NHSScotland Healthcare Planner Framework 2018

NHSScotland Healthcare Planner Framework 2018

This Framework will provide Healthcare Planner services to Framework Customers on a call off basis. 

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2018/S 240-548259

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NSS Health Facilities Scotland
Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Steven Sanzone
Telephone: +44 1412071820
E-mail: hfsframeworkscotland@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

NHSScotland Healthcare Planner Framework 2018

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This framework will provide Healthcare Planner (HCP) services to Framework Customers on a call off basis. The role of the HCP is varied and will include a wide range of services to NHSScotland organisations across the whole of Scotland. This new framework is to be structured as 2 separate lots to provide additional scope to meet identified changes to the requirements of NHSScotland Organisations. The proposed scope therefore takes cognisance of systemic changes (e.g. a more formalised regional dimension to clinical service planning) in addition to demographic shifts and other drivers. To meet healthcare planning requirements at national, regional and territorial board levels, the new framework will need to be able to provide strategic/whole system healthcare planning as well a programme/project specific healthcare planning. It is anticipated that organisations will be able to support either lots or both and the specific requirements for each are clearly detailed in the SOR.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

NHSScotland Healthcare Planner Framework (2018) Lot 1

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Strategic Health Service/Whole System Health Service Planning. The primary focus of this lot is to provide strategic health services planning on a National and Regional Territory basis.

This Framework will provide Healthcare Planner services to Framework Customers (as further described in the Statement of Requirement (SOR)) on a call-off basis. The role of the Healthcare Planner is varied and will include a wide range of services to NHSScotland organisations across the whole of Scotland.

This new framework is to be structured as 2 separate lots to provide additional scope to meet identified changes to the requirements of NHSScotland Organisations. The proposed scope therefore takes cognisance of systemic changes (for example a more formalised North, East, and West regional dimension to clinical service planning and the national Elective Care programme) in addition to demographic shifts and other drivers. To meet healthcare planning requirements at national, regional and territorial board levels, the new framework will need to be able to provide strategic/whole system healthcare planning as well a programme/project specific healthcare planning.

It is anticipated that organisations will be able to support either Lot 1 or Lot 2 or both and the specific requirements for each are clearly detailed in the SOR. In addition, the provision of business case support will be a service included in Lot 1.

The requirements of NHSScotland organisations for the procurement of healthcare planning services encompass the wide spectrum of healthcare and social services provision. In order to provide the full range of consultancy expertise the framework has been divided into 2 distinct lots (It is acknowledged that there will be overlaps between the lots in the provision of services and also that some services may also benefit from the appointment of a Lead Advisor (LA).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Scored Questions and Interview / Weighting: 60
Cost criterion – Name: Commercial Submission / Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

ESPD Technical Envelope Section on Technical and Professional Ability — Questions 4C.1.2, 4C.2, 4C.8.1 and 4C 8.2 must be answered. The scoring and evaluation mechanism is further described in the Scoring Questions Evaluation Guidance document which is attached to the ESPD.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

NHSScotland Healthcare Planner Framework (2018) Lot 2

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: Programme/Project Healthcare Planning. This is primarily to support the initiation of individual projects and programmes of work at Strategic Assessment and early project initiation onwards. The primary focus here is to provide healthcare planning in the development of the strategic health services planning into more detailed outputs for the service provision. This will provide the briefing for the spatial requirements and associated interdependencies and relationships for a service or services and would be on an Estate Wide and Territorial Board Wide basis. The authority is not able to guarantee the volume, type or value of any work called off under the framework however the current estimate of the total potential value over the term of the framework is noted below.

This framework will provide Healthcare Planner services to Framework Customers (as further described in the Statement of Requirement (SOR)) on a call-off basis. The role of the Healthcare Planner is varied and will include a wide range of services to NHSScotland organisations across the whole of Scotland.

This new framework is to be structured as 2 separate lots to provide additional scope to meet identified changes to the requirements of NHSScotland Organisations. The proposed scope therefore takes cognisance of systemic changes (for example a more formalised North, East, and West regional dimension to clinical service planning and the national Elective Care programme) in addition to demographic shifts and other drivers. To meet healthcare planning requirements at national, regional and territorial board levels, the new framework will need to be able to provide strategic/whole system healthcare planning as well a programme/project specific healthcare planning.

It is anticipated that organisations will be able to support either Lot 1 or Lot 2 or both and the specific requirements for each are clearly detailed in the SOR. In addition, the provision of business case support will be a service included in Lot 1.

The requirements of NHSScotland organisations for the procurement of healthcare planning services encompass the wide spectrum of healthcare and social services provision. In order to provide the full range of consultancy expertise the framework has been divided into 2 distinct lots (It is acknowledged that there will be overlaps between the lots in the provision of services and also that some services may also benefit from the appointment of a Lead Advisor (LA).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Scored Questions and Interview / Weighting: 60
Cost criterion – Name: Commercial Submission / Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 6

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

ESPD Technical Envelope Section on Technical and Professional Ability — Questions 4C.1.2, 4C.2, 4C.8.1 and 4C 8.2 must be answered. The scoring and evaluation mechanism is further described in the Scoring Questions Evaluation Guidance document which is attached to the ESPD.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

As part of the Manpower assessment, bidders must confirm if they hold memberships/accreditation of professional bodies. Minimum requirements for:

Healthcare Planner (lots 1 and 2) — Category A.

Relevant medical specific professional qualification such as GP, RGN, or other and a minimum of 10 years’ post qualification experience in the provision of similar services to those defined above.

Healthcare Planner (lots 1 and 2) — Category B.

Relevant medical academic professional qualification such as MB ChB Degree, Nursing Degree, or other and a minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience

Healthcare Planner (lots 1 and 2) — Category C.

Relevant general academic professional qualification such as BA, BSc, MSc, or other and a minimum of 3 years’ post qualification experience in the provision of similar services to those defined above.

Equivalence to these qualifications is acceptable provided that the relevant qualification criteria are evidenced.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

This section refers to Section B of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) (“ESPD Scotland”) and covers questions 4B.4of the ESPD.

(Scotland) and responses will be assessed on a pass/fail basis:

4B4.1: Bidders will be required to have an average yearly turnover of a minimum of 800 000 GBP for the last 3 years based on submitted accounts for this period.

4B.4.1: Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date on which they were set up or started trading.

4B.4.1 and 3: Bidders will be required to state the value(s) for the financial ratio(s) from their last 3 years accounts and will be evaluated as set down in the lead Advisor Framework Economic/Financial Standing Evaluation guidance attached to this ESPD Question.

4B.6 — Qualitative Moderation — As a requirement for the financial economic and financial standing evaluation, each potential supplier must complete Question 4B.6 of the ESPD setting out the information as indicated in the instructional attachment to this question.

If the combined weighted score for the ratios in 4B.4 achieved is below 3, the score may be subject to qualitative moderation based on the information provided by the potential supplier in response to 4B.6 and NSS’s review of verified information relating to the potential supplier which is publicly available over the year up to the date of the ESPD submission. Such moderation may, subject to the following, result in the scores awarded being amended upwards.

If following the above moderation exercise it is considered appropriate by NSS that a potential supplier should be invited to proceed to the Tender stage of this procurement exercise because in light of the further information considered by NSS, that potential supplier is considered, overall, to have evidenced adequate financial standing, then NSS may make that selection conditional upon the potential supplier providing appropriate performance and financial guarantees from relevant parent company(ies).

NSS therefore reserves the right to require the provision to it of appropriate parent company financial data, and to assess risk as part of the qualitative moderation exercise on the basis of that parent company financial data (which will be assessed on the basis of the tests set out in section 3 above) is acceptable, and that a Parent Company Guarantee, in the form stipulated by NSS, would be entered into by an approved parent company or other guarantor acceptable to NSS.

Potential suppliers must confirm that appropriate parent company information will be made available if sought, and that a Parent Company Guarantee in the form stipulated by NSS will be entered into as a condition of participation in the framework.

Credit Scoring — NSS will credit check all potential suppliers and will use Creditsafe for these checks.

Creditsafe ratings are as follows:

— 71–100 Very Low Risk,

— 51–70 Low Risk,

— 30–50 Moderate Risk,

— 21–29 High Risk,

— 1–20 Very High Risk.

Potential Suppliers with scores within the Very High Risk and High Risk categories as defined above will not be permitted to proceed to Tender Stage unless information provided through the response to ESPD Question 4B.6 is further assessed through the prescribed moderation process and NSS make a decision to invite the potential supplier to proceed to Tender stage.

Please download and read the scoring guidance document for further information.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

It is a requirement of this framework that bidders hold, or can commit to obtaining prior to award of the framework the forms and levels of insurance indicated below:

4B.5.1 Employer’s Liability Insurance of not less than the sum of 10 000 000 GBP in respect of any one incident.

4B.5.2 Public Liability Insurance of not less than the sum of 5 000 000 GBP in respect of any one incident.

Professional Indemnity Insurance of not less than the sum of 5 000 000 GBP in respect of any one incident for projects.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Conditions relating to Contract Performance are included within the Statement of Requirement.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 25/01/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 20/02/2019

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Please refer to the Statement of Requirement for further details together with the ESPD (Scotland) Questionnaire. This Framework is a procurement method for publicly funded Health and Social Care Projects. Under this procurement all economic operators will be required to support the Authority’s economic and social regeneration activities. The Lead Advisor Framework is intended to provide accessible independent consultancy support to the Framework Customers on a call-off basis.

The Estimated Contract Notice Value is an approximate amount for the framework and is not a guaranteed value which will be achieved through this framework.

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Contracts will be entered into with the economic operator only. Whilst a “partnership” or consortium model may, in practice, be adopted by the economic operator from a contractual perspective the economic operator will be required to assume the role of a “prime contractor” in respect of any subcontractors and will be required to assume liability and responsibility for the acts and omissions of any subcontractors utilised by them to deliver services under the framework.

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see:

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

As indicated in the Statement of Requirement.

(SC Ref:504749).

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 8027. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Please refer to the Statement of Requirement documentation.

(SC Ref:562522).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

NSS Health Facilities Scotland
Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412071820Internet address: http://www.hfs.scot.nhs.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/12/2018