Autism Diagnosis Tender

Autism Diagnosis Tender

Adult Autism and Neurodevelopment Diagnostic and Post Diagnostic Service.

UK-Sheffield: Health services

2013/S 078-131414

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group
722 Prince of Wales Road
For the attention of: Michael King, Mark Algar
S9 4EU Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1709302000
E-mail: michael.king@swyt.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sheffield.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://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

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:

Adult Autism and Neurodevelopment Diagnostic and Post Diagnostic Service.
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: The service will be provided to individuals determined on the basis of registration with an NHS Sheffield GP practice or, where a patient is not registered, their place of residence being within the boundaries of NHS Sheffield.
NUTS code UKE3

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)

Adult Autism and Neurodevelopment Diagnostic and Post Diagnostic Service.
Expressions of interest required.
NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified organisations / individuals that could provide all of draft specification requirements.
The commissioned provision of a diagnostic and post diagnostic service for people with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) including Asperger’s Syndrome and related neurodevelopmental conditions, such as adult ADHD and pragmatic disorder to ensure local compliance with the Autism Act, national strategy, “Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives”, the national Statutory Guidelines, and NICE Clinical Guidance 142
Any organisation, GP practice, individual GP or consortia can express an interest by completing the intention to tender on https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk

Technical Lead / Commissioning Manager – Heather Burns.
Procurement Lead – Mark Algar for and on behalf of West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw CSU.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

For further information please refer to the service specification included within the pre-qualification information pack. This can be accessed on the Bravo website https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk/web/login.shtml

For any support in submitting your response please contact the eTendering Help-desk at 0800 368 4850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 GBP

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:

Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. Further details will be provided within the invitation to tender.
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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Contract Performance Review Meeting and Reports, will be required to be supplied to Sheffield CCG. Further information will be provided at the invitation to tender.
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 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: The services to which this procurement relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“the Regulations”). Neither the inclusion of a Bidder selection stage nor the use of the term Pre qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender 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 Part B services.
Any supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner:
NHS Supplier Information Database (Sid4health) has been replaced by Sid4Gov and candidates would need to ensure that their profile has transferred across. All new candidates must register with this to allow access to financial accounting details.
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

Restricted
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: Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

MA/CSU/0417.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

31.5.2013 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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 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

Sheffield CCG
Internet address: http://www.sheffield.nhs.uk/

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Sheffield CCG

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Part B Service, this is a non mandatory notice.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.4.2013