NHS SBS IT Solutions Framework

NHS SBS IT Solutions Framework

NHS Shared Business Services are looking for providers of full IT Infrastructure Servers and Storage Hardware, Networking, Virtualization, other Services and End User and Solutions Software.

United Kingdom-Salford: Mainframe computer

2016/S 003-002451

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Shared Business Services
05280446
Halyard Court, 31 Broadway, The Quays, Salford Quays
For the attention of: Lauren Southworth
M50 2UW Salford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612122420
E-mail: lauren_southworth@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=13963&B=NHSSBS

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=13963&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

Other: joint venture between the Department of Health and Sopra Steria

I.3)Main activity

General public services
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 (acting as an Agent on behalf of its clients)

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Link: Solutions IT.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Mainly in the UK and Isle of Man.

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 months: 48

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 45 000 000 and 500 000 000 GBP

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

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) wishes to establish a framework agreement for use by or on behalf of current and future NHS SBS clients, 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 primary care trusts, strategic health authorities and foundation trusts) (being other NHS entities),
(III) other UK public sector bodies providing non-health services,
(IV) private sector entities in the UK and Isle of Man public services sector (see section VI.3), Additional Information).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30211000, 30210000, 30211200, 30211300, 48000000, 48200000, 48210000, 48220000, 48710000, 48760000, 48761000, 48780000, 48800000,48820000

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:

NHS Shared Business Services are looking to place a new framework which will focus on allowing customers to purchase full IT solutions. Therefore NHS Shared Business Services are looking for providers of full IT Infrastructure Servers and Storage Hardware, Networking, Virtualization, other Services and End User and Solutions Software.
Whilst the framework is looking for a full solution, please note that customers will be able to buy pieces of hardware and/or software as required through the framework. For example customers will be able to purchase new servers without the need to purchase other items.
A list of the hardware and software covered in this agreement includes but is not limited to:
— Servers and related products;
— Storage;
— Switches;
— Back up and recovery;
— Client Devices;
— Session Broker;
— CALS;
— Virtualization Management;
— Virtualization Platforms;
— Desktop Operating Systems;
— Environment Specific Application Software;
— Profile and Data Re-direction;
— VDI Connection Protocol;
— Application Virtualization;
— Application Validation;
— Other third party software including niche and bespoke software.
Benefits of the new LINK: Solutions IT Framework includes:
— Permits ‘spot-buying’ as well as longer term strategic purchases;
— Allows customers to maintain relationships with their preferred suppliers if so desired;
— Allows customers to run their own further competitions (using suppliers on the framework) in order to drive value, meet bespoke requirements, generate financial savings and saves customer time and resource when compared to a full in-house OJEU process;
— Route to market for new technologies such as Cloud capable computing.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 45 000 000 and 500 000 000 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: 048 (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:

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: 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 ‘Online registration’ link otherwise follow the ‘Login’ link and enter username 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 Helpdesk at support@eu-supply.com (Tel: + 44 8008402050) quoting the tender ID number.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU supply eTendering portal: https//nhssbs.eu-supply.com
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU supply eTendering portal: https//nhssbs.eu-supply.com

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU supply eTendering portal: https//nhssbs.eu-supply.com
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU supply eTendering portal: https//nhssbs.eu-supply.com
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: NHS SBS reserves the right to conduct an electronic auction at the Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage of this procurement. In such instances information will be provided to the Bidders as part of the ITT documentation.
NHS SBS reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the Framework.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NHS/14/CR/WAB/8723

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

15.2.2016 – 16:00
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: 003 (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: 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

This framework has been set up predominantly for Supplies, however Services may also be included under the framework. Please see Schedule 5a for further details.
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. We cannot guarantee to successful suppliers any business through this framework agreement. Spend and volumes may vary throughout the life of the framework agreement from the anticipated levels given in this notice.
NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK, Isle of Man and Scottish bodies (and any future successors to these organisations) subject to the approval of NHS SBS:
The framework will be for the benefit of Public sector bodies, including any statutory and other successor organisations to any of the foregoing and in addition any other commissioners (whether alone of jointly with any other organisation), providers and regulators of NHS funded (either in whole or in part) services including practice based commissioning consortia, general practice commissioning consortia, NHS England (and all sub national offices including any body obtaining new membership to NHS Shared Business Services Ltd.
Participating Authorities
RTV 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust;
RBS Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust;
RMR Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
RMC Bolton NHS Foundation Trust;
RY2 Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust;
RJX Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust;
RW3 Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
RNN Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust;
RJN East Cheshire NHS Trust;
RXR East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust;
RWK East London NHS Foundation Trust;
RXV Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust;
RW5 Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust;
RY1 Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust;
TAE Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust;
RW4 Mersey Care NHS Trust;
RX7 North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust;
RT2 Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust;
RM3 Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust;
RBN St. Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust;
R1E Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust;
RMP Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust;
RBV The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust;
RM2 University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust;
RTX University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust;
RRF Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust;
X24 NHS England;
07P NHS Brent CCG;
09A NHS Central London (Wesminster) CCG;
07W NHS Ealing CCG;
08C NHS Hammersmith & Fulham CCG;
08E NHS Harrow CCG;
08G NHS Hillingdon CCG;
07Y NHS Hounslow CCG;
08Y NHS West London CCG;
RV3 Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust;
RVW North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust;
NR5 Plymouth Community Healthcare;
RXG South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust;
01H NHS Cumbria CCG;
00C NHS Darlington CCG;
00D NHS Druham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG;
00K NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-On-Tees CCG;
13T NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG;
00J NHS North Durham CCG;
99C NHS North Tyneside CCG;
00L NHS Northumberlanc CCG;
00M NHS South Tees CCG;
00N NHS South Tyneside CCG;
00P NHS Sunderland CCG.
This list may be subject to change and can include other organisations that are SBS members.
Associate members.
In addition the public sector bodies to whom the use of this contract / framework agreement will be open on an associate member basis may include the following:
In addition the following public sector bodies will be able to use the Framework subject to the approval of NHS SBS:
Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

http://resources.civilservice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/PB12.pdf

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/CCGListing.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

Area Teams: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/arms-length-bodies/our-arms-length-bodies

The NHS Commissioning Board and other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services and GP consortia 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://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130107105354/http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_119228.pdf

Local Authorities:

https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

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/

Other Welsh Public Bodies — Welsh Local Authorities
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

Other Scottish Public Bodies:- Scottish Government, Scottish Local Authorities, Scottish Agencies, NDPBs, Scottish Further and Higher Education Boards, Scottish Police, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Scotland Citizens Advice, Scottish Schools and Scottish Housing Associations.
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.hscni.net/

Northern Ireland Public Bodies including Local Authorities, Schools, Police Service, Citizens Advice.
Local Authorities

https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

Any commercial, not-for-profit, or other charitable entity created, controlled and financed by a local authority or authorities with regard to provision of services captured by this framework.
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/. andhttp://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

Educational establishments Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but not
Independent Schools:

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase

Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) or Private Registered Providers of social housing (PRPs), a list of such authorities being available at:https://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ourwork/registered-provider-information

Third Sector and 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, andhttp://www.scottish.parliament.uk/, (in the case of Wales) http://new.wales.gov.uk/?llang=en

Her Majesty’s prison service as detailed at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-prison-service

The Ministry of Defence as detailed at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence

Isle of Man Government Health / Public Services:

http://www.gov.im/health/

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: OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders 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
05280446
Halyard Court, Chandlers Point, 31 Broadway
M50 2UW Salford
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.1.2016

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