HIV Self-Sampling Service – National Framework Agreement
Public Health England is seeking to establish a national Framework Agreement with a single provider to provide an online HIV self-sampling service.
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Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Contact person: People and Communities Team
Telephone: +44 1162944141
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
3173_19A HIV Self-Sampling Service (Public Health England)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Public Health England (PHE) is seeking to establish a national Framework Agreement with a single provider to provide an online HIV self-sampling service and results management for the most at risk populations. The framework will be primarily for use by PHE and all English local authorities with Public Health responsibilities (170 in England). Its use will not be mandatory.
(a) go to www.eastmidstenders.org;
(c) search for tender opportunity 3173_19A;
(d) express an interest;
(e) download the tender from the website.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Public Health England (PHE) is seeking to establish a national Framework Agreement with a single provider to provide an online HIV self-sampling and results management service for most at risk populations. The aim of this service is to provide a cost effective and clinically robust remote HIV Self-Sampling Service for sexually active individuals aged 16 years and over. Emphasis will be placed on increasing testing for HIV amongst most at risk groups including MSM and black African populations. The service will be paid for by the customer and will be free to the service user. The framework will be primarily for use by PHE and all English local authorities with Public Health responsibilities (170 in England). Its use will not be mandatory.
The framework is primarily intended to be accessed by Public Health England and English local authorities; however it will be open for use by any public body/Contracting Authority being either:
(a) Public Health England;
(c) any local authority in England; or
(b) the NHS Commissioning Board;
(d) any clinical commissioning group, NHS Trust or NHS Foundation Trust in England.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
The provider will design, host, manage and maintain a secure and accessible user-friendly interface that provides access to free remote sampling services, the supply of self-sampling kits for capillary or finger-tip blood sampling, testing of samples, appropriate results management and onward referral for treatment and care following diagnosis.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 18 months, taking the total to a maximum of 4 years. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
The Framework Agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 18 months, taking the maximum period available to 4 years. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park
ESPO on behalf of Public Health England will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Tenderers who are unsuccessful shall be informed by ESPO as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the tender was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2105 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: