Tender for Transforming End of Life Care

Tender for Transforming End of Life Care

A two-stage, ten-year contract to manage the transformation of the provision of end of life care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, where ‘end of life’ care covers services for people ‘approaching the end of life’ who are likely to die within the next 12 months. 

United Kingdom-Stafford: Accounting system

2014/S 134-241100

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Cannock Chase Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG), NHS North Staffordshire CCG, NHS South Stafford & Surrounds CCG and NHS Stoke-on-Trent CCG jointly on behalf of themselves (‘The Authority’)
Greyfriars Therapy Centre, Unit 12 Greyfriars Business Park, Greyfriars
Contact point(s): The Strategic Projects Team, NHS Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit, Victoria House, Capital Park, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5XB
For the attention of: Mark Perkins
ST16 2ST Stafford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1223596856
E-mail: msc.strategicprojects@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.thestrategicprojectsteam.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 NHS Strategic Projects Team
Victoria House, Capital Park, Fulbourn
Contact point(s): The Strategic Projects Team
For the attention of: Mark Perkins
CB21 5XB Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1223596856
E-mail: msc.strategicprojects@nhs.net
Internet address: http://www.eoecph.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The NHS Strategic Projects Team
Victoria House, Capital Park, Fulbourn
Contact point(s): The Strategic Projects Team
For the attention of: Mark Perkins
CB21 5XB Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1223596856
E-mail: msc.strategicprojects@nhs.net
Internet address: http://www.eoecph.bravosolution.co.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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Transforming End of Life Care.

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: Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent UK.
NUTS code

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)

A two-stage, ten-year contract to manage the transformation of the provision of end of life care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, where ‘end of life’ care covers services for people ‘approaching the end of life’ who are likely to die within the next 12 months. This includes people whose death is imminent, those with advanced, progressive, incurable conditions, those who are frail and subject to co-existing conditions, people with existing conditions who are at risk of dying from a sudden acute crisis in their condition, and those with life-threatening acute conditions caused by sudden catastrophic events.
Stage 1 of the contract will be fee based, for up to two years, and requires a prime provider/service integrator to manage the contracts for all the services along existing community care, long term condition (LTC) and acute care pathways as they relate to end of life, both for adults and for children as they transition to adult services. Stage 1 will entail: improving data quality and collection to establish the detailed real time information needed to proactively manage workstreams, predict demand, and understand patient and payment flows; achieving a limited set of service outcomes focused on improving the patient’s experience of the service and ensuring equality of access and treatment, including better identification of need; identifying gaps in service provision. Achievement of Stage 1 will trigger the commencement of Stage 2.
In Stage 2 the provider will assume responsibility for managing the provision of end of life care, in expectation of streamlining the service model and eliminating gaps in provision. Performance will be against ambitious clinical and service outcomes, and may include payment based on a risk/gain share arrangement. The required services model will enable identification of all those requiring end of life care, move provision ‘downstream’ closer to service users, and allow them and their families seamless access to the right services at the right time.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 340 000 430 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: 120 (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:

Details to be included in the Invitation to Tender (i.e. Invitation to Submit Outline Solutions and/or Invitation to Submit Final Solutions) if required.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details to be included in the Invitation to Tender (i.e. Invitation to Submit Outline Solutions and/or Invitation to Submit Final Solutions) if required.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Any grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contracts are to be awarded may be required to form a single corporate entity, to put forward a single prime contractor and to subcontract where appropriate, or to assume joint and several liability for contract performance.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: At the time the contract is performed, the services muct be delivered in accordance with all relevant guidance, standards and regulatory requirements of NHS England, Monitor,the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
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: In accordance with Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the PQQ which is available from the address in Annex AII

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the PQQ which is available from the address in Annex AII

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the PQQ which is available from the address in Annex AII
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: no

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

competitive dialogue

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

Envisaged minimum number 2: and maximum number 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Applicants wishing to be considered for inclusion in the Invitation to Tender process (i.e. Invitation to Submit Outline Solutions) must first complete and return the PQQ by the date stipulated therein. The PQQ will be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility, economic and financial standing and technical ability in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (SI 2006/5). The information provided in the PQQ will be used as the basis for the selection of applicants invited to tender. The criteria specified in the PQQ will be used to make the relevant selection.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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: 2014/S 47-078733 of 7.3.2014

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: 6.8.2014
Payable documents: no

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

13.8.2014 – 12:00

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

6.10.2014

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

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 services being procured are Part B services for the purposes of the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and Directive 2004/18/EC. The Authority is therefore placing this OJEU Notice voluntarily in accordance with the provisions of Commission Interpretative Communication on the Community law applicable to contract awards not or not fully subject to the provisions of the Public Procurement Directives
(2006/C 179/02) and the Authority hereby confirms that it has no intention to create any rights by placing this advertisement.
Expressions of Interest must be by way of a completed PQQ by the closing date and in the format specified therein. Further details of how and where to apply are available from http://www.thestrategicprojectsteam.co.uk msc.strategicprojects@nhs.net
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court
Royal Courts, The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Internet address: http://www.hmcourt-services.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2079477345

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point that information about the contract award is communicated to economic operators. The notification will provide full information about the award decision and details of the person to contact should an economic operator have any queries. The standstill period will be a minimum of 10 calendar days to provide time for unsuccessful economic operators to challenge the award
decision before the contract is entered into; aggrieved parties may take action in the High Court.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11.7.2014

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