Scottish Government Death Certification Test Site Evaluation

Scottish Government Death Certification Test Site Evaluation

The Scottish Government’s Public Health Directorate wishes to commission an evaluation of a test scheme which is trialling a new system of death certification in two sites, one urban and one rural, prior to national implementation across Scotland.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Government Social Research

Health Analytical Services, Floor 4WR, St. Andrews House, Regent Road,

Edinburgh

EH1 3DG

UK

Victoria Milne

+44 1312245074

[email protected]

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Scottish Government Death Certification Test Site Evaluation

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Scottish Government’s Public Health Directorate wishes to commission an evaluation of a test scheme which is trialling a new system of death certification in two sites, one urban and one rural, prior to national implementation across Scotland. See below link for further information;

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/bills/certificationofdeath

The key aim of the evaluation is to assess and report on the test site processes and stakeholder experiences, with a view to informing national implementation across Scotland. The evaluation is expected to commence by the end of July and be completed by the end of March 2013. As this is to inform implementation, and supporting legislation, there is no possibility extending the evaluation beyond March 2013.

The evaluation will include approx 10 interviews with key medical personnel and the relevant stakeholders implementing the new system and between 12 -14 retrospective case studies to explore implementation issues.

The criteria to be used to short-list contractors are as follows;

– Expertise of relevant staff, especially in the following areas:

Qualitative interviewing, case studies and analysis

Health Service evaluation

Clinical or organisational auditing

Evaluations of pilots with a view to further implementation

– Demonstrated experience in this field, including previous experience of conducting evaluation on behalf of Scottish Government.

– Capacity and ability to carry out the work within available timescales.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 2pm, Wednesday 20 June 2012.

Contact information for further details is Vikki Milne, Health Analytical Services Division, email [email protected]

 

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=230068.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=230068.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

159999 other Consultancy

100 All Scotland

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Dual stage – Candidates must first pass a selection procedure before being invited to tender or negotiate.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits


20-06-2012  Time  14:00

c) Estimated award date  30-07-2012

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=230068

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:230068)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Invitation for Expression of Interest

5.3

Publication date of this notice

06-06-2012