Wiltshire Adult Community Health Services Contract

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

2015/S 009-011294

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Southgate House, Pans Lane
SN10 5EQ Devizes

Internet address(es):

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

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 South Gloucestershire CCG

Wiltshire Council


BaNES Council

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Wiltshire Adult Community Health Services.

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)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

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. With GP leadership at the heart of the organisation, the CCG has developed a strong and acclaimed 5 year strategy. The 1 component of this strategy is the provision of enhanced community services which provide the right care, at the right time and at the right place for patients. Predominantly, the CCG is looking to shift care from acute to community settings which is therefore why this contract is of paramount importance.
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,
— Continence,
— Community Teams for People with Learning Difficulties,
— Hearing Therapies,
— Tissue Viability Lymphedema,
— Diabetes,
— Dietetics,
— Podiatry,
— Community Outpatient MSK Physio and Extended Scope Physiotherapy,
— Orthotics,
— Wheelchairs,
— 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 e-mailhelp@bravosolution.co.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85140000, 75122000, 85323000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 185 000 000 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

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (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:

If these are required these will be detailed in the Invitation to Participate in Dialogue (ITPD) documentation.

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

These will be detailed in the ITPD documentation/contract.

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

No special legal form is required, but in the event of the suppliers submitting an acceptable offer, it will be necessary to provide an undertaking that each company will be jointly and severally be responsible for due performance of the contract.
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: 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://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.

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
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

competitive dialogue

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

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 4
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.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:

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

Prior information notice

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

9.2.2015 – 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

in days: 60 (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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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.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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