Operation and Administration of Clinical Research Network Co-ordinating Centre
The Supplier shall be responsible for the operation and provision of the CRNCC.
United Kingdom-Leeds: Administrative services of agencies
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Department of Health
Room 2W53 Quarry House Quarry Hill
For the attention of: Rick Webb, Procurement and Commercial Specialist
LS2 7UE Leeds
General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement
Electronic access to information: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
— Providing the headquarters of the NIHR CRN;
— Developing Strategies for the NIHR CRN, for the purpose of directing the NIHR CRN and engaging NIHR CRN Customers and NIHR CRN Stakeholders;
— Liaising with the Authority;
— Performance management of, and planning for, the NIHR CRN;
— Ensuring that Customers’ needs are met or exceeded;
— Engaging with NIHR CRN Stakeholders;
— Financial management and assurance of the NIHR CRN;
— Governance of the NIHR CRN;
— Workforce planning and learning and development of all NIHR CRN staff; and
— Provision, Use, Management, And Development, Of Information And Communications Technology Systems.
The Supplier shall provide a CRNCC that:
— Oversees a world-class clinical research infrastructure, which is an integral part of the NHS and wider NIHR.
— Delivers its Performance Indicators and ensures the NIHR CRN achieves all High-Level Objectives.
— Manages performance of the LCRNs effectively, celebrating successes and addressing underperformance promptly.
— Has effective structures and efficient ways of working.
— Works collaboratively with NIHR CRN Customers to meet their needs.
— Demonstrates dedication and success in involving and engaging patients and the public in research delivery.
— Delivers value for money.
— Ensures Supplier Personnel and the NIHR CRN workforce are well trained and developed.
— Makes best use of technology and new media in delivery of the Service.
— Provides a customer-focused service.
— Responds effectively and efficiently to NIHR CRN Stakeholders.
— Promulgates best practice.
— Has a culture of relentless focus on continuous improvement.
— Acts in accordance with behaviours set out in the Procurement Documents.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
75120000, 75100000, 79420000, 85140000, 73300000, 73100000, 79211000, 79633000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The initial contract period is for 5 years from 1.4.2015 until 31.3.2020. The Authority has a right to extend the contract for 2 periods of up to 12 months each but these extension periods are optional.
The supplier may be required to commence transitional activities up to six months prior to 1.4.2015 in order to ensure that certain services shall be operational from the beginning of the initial contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 90 000 000 and 140 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The Authority reserves the right to commission optional services from the supplier, which shall include any project or ancillary goods, works or services relating to the operation and provision of the CRNCC. Further information on the optional services is set out in the Procurement Documents. The Authority has a right to extend the contract for 2 periods of up to 12 months each but these extension periods are optional.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
Description of particular conditions: Requests to participate will be accepted from groupings of economic operators (consortia) and each grouping should explain how they envisage the consortia to operate. In the event of a successful consortium bid, the DH reserves the right to require groupings of entities to take a particular legal form and/or require that a single consortium member takes primary liability or that each member undertakes joint and several liability irrespective of the legal form adopted.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the Procurement Documents for further details.
Please refer to the Procurement Documents for further details.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the Procurement Documents for further details.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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: 2013/S 164-285702 of 24.8.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
This procurement exercise will be completed via the Authority’s eTendering portal, the Business Management System (“BMS”). Potential Bidders should visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-ofhealth/about/procurement to register on BMS and download instructions on how to respond to this opportunity.
BMS will contain documentation for download and submission when completed. All final responses must be submitted using BMS. The BMS reference number for this exercise is 59350.
If you require assistance, please contact the Supplier Helpdesk on +44 1132545777 firstname.lastname@example.org
This helpdesk is available 10:00 am to 16:00 pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.
Please note that the duration specified in section II.3 includes the optional extension.
The Authority reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it), to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time, or to procure the subject matter of the contract by alternative means if it appears that it can be more advantageously procured by alternative means.
The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted.
Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be priced in sterling and written in English. Any agreement entered into will be considered a contract made in England according to English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/246) may apply to this procurement.
In accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, potential bidders should note that the Authority intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document. The Authority also intends to publish any contract awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/guidance-transparency
The costs of responding to the invitation to tender and participation in the procurement will be borne by each applicant.
All discussion and correspondence will be deemed strictly subject to contract until the formal contract is entered into. The formal contract shall not be binding until it has been signed and dated by the duly authorised representatives of both parties.
The dates given in sections II.2.1 and II.3 are a best estimate at the time of despatch.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: