Contract for South West General Practice Services

Contract for South West General Practice Services

NHS England South West Region APMS Contract for the Provision of General Medical Services.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Health services

2015/S 151-278829

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS England South West
4th Floor South Plaza Marlborough Street
For the attention of: Miles Tracey
BS1 3NX Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1306839
E-mail: nhscs.commissioning@nhs.net
Fax: +44 1306646801

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: https://commercialsolutions.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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

NHS England South West Region APMS Contract for the Provision of General Medical Services.

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

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Areas covered by NHS England South West Region Geography Boundary.

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

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 33 000 000 GBP

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

Important:
Please note this formal tender process for the provision of General Practice Services is being administered on behalf of NHS England South West Region by NHS Commercial Solutions and will be conducted via the NHS Commercial Solutions Bravo e-Powered by BravoSolution e-Sourcing Technology tendering system. You will be required to register on the Bravo system, if you have not previously done so. This can be done at any time via this web link:

https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

Project number 1451 — PQQ number 823.
This is the only route through which the Commissioners will conduct communications with potential bidders and accept completed PQQ documents.
Full project information is available within the Bravo portal.
NHS England South West Region is seeking to establish a APMS Contract under, which 1 or more successful bidders will be appointed to provide General Practice Services across the South West Region.
Please see MoI for APMS contract terms.
Expressions of interest are therefore invited from suitably qualified and experienced, local, regional and national general medical practice service providers, practice federations (where they are a legal entity) and multi-speciality providers.
Bidders applying for this Contract will be CQC registered and will be subject to quality, readiness and value for money assessment in order to ensure the quality and continuity of primary care provision.
NHS England South West anticipates having the APMS Contract in place by the Winter of 2016.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85120000

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:

Further details about the service to be procured including details around the Lots are available within the supplier attachment section on the commercial solution e-tendering website.

Please register to access this information at: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk

Project Reference 1451 PQQ number 823.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 33 000 000 GBP

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

Information about lots

Lot title: See Memorandum of Information

1)Short description

Provision of local general medical services:
Lot 1: Broadmead Medical Centre — this service will be delivered from or near to the current location and will need to serve the same central Bristol population.
— 1 170 000 GBP year 1,
— 10 800 000 GBP 15 year term of contract with an option to extend for 5 + 5 years.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85120000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 800 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

1)Short description

Provision of local general medical services:
Lot 2: Homeless Healthcare Service:
This service will be delivered from settings that are accessible and appropriate for this specific patient population in central Bristol. Outreach work will be an essential element and service delivery is likely best split across more than 1 site.
400 000 GBP year 1,
2 250 000 GBP year 5 term of contract with an option to extend for a further 5 years.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85120000

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

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

1)Short description

Provision of local general medical services:
Lot 3: Emerson’s Green Medical Centre:
This service will be delivered from or near to the current location and must be able to serve both the current patients and potentially the patient group associated with new housing developments.
1 100 000 GBP year 1,
12 750 000 GBP year 15 term of contract with an option to extend for 5 + 5 years.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85120000

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

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

1)Short description

Provision of local general medical services:
Lot 4: St George’s Medical Practice:
This service will be delivered from or near to the current location and must be able to serve both the current patients and potentially the patient group associated with new housing developments.
475 000 GBP year 1,
6 500 000 GBP year 15 term of contract with an option to extend for 5 + 5 years.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85120000

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

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

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.

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

All contracts awarded will be subject to Standard APMS Contract terms.

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: yes
Description of particular conditions: All contracts awarded will be subject to Standard APMS Contracts terms.
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: Suppliers Instructions:
How to express interest in this tender:
1. Register your company on the e-Sourcing portal (this is only required once):

— Browse to the e-Sourcing portal: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register,

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— Enter your correct business and user details,
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are pre qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content,
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page,
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available),
— You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance, please consult the online help or contact the e-Tendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

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

Restricted
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

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: 20.8.2015
Payable documents: no

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

28.8.2015 – 14:00
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: 120 (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

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

This is a health services category Part B procurement and this OJEU Notice is voluntary and non-mandatory and as a result of its publication, The Contracting Authority will not be bound by the full force of Directive 2004/18/EEC and the Public Contracts regulations 2006.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Potential Bidders should particularly note:

This tender is being administered on behalf of the NHS England Wessex Area Team by NHS Commercial Solutions. The tender will be conducted via the NHS Commercial Solutions Bravo e-tendering system. Bidders will be required to register on the Bravo system if they have not previously done so. This can be done at any time via this web link: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk

This is the only route through which NHS Commercial Solutions and the Commissioner will conduct communications with potential bidders and accept completed submissions.

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 Commissioners will incorporate a voluntary standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide reasons for the award decision as required by Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Note that any challenge must be brought in accordance with the strict time limits which apply under these Regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

3.8.2015

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