Management Consultancy Support North East Quality Observatory

Management Consultancy Support North East Quality Observatory

Measuring Quality Improvement and Innovation,Investigating Variation,Improving Patient Experience, Improving Patient Safety, Healthcare Literature Reviews, Healthcare Research.

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2015/S 004-004442

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
St Nicholas Hospital, Jubilee Road, Gosforth
For the attention of: Gavin Thompson
NE3 3XT Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8448115522

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA24228

Electronic access to information: www.mytenders.org

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.mytenders.org

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

North East Quality Observatory (NEQOS)

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Framework Agreement for Consultancy Support to the North East Quality Observatory (NEQOS).

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Newcastle Upon Tyne.

NUTS code UKC2

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: 50

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

The North East Quality Observatory System (NEQOS) who are hosted through a joint agreement between Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) and South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, are seeking to establish a Framework Agreement for consultancy support to assist with delivering its annual work programme.
The types of work that will be covered by the framework are likely to include (but will not be limited to):
— Measuring Quality Improvement & Innovation,
— Investigating Variation,
— Improving Patient Experience,
— Improving Patient Safety,
— Healthcare Literature Reviews,
— Healthcare Research,
— Benchmarking, Indicator Development,
— Data and Statistical Analysis,
— Assessment, Evaluation & Advisory,
— Development of tools, toolkits,
— Modelling & Simulation,
— Workshops, Training & Consultations,
— Communications.
NEQOS have a work programme that typically consists of up to 100 individual projects annually across a range of work streams. Each work stream requires specialist knowledge, skills and experience. Projects usually have the following four distinct roles.
— Project Direction and Facilitation (Project Director),
— Epidemiological support (Consultant Epidemiologist,
— Data Analyst (Project Supplier),
— Other supplier functions.
We are seeking individual consultants and companies with the capability of working successfully against the requirements described above. Unlike a conventional contract, the initial value of the framework agreement will be zero, but will carry the potential for subsequent business opportunities to be won. Further information is detailed within the Tender Document.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site athttp://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=146309

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.myTenders.org/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72221000, 79400000, 71600000, 72316000, 75112100

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Initial contract term will be 24 months, with the option to extend for up to a further 24 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Consultancy support to the North East Quality Observatory

1)Short description

Use of lots are at the Contracting Authority’s absolute discretion and whether these options will be pursued will be detailed by the Contracting Authority in due course.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72221000, 79400000, 71600000, 72316000, 75112100

3)Quantity or scope

Consultancy support to the North East Quality Observatory.
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:

Appropriate statement from bankers.

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

Further details will be provided to those who express interest in this opportunity and/or are invited to tender.

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

No special legal form is required, but each supplier will be required to become jointly and severally responsible for the contract before acceptance.

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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
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

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:

CON/169/RX4
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

16.2.2015 – 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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments made in relation to the project made in GBP.
Any resulting contract will be considered as a contract made in England according to English Law and subject to the exclusive juridiction of the English Courts. All discussions will be in English.
The Trust does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender and reserves the right to cancel this award procedure at any time.
The Contract Award Criteria will be provided in the invitation to tender.
The Trust shall not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing interest in or tendering for this opportunity.
The successful tenderer will be required to give an undertaking that it will comply with all UK and EC legislation, standard and applicable guidance.
All dates detailed in this Contract Notice are approximate and are subject to change. Use of variants and lots are at the Contracting Authority’s absolute discretion and whether these options will be pursued will be detailed by the Contracting Authority in due course
(MT Ref:146309).
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:

5.1.2015

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