Alternative Provider Medical Services in Leicester

Alternative Provider Medical Services in Leicester

High quality Primary Medical Services responsive to the needs of the local populations. Promotion of healthy living with the aim of tackling the underlying causes of ill health. Essential services.All additional services. All Enhanced Services commissioned by NHS England. Increased access.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Health and social work services

2014/S 060-101312

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
St John’s House, 30 East Street
For the attention of: Camilla Ball
LE1 6NB Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162954123

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Provision of Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) in Leicester.
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 – for further information please refer to the published documentation.
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)

Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (GEM CSU) are inviting suitably qualified providers to deliver Alternative Primary Medical Services in Leicester.
These primary medical care service contracts have an anticipated start date of 1.4.2015 as existing contracts will cease on 31.3.2015. Our expectations are that these contracts will offer increased patient access and funding will be linked to KPI achievement within the current budgets. The service specification will be developed following patient consultation.
The successful provider(s) will need to demonstrate that they can deliver service(s) of a continuously high-quality and will be responsive to the needs of the diverse local populations. Provider(s) will be assessed on an on-going basis to ensure they deliver the quality required.
There will be a requirement to deliver GP Services from the existing premises.
These service must be provided by GPs and Nurses and provider(s) will be expected to deliver:
— High quality Primary Medical Services responsive to the needs of the local populations.
— Promotion of healthy living with the aim of tackling the underlying causes of ill health.
— Essential services.
— All additional services.
— All Enhanced Services commissioned by NHS England.
— Increased access.
The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is anticipated to be published on Friday 28th March 2014, and deadline for responses is 17:00 Monday 28th April 2014. Please note these times and dates are subject to change, of which you will be informed via Bravo (please see web link below).
To register on the portal:
— From the portal (GEM Bravo) Home Page, click the ‘Click Here to Register’ link
— Accept the terms and conditions for using the portal.
— Complete your organisation and 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 PQQ:
— Login with your unique username and password
— From the suppliers reserved area click ‘PQQs Open to All Suppliers’ –this is a repository of all PQQs open to any registered supplier.
— Browse the PQQs (there may be more than one page) and select ‘Provision of Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) in Leicester’ 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 PQQ from the PQQs Open to All Suppliers area to your ‘My PQQs’ area –this is a reserved area for PQQs that you have either been invited to or expressed interest in.
Correspondence will only be dealt with through the Bravo website.
Neither the commissioners nor potential providers will be obligated to further commitment as a result of initial expressions of interest.
Please note that a Market Awareness Event held in February 2014 was previously advertised on Supply2Health. All documentation from this event will be available within the PQQ documentation.
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.
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 ‘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

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

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
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

28.4.2014 – 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: