South Staffordshire Termination of Pregnancy Service

South Staffordshire Termination of Pregnancy Service

NHS Stafford and Surrounds jointly wish to invite prospective providers to express their interest for the provision of a Termination of Pregnancy Service, in-line with the Royal College of Obstetricians Gynaecologists (RCOG) clinical guidelines.

United Kingdom-Stoke-on-Trent: Health and social work services

2015/S 188-341311

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Heron House, 120 Grove Road, Fenton
For the attention of: Klimczak Roman
ST4 4LX Stoke-on-Trent
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1782298125
E-mail: roman.klimczak@staffordshirecss.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

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: NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
Heron House, 120 Grove Road, Fenton
For the attention of: Elaine Butler
ST4 4LX Stoke-on-Trent
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1782298099
E-mail: elaine.butler@staffordshirecss.nhs.uk

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

NHS Stafford and Surrounds CCG
No 2 Staffordshire Place
ST16 2LP Stafford
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS Cannock CCG
No 2 Staffordshire Place
ST16 2LP Stafford
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS East Staffordshire CCG
Edwin House, Second Avenue, Centrum One Hundred
DE14 2WF Burton-on-Trent
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon CCG
Merlin House, Etchell Road
B78 3HF Tamworth
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

South Staffordshire Termination of Pregnancy Service.

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: Area covered by GPs for the following Clinical Commissioning Groups. NHS Stafford and Surrounds CCG; NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon CCG; NHS Cannock Chase CCG; NHS East Staffordshire CCG.

NUTS code UKG24

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 East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Cannock Chase, NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG and NHS Stafford and Surrounds jointly wish to invite prospective providers to express their interest for the provision of a Termination of Pregnancy Service, in-line with the Royal College of Obstetricians Gynaecologists (RCOG) clinical guidelines.
The registered population for each CCG that this contract will cover is as follows:
1. NHS East Staffordshire CCG — 135 000,
2. NHS Cannock Chase CCG — 132 000,
3. NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon CCG — 214 000,
4. NHS Stafford and Surrounds CCG — 146 000.
The aim of the service is to provide a full comprehensive package of care including assessment, counselling, treatment, follow-up care and contraceptive advice for all women requesting induced abortion.
The overall aims and objectives of this service are to:
— The Service shall offer a high quality, impartial support and advice to all women who request a termination of pregnancy, regardless of age, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation, religious or personal circumstances.
— The Service aims to improve the sexual health of women through providing sexual health screening and treatment as appropriate for Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
‘Award the service to a single Provider’.
— The Provider shall deliver a full package of care addressing and maximising opportunities for contraceptive, sexual health and mental health needs as well as the actual termination of pregnancy procedure. The service shall be consistent, effective, accessible and legal, providing a quality service informed by the RCOG guidance, the MEDFASH standards for sexual health services and current best practice to ensure that risk of infection and other complications is minimised.
— The Provider shall deliver a procedure to Service Users whose gestation falls before the UK limit up to 24 weeks.
The successful provider will be required to sign the NHS Standard Contract for the service and accept all terms and conditions. Activity will be paid on a cost per case basis at an agreed Local Tariff rate (there will be no guarantees of volume or payment in the contracts awarded but indicative activity will be provided). The contract is for 4 years with an option to extend by 1 x 12 months subject to approval by Commissioners.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85121210

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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:

Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to offer 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:

The Authority reserves the right to require groupings of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability for a contract to be performed by a group of economic operators or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability in respect of the entire contract irrespective of the form the grouping takes.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Subject to Royal College of Obstetricians Gynaecologists (RCOG) clinical guidelines.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b)is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1)of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The following may be requested in assessing potential bidders’ economic and financial capacity:
(a) appropriate statements from banks or where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance sheets or extracts from the balance sheets, where publication of the balance sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 2 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available. Please refer to the Memorandum of Information for specific requirements.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU requires that potential bidders, in submitting their expression of interest. Please refer to Section VI.3) below for additional information.
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:

ITT 345 TOPS
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

23.10.2015 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means.
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the PQQ and/or MOI for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of Expression of Interest and Procurement Specific Information:

This exercise will be conducted on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide procurement specific information (by completing a PQQ) as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of website is free). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register.

ii) Once registered, express interest by emailing elaine.butler@staffordshirecss.nhs.uk and roman.klimczak@staffordshirecss.nhs.uk

You must submit your reply by the deadline stated.

For technical support in registering onto the Bravo Solutions site, please contact the BravoSolution help desk on +44 8003684850 orhelp@bravosolution.co.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

NHS Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group
No 2 Staffordshire Place
ST16 2LP Stafford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1785355799

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.9.2015

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