Long Term Care Framework Agreement for NHS Wales

Long Term Care Framework Agreement for NHS Wales

Cardiff and Vale Health Board is seeking to establish a framework of suitably qualified for the provision (on a call off ‘as required’ basis) of long term care in patients homes for a variety of medical conditions, as follows:  Spinal Injuries, Brain Injuries, Ventilated Patients, Domicillary Care Packages.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Health services

2014/S 087-152669

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Wales Procurement Services on Behalf of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park
For the attention of: Leah Dixon
CF14 4XW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920744248
E-mail: leah.dixon@wales.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 2920746271

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0221

Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: NHS Wales Procurement Services on Behalf of Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park
For the attention of: Leah Dixon
CF14 4XW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920747246
E-mail: leah.dixon@wales.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 2920746271
Internet address: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: NHS Wales Procurement Services on behalf of Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park
For the attention of: Leah Dixon
CF14 4XW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920744248
E-mail: leah.dixon@wales.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 2920746271
Internet address: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: NHS Wales Procurement Services
Bevan House, 24-30 Lambourne Crescent, Llanishen
CF14 5GF Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920315500
E-mail: leah.dixon@wales.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 2920315450
Internet address: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk

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:

Long Term Care Framework Agreement.

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: Cardiff & Vale Univesity Health Board.

NUTS code UKL22

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

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

Cardiff and Vale Health Board is seeking to establish a framework of suitably qualified for the provision (on a call off ‘as required’ basis) of long term care in patients homes for a variety of medical conditions, as follows:
— Spinal Injuries,
— Brain Injuries,
— Ventilated Patients,
— Domicillary Care Packages.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is committed to improving the quality of life for people recovering from a major illness and to provide them with the opportunity to live more independently in the communiy, and to provide people with the opportunities to live fulfilled lives.
Service provision will focus on the individuals recovery, increasing their independence, confidence and a sense of safety
Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code pqq_31408 within the appropriate area.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8510000085323000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The duration of the framework is for an initial term of three (3) years, with an option to extend, at the sole discretion of the Health Board for up to an additional 12 months.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As set out in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire.

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

As set out in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire.

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

As set out in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire.

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: As set out in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire.
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

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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire.
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:

pqq_31408
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

23.5.2014 – 12:00

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

2.6.2014

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

Suppliers wishing to participate in this tender must register on the sell2wales and Bravo Solutions websites.
Instructions on how to access the Pre Qualification Questionnaire [available through the Bravo Solutions website] is stated below.
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://etenderwales.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 e-tendering help desk.
Please be aware of the following;
1. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole, in part or annul the tendering process and not award any contract;
2. Bidders should note that they will be required to enter into terms and conditions of contract as set out in the ITT and that save for matters of clarification or consistency the Contracting Authority will not negotiate the terms;
3. The Contracting Authority will not accept completed PQQ”s after the stated closing date;
4. All documents to be priced (where applicable) in sterling and all payments made in sterling;
5. All tender costs and liabilities incurred by bidders shall be the sole responsibility of the bidders;
6. In reference to II.1.9 (Variants) to the extent permitted, if at all, in the tender documents;
7. Prospective suppliers should note that NHS Shared Services Partnership – Procurement Services is acting on behalf of Cardiff and Vale ULHB;
8. The authority reserves the right to award via a series of lots. The authority reserves the right to evaluate each lot as a separate contract, it will, however, also factor into any tender evaluation any additional value or benefit from the potential award of multiple lots. Please note that the lots provided are not exhaustive, nor are any of the descriptions confirmed.
Prospective bidders should note the Lots of the contract is indicative and is subject to confirmation in the Invitation to Tender documents (ITT).
The Contracting Authority intends to use an E-tendering System in this procurement exercise.
(WA Ref:2628)
(WA Ref:9811)

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

NHS Wales Procurement Services on behalf of Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Procurement Department, 8th Floor, Brecknock House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park
CF14 4XW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: leah.dixon@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 2920744248
Fax: +44 2920746271

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will allow, on a voluntary basis, a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period between notifying the award decision and awarding the contract. Unsuccessful tenderers and applicants are entitled to receive reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the tenderer/applicant was unsuccessful. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the procurement rules have the right to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action is subject to strict time limits in accordance with the Public Contracts (Amendments) Regulations 2009.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.5.2014

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