Infection Prevention and Control Commissioner Advisory Service

Infection Prevention and Control Commissioner Advisory Service

Aims and objectives. Providing specialist advice to commissioned services for the safe management of the prevention and control of infection, promoting and driving improvements in IPC practice and standards to prevent HCAI and ensure quality care is delivered.

United Kingdom-Barnsley: Health and social work services

2015/S 062-109051

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group
49/51 Gawber Road
Contact point(s): +44 1143054212
For the attention of: Squires Tony
S75 2PY Barnsley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1143054212
E-mail: t.squires@nhs.net

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.3)Main activity

Health

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Barnsley MBC
S70 9GG Barnsley
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

The Infection Prevention and Control Commissioner Advisory Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

NUTS code UKE31

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Transition to the current health system has been rapid, and has involved significant changes to local health protection arrangements, including infection prevention and control (IPC).
Across the health economy within Barnsley there is commitment from both commissioners and providers to achieving ongoing improvements in reducing healthcare associated infections (HCAI) as one of their key strategic priorities. To carry out this agenda an IPC infrastructure is required which will fulfil the core, statutory and quality requirements and responsibilities of NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) and Local Authority Public Health, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC).
BCCG (as the lead commissioner) in partnership with BMBC, have agreed a shared professional responsibility to commission an IPC advisory service. This service will provide IPC strategic management in a co-ordinated approach across Barnsley health economy, identifying local priorities for driving quality improvement for IPC within service providers.
Aims and objectives.
— Providing specialist advice to commissioned services for the safe management of the prevention and control of infection, promoting and driving improvements in IPC practice and standards to prevent HCAI and ensure quality care is delivered.
—Working collaboratively across Barnsley health and social care economy to ensure positive outcomes for patients to drive IPC improvements.
— Providing expert IPC advice and develop robust processes (in accordance with national guidance/legislation) to ensure IPC is embedded as part of all organisational quality assurance frameworks and implementation of local programmes.
— Providing advice and guidance to ensure providers have appropriate IPC monitoring systems and processes in place which are safe and effective; including scrutiny and challenge to maximise patient safety and inform service developments.
— Providing guidance and support to providers in their achievement and compliance with IPC standards and practices to consistently improve the health outcomes for the population of Barnsley in relation to reducing HCAI in line with national and local trajectory objectives.
The Contract will be for a term of 3 (three) years with the opportunity to extend for a further 24 months in total reviewed annually (3+1+1). Any extension is subject to mutual agreement between the Provider and the Commissioner. The maximum term of contract is consequently 5 (five) years.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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:

See Tender Documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See Tender Documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See Tender Documents.
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once).

— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk and click the link to register.

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’.
— Enter your correct business and user details.
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete.
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender.
— Login to the portal with the username/password.
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender.
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining).
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT.
— There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Tender Documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Tender Documents.
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

Open
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
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

YHCS/BARN/TS/15/13
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

27.4.2015 – 12:00
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

English.
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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 or 4 or 5 years from award of contract.

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Monitor
Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road
SE1 8UG London
E-mail: enquiries@monitor.gov.uk

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:

24.3.2015

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