NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Public Health England and Diabetes UK, NHS England wishes to procure a Framework Agreement with up to 4 (four) providers who are able to provide, anywhere in England, between 10 000 and 100 000 behavioural interventions aimed at preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Health and social work services

2015/S 224-408059

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

National Health Service Commissioning Board
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
For the attention of: Dosanjh Raj
LS2 7UE Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: rajinder.dosanjh@ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.england.nhs.uk/

Electronic access to information: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

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

National Health Service Commissioning
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

NHS Diabetes Prevention 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 116 000 000 GBP

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

Public Health England and Diabetes UK, NHS England wishes to procure a Framework Agreement with up to 4 (four) providers who are able to provide, anywhere in England, between 10 000 and 100 000 behavioural interventions aimed at preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes in people with non-diabtic hyperglycaemia (or pre-diabetes) over the 3 year term of the Framework Agreement. It is anticipated that between them, the providers will deliver up to 30 000 behavioural interventions in the first year of the Framework Agreement and will be able to upscale to deliver up to 60 000 behavioural interventions in year 2 and up to 100,000 behavioural interventions in year 3. The numbers of behavioural interventions may vary during the term of the Framework Agreement and these figures are estimates only, as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown.
The primary aim of the NDPP is to reduce the incidence of Type 2 diabetes in the cohort referred onto the NDPP (i.e. those with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia). The secondary aims are:
(i) to reduce blood glucose parameters (Hba1c or Fasting Plasma Glucose) in participants at 12 months and beyond;
(ii) to reduce weight of participants at 12 months and beyond, and
(iii) to maximise programme completion rates by those referred onto the programme. A tertiary aim of the programme is to establish sound data collection mechanisms to ensure that programme effectiveness to reduce the long term microvascular and cardiovascular complications of Type 2 diabetes, as well as to reduce the associated higher mortality risk, can be assessed.
The behavioural interventions should include a focus on diabetes risk, weight loss, physical activity and diet and explicit use of behavioural theory and strategies. The focus is on individuals who are on the threshold of developing diabetes and non-diabetic hyperglycaemia is defined as having an HbA1c 42 — 47 mmol/mol (6.0 — 6.4 %) or a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) of 5.5 — 6.9 mmol/mol. Only individuals aged 18 years or over will be eligible for the behavioural intervention and the primary routes of referral will be by a General Practitioner or via the NHS Health Check and a blood test must have been completed prior to referral. Successful providers may be able to seek potential service users using a direct to consumer approach. Further details will be set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT). NHS England will seek to identify Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities with which it might enter into separate arrangements in relation to referrals. It is anticipated that Clinical Commissioning Groups and/ or Local Authorities will be involved in awarding contracts under the Framework Agreement and the contracts may be awarded by way of a direct call off or following a reopening of competition. Interested providers must be able to deliver the behavioural interventions anywhere in England and the ability to mobilise quickly may be assessed at tender stage. Further details will be set out in the ITT.
The results of the behavioural interventions will be evaluated to inform any potential changes to the specification during the term of the Framework Agreement. NHS England therefore reserves the right to make non material amendments to the specification during the term of the Framework Agreement to improve the behavioural interventions, however NHS England may also carry out further procurement processes in relation to the NDPP. Providers may deliver aspects of the behavioural interventions through innovative means (such as, but not limited to, via the internet or a mobile phone application) however the core requirement in the specification will be that the behavioural interventions will be delivered face to face because evidence from previous diabetes prevention programmes sets out that face to face services are more likely to lead to a successful outcome for the service user. Where innovative means are used for the delivery of the behavioural interventions, they would have to be the subject of an evaluation and the data on outcomes would have to be shared with, and the relevant provider would have to work with, the relevant evaluation team in relation to that evaluation.
During the first year of the Framework Agreement, it is anticipated that providers would be paid on a per intervention basis. NHS England reserves the right to vary the Framework Agreement during its term so that the payment mechanism is amended to reflect a payment by results (often referred to as outcomes based) mechanism. Further details will be set out in the ITT.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85140000, 85312310, 98000000, 85141000, 85312320, 85322000, 80000000, 85312300, 98336000, 75200000, 98334000, 85323000,85100000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Framework Agreement will be for a term of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 12 months at the option of the Contracting Authority. The Framework Agreement value in II.1.4 is an estimated figure and covers all possible extensions. The exact value of the contract opportunities will be dependent on whether the Contracting Authority exercises the options detailed in this section and section II.2.2.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Framework Agreement will include the option for the Contracting Authority to extend it for a further 12 months in addition to the initial 36 months period upon review.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

in days: 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:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, including parent company guarantees, bonds and other forms of appropriate security.

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

Further details will be provided in the tender documents.

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

Requests to participate will be accepted from groupings of economic operators (consortia). In the event of a successful consortium bid, the contracting authority may specify that the consortium takes a particular legal form and/or require that a single consortium member takes primary liability or that each member undertakes joint and several liability irrespective of the legal form adopted. Where a subsidiary company is used, the ultimate parent company may be required to provide a guarantee in respect of the performance of the contract by the subsidiary before acceptance of a tender.

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 the requirements are met: These will be set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
These will be set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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 number of operators: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: This is set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
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:

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 54-094568 of 18.3.2015

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: 7.12.2015 – 12:00

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

7.12.2015 – 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
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 National Health Service Commissioning Board is the Contracting Authority. The Board uses the operational name ‘NHS England’. As set out in section II.1.5, it is anticipated that Clinical Commissioning Groups as established under the NHS Act 2006 and/or Local Authorities as defined in the Local Government Act 1972 will be involved in awarding contracts under the Framework Agreement and the contracts may be awarded by way of a direct call off or following a reopening of competition. Further details will be set out in the ITT. The Framework Agreement will be between the NHS Commissioning Board (operating as NHS England) and the Applicant, however 1) the NHS Commissioning Board; 2) any Clinical Commissioning Group; and/or 3) any Local Authority will be able to enter into a direct contract with the Applicant for any of the Services under the Framework Agreement.
Before the award of the Framework Agreement, successful providers will have to have in place Cyber Essentials Basic certification or equivalent. During the first year of the Framework Agreement, the successful providers will be contractually obliged to obtain Cyber Essentials Plus certification or equivalent. Any organisation interested in providing the Services should following the details below:
The PQQ reference for this procurement is: pqq_169.

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The deadline for organisations to submit their completed PQQ responses will be the date in section IV.3.4.
This Contract Notice is a voluntary notice. The reference to ‘restricted procedure’ at section IV.1.1 does not apply. The Contracting Authority therefore reserves the right to have negotiation and/or dialogue with Bidders if required and further details will be set out in the ITT. The procurement will be run in accordance with Regulation 5(2) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (the ‘Regulations’) that sets out specific Regulations that apply to contracts for Part B services. The Contracting Authority will not be bound by the Regulations except to the extent that they specifically apply to Part B services contracts.
At tender stage the Contracting Authority reserves the right to introduce financial envelopes within which the services must be priced. Further details (if required) regarding these requirements will be detailed in the tender documents. NHS England does not anticipate that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’) will apply in locations where this is to be a novel service. However, bidders should make their own enquiries as to the extent that similar existing services are provided locally. On expiry of the services provided under the contracts resulting from this procurement process, it is envisaged that the services will be reprocured and that TUPE will apply where any new bidder takes over substantially the same service. Bidders will be expected to comply with an orderly transition to the new provider.
Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contracts must be priced in sterling and written in English. Any agreements entered into will be governed by English Law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
The Contracting Authority is not liable for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers in bidding for this contract opportunity.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel this tender process at any time and not to award any of the contracts/ any part of the contracts.

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: Any appeals under this process should be addressed to the contact in point I.1.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.11.2015

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