National Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme

National Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme

These reviews will support health and social care professionals, and policy makers to clarify the contribution of various causes of death to the overall burden of excess premature mortality for people with learning disabilities; identify variation and best practice; and assess the impact of service change leading to the identification of key recommendations for improvement.

United Kingdom-London: Health services

2014/S 242-426484

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

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
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 under contract on behalf of NHS England

I.3)Main activity

Health
Other: National clinical audit and patient outcome review programme

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 163 National Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme.

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 UKI1

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)

1. The procurement
1.1. Background Information
The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has been requested to commission a National Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme on behalf of NHS England (NHSE).
The aim of this programme is to drive improvement in the quality of health and social care service delivery for people with learning disabilities (LD) and to help reduce premature mortality and health inequalities in this population, through national and local mortality case review. These reviews will support health and social care professionals, and policy makers to clarify the contribution of various causes of death to the overall burden of excess premature mortality for people with learning disabilities; identify variation and best practice; and assess the impact of service change leading to the identification of key recommendations for improvement.
The programme aims to complement and contribute to the work of other agencies such as the Learning Disability Public Health Observatory, academic research studies, NICE, the CQC inspection programme, Local Government Associations, The Transforming Care (Winterbourne View) Improvement Programme, as well as Third sector and voluntary agencies.
Specifically it seeks;
1. To put people with LD and their families at the centre of the development and delivery of the work programme.
2. To drive improvement in the quality of health and social care service delivery for people with learning disabilities to reduce the prevalence of early mortality and health inequalities in this population, through national and local mortality case review.
3. To assess service delivery locally and nationally, identify variation (e.g. across areas) and best practice, and assess the impact of service change.
4. To highlight gaps in the provision of integrated care for patients with LD and provide recommendations on how these can be addressed.
5. To identify key audiences and target and disseminate key messages and recommendations for improvement to them.
6. To influence practice change at individual professional/clinician/allied health professional level.
7. To influence change in policy and service provision at national level with Government, NHS England, Public Health England and Local Government Association.
8. To support commissioning and service redesign by helping commissioners understand their opportunities to improve service delivery, reduce variation and learn from best practice.
9. To contribute to a move towards equality of treatment and Parity of Esteem for people with LD and help tackle the systemic contributors to the health and access inequalities they face.
1.2. The Requirement
This procurement seeks to appoint a provider to establish a National Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme in England. The contract will be for three years in the first instance, subject the availability of continued funding for this period. The appointed provider will deliver the following work streams.:
Part A: National Mortality Review Function
This work stream will comprise of the following functions:
— The development and establishment of a methodology for the case review of deaths of people with learning disability,
— The development of a web based portal for case review,
— The review of selected cases according to an agreed rolling programme of thematic priorities,
— In collaboration with stakeholders the development a core dataset for use by local review teams reviewing the deaths of people with learning disability,
— Aggregation, analysis and reporting on core data for all deaths reviewed locally.
Part B: National Themed Reviews
A rolling programme of thematic reviews will be undertaken over the 3 year contract period.
Part C: Support of local reviews carried out by Local Authorities (LAs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
This work stream will comprise of the following functions:
This work stream will comprise of the following functions:
— The development and roll out of a core dataset for use by local review teams reviewing the deaths of people with learning disability
— The development of standardised practice for local reviews using standardised tools The provision of strategic support to promote the new review process, to help identify leaders in local areas, and to support the development of local case reviews of deaths of people with learning disabilities through the sharing of best practice.
— The provision of support to local areas in their development of action plans, further to their identification of lessons learnt following their case reviews
NB: Local reviews are funded through local funding arrangements and not through this contract.
Part D: Additional Projects
Alongside the mortality reviews project proposals for three projects will be submitted by the service provider to the Independent Advisory Group for assessment and a timetable for their roll out will be managed by the IAG across the 3 years of the contract.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85148000, 85140000, 85000000

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:

As per ITT.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 394 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend the contract for up to 24 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 1 and 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 PQQ & ITT.

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

As per 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 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 PQQ & ITT.
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 PQQ & ITT.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per PQQ & 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 1: and maximum number 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per PQQ.
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 163

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.1.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.1.2015 – 12:00

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

17.2.2015

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

Pre-qualification Packs (PQQs) will be made available from 18.12.2014.
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 Contract 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:

11.12.2014

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