Supply Norwich Heart Failure Specialist Nurses

Supply Norwich Heart Failure Specialist Nurses

The service will: Provide expert clinical knowledge and skills in the management of patients with confirmed diagnosis of Heart Failure.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Services provided by nurses

2014/S 232-409374

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Lakeside 400, Old Chapel Way, Broadland Business Park
For the attention of: Robert Smith
NR7 OWG Norwich
Telephone: +44 1603257027

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


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group
Room 202, City Hall, St Peters Street
NR2 1NH Norwich

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Norwich Heart Failure Specialist Nurses.

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

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Norwich.

NUTS code UKH13

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)

Service model
The services will be delivered by heart failure nurses, working with other professionals across a range of settings and organisations including General Practice and acute settings.
The service will:
— Provide expert clinical knowledge and skills in the management of patients with confirmed diagnosis of Heart Failure.
— Develop joint clinics as required with GPSI/Community HFSN/Consultant Cardiologist including titration of medication providing a step up and step down service.
— Develop support programme/groups to provide education and support to heart failure patients, including end of life issues in collaboration with palliative care team.
— Improve multidisciplinary working/service. To devise a multidisciplinary service which is equitable and responsive to the needs of patients within tertiary, secondary and primary care settings with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of chronic heart failure.
— Provide education of heart failure to other members of healthcare teams within Primary and Secondary Care in order for clinicians to arrange for people with suspected heart failure to be offered appropriate investigations (for example ECG, BNP tests and echo) that will confirm or refute the diagnosis. For those in whom heart failure is confirmed, its cause should be identified and treatments most likely to both relieve their symptoms and reduce their risk of death should be offered.
— Support and encourage adherence to recognised clinical guidelines among clinicians.
— Establish care management plans with the patient.
— Referral on patients for additional services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85141200 – LA50, 85121231

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

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


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:
Range: between 225 000 and 275 000 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: 36 (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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: This service will be carried out by Heart Failure Specialist Nurses with current NMC registration in the UK.

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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:


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

26.1.2015 – 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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (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

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

The tender documentation is available for download from the East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub Bravo e-sourcing platform at

This is a voluntary notice, as these are ‘Part B’ services. Although the CCGs are following a procedure which is akin to the open procedure, the use of a voluntary Contract Notice and of terminology which reflects the open procedure does not indicate that the CCGs accept that they are bound by the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and/or the Public Procurement Directive (2004/18/EC) save for the provisions of the Regulations and the Directive which apply to Part B services.
The Commissioners reserve the right to extend any resulting contract by a further 24 months, at their sole discretion.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:


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