Tender for Dental Services in the East Midlands
The procurement will be lotted — proposed as 1 lot per practice / service, and providers will be able to bid for as many lots as they are qualified to.
United Kingdom-Leicester: Health services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
NHS Arden and GEM CSU
St John’s House, 30 East Street
For the attention of: Ms Camilla Ball
LE1 6NB Leicester
Telephone: +44 7780222901
General address of the contracting authority: https://www.england.nhs.uk/
Electronic access to information: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://ardengemcsu.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
NHS Commissioning Board (T/A NHS England)
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
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: In described locations across Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincoln and Lincolnshire. Please see the documentation contained within the tender for further information.
NUTS code UKF
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
These services must be provided by Dentists and Dental healthcare professionals, the provider(s) will be expected to:
— Deliver primary care dental services which will be accessible, convenient and responsive; and/or
— Deliver special care dentistry services which will be accessible, convenient and responsive;
— Design services around the needs of patients and carers, ensuring they are offered more choice and a greater say in their treatment;
— Have processes in place to evaluate and continually improve on patient satisfaction.
This opportunity will be open to the entire market. It should be noted that whilst current providers are able to bid, the contracts being offered will remain separate from each other and any contracts a bidder may currently hold or be bidding for.
It is intended that the tender will be published on the 29.1.2016 with services to commence on the 1.12.2016.
Detail with regards to the lots will be published in the tender information, please note though that the commissioners reserve the right to remove lots from the offer at any point during the tender or mobilisation phases. Some of the lots being offered are subject to conversion by the current provider (from PDS Plus to PDS) and therefore may be removed from the offer, detail of these specific lots will be included within the tender documentation and if this situation occurs the appropriate parties at that time will be notified as soon as possible.
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The services to which this notice relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 of the Public Services Contracts Regulations 2006 (as Amended) (‘the Regulations’).
Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authorities intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to the procurement of Part B services. These opportunities may be divided into lots. Please see published documentation for further detail.
Suppliers Instructions: How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://gemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details —Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure). 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box. 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: