National Clinical Audit – National Head and Neck Cancer Audit
The successful tenderer will provide a national comparative clinical audit of the quality and outcomes of NHS-funded care for adults with head and neck cancer, in England and Wales.
United Kingdom-London: Health services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
Tenter House, 45 Moorfields
For the attention of: Carol Pilcher
EC2Y 9AE London
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.hqip.org.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
Other: National Clinical Audit
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKI1
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The successful tenderer will provide a national comparative clinical audit of the quality and outcomes of NHS-funded care for adults with head and neck cancer, in England and Wales. The audit will comprise:
– Element 1: A continuous prospective clinical audit of the management and outcomes of patients with head and neck cancer.
– Element 2: OPTIONAL, A 1-year feasibility study to establish the collection and reporting of PROMs and / or PREMs from patients with head and cancer within the audit.
Aims of this National Clinical Audit:
To improve the quality of services and the outcomes achieved for patients with head and cancer in England and Wales.
This aim will be achieved through a project with the following objectives:
– To build on the learning of the audit to date, preserving and further developing the most successful design features, with particular emphasis on improving its capacity to support quality improvement.
– To achieve and maintain close alignment with relevant NICE national guidelines and quality standards throughout the audit, as appropriate.
– To continue to develop mechanisms to extend the audit to cover key aspects further along the patient pathway, including referral, diagnosis and longer term outcomes, including the treatment-associated morbidity of survivors.
– To build on the current development work around risk adjustment to ensure that risk adjustment is included in all relevant reporting under this contract.
– To realise benefits, as appropriate, from the existing cancer data flows through the National Cancer Registration Service.
– To enable improvements through the provision of timely, high quality data that compares providers of healthcare, and comprises an integrated mixture of named Trust or Health Board, Cancer Strategic Clinical Network, MDT and consultant level reporting.
Suitable providers will need to be able to demonstrate:
– Effective and fully-integrated clinical leadership.
– The ability to engage actively with all relevant professional disciplines.
– Robust project management skills.
– Methodological expertise and experience, data collection, analyst and information security/management skills.
– Sound knowledge of information governance and procedures for gaining permissions for data processing.
– Capacity and experience to successfully deliver the above requirement(s).
– Sound economic and financial standing assessed by evidence of professional indemnity insurance, audited accounts covering at least three previous financial years, a statement of turnover, profit & loss account and cash flow for the most recent year of trading, a statement of your cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank statement outlining the current cash and credit position.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
85100000, 85140000, 85000000, 85148000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 050 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: INITIAL 3 YEAR CONTRACT FOLLOWED BY POSSIBLE EXTENSION PERIOD OF UP TO A FURTHER 2 YEARS
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: AS PER PQQ
AS PER PQQ & ITT
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
AS PER PQQ & ITT
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: HIGHEST SCORING 4 PARTICIPANTS, WHO REACH A MINIMUM 50% OF THE MARKS AVAILABLE WILL BE INVITED TO TENDER
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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: