Domiciliary Care for Children and Young People

Domiciliary Care for Children and Young People

Framework agreement for the continuing care of Paediatric patients (0-18) with Long Term Ventilation Needs. MESCG is therefore seeking to procure a framework of contractors who can provide domiciliary care for children and young people aged 0-18 who live in but not exclusive to the East Midlands and who require Long Term Ventilation.UK-Leicester: medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products

2012/S 148-247343

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Midlands and East Specialised Commissioning Group
Fosse House 6 Smith Way Grove Park, Enderby
For the attention of: Frank Barson
LE19 1SX Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1162950904
E-mail: frank.barson@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://emprocurenhs.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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Framework agreement for the continuing care of Paediatric patients (0-18) with Long Term Ventilation Needs.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: This framework agreement will include, and be for the benefit of, NHS trusts in England, including acute, foundation, ambulance, care, primary care and mental health trusts, strategic and special health authorities. Please follow the links below to identify specific organisations:
— Acute trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx,

— Ambulance trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx,

— Care trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx,

— Foundation trusts: http://www.monitor-nhsft.gov.uk/home/about-nhs-foundation-trusts/nhs-foundation-trust-directory,

— Mental health trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx,

— Primary care trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/primarycaretrustlisting.aspx,

— Strategic health authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/StrategicHealthAuthorityListing.aspx,

— Special health authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx.

This will include any statutory and other successor organisations to any of the foregoing.
[More details of the specific organisations involved in this opportunity will be published during the process.].
NUTS code UK

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
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
MESCG is committed to helping provide services for children with disabilities and complex health needs their parents and carers. MESCG is committed to help enable social care and support services for children to allow them to return to the home environment as quickly as possible. MESCG is therefore seeking to procure a framework of contractors who can provide domiciliary care for children and young people aged 0-18 who live in but not exclusive to the East Midlands and who require Long Term Ventilation.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 85000000

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 lot only
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:
MESCG is committed to helping provide services for children with disabilities and complex health needs their parents and carers. MESCG is committed to help enable social care and support services for children to allow them to return to the home environment as quickly as possible. MESCG is therefore seeking to procure a framework of contractors who can provide domiciliary care for children and young people aged 0-18 who live in but not exclusive to the East Midlands and who require Long Term Ventilation.
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: 48 (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:
No.
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:
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 does not respond to the following in the requisite manner: 1) Entering general supplier information Midlands & East Specialised Commissioning Group utilises the NHS Supplier Information Database (Sid4health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. Candidates are requested to provide their profile in Sid4health as follows: (i) Candidates must obtain a Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) D-U-N-S® Number to enable registration on sid4health. This normally is provided within 48 hours but may take up to 5 days*, so please ensure this step is completed as soon as possible. The D-U-N-S® Number is the standard supplier coding for the NHS and must be obtained for use in all trading with the NHS. Check to see if your company has a D-U-N-S® Number on the sid4health registration page. * The D-U-N-S® Number registration turnaround time quoted is for UK subjects. Non UK subjects (businesses registered outside of the UK), should use www.dnb.com and choose the country in which the business is registered from the selection at the top of the Home page and then search for DUNS request form. If unable to find a DUNS request form please contact the local Customer Services team. Turnaround times will vary from country to country. (ii) Candidates should register on Sid4health at www.sid4health.nhs.uk/home.action and submit their Sid4health company profile for publication to the system. Select the Register Organisation on the left of the page and then select Organisation Type supplier. Key in details as shown to search for your D-U-N-S® Number. If you are not on their database click on the link at the bottom of the page to obtain a number from D&B. (iii) Once registration has been authorised by the sid4health administrator and after receiving logon details, access the Profile Management area and create and validate your sid4health company profile. (Candidates must publish at least one validated profile to make their profile available for buyers to view generally – see the Help page on sid4health within Profile Management for more details). (iv) Candidates should ensure all the mandatory fields of their sid4health profile are completed. Failure to comply with the completion of all mandatory fields could result in the elimination from the procurement process. D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B. (v) Once a candidate has ensured that all the required fields are completed and the profile has been validated, they must add the profile to the Request to Participate list (include the name and number of the PQQ or ITT here). Select ‘View all request to participate lists’ on the left menu and search/select this list. Select the Join button to the right of the list and then select the validated profile to allocate to this procurement (you may have more than one validated profile as you may have different information held against your profile for different procurements). (vi) Where access to Sid4health is unavailable, please contact the sid4health Helpdesk at: help@sid4health.nhs.uk. 2) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information. This procurement exercise will be conducted on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at https://emprocurenhs.bravosolution.co.uk. Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through the portal as follows: i) Candidates should register on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at https://emprocurenhs.bravosolution.co.uk. ii) Once registered, candidates must express their interest as follows a) login to the portal b) select “View current opportunities and notices” c) access the listing related to this contract LTV Continuing Care click on Express Interest button iii) Once you have expressed interest, please access the My PQQs / My ITTs page, where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button. iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering Help-desk at 0800 368 4850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Details of any auction will be pulished in the ITT.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
M&ESCGFB000LTV
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: 24.8.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
7.9.2012 – 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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:30.7.2012

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