NHS Harrow CCG Community Services Tender

NHS Harrow CCG Community Services Tender

NHS Harrow CCG are inviting suitably qualified and experienced Bidders to deliver Community Services. Within the scope of the Community Services re-procurement are 2 proposed contract lots: Lot 1: Community services which includes Community and Specialist Nursing.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2014/S 245-432112

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Harrow CCG
4th Floor, The Heights, Harrow
For the attention of: Mark Algar
HA1 3AW London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: mark.algar2@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: ww.harrowccg.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: ww.harrowccg.nhs.uk

Electronic access to information: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

NHS Harrow CCG Community Services.

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 UKI23

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)

NHS Harrow CCG are inviting suitably qualified and experienced Bidders to deliver Community Services.
Within the scope of the Community Services re-procurement are 2 proposed contract lots:
— Lot 1: Community services which includes Community and Specialist Nursing.
This contract will go live in October 2015 and will include provision of a Single Point of Access (SPA) for health and social care professionals. Services will need to be delivered as part of GP led multi-disciplinary teams which will operate a sub-network level.
— Lot 2: Intermediate Care Services.
This contract will go live in April 2016 and will incorporate provision of a rapid response team to prevent hospital admission, home base rehabilitation and an early supported discharge team.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85141200

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: 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:

There is likley to considerable activity from the resulting contract as a result of the number of services that will be included within the portfolio. Indicative activity for some of these services is as follows:
Community Cardiology Services: 6 783.
Community Diabetes Services: 6 401.
Podiatry: 22 725.
District Nursing: 67 909.
Palliative Care Services: 4 671.
Target Admission Avoidance: 3 065.
Tissue Viability: 1 928.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 32 127 461 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: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Community Services including Communtiy Nursing and and Specialist Nursing

1)Short description

This contract will go live in October 2015 and will include provision of a Single Point of Access (SPA) for health and social care professionals. Services will need to be delivered as part of GP led multi-disciplinary teams which will operate a sub-network level.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 19 098 421 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Single Point of Access (SPA).
Within the scope of the SPA element of the service is the provision of a single point of access to community services for health and social care professionals in Harrow; in particular, GPs; the acute provider and Harrow Council.
The SPA will play a key part in reducing hospital admissions by facilitating the provision of responsive services within the community. It will also coordinate arrangements for hospital discharge back into the community.
It will also be incentivised to make the optimum use of community services which includes the community and specialist nursing resource to maximise patient quality of life and to maximise the utilisation of the resources available.
Community Services (which includes Community and Specialist Nursing).
Within the scope of this element of the specification are the following functions:
— Community Nursing Services for Housebound Patients;
— Healthcare Assessments, Patient Wellbeing and Care Plans (Core Community Nursing):
Maintaining Care (Holding) (Core Community Nursing);
Patient Treatments (core District Nursing);
— Podiatry Services;
— Cardiology Care Management;
— Continence (Level 1);
— Diabetes Pathway (Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service);
— HIV Service;
— Respiratory Pathway;
— Tissue Viability Service;
— Community Equipment;
— Community Consultant.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Intermediate Care Services

1)Short description

This contract will go live in April 2016 and will incorporate provision of a rapid response team to prevent hospital admission, home base rehabilitation and an early supported discharge team.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 13 029 040 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Within the scope of this specification will be the services currently provided as part of the existing STARRS Scheme (Short Term Assessment, Reablement and Rehabilitation Scheme). These functions include:
— Rapid Response Team, which provides support for patients at high risk of hospital admission following a referral from a GP for up to 5 days;
— Early Supported Discharge, which provides intensive support for patients at home following discharge from hospital (including community transport); and
— Short term rehabilitation, which provides intensive clinical therapies for up to 6 weeks following hospital discharge.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: To those conditions stipulated within the procurement and contract documentation.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender. Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists. Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so. Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Documentation to be supplied as listed in the documents issued for the contract. Evaluation will be conducted by Churned Borough Council financial Services.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

competitive dialogue

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

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in the pre-qualification and subsequent documents, but bidders are invited to submit the most economically advantageous tender as defined by a combination of cost and quality.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:

MA/041114/HCCG

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

no

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

23.1.2015 – 12:00

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

27.4.2015

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

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: 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

All documentation can be downloaded from https:nhssbs.eu-supply.com
Where a bidder is not already registered documents can only be access following registration. The registration process is simple and will take a few moments. Once registered bidders are able to access this opportunity through the list of projects and/or through using the search functionality. If you experience any difficulty in registering and/or technical issues in obtaining documentation please contact the help desk — contact details are listed on the EU Supply home page.
The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and in such event will not be liable for any costs incurred by any party.
Bids will be evaluated so as to provide the most economically advantageous outcome for each public body using the award criteria listed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and subsequent Invitation to Participate in Dialogue (ITPD), and Invitation to Submit Final Tender (ISFT) documentation.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

NHS Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group
4th Floor, The Heights
HA1 3AW Harrow
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: NHS Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the decision to award the contract is communicated to tenderers. This decision notice will incorporate the award criteria, the reasons for the decision, the reasons why a tenderer did not meet any technical specification, the identity of the successful tenderer(s) and a precise statement of when the standstill period is expected to end. Any appeal or challenge against the award decision must be communicated to the address stated within the standstill period. If an appeal or challenge regarding the decision to award the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have suffered harm or are at risk of harm by a breach of the procurement rules to take action in the High Court (England Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought within 3 months (NB this time limit may be reduced to 30 days in circumstances where the contract award has been publicised to all participants in accordance with the Regulations).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.12.2014

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