Pathology Managed Service Contract Merseyside

Pathology Managed Service Contract Merseyside

To implement a dedicated Pathology Laboratory Managed Service Contract.

United Kingdom-Edgbaston: Pathology services

2018/S 084-189854

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

HealthTrust Europe LLP (HTE) acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (“UHCW”)
19 George Road
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 1NU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 08458875000
E-mail: kate.vince@htepg.com
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):Main address: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust — Pathology Managed Service Contract

Reference number: SF050047

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85111800

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (STHK) (the “Trust”) is the main provider of pathology services for St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, which operates across 2 hospital sites; The Whiston Hospital site (“WH”) in Prescot and the St Helens Hospital site (“STH”), and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, which operates across 2 hospital sites; The Southport Hospital Site (“SDGH”) and the Ormskirk Hospital site (“ODGH”).

STHK (the “Participating Authority”) is seeking to establish a partner to implement a dedicated Pathology Laboratory Managed Service Contract (“MSC”). This procurement will include the provision of a dedicated Service between 4 main sites.

Due to the potential establishment of Pathology Networks across England, a network of Trusts could be formed who would have access to this contract. All changes will be inline with NHS Improvement guidance.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 14 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

33159000
33696500
38434520

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This initial Managed Service Contract is due to expire on the 23/10/2026; the contract can be extended for up to an additional 7 years in any incremental period.

Due to the potential establishment of Pathology Networks across England, a network of Trusts could be formed who would have access to this contract. All changes will be inline with NHS Improvement guidance; the impact of the addition of these laboratories will be discussed with Bidders during the dialogue phase.

STHK operates across 2 hospital sites, The Whiston Hospital site (“WH”) in Prescot is an acute hospital site which has approximately 770 beds and provides A and E, inpatient, outpatient, Obstetrics and Gynaecology services and the Regional Burns Unit; and The St Helens Hospital site (“STH”) has approximately 90 inpatient beds, however, provides mainly outpatient services. There are no acute services available on this site.

In autumn 2014, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (“STHK”) won a competitive tender to provide pathology services for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust (“SOHT”).

The Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust operates across 2 hospital sites: The Southport Hospital Site (“SDGH”) is an acute hospital site which provides a 24-hour adult A and E, inpatient and outpatient services and has a regional spinal centre; and The Ormskirk Hospital site (“ODGH”) provides mainly outpatient services. Additionally this site offers a 24 hour paediatric A and E, Obstetrics and Gynaecology services and an adult minor injuries unit.

The scope of the procurement will include Clinical Biochemistry (Including Auto Immunity, Allergy and Infectious Disease Serology), Haematology and Coagulation equipment, consumables and associated services. An essential objective of this procurement is to reduce costs year on year and to deliver a more efficient and cost-effective service to end users by working with the Successful Tenderer to utilise marketing, new technologies and introduce modern and innovative techniques. Clinical Chemistry is required immediately with other equipment/disciplines being implemented through a phased approach as detailed within the tender documents.

The Trust views this as the start of a process to enter into a long-term partnership to develop an innovative and practical solution for the provision and delivery of a pathology service which is fit for purpose, enables the Trust to respond rapidly to changes in quality standards and provides user defined management information required for the management of performance and contracting.

The resultant contract arising from this procurement will be entered into between the Trust and the Successful Bidder.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

End: 23/10/2026
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Trust can extend for up to a further 7 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Trust can extend for up to a further 7 years.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 23/05/2018
Local time: 16:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 01/06/2018

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Terms and conditions / Activity based income (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this contract are appended to the ISIT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this contract, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information.

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows:

Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs 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. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk.

Sid4Gov.

HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Legal Department, HealthTrust Europe
19 George Road
Birmingham
B15 1NU
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

HealthTrust Europe will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/04/2018

Enjoyed this post? Share it!