National Clinical Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients

National Clinical Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients

1. To develop a robust, high quality audit designed around key quality indicators likely to support local and national quality improvement.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2015/S 071-126329

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
6th Floor, Tenter House, 45 Moorfields
For the attention of: Nicholas Holmes
EC2Y 9AE London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement1@hqip.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.hqip.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.hqip.org.uk/procurement/

Electronic access to information: http://www.hqip.org.uk/procurement/

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: Charitable organisation commissioning on behalf of NHS England

I.3)Main activity

Health
Other: National Clinical Audit

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Welsh Government
Major Health Conditions Policy Team, Healthcare Policy Division,Directorate of Health Policy, Department for Health and Social Services, Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

HQIP NCA 169 National Clinical Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients.

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 UKI,UK

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)

The overarching requirements of this National Clinical Audit are as follows:
To improve the quality of services and the outcomes achieved for patents with breast cancer in England and Wales, with a particular focus on addressing the barriers to high quality care for patents who develop breast cancer later in life.
This aim will be achieved through a project with the following objectives:
1. To develop a robust, high quality audit designed around key quality indicators likely to support local and national quality improvement.
2. To achieve and maintain close alignment with relevant NICE national guidelines and quality standards throughout the audit, as appropriate.
3. 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, MDT, possibly consultant level and other levels of reporting.
To identify from the outset the full range of audiences for the reports and other audit outputs, and plan and tailor them accordingly.
Aims of this National Clinical Audit:
The successful tenderer will provide a national comparative clinical audit of the quality and outcomes of NHS-funded care for older patients with Breast Cancer, in England and Wales. The audit is being commissioned on behalf of NHS England and the Welsh Government.
The audit will comprise:
Element 1; a continuous prospective audit of all eligible patients from their first presentation at MDT with primary breast cancer.
Element 2: a feasibility study to be completed in the first two years of the contract to explore:
— the feasibility of extending the audit to cover patients with metastatic disease;
— the feasibility and value of linking data from the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey with future national breast cancer audit data at patient level;
— the feasibility of extending the audit along the patient pathway to include routes to diagnosis, bone health management, planning and palliative care etc.
Suitable providers will need to be able to demonstrate:
— effective and fully integrated clinical leadership;
— the ability to engage actively with all relevant disciplines;
— robust project management skills;
— methodological expertise and experience, data collection, data cleaning and analysis and information security/management skills, including understanding/experience of patient-level data linkage;
— 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 3 previous financial years, a statement of turnover, profit and 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 letter outlining the current cash and credit position.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85140000, 85100000

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 contract value for the full 5 year term, which includes a possible 2 year extension, is between 1 050 000 GBP and 1 750 000 GBP. However, the contract is being offered for 3 years initially with a maximum budget of 1 050 000 GBP available, and bids exceeding this limit may be rejected.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Possible extension of initial contract by up to 24 months.

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: 36 (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:

As per the ITT.

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

As per the PQQ and ITT.

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

As per the PQQ and ITT.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per acceptance of HQIP Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract supplied with the PQQ and ITT packs.
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 per the PQQ and ITT.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the PQQ and ITT.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the PQQ and 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

Restricted

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

Envisaged minimum number 2: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Up to 5 of the highest scoring prospective suppliers at PQQ stage, who score more than 50 % of the available marks and meet all of the mandatory requirements.
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:

HQIP NCA 169 National Clincial Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients

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

14.5.2015 – 12:00

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

1.6.2015

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

Procurement documents (including the PQQ and the ITT) will be made available from Monday 13.4.2015.
This contract opportunity is being offered under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
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: As per the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.4.2015

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