Infection Prevention and Control Services Cheshire

Infection Prevention and Control Services Cheshire

The Community Infection Prevention and Control Service will provide expert advice on the prevention and control of infection to the general public.

United Kingdom-Sandbach: Health services

2015/S 216-394281

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cheshire East Borough Council
Westfields, Middlewich Road
For the attention of: Miss Abigail Coyne
CW11 1HZ Sandbach
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1270686455
E-mail: abigail.coyne@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/

Electronic access to information: www.the-chest.org.uk the project reference is A25D-GY193Q
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: n/a
Further information can be obtained from: Cheshire East Borough Council
Westfields, Middlewich Road
For the attention of: Miss Abigail Coyne
CW11 1HZ Sandbach
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1270686455
E-mail: abigail.coyne@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cheshire East Borough Council
Westfields, Middlewich Road
For the attention of: Miss Abigail Coyne
CW11 1HZ Sandbach
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1270686455
E-mail: abigail.coyne@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cheshire East Borough Council
Westfields, Middlewich Road
For the attention of: Miss Abigail Coyne
CW11 1HZ Sandbach
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1270686455
E-mail: abigail.coyne@cheshireeast.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Environment
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

15 107 Infection Prevention and Control Services.

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

NUTS code UKD2

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)

The Community Infection Prevention and Control Service will provide expert advice on the prevention and control of infection to the general public (residents, patients, carers, and others) and to providers of health and social care services across Cheshire East.
The focus of the service will be to:
— reduce and sustain reductions in healthcare-associated infections;
— the service will support commissioners to achieve a reduction in the rate of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs), in line with national objectives;
— support the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to deliver on the requirement for zero tolerance of avoidable MRSA bacteraemias.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

Contract for Infection Prevention and Control Services.
Term of Contract: 1.4.2016 to 31.3.2018 with a 2 x 12 month option to extend at the Council’s discretion. In the event that the contract is extended any extension shall be on the same terms and conditions of the contract as the original contract period.
Aims for Service:
— Reduce the risks posed by HCAIs and other communicable diseases in the local population
— Provide assurance to CEC around IPC standards within the community services;
— Provide evidence based advice on the IPC to locally contracted provider organisations;
— Provide and regularly update IPC policies and guidelines relevant to the scope of CEC;
— Provide IPC expertise into the commissioning process;
— Provide necessary education and training to staff within the CEC community;
— Co-ordinate, manage and advise on outbreaks and single cases or clusters of communicable diseases and HCAI;
— To lead on prevention work respiratory disease, Gastro-intestinal infections, blood borne and zoonotic infections;
— To promote prevention of infection through local targeted awareness raising and education activities amongst staff and organisations working in education, health and social care.
The values given in this notice are only estimations and take into account the extension options that are indicative of existing usage plus a responsible estimated value of potential future uptake.
The authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
The estimated value of this contract over the 4 year period (2+1+1) is 710 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 710 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (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:

Determined in the Invitation to Tender Document.

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

Determined in the Invitation to Tender Document.

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

No special legal form is required by the grouping of providers but each provider will be required to become jointly or severally responsible for the contract before acceptance. In the case of consortium bids, the contracting authority reserves the right to require any consortium the authority awards a contract to, if it is justified for the satisfactory performance of the contract, to name a lead partner with whom it can contract, or alternatively, to form a single legal entity before entering into, or as a term of, the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Social Value: The Council is committed to ensure wider social and community benefits are achieved in the course of all its commissioning and procurement activities. In accordance with this, suppliers are required to work with the Council towards achieving such aims.
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: To not be in breach of the points shown at the following link:http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/regulation/57/made

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the Invitation toTender Documentation. Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the Invitation to Tender Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Determined in the Suitability Assessment Qualification part of the Invitation to Tender Documentation, at Schedule 3 of the response document. Any tenderers that receive a fail on any of the questions, will not be evaluated any further from this point onwards with the exception of Section 3 Discretionary Part 1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the Invitation to Tender Documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

15 107 A25D-GY193Q
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

11.12.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

5.11.2015

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

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

This procurement is being conducted under the light touch regime.

In order to participate, providers must register, complete and upload completed ITT documentation and submit this via the Chest at https://www.the-chest.org.uk/

— The project reference on The Chest is A25D-GY193Q.
— The time limit for returning the completed ITT submission is the 10.12.2015 at 12:00.
The values given in this notice are only estimations.
— The Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period — any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential providers.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Any appeals should be logged through the Royal high Court of Justice. Please see the link for more details: http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/rcj-rolls-building/rcj

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.11.2015

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