Alliance Contract for Community Based Elective Care

Alliance Contract for Community Based Elective Care

To offer all Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland (LLR) patients a choice which includes end-to-end Integrated care pathways for routine elective care that are delivered within Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.

United Kingdom-London: Health services

2013/S 228-396597

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

GEM Buyer
Address 1
For the attention of: Collette Palmer
SW1 3TT London
Telephone: +44 1162957278

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

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Alliance Contract for Community Based Elective Care (LLR).
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: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
NUTS code UK

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)

East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG, West Leicestershire CCG and Leicester City CCG are jointly seeking expressions of interest from Alliances of potential providers to deliver the following vision and outcomes: Vision: To offer all Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland (LLR) patients a choice which includes end-to-end Integrated care pathways for routine elective care that are delivered within Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.
Outcomes: The successful Alliance will demonstrate the ability and flexibility to achieve each of the following key outcomes –
1. Flex according to the needs of individual patients quickly and efficiently and to offer them choice (including, where appropriate, out of County): demonstrating effective dialogue with and response to patients.
2. Innovate & continually improve whole care pathways & quality outcomes in LLR: demonstrating clinical quality, innovation, safety & patient experience.
3. Realise maximum cost savings/efficiencies to the LLR health economy including use of fixed assets:
demonstrating efficiency.
4. Minimise delays to implementing effective integration (end to end pathways and shared care): demonstrating ability to bring partners together including social care and collaborate successfully.
5. Actively shift care closer to home: demonstrating local care for pathways and localities where clinically appropriate and financially viable.
6. Enable commissioners to keep a lead role and effectively hold providers to account: demonstrating accountability.
7. Deliver the Better Care Together strategy of the local health economy: demonstrating managerial feasibility and capacity
*Note: The Better Care Together strategy requires, for example, shifting 40% of dermatology and 30% of ophthalmology outpatients out of an acute setting.
The successful Alliance applicants will perform the services from existing facilities in a range of locations including offering the choice of local care for all patients with clinical continuity of care.
Pathway redesign is essential. Work has begun across the health community in the following pathways: Ophthalmology; Diabetic medicine; Respiratory; Dermatology; Gastroenterology.
Work will follow on other pathways and the successful bidder/s will be expected to support clinical leaders to initiate and evaluate service redesign working with commissioners and their stakeholders.
This procurement is of an Alliance Contract for partners to work together to deliver specific strategic outcomes described above. The services within the contract are envisaged to include community based elective care day case, new and follow up outpatients in:
General surgery ; Endoscopy; Orthopaedics; Ophthalmology; Ear nose and throat; General medicine; Elderly care; Diabetic management; Dermatology; Rheumatology; Cardiology; Gynaecology; Gastroenterology; Urology; Plastic surgery; Neurology; Nephrology; Maxillo/facial surgery; Pain management; Paediatrics; Diagnostics including imaging.
In time, it is possible that acute outpatient, day case and inpatient activity will be added to this contract to enable commissioning of entire elective care pathways through this contract.
Expressions of interest are welcomed from suitably qualified and experienced providers who are keen to build Alliances with others and can deliver local integrated elective care services that deliver the above vision and outcomes and meet local needs.
The procurement is for an Alliance contract able to take over the management of the community based elective care contract and demonstrate an ability to deliver the above vision and outcomes through an ambitious but realistic timetable.
It is anticipated that the new Alliance contract will commence on or around 1.4.2014. This is a regulated service and partners within the Alliance delivering health care will need to meet CQC registration requirements prior to service commencement and during period of provision.
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.
Providers wishing to express an interest for delivering these services can do so by logging onto the East Midlands Procurement e-Tendering portal, and registering by no later than 17:00 hours on Friday 13.12.2013:

To register on the portal:
— From the portal Home Page, click the ‘Click Here to Register’ link
— Accept the terms & conditions for using the portal
— Complete your organisation & personal details
— Choose a memorable username and submit
— You will shortly be sent an email with your unique password, please treat this securely (if you lose it there is a ‘Forgot my Password’ link on the portal homepage)
To Express Interest in the ITT:
— Login with your unique username & password
— From the suppliers reserved area click ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ –this is a repository of all ITTs open to any registered supplier.
— Browse the ITTS (there may be more than one page) and select “Alliance Contract for Community Based Elective Care (LLR)” by clicking on it
— Note the Details buttons on the left for Navigation and the Actions below
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ action –this will move the ITT from the ITTs Open to All Suppliers area to your ‘My ITTs’ area –this is a reserved area for ITTs that you have either been invited to or expressed interest in.
Documentation will be available from 12pm on Friday 22.11.2013.
Correspondence will only be dealt with through the Bravo website.
Closing date for submission of completed ITTs is 17:00 hours on Friday 20.12.2013.
Neither the commissioners nor potential providers will be obligated to further commitment as a result of initial expressions of interest.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
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.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: 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 email 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 ‘ ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the ITT into your ‘ 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 ‘ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘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 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

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
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
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: 13.12.2013 – 17:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.12.2013 – 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

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

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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:21.11.2013