Fixed Line Voice Services Tender for NHS Scotland

Fixed Line Voice Services Tender for NHS Scotland

Supply and delivery of Fixed Line Voice Services to all entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Telecommunications services

2017/S 065-122445

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312756840
E-mail: rcruickshanks@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)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.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.publictenderscotland.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:

Fixed Line Voice Services.

Reference number: NP797-17

II.1.2)Main CPV code

64200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Supply and delivery of Fixed Line Voice Services to all entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, (i.e. NHS Scotland Health Boards and Special Health Boards, plus the Authority and other NHS organisations ) and all joint integration boards established under the Public Bodies (joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 43 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

64210000
64227000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Any or all locations of all NHS Scotland Health Boards, NHS Scotland Special Health Boards and/or the Authority (altogether collectively hereinafter referred to as ‘“NHS Scotland”’).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the provision of Fixed Line Voice Services to NHS Scotland. The intent is that a framework agreement will be entered into with a single supplier for such supplier to provide the said Fixed Line Voice Services. The individual descriptions and quantities are detailed in the tender documentation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical Requirements / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 43 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

The framework agreement is planned to be awarded for a 4 year duration and will include a formal call off contract which individual Health Boards will complete. These call off contracts shall be for a period of 3 years plus 3 x 12 month optional extension periods and it is this duration including extensions which the contract value reflects.

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:

See contract / tender documentation which incorporates requirements of the ESPD (Scotland) and the financial period for reporting in the previous 3 financial years.

Minimum level(s) of standards required: A minimum level of 14 400 000 GBP turnover in each of the last 3 years and related to the relevant activities must be evidenced via the provided accounts.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Employer’s Liability Insurance — minimum of 5 000 000 GBP.

Public Liability Insurance — minimum of 5 000 000 GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

See contract / tender documentation which incorporates the requirements of the ESPD (Scotland).

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

A number of the technical performance requirements are mandatory — these are detailed in the contract /tender documentation.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 041-074841

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

Date: 12/05/2017
Local time: 10:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 13/11/2017

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/05/2017
Local time: 10:00
Place:

National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Contract value of 43,200,000 reflects the anticipated value of the contract duration including optional extension period. No guarantees are given to either volume or value of spend.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is NP797-17. 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:

The Statement of Requirements will detail the Community Benefit background and objectives. The contract will mandate that suppliers respond in its tender outlining current Community Benefits and proposals if successful and mandating that they support the overall Community Benefit concept and process including a contract and supplier management process post award.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is NP797-17. 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:

The Statement of Requirements will detail the Community Benefit background and objectives. The contract will mandate that suppliers respond in its tender outlining current Community Benefits and proposals if successful and mandating that they support the overall Community Benefit concept and process including a contract and supplier management process post award.

(SC Ref:476375).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312756840Internet address:http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection process has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the Framework Agreement which notification will contain, among other information, a summary of the reasons as to why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum of 10 (ten) clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 (fifteen) if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority despatches the notice(s) and the date on which the Authority proposes to conclude the relevant Framework Agreement. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the Framework Agreement until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the Framework Agreement has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the Framework Agreement to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the Framework Agreement has been entered into will not affect the Framework Agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the Framework Agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/03/2017

 

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