Digital Library Services Tender for Scotland’s Health and Social Care

Digital Library Services Tender for Scotland’s Health and Social Care

Lot 1: Decision Support Library Services. Lot 2: Online Journals.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Library services

2018/S 129-294217

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Education for Scotland
2nd floor, Westport, 102 Westport
Edinburgh
EH3 9DN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Alison Gardiner
Telephone: +44 1316563200
E-mail: Tenders@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1316563201
NUTS code: UKM75

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

C001647 Provision of Digital Library Services for Scotland’s Health and Social Care

Reference number: C001647

II.1.2)Main CPV code

92511000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The established national knowledge strategies for health and social care in Scotland set out a commitment to supporting health and social care staff to find, share and apply knowledge in their practice, policy and planning. The services outlined in this Invitation to Tender will play a crucial role in delivering on this commitment, providing content and multi-channel digital platforms that support the full range of health and social care workers, learners and citizens to use knowledge on an “anytime, anywhere” basis within the aim of embedding education and research within day-to-day practice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3: Bibliographic Databases

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

92511000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The established national knowledge strategies for health and social care in Scotland set out a commitment to supporting health and social care staff to find, share and apply knowledge in their practice, policy and planning. The services outlined in this Invitation to Tender will play a crucial role in delivering on this commitment, providing content and multi-channel digital platforms that support the full range of health and social care workers, learners and citizens to use knowledge on an “anytime, anywhere” basis within the aim of embedding education and research within day-to-day practice.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

NES asks suppliers to put forward fixed term proposals for a three-year contract (1 year committed + 2 x 1 year), with breakpoints at the end of each period where NES can review service usage, user needs and feedback, and any changes in supplier offerings. NES reserve the right to terminate the contract at each breakpoint.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4: Online Books

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

92511000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The established national knowledge strategies for health and social care in Scotland set out a commitment to supporting health and social care staff to find, share and apply knowledge in their practice, policy and planning. The services outlined in this Invitation to Tender will play a crucial role in delivering on this commitment, providing content and multi-channel digital platforms that support the full range of health and social care workers, learners and citizens to use knowledge on an “anytime, anywhere” basis within the aim of embedding education and research within day-to-day practice.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

NES asks suppliers to put forward fixed term proposals for a three-year contract (1 year committed + 2 x 1 year), with breakpoints at the end of each period where NES can review service usage, user needs and feedback, and any changes in supplier offerings. NES reserve the right to terminate the contract at each breakpoint.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 5: Leadership and Management Resources

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

92511000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The established national knowledge strategies for health and social care in Scotland set out a commitment to supporting health and social care staff to find, share and apply knowledge in their practice, policy and planning. The services outlined in this Invitation to Tender will play a crucial role in delivering on this commitment, providing content and multi-channel digital platforms that support the full range of health and social care workers, learners and citizens to use knowledge on an “anytime, anywhere” basis within the aim of embedding education and research within day-to-day practice.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

NES asks suppliers to put forward fixed term proposals for a three-year contract (1 year committed + 2 x 1 year), with breakpoints at the end of each period where NES can review service usage, user needs and feedback, and any changes in supplier offerings. NES reserve the right to terminate the contract at each breakpoint.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 7: Reference Management Software (to support bibliographies, storage, analysis, etc)

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

92511000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The established national knowledge strategies for health and social care in Scotland set out a commitment to supporting health and social care staff to find, share and apply knowledge in their practice, policy and planning. The services outlined in this Invitation to Tender will play a crucial role in delivering on this commitment, providing content and multi-channel digital platforms that support the full range of health and social care workers, learners and citizens to use knowledge on an “anytime, anywhere” basis within the aim of embedding education and research within day-to-day practice.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

NES asks suppliers to put forward fixed term proposals for a three-year contract (1 year committed + 2 x 1 year), with breakpoints at the end of each period where NES can review service usage, user needs and feedback, and any changes in supplier offerings. NES reserve the right to terminate the contract at each breakpoint.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: Decision Support Library Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

92511000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NES are seeking to appoint a range of partners who will work with NES to create a knowledge-based, learning culture across all aspects of Scotland’s health and social care landscape and provide a leading-edge, efficient and cost-effective digital knowledge infrastructure which works across statutory, third and independent sectors to support integrated, community-focussed models of public service delivery.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

NES asks suppliers to put forward fixed term proposals for a three-year contract (1 year committed + 2 x 1 year), with breakpoints at the end of each period where NES can review service usage, user needs and feedback, and any changes in supplier offerings. NES reserve the right to terminate the contract at each breakpoint.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Online Journals

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

92511000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The established national knowledge strategies for health and social care in Scotland set out a commitment to supporting health and social care staff to find, share and apply knowledge in their practice, policy and planning. The services outlined in this Invitation to Tender will play a crucial role in delivering on this commitment, providing content and multi-channel digital platforms that support the full range of health and social care workers, learners and citizens to use knowledge on an “anytime, anywhere” basis within the aim of embedding education and research within day-to-day practice.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

NES asks suppliers to put forward fixed term proposals for a three-year contract (1 year committed + 2 x 1 year), with breakpoints at the end of each period where NES can review service usage, user needs and feedback, and any changes in supplier offerings. NES reserve the right to terminate the contract at each breakpoint

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 6: Pharmacy and Medicine Resources

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

92511000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The established national knowledge strategies for health and social care in Scotland set out a commitment to supporting health and social care staff to find, share and apply knowledge in their practice, policy and planning. The services outlined in this Invitation to Tender will play a crucial role in delivering on this commitment, providing content and multi-channel digital platforms that support the full range of health and social care workers, learners and citizens to use knowledge on an “anytime, anywhere” basis within the aim of embedding education and research within day-to-day practice.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

NES asks suppliers to put forward fixed term proposals for a 3-year contract (1 year committed + 2 x 1 year), with breakpoints at the end of each period where NES can review service usage, user needs and feedback, and any changes in supplier offerings. NES reserve the right to terminate the contract at each breakpoint.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

ESPD Question 4B.5 Insurance

The bidder must have or will commit to obtain prior to the commencement of the contract, the following levels of Insurance cover:

Employer’s Liability Insurance covering the death of or bodily injuries to employees of the Bidder arising out of and in the course of their employment in connection with this contract to the level of 5 000 000 GBP in respect of each claim, without limit to the number of claims.

Professional Indemnity Insurance covering the failure of the Bidder to use the skill and care normally used by professionals providing the services described in this tender to the level of 500 000 GBP in respect of each claim, without limit to the number of claims.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 20/08/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/08/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 11293. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

NHS Education is committed to supporting the Scottish Government’s Sustainable Procurement Duty and asks Tenderers to provide their proposed approach to this in delivery of the contract.

For example, Tenderers might provide a Community Benefit Method Statement, e.g. outlining how they might make their services available to wider community users through walk-in access in public libraries, working with small to medium sized business, etc. The Scottish Government Procurement Guidance – Employment, Skills and Training is provided for Tenderers with further information on other Community Benefits available from the Scottish Government website.

(SC Ref:549130)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

NHS Education for Scotland
2nd floor, Westport, 102 Westport
Edinburgh
EH3 9DN
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316563200
Fax: +44 1316563201Internet address: http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/07/2018

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