Tender for Community Intermediate Care Flexi-Beds

Tender for Community Intermediate Care Flexi-Beds

The procurement’s objectives are to ensure that intermediate care capacity of 20 beds is secured.

United Kingdom-West Bromwich: Health services

2016/S 044-072667

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
For the attention of: Barlow Michael
B70 9LD West Bromwich
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: michael.barlow1@nhs.net

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: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

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 Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
B70 9LD West Bromwich
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Community Intermediate Care Flexi-Beds.

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

NUTS code UKG31

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, on behalf of Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, intend to undertake procurement for Community Care Flexible Beds. The procurement’s objectives are to ensure that intermediate care capacity of 20 beds is secured within the West Birmingham geography of Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG to provide co-ordinated, flexible, health and social rehabilitative care to patients aged 18 and over. The care delivered must be provided in the most suitable environment for patients’ needs, to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions, and to relieve pressure from the local acute hospitals. The 20 beds must be located to ensure equity of provision throughout the West Birmingham geography. The service will deliver a new model of care which has been tested over the winter period of 2014/15 via the operation of a pilot from May 2014 which will be on-going until early 2016.
Part of the new model differs slightly from traditionally commissioned intermediate care beds in order to be able to provide support to a wider group of patients by incorporating traditionally separate health and social intermediate care within one unit. This model has been proven to reduce delays in the transfer of care, shorten length of stay, and improve patient experience whilst creating flexibility within the community bed system. In addition, this model supports patients’ holistic needs alongside their rehabilitative needs to increase quality of life and keep patients within their normal place of residence for as long as possible through additional community support post discharge. GP cover (delivered or arranged by the provider) will assess all new patients within 72 hours, provide weekly ward rounds, and in-hours primary care cover. Out of hours primary care support will be provided by the CCG commissioned out of hours primary care providers. Requirements will be detailed in the service specification (Contract Particulars) together with eligibility criteria, minimum and maximum length of stay, and use of Care Plans with discharge strategy.
The CCG requires one provider to provide 20 beds and deliver the service within one location within the West Birmingham geography of the CCG. This is due to the decommissioning of existing provision within West Birmingham, to ensure equity of intermediate care provision across the CCG geography, and to realise the benefits of economies of scale.
Interested parties should express interest in this provision via the Midlands & Lancashire CSU e-tendering portal as follows:

Interested parties should register on the portal at:- https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge). If already registered, interested parties can use the existing registration. Once registered, organisations must express interest by

a) logging-in to the Central Midlands CSU e-Tendering portal,
b) selecting ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’,
c) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,

d) click on Express Interest Once you have expressed interest, the opportunity will appear in ‘My ITTs’ page where you can download documentation & construct your reply as instructed. For technical support in submitting your ITT contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on 0800 368 4850 orhelp@bravosolution.co.uk.

Please ensure that your completed tender is received by 13.4.2016 at 17:00 hrs.
The services to which this advertisement relates are for the procurement of health care services for the purposes of the NHS within the meaning and scope of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 and therefore fall within the scope of regulation 120 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. In accordance with this regulation, this procurement falls within Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Neither placement of this advertisement nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound by any Regulations, save those applicable to Part B services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

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

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The contract will be for an initial 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years at the sole discretion of the commissioner.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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:

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
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if 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 judgment 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 May 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 June 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 two 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 Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and/or 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, complete procurement specific information in the form of an Invitation to Tender (ITT)) available at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk. Failure to respond to the ITT as required will result in an incomplete 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
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

Project_403

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

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 242-439775 of 15.12.2015

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 250-457897 of 22.12.2015

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: 13.4.2016 – 17:00

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

13.4.2016 – 17:00
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

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 ITT and/or ITT Supplement 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 & provide procurement-specific information (by completing an ITT) 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 a) logging-in to the eTendering portal, b) selecting response to advert and ITT, c) select Open Access ITT, d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details, e) click on Express Interest link iii) After expressing interest, access the My ITTs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed. You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on 0800 368 4850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk.
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

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
B70 9LD West Bromwich
Telephone: +44 1216121500
Internet address: http://midlandsandlancashirecsu.nhs.uk/

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.2.2016

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