applicants will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the tenderer/application was unsuccessful. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 32 and Regulation 47 of the 2006 Regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.3.2016

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