National Clinical Audit of Specialist Rehabilitation for Patients with Complex Needs Following Major Injury

National Clinical Audit of Specialist Rehabilitation for Patients with Complex Needs Following Major Injury

Provision of a national comparative audit of the organisation, access to, and quality and outcomes of English and Welsh NHS and Defence Medical Services specialist rehabilitation services provided for adults with complex needs following major injury. 

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2014/S 096-167985

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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

HQIP NCA 137 National Clinical Audit of Specialist Rehabilitation for Patients with Complex Needs Following Major Injury.

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

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)

Provision of a national comparative audit of the organisation, access to, and quality and outcomes of English and Welsh NHS and Defence Medical Services specialist rehabilitation services provided for adults with complex needs following major injury. Other devolved nations could be included should their funding bodies choose.
It will comprise the following elements:
— Element 1: Comparative data on the location, characterisation and referral pathways of specialist rehabilitation services.
— Element 2: A continuous prospective clinical audit of new patients with complex needs who receive specialist rehabilitation following major injury/trauma.
— Element 3: 1-Year feasibility study on PROMs/PREMs collected from specialist rehabilitation patients and their carers.
— Element 4: Feasibility study during contract year 2 for including patients eligible for specialist rehabilitation on discharge from a major trauma centre who do not subsequently attend.
Key Activities:
These will include, but are not limited to:
To determine the scope, provision, quality and efficacy of specialist rehabilitation services for patients with complex needs following major injury across England and Wales, in order to drive:
a. Improved and equitable access to specialist rehabilitation services for eligible patients.
b. Improved physical and psychological recovery, the reduction of long-term disability and improved re-entry to education or the workplace following specialist rehabilitation.
This aim will be achieved through a project with the following objectives:
1.To enable these improvements through the provision of high quality data that compares providers of healthcare.
2.To achieve and maintain close alignment with relevant NICE national guidance and quality standards throughout the audit, as appropriate.
3. To include, in time, comparative data captured directly from patients and carers through the collection, analysis and reporting of validated patient and carer reported outcome and experience measures (PROMs / PREMs). Vocational outcomes should be included.
4.To link data at the individual patient level to TARN, UK-ROC and other relevant national datasets to maximise impact and reduce data entry burden.
5. To consider and plan from the outset other linkage activity which, whilst not required to meet the current scope, might in the future facilitate extension of the audit further along the patient care pathway.
6. To consider and plan carefully from the outset how the audit’s reports and other outputs will be used to stimulate change both locally and nationally.
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, 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 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 letter outlining the current cash and credit position.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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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: 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:

Initial contract of 36 months being offered with possible extension of up to 24 months. Estimated value excluding VAT: 900,000 GBP.

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 & 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 & 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 & Conditions 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

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 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Up to four 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 137 National Clinical Audit of Specialist Rehabilitation for Patients with Complex Needs following Major Injury

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

8.7.2014 – 12:00

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

30.7.2014

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

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 pre-qualifying questionnaire (PQQ) packs will be made available by request from Tuesday 27.5.2014.
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 Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.5.2014

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