International Healthcare Recruitment

International Healthcare Recruitment

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is procuring a service provider to provide International Healthcare recruitment to support the ongoing recruitment of skilled workers.

United Kingdom-Southampton: Recruitment services

2013/S 243-423094

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Tremona Road
Contact point(s): Delta E-Sourcing Tendering Portal
For the attention of: Chris Wilson
SO16 6YD Southampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2380825639
E-mail: chris.wilson@uhs.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 2380825932

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uhs.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.delta-esourcing.com

Electronic access to information: www.delta-esourcing.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.delta-esourcing.com

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
UHS10251 International Healthcare Recruitment.
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 UKJ32
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)
Recruitment services. Advertising and marketing services. Marketing services. Supply services of nursing personnel. Health and social work services. Health services. Services provided by medical personnel. Supply services of medical personnel. Services provided by nurses. University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is procuring a service provider to provide International Healthcare recruitment to support the ongoing recruitment of skilled workers. The Trust is looking for a provider who is experienced in recruiting from overseas in a range of professions, specifically, but not limited to:
Registered Nurses;
Medical Staff;
Allied Health Professionals.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000 – LA26 – LA22, 79340000, 79342000, 79624000, 85000000, 85100000, 85141000, 79625000, 85141200

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:
A contract for 2 years plus optional 2 x 12 month extension periods for the provision of an International Healthcare Recruitment service. The Trust is looking for a provider who is experienced in recruiting from overseas in a range of professions, specifically, but not limited to:
Registered Nurses;
Medical Staff;
Allied Health Professionals.
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
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:
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
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available for downloading from the Delta e-Tendering portal.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available for downloading from the Delta e-Tendering portal.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available for downloading from the Delta e-Tendering portal.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available for downloading from the Delta e-Tendering portal.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available for downloading from the Delta e-Tendering portal.
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 minimum number 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available for downloading from the Delta e-Tendering portal.
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:
UHS10251
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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
15.1.2014 – 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: 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
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Southampton:-Recruitment-services./GFGAA7P968

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/GFGAA7P968

GO Reference: GO-20131212-PRO-5329593

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

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Tremona Road
SO16 6YD Southampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: chris.wilson@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 2380825639
Internet address: www.uhs.nhs.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Tremona Road
SO16 6YD Southampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: chris.wilson@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 2380825639
Internet address: www.uhs.nhs.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Tremona Road
SO16 6YD Southampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: chris.wilson@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 2380825639
Internet address: www.uhs.nhs.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:12.12.2013

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