Provision of Breast Screening Programme

Provision of Breast Screening Programme

NHS England seeks to commission a Breast Screening Programme for the residents of Surrey and North East Hampshire.

United Kingdom-Horley: Health and social work services

2016/S 107-191587

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England South (South East))
York House, 18-20 Massetts Road
Contact point(s): UKJ23 UKJ3
For the attention of: Phil Fear (via In-Tend eTendering system)
RH6 7DE Horley
United Kingdom
E-mail: Phil.Fear@swcsu.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.england.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

Electronic access to information: (documents via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home)

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

NHS E South (South East) — Provision of a Breast Screening Programme for Surrey and North East Hampshire.

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 UKJ3,UKJ23

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)

NHS England seeks to commission a Breast Screening Programme for the residents of Surrey and North East Hampshire. The contract will serve an eligible population of approximately 187 000 women aged 50-70, as well as half of the 49 500 women who are 47 to 49 or 71 to 73 as part of the national age extension trial funded separately by PHE.
The major aim of the NHS breast screening programme is to reduce mortality from breast cancer.
The successful bidder will be required to deliver a screening programme which is fully compliant with all relevant national standards and pathways and which includes the following elements:
— Identification and invitation of the eligible female population for screening at appropriate intervals (i.e. call/recall) in accordance with national guidance;
— Providing appropriate information to allow women to make an informed choice about whether or not to participate in screening;
— Providing high quality, accessible, effective people-centred mammography screening services;
— Ensuring GPs are informed of screening in their area, and the final outcomes of screening invitations for each of their patients;
— Undertaking assessment and diagnosis of individuals with abnormal initial test results; accurately diagnosing cancers, with reference to MDT decisions; and referring women for treatment by appropriately trained and qualified specialists in accordance with nationally agreed protocols and treatment pathways;
— Managing screening according to national protocols for women with specific conditions which place them at high-risk for developing breast cancer;
— Working with other local stakeholders to maximise uptake, improve quality and tackle inequalities and improve outcomes;
— Delivery by suitably trained, competent and qualified clinical and non-clinical staff who, where relevant, participate in recognized ongoing Continuing Medical Education, Continuous Professional Development, and EQA schemes, using equipment which meets the NHSBSP standards of image quality and radiation dose, with audit embedded in the service.
The population to be served by the programme will be those covered by the following 6 CCGs: NHS East Surrey, NHS Guildford and Waverley, NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham, NHS North West Surrey, NHS Surrey Heath and NHS Surrey Downs.
NHS E wish to be clear that the age extension trial is commissioned via a separate agreement between PHE and the provider of the breast screening programme in Surrey, and not by NHS E under the contract that will be let via this procurement process. More information can be found in the ITT documents. For transparency purposes as the programme provider will also deliver the age extension trial, the total contract value stated in this notice includes 380 604 GBP per annum of age extension funding. NB: This is the current level of PHE funding, but funding from 2017 has yet to be agreed.
Whilst there are no specific changes to the geographic footprint and population covered by this service anticipated at this point, the provider must be prepared to work with commissioners to implement any such alterations that do arise due to developments during the life of the contract.
A prior information/early engagement notice was published in relation to this procurement in February 2016, seeking expressions of interest. Please note that this previous notice was an information gathering exercise rather than a call for competition in its own right. Although those who responded to that notice will be advised that this contract notice has been published, there will be no process exemptions or preferential treatment afforded to any parties who expressed an interest at that stage.
NHS England will not be liable for costs incurred by any interested party in participating in this process.
Interested parties who wish to take part in the procurement are invited to take part in an Invitation To Tender (ITT) process, based on the Open procedure, and designed to identify the Most Economically Advantageous Tender and therefore determine the incoming provider.
The procurement will be conducted via the In-Tend portal, and can be accessed via either:

— The ‘current tenders’ list on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

— Following this direct link: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/ProjectManage/210

In order to access the tender documentation, you will need to ‘express an interest’ and register on the system for full access. Bidders are required to respond to questions directly within In-Tend and attach any requested documents separately to the place-holders provided.
All ITT responses must be returned by 12:00 Noon on 13.7.2016.
The Services are healthcare services within the meaning and scope of Annex XIV of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (the Directive) and Schedule 3 to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (the Regulations). The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all bidders equally. For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority will not be bound by the Regulations or the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these Services.
Neither the inclusion of a bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the Directive or Regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority (Open, Restricted, Competitive Procedure with Negotiation, Competitive Dialogue or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive / Schedule 3 of the Regulations.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 21 837 049 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

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company and other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances, see the ITT for further details.
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:

Joint and severable liability.

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: As stated within procurement documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per III.2.1) above.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per III.2.1) above.
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: no

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: no

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:

SCW/NHSEQ81/00000210/2016

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

Prior information notice

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: 13.7.2016
Payable documents: no

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

13.7.2016 – 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

Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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 Services are healthcare services within the meaning and scope of Annex XIV of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (the Directive) and Schedule 3 to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (the Regulations). The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all bidders equally. For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority will not be bound by the Regulations or the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these Services.
Neither the inclusion of a bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the Directive or Regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority (Open, Restricted, Competitive Procedure with Negotiation, Competitive Dialogue or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive / Schedule 3 of the Regulations.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority intends to voluntarily observe the award decision notices provisions and 10 day standstill period described in Regulation 86 of the 2015 Regulations. Unsuccessful tenderers will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the tenderer/application was unsuccessful. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the 2015 Regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

2.6.2016

 

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