Invitation to Tender for Healthcare Consultancy Services

Invitation to Tender for Healthcare Consultancy Services

NHS North of England CPC is seeking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of Healthcare Consultancy Services.

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2015/S 067-119888

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.)
Savile Street East
Contact point(s): NOE CPC
For the attention of: Michelle Walker
S4 7UQ Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1143992016
E-mail: michelle.walker@noecpc.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc

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

see VI.3

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Invitation to Tender to establish a Framework Agreement for the Provision of Healthcare Consultancy Services.

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

NHS North of England CPC is seeking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of Healthcare Consultancy Services. The framework agreement will cover those services that suit the needs of the NHS, health sector organisations and any Participating Authority.
The framework agreement will comprise of 6 lots and there will be a maximum of 8 providers per lot. The procurement will be undertaken following the Open procedure.
The NHS Framework Agreement for the Provision of Services 2014 will apply.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79411000, 79413000, 79412000, 79410000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

The requirement is to establish a framework agreement of 6 lots with a maximum of 8 providers per lot, for the provision of Healthcare Consultancy Services. The framework will be established by an open procurement, and be accessed by participating authorities using further competition.
The lots under this framework agreement are:
Lot 1: Healthcare Leadership, Governance and Related Services
Lot 2: Healthcare Service Delivery, Development, Transformation and Related Services
Lot 3: Healthcare Information and ICT/Systems Related Services
Lot 4: Healthcare Innovation, Research and Related Services
Lot 5: Healthcare Finance, Research and Related Services
Lot 6: Multi-Disciplinary Healthcare Consultancy and Advisory Services.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.7.2015. Completion 30.6.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Healthcare Leadership, Governance and Related Services

1)Short description

Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to the provision of support for the leadership and management of healthcare organisations, including matters of corporate/organisational governance and strategy.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000

3)Quantity or scope

Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to the provision of support for the leadership and management of healthcare organisations, including matters of corporate/organisational governance and strategy, including but not limited to:
— Leadership and Management Support
— Leadership and Board Development
— Organisational Development
— Organisational/Business Strategy
— Strategy Development
— Mergers and Acquisitions
— Board Governance/Assurance Reviews
— Regulatory and Risk Management
— Management of Change
— Commissioning Strategy
— Project and Programme Management.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Healthcare Service Delivery, Development, Transformation and Related Services

1)Short description

Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to the operational delivery, development and transformation of services provided by healthcare organisations, including matters of business/service improvement and performance.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411000

3)Quantity or scope

Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to the operational delivery, development and transformation of services provided by healthcare organisations, including matters of business/service improvement and performance
Including, but not limited to the following:
— Operational Management Support
— Performance/Quality of Service Improvements
— Service Transformation/Development
— Service re-design/re-configuration
— Support for CIP/QIPP Programmes
— Contracts Reviews (for health and social care related service provision)
— Service Performance Review
— Demand and Capacity Reviews
— Stakeholder/Patient Involvement and Engagement
— Business/Service Modelling
— Lean thinking, Systems and Process Mapping/Re-design
— Process Flow, Bed/Patient Management and Supply Chain Management.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Healthcare Information and ICT/Systems Related Services

1)Short description

Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to the use of data and information used within the healthcare system, including the review, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities/systems associated with the delivery of health care services. This includes the provision of services associated with the analysis of data and information for reporting purposes to aid decision making.
N.B. This lot does NOT allow for the purchase/direct award procurement of any systems as may be identified as being required. These will be subject to further procurement exercises on the part of the Participating Authority.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000

3)Quantity or scope

Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to the use of data and information used within the healthcare system, including the review, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities/systems associated with the delivery of health care services. This includes the provision of services associated with the analysis of data and information for reporting purposes to aid decision making.
N.B. This lot does NOT allow for the purchase/direct award procurement of any systems as may be identified as being required. These will be subject to further procurement exercises on the part of the Participating Authority.
Including, but not limited to the following:
— Data Capture and Use (including assessment, surveys, mapping, monitoring and evaluation)
— Business Case Development and Requirements Planning
— Information Systems Design, Development and Configuration for use by healthcare organisations
— Information Systems Implementation and Integration Support
— Data/Information Analysis Services
— Presentation and Reporting of Data/Information
— Support for ICT Related Initiatives (such as asset management and tracking)
— Consultancy and Advisory Services related to data/systems standardisation initiatives across the healthcare sector
— Support for adoption/implementation of messaging and coding standards (for example; PEPPOL/GS1).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Healthcare Innovation, Research and Related Services

1)Short description

Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to innovation and R&D within the healthcare system, including product and service innovation/management.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000

3)Quantity or scope

Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to innovation and R&D within the healthcare system, including product and service innovation/management.
Including, but not limited to the following:
— Research and Academic Services
— Product Research and Development (R&D)
— New Technology Development
— Research and Insights, including research into future healthcare needs and demand.
— Research involving External Engagement, Consultation and Facilitation
— Information gathering, analysis and reporting (through Survey, Workshops and other methods)
— Service Model Development and Innovation
— Innovation Management and Commercialisation Support
— Learning and Development Related Activities
— Education Related Activities.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5Lot title: Healthcare Finance, Commercial and Related Services

1)Short description

Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to financial and commercial management activities within healthcare organisations.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79412000

3)Quantity or scope

Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to financial and commercial management activities within healthcare organisations
Including, but not limited to the following:
— Financial Management, Support and Related Advisory Services
— Commercial Support and Advisory Services
— Financial Turnaround Cost Improvement
— Financial Performance Review
— Cost Improvement Initiatives.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6Lot title: Multi-Disciplinary Healthcare Consultancy and Advisory Services

1)Short description

Multi-disciplinary healthcare consultancy and advisory services, covering the supply of broad range of consultancy and advisory services where the scope of the requirement covers at least 2 or more of the specialist areas covered in Lots 1-5, and/or any other consultancy/advisory related services. This Lot would be used where the scope of work involved was particularly wide ranging and broad in its nature such that the scope of service required was not able to be procured under any one of the specialist Lots 1-5.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000, 79416000, 79413000

3)Quantity or scope

Multi-disciplinary healthcare consultancy and advisory services, covering the supply of broad range of consultancy and advisory services where the scope of the requirement covers at least 2 or more of the specialist areas covered in Lots 1-5, and/or any other consultancy/advisory related services. This Lot would be used where the scope of work involved was particularly wide ranging and broad in its nature such that the scope of service required was not able to be procured under any one of the specialist Lots 1-5.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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, bonds, deposits, insurance or other forms of security may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to tender 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:

Bids by groups or consortia of economic operators are permitted. However, the member organisations of NOE CPC reserve the right to require groupings or consortia of economic operators if they are the successful bidder to take a particular legal form in order to contract for this contract opportunity or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates may be disqualified who do not respond in accordance with the format and instructions of this requirement. Prior to entering your general information and Expressing an Interest in this requirement candidates are requested to provide their profile in Sid4gov. The NOE CPC utilizes the NHS Supplier Information Database (sid4gov) to manage and assess general pre-qualification info in the form of a profile. To register your profile on Sid4gov you must:
i) Obtain a Dun and Bradstreet (D and B) DUNS(R) Number to enable registration on sid4health. Normally its provided within 48 hours but may take up to 5 days. The DUNS(R) No. is the standard supplier coding for the NHS and must be obtained for trading with the NHS. Check if your company has a DUNS(R) No on theSid4gov registration page.

ii) Go to: https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/login and select Register Supplier Organisation and enter the first part or the whole of your organisation name or DUNS number. Click on Search, follow instructions to complete the registration or select an existing registration to create a new user account. (Candidates must publish at least one validated profile to make their profile available for buyers to view generally – see Help page on Sid4gov within Profile Management for details). iii) ensure all mandatory fields of their Sid4gov profile are completed. D and B data will be supplied automatically by D and B.

iv) Where access to Sid4gov is unavailable, contact the sid4gov Helpdesk: sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Once your sid4gov profile has been completed and validated progress to express interest in this tender as per section VI.3)Please ensure YOU keep your profile updated within Sid4gov regularly.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the ITT.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the ITT.
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: no

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:

CPC 00664

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: 30.4.2015
Payable documents: no

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

1.5.2015
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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

The following entities shall be eligible to become NOE CPC members in future and as such may utilise any resulting agreement(s) subject to the prior agreement of NOE CPC:

NOE CPC member bodies as listed at: http://www.noecpc.nhs.uk/our-current-customers, and any additional new CPC members for the duration of the contract, plus any other NHS/Public Sector bodies located in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, subject to the approval of NOE CPC, including but not limited to Acute Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Ambulance Trusts, Care Trusts, Hospital Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Community Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Health Boards, NHS Commissioning Boards, Commissioning Support Units and other health organisations (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), Health and Social Care Trusts (Northern Ireland), Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, Social Enterprises, NHS Collaborative Procurement Hubs/Organisations, GP Practices, Primary Care Commissioners, Department of Health, Public Health England and Local Authorities (where Local Authorities are engaged in the provision or commissioning of health related services, for example (but not limited to) the fields of healthcare, social care, early years care and public health).

For the avoidance of doubt the following is a list of our members on the date of publishing this notice:
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Bedford Hospitals NHS Trust
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Cannock Chase CCG
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
East Staffordshire CCG
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Health Education England
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Herefordshire CCG
Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Locala Community Partnerships CIC
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
North Staffordshire CCG
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King”s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Children”s NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Shropshire CCG
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Stafford and Surrounds CCG
Staffordshire and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
Stoke-on-Trent CCG
Telford and Wrekin CCG
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Listings of the entities eligible to utilise any resulting agreement(s), subject to the approval of NOE CPC, can be found at:
Acute Trusts:

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs):

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx

Mental Health Trusts:

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

Ambulance Trusts:

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

Care Trusts:

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA):

http://www.ntda.nhs.uk/

Special Health Authorities:

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

Arms Length Bodies:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/arms-length-bodies/our-arms-length-bodies

NHS England:

http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/d-com/ and other organisations involved in commissioning of primary care services via Clinical Commissioning Groups – CCGs supported by the Commissioning Support Units – CSU’s which will be responsible for commissioning most aspects of NHS care (or equivalent body/bodies established pursuant to legislation enacted as a result of, or in connection with, the White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS published July 2010.

CCG: www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/ccg-details/

CSU: www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/appointments/csu

NHS Professional Regulator:

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/healthregulators/Pages/professional-standards-authority.aspx

The Clinical Commissioning Board, Area Teams:

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx and other organisations involved in commissioning and/or overseeing General Practitioner services and GP consortia and GP Practices:

and any other provider of primary medical services:
a) who are a party to any of the following contracts:
– General Medical Services (GMS),
– Personal Medical Services (PMS),
– Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) and/or
b) Commissioned by NHS England or other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services, as described above.
Social Enterprises:

http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/

Local Authorities:

http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/org/la-data.do

NHS Wales (National Health Service for Wales) including but not limited to: Welsh Health Boards, Primary care services – GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:

http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/localservices/localhealthboards/

NHS Scotland (National Health Service for Scotland) including but not limited to: NHS Boards, Hospitals, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:

http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/index.aspx

NHS Northern Ireland (National Health Service for Northern Ireland) including but not limited to: Health and Social Care Trusts, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, social care services and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:

http://www.hscni.net/

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: Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: NOE CPC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers, in accordance with Regulation 32A of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Any tenderer wishing to appeal the decision to award the contract, or after the award of the contract appeal the award of the contract, shall have the rights set out in Part 9 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as amended in 2009 Remedies Directive and further amended in 2011.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30.3.2015

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