Paediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Blue Light Enabled Transport Services
The contracting authority, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust would like to invite providers to supply Paediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Blue Light Enabled Transport Services for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. The new service needs to be fully operational by early/mid January 2013.
UK-Headington: patient-transport vehicles
Section I: Contracting authority
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
c/o Room 5, Block 10, Churchill Hospital
Contact point(s): Procurement and Supplies Dept
For the attention of: Simon Robinson
OX3 7LJ Headington
Telephone: +44 1865225496
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.ouh.nhs.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: John Radcliffe Hospital.
NUTS code UK
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
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We provide a wide range of clinical services, specialist services (including cardiac, cancer, musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation) medical education, training and research.
Our collaboration with the University of Oxford underpins the quality of the care that is provided to patients; to the delivery of high-quality research bringing innovation from the laboratory bench to the bedside; and the delivery of high-quality education and training of doctors.
Existing collaborations include the ambitious research programmes established through the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), located on the John Radcliffe Hospital site and at the Biomedical Research Unit in musculoskeletal disease at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. These set the standard in translating science and research into new and better NHS clinical care.
The Trust is looking for the supply of a Paediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Blue Light Enabled Transport Service. This service is to provide ambulance service provision for babies moving into, out of or within South Central North Neonatal Network, and infants and children moving into and out of Children’s Critical Care at the John Radcliffe Hospital to out of or within South Central North Neonatal Network. The new service needs to be fully operational by early/mid January 2013.
Categories of Transfer:
3 different categories of transfer are required for children:
Time-critical – a sick neonate or child who is potentially unstable. This service is required 24 hours a day 365 days/year.
Urgent – this includes a neonate or child who requires intensive care treatment but is considered stable and also urgent transfers to free up capacity in an overcrowded.
Neonatal unit. This service is required 24 hours a day, 365 days/year.
Baby/child requires to be moved to a different location on a planned date – this Service will generally only operate between 9am-9pm and would be subject to cancellation if an unplanned transfer took clinical precedence.
Activity Levels – We anticipate approximately 600 transfers per year, of which 200.
Are time critical 200 are unplanned and 200 are planned.
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Description of these options: The contract duration is for either 24 or 36 months (offers for both may be requested in the subsequent ITT) with the option for a further 12 months extension. Contract start date will be early/mid January 2013.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: See tender documents.
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://pro-cure.bravosolution.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 onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & 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.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: It is the Contracting Authorities intention to issue a Pre-Qualification Questionnare (PQQ) to objectively decide which organisation will be invited to Tender for this service.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.8.2012