NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework

NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework

The Framework Agreement will list the Providers from whom the NHS and its partners can purchase with confidence and without the need for full competitive tendering.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Health and social work services

2016/S 080-142581

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Level 1A City Tower Piccadilly Plaza
For the attention of: Irene Walker
M1 4BD Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +49 1618703198
E-mail: irene.walker@nice.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nice.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: Irene Walker
Level 1 City Tower, Piccadilly Gardens
M1 4BT Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Level 1A City Tower Piccadilly Plaza
For the attention of: Irene Walker
M1 4BD Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +49 1618703198
E-mail: irene.walker@nice.org.uk
Internet address: http://www.nice.org.uk/

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:

NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework.

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: Manchester.

NUTS code UKD3

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 40

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 35 000 000 GBP

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

NICE is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement on behalf of the NHS and Health Education England (HEE), which:
— identifies the Providers of medical and healthcare published Content Resources and related services that will meet the needs of eligible Purchasing Authorities and Beneficiaries throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland;
— provides a range of Content Resources with no barriers to the type and breadth of Content Resources that could be supplied through the Framework;
— contains a wide breath of Provider type i.e. direct publishers, agents and other intermediaries e.g. booksellers.
The Framework Agreement will list the Providers from whom the NHS and its partners can purchase with confidence and without the need for full competitive tendering. Appointed Providers to the Framework will:
— meet specified content, technical and service requirements;
— use pricing models appropriate for the NHS;
— adhere to the Terms & Conditions required by the NHS;
— add value for Purchasing Authorities.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 80000000, 92511000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 35 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Health and Social Care Content Licence

1)Short description

Health & Social Care Content (HSCC) Licence is pre-agreed and non-negotiable terms including (but not limited to): licensing and usage; service availability levels; service credits; monitoring & reporting requirements; technical standards; Service Level Agreements (SLAs) & Key Performance and Quality Indicators (KPIs), permitted and prohibited usage rights. Purchases made in Lot 1 include (but are not limited to):
— where there is a requirement for strong measurement and reporting of contract performance — for example all national purchases, where there is a need for the Provider to adhere to specific service levels and KPIs, regular reporting requirements;
— consortium purchases, where there is a requirement to measure contract performance;
— high value purchases and / or those deemed high risk;
— all Point of Care (PoC) and PoC related Content Resources.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 80000000, 92511000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The procurement and contract documents will be available to download from Contracts Finder within 24 hours of this publication or on the next working day should this notice be published on a non-working day.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Provider Licence / Agreement

1)Short description

Providers awarded to this Lot may supply electronic and / or print Content Resources under the terms of their own Licence or Agreement. The Licence / Agreement will set out an individual Provider’s pre-agreed usage and licensing terms as well as any SLAs / KPIs. Lot 2 might be used for purchases not deemed high risk, for Agreements that do not require strong contract management or where the contract value is expected to be low.
Where the Provider in Lot 2 is an intermediary such as a bookseller or Agent the contractual document will take the form of a ‘Provider Agreement’. For example, when purchasing print and electronic journals from a subscription Agent. The individual publisher’s Licence for each title purchased would then take the form of an appendix to the Provider Agreement. This is required as many of the licensing and usage terms may be publisher dependent and the Agent is not in a position to agree on the publishers behalf.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 80000000, 92511000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The procurement and contract documents will be available to download from Contracts Finder within 24 hours of this publication or on the next working day should this notice be published on a non-working day.

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:

As detailed 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:

As detailed in the tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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 detailed in the tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the tender documents.
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: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

NICECF2016

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 246-447412 of 19.12.2015

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

25.5.2016 – 17:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26.5.2016
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

The procurement and contract documents will be available to download from Contracts Finder within 24 hours of this publication or on the next working day should this notice be published on a non-working day.
This framework shall be open to the following organisations;
(a) the Secretary of State for Health;
(b) the Department of Health and all agencies thereof;
(c) the NHS Commissioning Board;
(d) Clinical Commissioning Groups;
(e) any NHS Trust;
(f) any NHS Foundation Trust;
(g) any Care Trust;
(h) Public Health England;
(i) Monitor;
(j) the NHS Trust Development Authority;
(k) Care Quality Commission;
(l) Healthwatch England;
(m) Health and Social Care Information Centre;
(n) Health and Well-Being Boards;
(o) Local Healthwatch organisations;
(p) Health Education England;
(q) Local Authorities with a public health role;
(r) Local Education and Training Boards;
(s) GPs;
(t) Royal Colleges in England;
(u) Local Health Boards (Wales);
(v) the Wales Centre for Health;
(w) the Welsh Ministers;
(x) the Health and Social Care Board (Northern Ireland);
(y) Health and Social Care Trusts (Northern Ireland);
(z) the Northern Ireland Central Services Agency;
(aa) special health and social services agencies (Northern Ireland);
(bb) the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland);
(cc) Department of Health Arm’s Length Bodies, including Special Health Authorities (SpHA), Executive Agencies, Executive Non-Departmental Public bodies (NDPB), Statutory Committees and Department of Health-owned companies not provided for above;
(dd) the Medical Research Council;
(ee) Higher Education institutions engaged in providing NHS commissioned healthcare or NHS commissioned education;
(ff) independent, private, charitable and voluntary sector organisations which provide NHS-commissioned care or work in partnership with the NHS to provide care to NHS patients, including hospices, cancer support charities and social enterprise organisations;
(gg) any body replacing or providing similar or equivalent services to the above;
(hh) any statutory successor to any of the above;
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: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals:
NICE will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day stand still period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenders. This Period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from
the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3
working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the contracting authority named in section l.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been
successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No 5.) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales
EN Standard form 02 — Contract notice 12 / 16 and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within three months). Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.4.2016

 

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