North West Framework Agreement for Care Home Services

North West Framework Agreement for Care Home Services

NHS SBS is acting on behalf of the 23 Primary Care Trusts and 1 Care Trust Plus in the North West.

UK-Salford: Health services

2012/S 247-407526

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Shared Business Services Ltd (NHS SBS)
Halyard Court, 31 Broadway, The Quays
For the attention of: Andrew Payne
M50 2UW Salford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612123935
E-mail: andrew_payne@nhs.net
Fax: +44 1612123709

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
North West Framework Agreement for Care Home 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 UKD
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
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 22

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
NHS SBS is acting on behalf of the 23 Primary Care Trusts and 1 Care Trust Plus in the North West (NHS Ashton, Leigh and Wigan, Blackburn with Darwen Care Trust Plus, NHS Blackpool, NHS Bolton, NHS Bury, NHS Central and Eastern Cheshire, NHS Central Lancashire, NHS Cumbria, NHS East Lancashire, NHS Halton and St Helens, NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale, NHS Knowsley, Liverpool PCT, NHS Manchester, NHS North Lancashire, NHS Oldham, NHS Salford, NHS Sefton, NHS Stockport, NHS Tameside and Glossop, NHS Trafford, NHS Warrington, NHS Western Cheshire and NHS Wirral) these are the current Contracting Authorities for which there may be successor organisations as part of the current NHS reforms. The Contracting Authorities are seeking to add Providers to the North West Framework Agrreement to provide Social, Personal, and Nursing Care Services for Adults within a Residential Setting (‘Care Home’ services). Suitable Providers may be care homes (residential care homes and nursing homes) as well as independent hospitals, or any other provider that can meet the requirements set out in the Service Specification for Social, Personal and Nursing Care Services for Adults. This is a framework agreement process and NHS SBS will seek to identify all suitably qualified providers on behalf of the Contracting Authorities to deliver the services outlined in the Service Specification. It offers no guaranteed level of activity or payment to any of the successful providers. All providers who wish to provide the services are invited to apply and must be able to demonstrate compliance with the application criteria. For providers who fail to meet the application criteria the first time of applying or for any new entrants to the market during the life of the framework agreement, the application process will be opened at 6 monthly intervals and advertised accordingly. This current procurement is the second such ‘re-opening’. As the services being procured under this framework agreement will be part B services, for the purposes of the Public Regulations 2006, the Contracting Authorities and its agent NHS SBS will ensure that they are carried out in accordance with the principles of openness, transparency, equal treatment and nondiscrimination.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85000000

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:
All successful providers will be awarded a place on the North West Framework Agreement which will be accessible by all the current Contracting Authorities and successor organisations in order to award business to providers in line with the requirements detailed in the Service Specification.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 240 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.5.2013. Completion 28.2.2015

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 provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: 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 provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: 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 provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: 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: Providers will be evaluated in line with the application criteria which is outlined in the Memorandum of Information (MOI). NHS SBS on behalf of the Contracting Authorities will be using the e-tendering system ‘EU Supply’ (web address being https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com) to conduct this procurement process. This is also where the procurement documentation including the MOI and Service Specification can be downloaded from. In order to apply to be evaluated Providers should follow the following instructions:-1. Register as a provider on EU Supply. 2. Select the specific tender – North West Framework Agreement for Care Home Services, Tender Number 14319. 3. Download the documentation. 4. Use the template provided to submit clarification questions about the services required or the accreditation process. 5. For technical support with the EU Supply system call +44 800 840 2050 or email support@eu-supply.com. 6. Complete and return the application questionnaire documentation in line with the dealines provided in the MOI.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: 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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com
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: yes

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
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 23.1.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
24.1.2013 – 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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 24.1.2013 – 16:00
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: The Framework Agreement will be re-opened at 6 monthly intervals for new applicants or providers wishing to re-apply after previously failing to be accredited. Existing providers will not have to re-apply intil the Framework Agreement expires.
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 selected suppliers will be expected to supply the services as required by the individual Contracting Authorities. The framework agreement will be utilised by the Contracting Authorities outlined in this notice and any successor organisations. At the discretion of the Contracting Authorities or successor organisations, this could include other public sector commissioning bodies (whether acting individually, or on behalf of, or together as members of any consortia).
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

NHS Shared Business Services Ltd (NHS SBS)
Commercial Procurement Solutions, Halyard Court, Chandlers Point, 31 Broadway, Salford Quays
M50 2UW Salford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: nsbs.chc@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1612123935
Fax: +44 1612123709

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.12.2012

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