Integrated Sexual Health Services in Leicester, Leicestershire County and Rutland

Integrated Sexual Health Services in Leicester, Leicestershire County and Rutland

Leicester City, Leicestershire County and Rutland, and are seeking expressions of interest (via PQQ) from suitably qualified and experienced providers for the provision of Integrated Sexual Health Services.

UK-Castle Donington: Health services

2013/S 021-032842

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

East Midlands Procurement Portal
The Millhouse Business Centre, Station Road
For the attention of: P. Parker
DE74 2NJ Castle Donington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1332813880
E-mail: pauline.parker@empact.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://emprocurenhs.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.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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Integrated Sexual Health Services in Leicester, Leicestershire County and Rutland
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: Services to be delivered in Leicester, Leicestershire County and Rutland, UK.
NUTS code UKF
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)
Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (GEM CSU) (EMPACT) is working on behalf of the Local Authorities (The Commissioners), Leicester City, Leicestershire County and Rutland, and are seeking expressions of interest (via PQQ) from suitably qualified and experienced providers for the provision of Integrated Sexual Health Services. The service will be available to the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).
Please note that the current Sexual Health Services are provided by NHS Leicester and NHS Leicestershire and Rutland PCT, Cluster (Current Commissioners until 31.3.13)
Responsibility for the services within in the scope of this service, will transfer to the Local Authorities with Public Health on the 1st April, 2013.
The aim of the service is to deliver a range of accessible, high-quality, responsive, cost-effective, confidential, Integrated Sexual Health Services to the population of (LLR) and to support the delivery of sexual health services in primary care and other community settings through the provision of professional training and co-ordination of a local managed sexual health service network The main objectives of the Integrated Sexual Health Service are:-
– To Commission a high quality cost effective integrated sexual health service that meets the needs of the local population within the project timescale
– Develop robust contracting and performance monitoring processes to manage the integrated sexual health service
– Effective joint up clinical pathways are in place to services not in the scope of this project
The commissioners would welcome interest from all types of organisations, including Consortium or Partnerships.
Bidders are invited to express their interest in this tender, by completing the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
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
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. See the invitation to offer for further details.
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.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://emprocurenhs.bravosolution.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: 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 May 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 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering. Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
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.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable):
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Will be stated in PQQ and ITT documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Will be stated in PQQ and ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Will be stated in PQQ and ITT documentation.
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
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 1
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:
GEM/PP/ISHS
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 1.3.2013 – 17:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
7.3.2013 – 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
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
A possible 2 year extension (1 year + 1 year) is possible on this contract, subject to a satisfactory performance during the initial period of the contract and at subsequent review periods.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the Commissioning bodies. 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.
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:26.1.2013

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