The individual has an acquired brain injury and requires support over a twenty four hour period at home, where the patient lives with their family in adapted accommodation.
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
For the attention of: Lloyd Lyle
B70 9LD West Bromwich
General address of the contracting authority: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.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.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
NHS Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Council Offices, 2nd Floor, Plough Lane
HR4 0LE Hereford
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
NHS Herefordshire CCG Individual Care Package.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Herefordshire.
NUTS code UKG1,UKG11
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit Continuing Care Department on behalf of NHS Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking to commission a 24-hour nursing care package for an individual with complex health needs. The individual has an acquired brain injury and requires support over a twenty four hour period at home, where the patient lives with their family in adapted accommodation. The above care must be provided for 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year. The patient’s complex health care needs include: maintaining all health and personal care needs effectively on a daily basis and working closely with her existing multi-disciplinary team; medication administration via PEG (medication must be administered by a Registered Nurse and in accordance with NICE guidance); diet and fluid administration via PEG; pain relief as appropriate, careful monitoring of breathing and associated treatment, intervention to manage risk of epistaxis, support with continence. Qualified Nursing Staff will be required 24-hours a day to monitor general health, provide clinical oversight and provide training and support for the care team. One Care Support Worker (NVQ Level 3) will be required throughout the day and night (24 hrs).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
The contract period is for 3 years from contract commencement, with an option to extend for a further period of up to 24 months at 12 monthly intervals.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 050 000 and 1 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:
Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. Further information shall be provided within the Invitation to Tender.
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:
The Authority reserves the right to require groupings of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability for a contract to be performed by a group of economic operators or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability in respect of the entire contract irrespective of the form the grouping takes.
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: At the Invitation to Tender stage: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations; (b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct; (d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate; (e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority; (f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority; (g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information; (h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1)of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA; (i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively; (j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities; (k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: At the Intivitation to Tender stage: The following may be requested in assessing potential bidders’ economic and financial capacity: (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance; (b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established; (c) a statement of overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last two financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available. Please refer to the Memorandum of Information for specific requirements.
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
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
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
Project Ref: 330 / ITT Ref: 286
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
29.7.2015 – 17:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means using the internet, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation and information released during the course of the tender process.
This exercise will be conducted on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at
. Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
(registration and use of the website is free of charge). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register.The Healthcare Services to which this procurement relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Neither placement of an advertisement for this procurement, nor the use of an open procurement process, or any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Commissioner intends to hold itself bound by any of the regulations save those applicable to Part B Services.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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: