Infection Prevention and Control Service Tender
The aims and objectives of the service: Establishing ownership and embedding of IPC at all levels throughout the organisations contracted by and accountable to BCCG and BMBC.
United Kingdom-Barnsley: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group
49/51 Gawber Road
For the attention of: Squires Tony
S75 2PY Barnsley
Telephone: +44 1143054212
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
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
S70 9GG Barnsley
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
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: Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
NUTS code UKE31
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Across the health economy within Barnsley there is commitment from both commissioners and providers to achieving ongoing improvements in reducing HCAI as one of their key strategic priorities. To carry out this agenda an infection prevention and control 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 and BMBC have agreed a shared professional responsibility in fulfilling the interdependencies of the IPC health of their population. This has led to a new and exciting opportunity for BCCG and BMBC (as co-commissioners) to procure an IPC service which will allow the provider to work in a co-ordinated approach across all areas of IPC responsibility and inequalities in health and social care services, quality and outcomes.
The aims and objectives of the service:
— Establishing ownership and embedding of IPC at all levels throughout the organisations contracted by and accountable to BCCG and BMBC.
— Establishing and ensuring systems and processes in place are safe, effective and meet the statutory duties of BCCG and BMBC.
— Promote improved communication between social care organisations and greater prominence of IPC within local authorities as part of the health protection arrangements for Barnsley borough.
— Ensuring that IPC patient safety, quality and patient experience are embedded within the commissioning process and is equitable across all providers.
—Ensuring standards and objectives are met according to agreed contractual indicators, national and local objectives for the sustained reduction of HCAIs.
The Contract will be for a term of 3 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 years.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 600 000 and 750 000 GBP
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:
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 and 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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Tender Documents.
See Tender Documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Tender Documents.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road
SE1 8UG London
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: