Family Nurse Partnership Services for Worcestershire

Family Nurse Partnership Services for Worcestershire

This procurement is to commission 100 Family Nurse Partnership places across Worcestershire, in preparation of the 0-5 early years transition to Local Authority.

United Kingdom-Derby: Community health services

2014/S 248-439080

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

GEM CSU
10 Nottingham Road, Cardinal Square
For the attention of: Deakin Angela
DE1 3QT Derby
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1332888012
E-mail: angela.deakin@gemcsu.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:

Family Nurse Partnership Services for Worcestershire.

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: Across Worcestershire.

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: 350 000 GBP

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

Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (GEM CSU) on behalf of NHS England Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Area Team is carrying out an Open Procurement exercise for the commissioning of Family Nurse Partnership Services.
This procurement is to commission 100 Family Nurse Partnership places across Worcestershire, in preparation of the 0-5 early years transition to Local Authority.
Please see below anticipated timeline milestones:
1. Contract award — beginning of March 2015;
2. Timeline for training —Wave 9a;
— Supervisor Training commences – 27th – 28.4.2015 and 17.6.2015;
— Family Nurses Training commences – 13th — 17.7.2015;
3. Services phased commencement – April to September 2015;
4. Contract duration — 3 years with possibility of extension for 24 months.
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a licenced, evidenced-based, intensive nurse-led prevention and early intervention programme. The primary purpose is to improve the short and long term health and well-being outcomes of children born to first time vulnerable young mothers. The intervention is delivered through structured home visits, delivered by specially trained Family Nurses.

The Department of Health is the license holder for the FNP programme in England and has the lead role for its strategic policy direction; this is so that similar outcomes to those identified in the original research can be achieved including a set of core model elements, fidelity stretch goals and materials to ensure the programme is delivered as set out in the license. http://www.fnp.nhs.uk/about/fnp-in-england

In order to fulfil the requirement of the licence, this will equate to 1 supervisor and a minimum of 4 FNP nurses.
The procurement will be advertised on Contracts Finder and administered via the GEM Bravo Solution e-procurement portal website, please find both links below:

https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk

http://gemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85323000, 85100000

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:

100 commissioned places.
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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

Open
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 below

1. Price. Weighting 40

2. Quality. Weighting 60

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

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

16.2.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

19.12.2014

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

Date: 16.2.2015 – 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://gemcsu.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 eTendering help desk.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

GEM CSU
10 Nottingham Road, Cardinal Square
DE1 3QT Derby
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: andy.harvey@gemcsu.nhs.uk

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:

18.12.2014

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