HIV Self-Sampling Service – National Framework Agreement

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.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Services provided by medical laboratories

2019/S 084-202221

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Public Health England (c/o ESPO)
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Leicester
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom
Contact person: People and Communities Team
Telephone: +44 1162944141
E-mail: tenders@espo.org
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.espo.org

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=7c89ca14-763e-e911-80f3-005056b64545

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

3173_19A HIV Self-Sampling Service (Public Health England)

Reference number: DN395536

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85145000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

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.

To tender:

(a) go to www.eastmidstenders.org;

(b) register;

(c) search for tender opportunity 3173_19A;

(d) express an interest;

(e) download the tender from the website.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

71900000
75122000
85000000
85100000
85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

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.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/10/2019
End: 31/03/2022
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

II.2.14)Additional information

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

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

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.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 048-111124

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

Date: 28/05/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

ESPO
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park
Enderby, Leicester
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25/04/2019