Remote Radiology Reporting Tender

Remote Radiology Reporting Tender

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  wishes to establish a framework for Remote Radiology Reporting which will include, but not limited to Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Computerised tomography (CT) and Plain film covering both inhours and out of hours.

United Kingdom-Ashton under Lyne: Medical imaging services

2014/S 126-224947

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Fountain Street
For the attention of: Kevin Fletcher
OL6 9RW Ashton under Lyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619226257
E-mail: kevin.fletcher@tgh.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Remote Radiology Reporting.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North West (England).

NUTS code UKD

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (“the Authority”) wishes to establish a framework for Remote Radiology Reporting which will include, but not limited to Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Computerised tomography (CT) and Plain film covering both inhours and out of hours.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85150000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

The total volume under this framework will be dependent upon the number of NHS Bodies that utilise the framework.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (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:

As per Tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per tender documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: This procurement exercise will be conducted on the EU supply eTendering portal at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp

1) Go to ‘Current Tender Opportunities’ from the eTendering portal login page: https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp

2) Find the tender listed and click on the title.
3) If you are not a registered user of EU Supply follow the ‘Online registration’ link otherwise follow the ‘Login’ link and enter username and password.
4) Once logged in ‘Accept’ the invitation to register your interest in the opportunity. You will then be taken direct
to the tender response screen.
5) Go to the ‘Access Documents’ folder on the response screen to view and download tender documentation.
Further guidance on how to access and respond to the opportunity is available in the ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’

which is available for downloading from the main portal login page: https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp

(follow link: ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’).

For any support in submitting your response please contact EU Supply Helpdesk at support@eu-supply.com

(Tel: +44 8008402050) quoting the tender ID number.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Tenderers’ Dun and Bradstreet reports will be used by the Authority to determine whether there is any evidence indicating a moderate or high risk to the Authority that the tenderer will be unable to provide the services required over the framework period. If any tenderer is assessed as moderate or high risk, the Authority reserves the right to eliminate the tenderer from further stages of the procurement process.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documentation
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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:

SSP14-02

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

no

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: 15.8.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

15.8.2014 – 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

in days: 90 (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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Authority is part of the “South Sector Partnership” which is a working internal title consisting of the following Trusts:
— Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
— University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust,
— Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
— East Cheshire NHS Trust
The South Sector Partnership is not classed as a contracting authority and so any contractual arrangements relating to this framework would be by the individual contracting authorities concerned.
The framework is not limited to only those under the “South Sector Partnership” but is also available to access by any of the North West NHS contracting authorities listed on the North West Procurement Development website via the following link:

http://www.nwprocurement.co.uk/index.php

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: OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such information should be requested from the Authority. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.7.2014

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