National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport

National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport

NHS Shared Business Services Limited in partnership with 365 Response are seeking to add Providers to the Framework Agreement for Health and Social Care Transport.

United Kingdom-Salford: Health services

2015/S 192-348217

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS SBS
05280446
Halyard Court, 31 Broadway
For the attention of: Andrew Payne
M50 2UW Salford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612123935
E-mail: andrew_payne@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/CompanyInformation/Index/39

Electronic access to information: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=13127&B=NHSSBS

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=13127&B=NHSSBS

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

NHS Shared Business Services
31 Broadway, Chandlers Point, Halyard Court
M50 2UW Salford
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport – Wave 4.

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: Salford.

NUTS code UK

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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 515 000 000 GBP

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

NHS Shared Business Services Limited (NHS SBS) in partnership with 365 Response are seeking to add Providers to the Framework Agreement for Health and Social Care Transport, for use by or on behalf of UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3), including without limitation, (I) any National Health Service (NHS) Trust, (II) other persons and bodies exercising NHS functions or otherwise providing NHS services (including, but not limited to clinical commissioning groups, commissioning support units, NHS England and foundation trusts) (being other NHS entities), (III) other UK public sector bodies providing non-health services, (IV) private sector entitles in the UK and Isle of Man public services sector. For Providers who failed to meet the application criteria the first time of applying or for any new entrants to the market during the life of the Framework Agreement, the application process will be reopened at 6 monthly intervals and advertised accordingly. This current procurement is the third such ‘reopening’. Please note that applications will be processed as they are received.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000, 85143000

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

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This Framework Agreement will provide but not limited to the contracting bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successor to these organisations) and associated bodies with a range of Health and Social Care Transport, including but not limited to Urgent Care, Mental Health, Learning Disability, End of Life Care, Acute Hospitals, General Practice, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Community Service Providers, Primary Care, Personalised Packages of Transport for Personal Budget Holders, Community Logistics and any other future transport requirements within the Health and Social Care sector. It offers no guaranteed level of activity or payment to any successful Providers. The service will be procured against a common service specification split into 30 lots, consisting of geographical areas. All Providers who wish to provide the services are invited to apply and must be able to demonstrate compliance with the evaluation criteria. For Providers who fail to meet the criteria the first time of applying or for any new entrants to the market during the life of the Framework, the application process will be re-opened as a minimum at 6 monthly intervals and advertised accordingly.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 515 000 000 GBP

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

Duration in months: 060 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Arden Herefordshire and Worcestershire Area

1)Short description

Arden Herefordshire and Worcestershire Area.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Arden Herefordshire and Worcestershire Area.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire

1)Short description

Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Birmingham and the Black Country

1)Short description

Birmingham and the Black Country.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Birmingham and the Black Country.

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

1)Short description

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral

1)Short description

Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral.

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

1)Short description

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear.

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

1)Short description

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Lot No: 8 Lot title: Devon Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

1)Short description

Devon Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Devon Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

Lot No: 9 Lot title: Durham, Darlington and Tees

1)Short description

Durham, Darlington and Tees.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Durham, Darlington and Tees.

Lot No: 10 Lot title: East Anglia

1)Short description

East Anglia.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000, 85143000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 10 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — East Anglia.

Lot No: 11 Lot title: Essex

1)Short description

Essex.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 11 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Essex.

Lot No: 12 Lot title: Greater Manchester

1)Short description

Greater Manchester.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 12 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Greater Manchester.

Lot No: 13 Lot title: Hertfordshire and South Midlands

1)Short description

Hertfordshire and South Midlands.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 13 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Hertfordshire and South Midlands.

Lot No: 14 Lot title: Kent and Medway

1)Short description

Kent and Medway.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 14 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Kent and Medway.

Lot No: 15 Lot title: Lancashire

1)Short description

Lancashire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 15 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Lancashire.

Lot No: 16 Lot title: Leicester and Lincolnshire

1)Short description

Leicester and Lincolnshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 16 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Leicester and Lincolnshire.

Lot No: 17 Lot title: Merseyside

1)Short description

Merseyside.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 17 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Merseyside.

Lot No: 18 Lot title: North East London

1)Short description

North East London.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 18 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — North East London.

Lot No: 19 Lot title: North West London

1)Short description

North West London.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 19 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — North West London.

Lot No: 20 Lot title: North Yorkshire and Humber

1)Short description

North Yorkshire and Humber.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 20 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — North Yorkshire and Humber.

Lot No: 21 Lot title: Shropshire and Staffordshire

1)Short description

Shropshire and Staffordshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 21 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Shropshire and Staffordshire.

Lot No: 22 Lot title: South London

1)Short description

South London.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 22 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — South London.

Lot No: 23 Lot title: South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

1)Short description

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 23 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

Lot No: 24 Lot title: Surrey and Sussex

1)Short description

Surrey and Sussex.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 24 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Surrey and Sussex.

Lot No: 25 Lot title: Thames Valley

1)Short description

Thames Valley.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 25 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Thames Valley.

Lot No: 26 Lot title: Wessex

1)Short description

Wessex.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 26 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Wessex.

Lot No: 27 Lot title: West Yorkshire

1)Short description

West Yorkshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 27 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — West Yorkshire.

Lot No: 28 Lot title: Wales

1)Short description

Wales.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 28 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Wales.

Lot No: 29 Lot title: Scotland

1)Short description

Scotland.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 29 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Scotland.

Lot No: 30 Lot title: Northern Ireland

1)Short description

Northern Ireland.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85143000, 85100000, 34114122, 60140000, 60170000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 30 Lot title: National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport (Wave 4) — Northern Ireland.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

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

Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

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

Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met are set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT). This procurement exercise will be conducted on the EU supply eTendering portal at:https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com Candidates wishing to be considered for this agreement must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through this portal. To register interest:

1) Go to ‘Current Tender Opportunities’ from the eTendering portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

2) Find the tender listed and click on the title. This will take you to the letter of invitation.
3) If you are not a registered user of EU Supply follow the ‘On-line registration’ link otherwise follow the ‘Login’ link and enter user-name and password.
4) Once logged in ‘Accept’ the invitation to register your interest in the opportunity. You will then be taken direct to the tender response screen.
5) Go to the ‘Access Documents’ folder on the response screen to view and download tender documentation.
Further guidance on how to access and respond to the opportunity is available in the ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’ which is available for downloading from the main portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com (follow link: ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’). For any support in submitting your response please contact EU Supply help-desk at support@eu-supply.com (Tel.: +44 8008402050) quoting the tender ID number 21335.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met are set out in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met are set out in the ITT.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met are set out in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met are set out in the 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

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:

21335

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

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 213-370664 of 2.11.2013

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 152-273437 of 6.8.2014

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 37-063482 of 17.2.2015

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

27.10.2015 – 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

Duration in months: 024 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Estimated timing for further notices to be published: The application process will be re-opened as a minimum at 6 monthly intervals and advertised accordingly.

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 duration referenced in Section II.1.4) is for the placing of orders. The value provided in Section II 1.4 is only an estimate. The overarching agreement is for 60 Months and will end in April 2019. As per clause 2.1 of Document 1 The Applicant Instructions we are re-opening the competition to the market to allow new entrants. We cannot guarantee to successful Providers any business through this Framework Agreement. Spend and volumes may vary throughout the life of the Framework Agreement from the indicative levels given in this notice. Participants are advised that the services being procured under this Framework Agreement are classified as a Part B service and this is a voluntary OJEU notice and as such is not subject to the obligations of the Procurement Directives but are nevertheless subject to the general objectives of transparency; equal treatment and non-discrimination. NHS SBS reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by the public sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the framework. NHS SBS expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will NHS SBS be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If NHS SBS decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with the Providers, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential Providers. Any orders placed under the Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the Provider and the specific requesting other contracting body. NHS SBS and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement. NHS SBS jointly developed a Framework Agreement with 365 Response, for use by including without limitation, the following UK, Isle of Man and Scottish bodies (and any future successors to these organisations); Public sector bodies, including any statutory and other successor organisations to any of the foregoing and in addition any other commissioners (whether alone or jointly with any other organisation), Providers and regulators of NHS Funded (either in whole or in part) Services including Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS England (and all sub national offices including any body). In addition the following public sector bodies will be able to use the Framework: Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs (seehttp://www.civilservice.gov.uk/jobs/Departments-NDPBs-AtoL/A-to-F.aspx http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/Assets/PublicBodies2009_tcm6-35808.pdfhttp://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DI1/Directories/A-ZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm. National Health Service (NHS) bodies, including: Acute Trusts:http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx Clinical Commissioning Groups:http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/Clinical Commissioning GroupsListing.aspx Mental Health Trusts:http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx Ambulance Trusts:http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx Care Trusts:http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx NHS England:http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/NHSEnglandListing.aspx Special Health Authorities:http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx other English NHS bodies:http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx Arms Length Bodies:http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/OrganisationsthatworkwithDH/Armslengthbodies/Categorisationofarmslengthbodies/index.htm The NHS Commissioning Board and other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services and clinical commissioning groups which will be responsible for commissioning most aspects of NHS care (or equivalent body/bodies established pursuant to legislation enacted as a result of, or in connection with, the White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS published July 2010. GP Practices:http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx, and: http://www.general-practitioners-uk.co.uk/ and any other provider of primary medical services: a) who are a party to any of the following contracts: — General Medical Services (GMS), — Personal Medical Services (PMS), — Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) and/or

b) Commissioned by the NHS Commissioning Board or other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services, as described above. Social Enterprises:http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_119228.pdf Local Authorities:http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_AZ_ NHS Wales (National Health Service for Wales) including but not limited to: Welsh Health Boards, Primary care services — GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/localservices/localhealthboards/ NHS Scotland (National Health Service for Scotland) including but not limited to: NHS Boards, Hospitals, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services: http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/index.aspx NHS Northern Ireland (National Health Service for Northern Ireland) including but not limited to: Health and Social Care Trusts, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, social care services and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services: http://www.n-i.nhs.uk/ Local Authorities Police forces and other emergency services, including fire and rescue services, the maritime and coastguard agency and other rescue authorities (a list of police authorities and fire and rescue services can be found respectively at the following: http://www.police.uk/ and http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs Educational establishments (i.e. schools maintained by local authorities, academies, city technology colleges; the Learning and Skills Council; further education establishments, and universities registered social landlords (RSLs), a list of such authorities being available at:http://www.housingcorp.gov.uk/server/show/nav.489) Registered charities, as detailed at http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk Devolved and other administrations with the British Isles, including those detailed at: (in the case of Scotland) http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home, and http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/, (in the case of Wales)http://new.wales.gov.uk/?llang=en Her Majesty‘s prison service as detailed at www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk The Ministry of Defence as detailed atwww.mod.uk Isle of Man Government Health/Public Services http://www.gov.im/health/ Private sector entities in the UK and Isle of Man public services sector. This procurement exercise will be conducted on the EU supply eTendering portal at: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com and an advert is also being published on Contracts Finder web site, https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk. Candidates wishing to be considered for this agreement must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through this portal.

To register interest:

1) Go to ‘Current Tender Opportunities‘ from the eTendering portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

2) Find the tender listed and click on the title. This will take you to the letter of invitation.
3) If you are not a registered user of EU Supply follow the ‘On-line registration‘ link otherwise follow the ‘Login‘ link and enter user-name and password.
4) Once logged in ‘Accept‘ the invitation to register your interest in the opportunity. You will then be taken direct to the tender response screen.
5) Go to the ‘Access Documents‘ folder on the response screen to view and download tender documentation.
Further guidance on how to access and respond to the opportunity is available in the ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers‘ which is available for downloading from the main portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com (follow link: ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers‘). For any support in submitting your response please contact EU Supply Help-desk at support@eu-supply.com (Tel: +44 8008402050) quoting the tender ID number 21335. This opportunity has also been advertised on https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/

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: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 Calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. Such information should be requested from NHS SBS. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

NHS Shared Business Services Ltd
31 Broadway, Chandlers Point, Halyard Court
M50 2UW Salford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: andrew_payne@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1612123935

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.9.2015

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