Non Emergency Patient Transport Services Lincolnshire

Non Emergency Patient Transport Services Lincolnshire

The Provider is responsible for delivering an appropriate, dignified and safe NEPTS to patients.

United Kingdom-Grimsby: Health and social work services

2015/S 227-413550

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Athena Building, Saxon Court, Gilbey Road
For the attention of: Squires Tony
DN31 2UJ Grimsby
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: t.squires@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.northeastlincolnshireccg.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.nhssourcing.co.uk

Electronic access to information: www.nhssourcing.co.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: 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

North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Heath Place,Wrawby Road
DN20 8GS Brigg

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Non Emergency Patient Transport 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North Lincolnshire.

NUTS code UKF30

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)

Improving access to healthcare and reducing health inequalities are key objectives for the North and North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups. The CCGs are looking to jointly commission Non Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS). It is part of an integrated care programme and covers patient transportation to and from a variety of appointment types and locations. To meet the varying clinical needs of the patient the provider will provide fit for purpose vehicle types and levels of care suitable for the patient’s needs.
The landscape of health care in North and North East Lincolnshire is changing and this will continue. All changes will be made in consultation with the community and other stakeholders through the Healthy Lives Healthy Futures Programme. The NEPTS provider will need to be ready to adapt and innovate in-line with health care provision.
NEPTS will be provided for non-emergency patients in accordance with guidelines set nationally and local eligibility criteria which are based on national guidance but shaped to reflect local requirements. People who request but are not eligible for the service will be made aware by the provider of other options to access transport or seek funding support.
The Provider is responsible for delivering an appropriate, dignified and safe NEPTS to patients, making sure all patients who use the service are eligible and patients are able to travel to and from the community or acute healthcare setting in a timely manner, without adverse impact on their medical condition.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85143000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Planned — Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (PTS)

1)Short description

NEPTS in North and North East Lincolnshire is commissioned for patients, for which the local Commissioner has responsibility, to ensure that patients can access healthcare in a safe and timely manner.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000

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

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Same Day and Planned Discharge Service

1)Short description

NEPTS in North and North East Lincolnshire are commissioned for patients, for which the local Commissioner has responsibility, to ensure that patients can access healthcare in a safe and timely manner.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000

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

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

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:
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: Suppliers Instructions:
How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):

— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk and click the link to ‘Register’;

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’;
— Enter your correct business and user details;
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete;
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the Tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password;
— Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier);
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content;
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page;
— This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only);
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the Tender:
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason, if declining);
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification;
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT;
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available);
— You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance, please consult the online help or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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
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

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:

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 173-314998 of 8.9.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

8.1.2016 – 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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.11.2015

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