Emergency Patient Transport Service for Critically ill Children Manchester

Emergency Patient Transport Service for Critically ill Children Manchester

It is anticipated that two dedicated vehicles will be required, ready for immediate use. A relief vehicle would need to be available in the event of maintenance or for breakdown purposes.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Patient-transport vehicles

2014/S 097-169631

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Road, Cobbett House
For the attention of: Christine Roberts
M13 0WL Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 11
E-mail: christine.roberts@cmft.nhs.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:

CMFT/0963 – Emergency Patient Transport Service for Critically ill Children.

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

Services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Warrington.

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 North West and North Wales Paediatric Transport Service (NWTS) is an independent NHS paediatric intensive care transport service funded through the North West Specialist Commissioners, hosted by Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The service provides advice and support to thirty-one District General Hospitals in the North West of England and North Wales on the resuscitation and stabilisation of the critically ill or injured child.
When required, NWTS will send out a specialist team made up of dedicated nursing and medical staff trained in the transport of the critically ill child to provide mobile paediatric intensive care to the child and safely transport the child to one of the two lead centre Paediatric Intensive Care Units (Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital).
The service will cover a large geographical area outlined in the map below.
On occasions NWTS may have to transport children from or to hospitals outside the geographical boundaries.
The NWTS team was established in November 2010. The service provides a single team operating a 24/7 service.
NWTS undertake over 95 % of the transfers of critically sick or injured children to the regional PICU’s.
During the winter period the NWTS team at times mount a second team operating a 12 midday to 12 midnight service.
The service covers only the transportation of paediatric critical care patients requiring critical care as defined by the NWTS team.
It is anticipated that two dedicated vehicles will be required, ready for immediate use. A relief vehicle would need to be available in the event of maintenance or for breakdown purposes; the specification for this vehicle would have to meet a minimum requirement.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114122

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 36 (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:
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

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: This procurement exercise will be conducted on the EU supply eTendering portal at: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

Candidates wishing to be considered for this agreement must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through this portal.
To register interest:

1) Go to ‘Current Tender Opportunities’ from the eTendering portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

2) Find the tender listed and click on the title. This will take you to the letter of invitation.
3) If you are not a registered user of EU Supply follow the ‘Online registration’ link otherwise follow the ‘Login’ link and enter username and password.
4) Once logged in ‘Accept’ the invitation to register your interest in the opportunity.
You will then be taken direct to the tender response screen.
5) Go to the ‘Access Documents’ folder on the response screen to view and download tender documentation.

Further guidance on how to access and respond to the opportunity is available in the ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’ which is available for downloading from the main portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

(follow link: ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’).

For any support in submitting your response please contact EU Supply Helpdesk at support@eu-supply.com (Tel: 0800 840 2050) quoting the tender ID number.

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

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

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: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

CMFT 0963

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

no

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

Payable documents: no

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

20.6.2014 – 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

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:

16.5.2014

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