Scottish National Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicine Administration Framework

Scottish National Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicine Administration Framework

We wish to procure a Scottish National multi-supplier HEPMA (Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicine Administration) Framework for IT systems.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2015/S 119-217896

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS National Services Scotland
Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent
For the attention of: Mark Salveta
EH12 9EB Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1312756000

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA12442

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: yes

Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeenshire Council

Angus Council

Argyll and Bute Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Clackmannanshire Council

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dundee City Council

East Ayrshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Lothian Council

East Renfrewshire Council

Falkirk Council

Fife Council

Glasgow City Council

Highland Council

Inverclyde Council

Midlothian Council

Moray Council, The

North Ayrshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council

Orkney Islands Council

Perth and Kinross Council

Renfrewshire Council

Scottish Borders Council

Shetland Islands Council

South Ayrshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

Stirling Council

West Dunbartonshire Council

West Lothian Council

Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board)

NHS 24

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Borders

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Fife

NHS Forth Valley

NHS Grampian

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Health Scotland

NHS Highland

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Orkney

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

NHS Shetland

NHS Tayside

NHS Western Isles

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service

The State Hospital for Scotland

Integrated Joint Boards (Health & Social Care)

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Scottish National Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicine Administration Framework.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.

NUTS code UKM

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 15 000 000 GBP

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

We wish to procure a Scottish National multi-supplier HEPMA (Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicine Administration) Framework for IT systems. HEPMA systems facilitate and enhance the communication of a prescription or medicine order, aiding the choice,administration and supply of a medicine through knowledge and decision support and providing a robust audit trail for the entire process. Initially this will be at Hospital level.
The Multi-supplier HEPMA Framework needs to meet both the standard of functionality and the level of safety required by systems in the NHS in Scotland while leaving open the maximum choice of vendor to Health Boards.
We intend the Framework to be a multi-supplier framework and where some specific Scottish requirements are not initially met by Bidders they will be given the opportunity to modify their systems to meet our requirements. As each successful Bidder meets all of Scottish requirements they will become active on the framework and available for Boards to call off.Boards will be able to call off as soon as the first supplier(s) are available on the framework and need not wait for others to become active.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=401688

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48814400

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 15 000 000 GBP

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:
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:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Framework Suppliers must meet the Scottish HEPMA Requirements to become active on the framework.
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: A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be issued and the responses from potential bidders will be used to draw up a short-list.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be issued and the responses from potential bidders will be used to draw up a short-list.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be issued and the responses from potential bidders will be used to draw up a short-list.
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Meeting the Scottish Requirements for HEPMA systems.
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:

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 80-141388 of 24.4.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

21.7.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

12.8.2015

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
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

(SC Ref:401688).
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 Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection notification has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the framework agreement which notification will contain among other information, a summary of the reasons why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum of 10 clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority despatches the notice(s) and the date on which the Authority proposes to conclude the relevant framework agreement.The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the framework agreement until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the framework agreement has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the framework agreement to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the framework agreement has been entered into will not affect the framework agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the framework agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages. Economic operators are entitled to write to the Authority after receipt of the notification should they require further clarification. The Authority will respond within 15 days of such a written request, but it should be noted that receipt by the Authority of such request during the standstill period may not prevent the Authority from awarding the framework agreement following the expiry of the standstill period. Where an economic operator is dissatisfied with the Authority’s response to its request for clarification, or considers that the framework agreement has been concluded in breach of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006, such economic operator is advised to promptly seek independent legal advice.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.6.2015

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