Health Services Auditing Tender
National Maternity and Perinatal Clinical Audit.
United Kingdom-London: Health services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
6th Floor, Tenter House, 45 Moorfields
For the attention of: Nicholas Holmes
EC2Y 9AE London
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.hqip.org.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.hqip.org.uk/procurement/
Electronic access to information: http://www.hqip.org.uk/procurement/
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
Other: National Clinical Audit
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Major Health Conditions Policy Team, Healthcare Policy Division, Directorate of Health Policy, Department for Health and Social Services, Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
St. Andrew’s House, Regent Road
EH1 3DG Edinburgh
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKI,UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
To improve the quality of services and the outcomes achieved for mothers and newborns cared for by hospital maternity services in England, Wales and Scotland.
This aim will be achieved through a project with the following objectives:
1. To engage patients, those that deliver care and those that commission and regulate care in defining the audit measures most likely to support both quality assurance and quality improvement of maternity services.
2. To enable improvements through the provision of timely, high quality data that compares providers of healthcare to at least the level of named maternity service.
3. To consider how data captured in the MCDS ,other data collected in MIS and other sources of data in NHS Wales and Scotland, could be used to support these audit measures. This is both for the purposes of minimising local burden of data entry and so that the audit itself supports the establishment of data flow in the MCDS and NHS Wales and Scottish systems.
4. NHS England has recently announced a Maternity review: http://www.england.nhs.uk/2015/03/03/maternity-care/
It is anticipated that over time this may provide a valuable source of intelligence when shaping the scope of this audit, and in particular when selecting topics for topic-specific, time-limited audits.
5. To achieve and maintain close alignment with relevant NICE and SIGN national guidelines and quality standards throughout the audit, as appropriate.
6. To include risk adjustment as appropriate, in order to support meaningful comparisons.
7. To develop the reporting schedules and feedback mechanisms for the audit to support the local use of data, minimising the reporting delay, and providing continual access to each unit for their own data. The use of dashboard-style outputs and other reporting styles should be explored. Consider the needs of the full range of audiences who may contribute to improving patient outcomes.
8. To develop an appropriate topic selection process for the time-limited audits to consider both need and potential benefit of auditing in that area.
Aims of this National Clinical Audit:
The successful tenderer will provide a national comparative clinical audit of the quality and outcomes of NHS-funded maternity and perinatal care delivered to women and infants by maternity services in England, Wales and Scotland.
The audit will comprise:
— Element 1: A continuous prospective clinical audit comprising a number of key processes and outcomes as indicators of high quality delivery of care by maternity services.
— Element 2: Periodic, time-limited, topic-specific prospective audits achieved by temporary expansion of the audit dataset.
Suitable providers will need to be able to demonstrate:
— Effective and fully-integrated clinical leadership.
— The ability to engage actively with all relevant professional disciplines.
— Robust project management skills.
— Methodological expertise and experience, data collection, data cleaning and analysis and information security/management skills, including understanding / experience of patient-level data linkage.
— Sound knowledge of information governance and procedures for gaining permissions for data processing.
— Capacity and experience to successfully deliver the above requirement(s).
— Sound economic and financial standing assessed by evidence of professional indemnity insurance, audited accounts covering at least three previous financial years, a statement of turnover, profit & loss account and cash flow for the most recent year of trading, a statement of your cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
85100000, 85140000, 85000000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Possible extension of initial contract by up to 24 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
Description of particular conditions: As per acceptance of HQIP Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract supplied with the PQQ and ITT packs.
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
As per the PQQ and ITT.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Up to 5 of the highest scoring prospective suppliers at PQQ stage, who score more than 50 % of the available marks and meet all of the mandatory requirements.
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
This contract opportunity is being offered under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: