Wiltshire Adult Community Health Services Contract
NHS Wiltshire CCG (with associates: Wiltshire Council, BaNES CCG, BaNES Council, and South Gloucestershire CCG) wish to commission 1 contract for the provision of a range of community based and patient centred services.
United Kingdom-Devizes: Health services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Southgate House, Pans Lane
SN10 5EQ Devizes
General address of the contracting authority: www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk
Electronic access to information: www.nhssourcing.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.nhssourcing.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 South Gloucestershire CCG
NHS BaNES CCG
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: Wiltshire.
NUTS code UK,UKK15
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)
Services included in this contract are:
— Core Community Teams (inc Care Co-ordinators),
— Community Beds (inc Step up),
— Community Geriatrician/Frail Elderly Service,
— Stroke Therapies Neurology Stroke,
— Speech and Language Therapy (SALT),
— Minor Injuries Units,
— Community Teams for People with Learning Difficulties,
— Hearing Therapies,
— Tissue Viability Lymphedema,
— Community Outpatient MSK Physio and Extended Scope Physiotherapy,
— Cardiac (PACE) and Respiratory Services (COPD),
— Outpatient Department services,
— Fracture Clinic.
Predominantly services will be for Adults aged 18 and above but in some cases individual services specifications require the provision of services for children.
A key requirement of a successful tenderer will be its ability to operate as an integrator which for the purposes of this contract is described as:
‘an entity that performs a convening role and works intentionally and systemically to achieve improvements in health and well-being. The integrator is appointed by the commissioner to take contractual responsibility and manage the supply of service provision to deliver the overall contractual requirements. The role of the integrator is not only to manage its supply chain but also to work effectively with other parts of the system to support the commissioner in achieving quality and value for money’.
The CCG has established strong working relationships with partners across the local health and social care economy and expects the community service provider to further develop these relationships, to support the delivery of a sustainable financial position for the area and to ensure that the quality of services for patients is safeguarded and innovative.
Alongside the values of the CCG published in its Constitution, the CCG has developed 12 principles (which are set out in the Memorandum of Information document) to assist the commissioning of community services. These must be adopted throughout the procurement and the life of the contract. The GP membership has indicated it requires the following:
1. Services should be responsive and working in tandem with Primary Care.
2. Services should deliver high quality patient care, not waste patient time and be integrated across organisations.
3. Barriers to clinicians working effectively should be removed by management.
The provider will be expected to move to a model of service delivery which is outcome based, with a performance management framework referencing KPIs and benefits taken from across the integrated health and social care scene. In doing so the provider will have to have in place suitable arrangements with its supply chain of other providers (where necessary) and agreements to work collaboratively with other organisations.
The contract is expected to be a standard NHS (block) contract, with an initial term of five years (with the possibility to mutually agree a further two year extension) and an annual contract value in the region of 37 000 000 GBP.
Interested parties must submit a compliant Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) if they wish to be further considered, which will evaluate the capacity, capability and experience of potential bidders. If shortlisted at the PQQ stage, potential bidders will be asked to take part in a competitive dialogue process, designed to identify the Most Economically Advantageous Tender and therefore determine the incoming provider.
Interested parties should also read the attached Memorandum of Information (MOI), which provides further background and details of requirements.
Please note that TUPE is expected to apply to this contract along with the expectation that the provider makes use of existing estate and other assets. This procurement could have an impact on other services operating from the existing estate and the successful tenderer will be expected to work collaboratively with affected third parties to ensure continuity of service to patients. Further detail will be provided within the ITPD stage.
Accessing the PQQ:
The procurement will be conducted via the www.nhssourcing.co.uk e-tendering website. If you are interested in tendering for this opportunity, please access the website and register your organisation.
Once organisations have registered on the above website they will be given access to the PQQ. Please note that if you are intending to take part in this process as a consortium you must register on the e-tendering website as that consortium and only complete 1 PQQ. Should you require any assistance in accessing or registering on the e-tendering website please contact the Sourcing Help desk — Phone +44 8003684850 and/or email@example.com
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
85100000, 85140000, 75122000, 85323000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: 1
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.1.2)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.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://www.nhssourcing.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 onscreen 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.
Section IV: 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
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: We will invite the top 3 ranked applicants from the PQQ assessment to participate in Competitive Dialogue unless there is a 4th placed applicant within 5 % of the 3rd placed Applicant score, in which case that fourth place applicant only will be shortlisted.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
This contract is for a Part B service and is published on a voluntary basis. While the contracting authority has decided to advertise on a voluntary basis, it does not represent a commitment to follow one of the official OJEU procurement procedures. The Contracting Authority will only be bound by OJEU procurement procedures and rules in so far as they apply to Part B contracts.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: