Radiology Reporting Services Framework – Coventry and Warwickshire

Radiology Reporting Services Framework – Coventry and Warwickshire

HealthTrust Europe is seeking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of outsourced Radiology Interpretation, Diagnostic and Reporting Services. 

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Health and social work services

2017/S 222-461508

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: Rebecca.Phillips@htepg.com
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)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:

Framework Agreement for the provision of Radiology Reporting Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

HealthTrust Europe (‘HTE’) is seeking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of outsourced Radiology Interpretation, Diagnostic and Reporting Services. The scope of services shall include the examination of patient images, the production of reports containing clinical findings and recommendations and the transfer of reports electronically back to the referring physician or In-House Radiologist from within a Participating Authority.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one lot only
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 — Radiology Reporting Services — Direct Award

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Framework Agreement will be for the provision of an outsourced Radiology Image Interpretation, Diagnostics and Reporting Service to each Participating Authority. The services shall include as a minimum: the provision of a platform to support the electronic transfer of diagnostic and report referral requests, Radiological Images and any additional data required for the provision of the services (e.g. Medical Records, historic test results); and the provision of image examination and diagnostic services for modalities such as Plain Film, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance and Nuclear Medicine; and the production of clinical reports containing the findings and recommendations of the Radiologist used to aid in the diagnosis of the patient; and the provision of ‘Routine’, ‘Urgent’ and ‘Out of Hours’ reporting services.

The framework agreement will be multi source to operate under Lot 1 for access by Participating Authorities on a direct award basis only.

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement resulting from this procurement process will remain in force for an initial period of 2 years and may be extended by HealthTrust Europe by 2 further 1 year periods subject to a maximum term of 4 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 Framework Agreement resulting from this procurement process will remain in force for an initial period of 2 years and may be extended by HealthTrust Europe by 2 further 1 year periods subject to a maximum term of 4 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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 — Radiology Reporting Services — Further Competition

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Framework Agreement will be for the provision of an outsourced Radiology Image Interpretation, Diagnostics and Reporting Service to each Participating Authority. The services shall include as a minimum: the provision of a platform to support the electronic transfer of diagnostic and report referral requests, Images and any additional data required for the provision of the services (e.g. Medical Records, historic test results); and the provision of image examination and diagnostic services for modalities such as Plain Film, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance and Nuclear Medicine; and the production of clinical reports containing the findings and recommendations of the Radiologist used to aid in the diagnosis of the patient; and the provision of ‘Routine’, ‘Urgent’ and ‘Out of Hours’ reporting services.

The Framework Agreement will automatically award those providers successfully awarded to Lot 1 (Direct Award) onto Lot 2 (Further Competition) without the requirement for further assessment and evaluation during the tender process, unless it is specified otherwise in the Tender Response. Lot 2 facilitates the reopening of competition through Further Competition (Mini Competition) via the following routes:

A) One Participating Authority is able to enter into Further Competition in order to drive contract price efficiency and identify added value service offerings, pursuant to Framework Terms and Conditions.

B) Multiple Participating Authorities can aggregate volumes and spend and to contractually commit in advance to purchasing a specified value and/or volume in the provision of the services.

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement resulting from this procurement process will remain in force for an initial period of 2 years and may be extended by HealthTrust Europe by 2 further 1 year periods subject to a maximum term of 4 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 Framework Agreement resulting from this procurement process will remain in force for an initial period of 2 years and may be extended by HealthTrust Europe by 2 further 1 year periods subject to a maximum term of 4 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

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: 18/12/2017
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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
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:

HTE is a central purchasing body who is able to carry out this tender exercise by virtue of its appointment as an agent of UHCW. Notwithstanding HTE’s relationship with UHCW, it is THE conducting this tender exercise and will execute the resultant framework agreement with successful bidders. The bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include all contracting authorities in the UK as defined in Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as may be updated from time to time. In particular, the following entities in the UK (particularly those of a health and/or social care nature) are envisaged as framework agreement users: (1)All National Health Service (NHS) bodies in England, including but not limited to (i) acute trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/acutetrustlisting.aspx); (ii) health and care trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx); (iii) mental health trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx); (iv) clinical commissioning groups (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx); (v) ambulance trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx); (vi) area teams (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx); (vii) special health authorities (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx); (viii) NHS England; and (ix) clinical senates and strategic clinical networks. (2) All NHS bodies in Wales, including but not limited to all; (i) health boards; (ii) NHS trusts; (iii) the national delivery group; (iv) community health councils; and (v) NHS Wales shared services partnership (as listed at http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure. (3) All NHS bodies in Northern Ireland (known as Health & Social Care), including but not limited to: (i) health and social care trusts (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=Trust); (ii)health agencies (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=health+agencies); (iii)hospitals (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=hospitals); (4) Other public bodies, and public corporations (as listed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations). (5) Devolved governmental and parliamentary organisations within the UK, including but not limited to the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, and Scottish public bodies (as listed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies), as well as the Welsh Government, Welsh Assembly and Welsh unitary authorities (as listed at: http://www.assembly.wales/en/abthome/role-of-assembly-how-it-works/Pages/governance-of-wales.aspx (6) The Ministry of Defence (as detailed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-ofdefence). Any private sector (i.e. all non-public sector) organisations operating in the United Kingdom and/or any country in the European Union which are of a health and/or social care nature who may also use this framework agreement, including HCA International Limited. This list includes each organisation’s successors and assigns, any equivalent organisations and associated organisation created due to any organisational changes. This framework agreement will be open to any bodies or organisations operating in the UK of a health, and/or social care nature or which have a similar procurement need, and/or any UK based central government authority listed at Annex of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, in respect of any goods or services to any of the above listed organisation.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

HealthTrust Europe
19 George Road
Birmingham
B15 1NU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 08458875000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

HTE 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:

15/11/2017

 

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