Bill Validation and Cost Recovery Services
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) wishes to establish a framework agreement for use by or on behalf of current and future NHS SBS clients.
UK-Salford: Public utilities
Section I: Contracting authority
NHS Shared Business Services Ltd (NHS SBS)
Halyard Court, 31 Broadway, The Quays
For the attention of: Sarah Golby
M50 2UW Salford
Telephone: +44 1612123716
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sbs.nhs.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Mainly in the UK and Isle of Man.
NUTS code UK
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
65000000, 64200000, 65100000, 65200000, 65300000, 70000000, 70330000, 70332300
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
— lot 1 – Gas & Electricity (Utilities),
— lot 2 – Rent/ Rates,
— lot 3 – Water,
— lot 4 – Telecommunication.
This framework agreement will be awarded for a 2 year period with the option to extend for an additional 2 years.
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Bill Validation and Cost Recovery Services – Utilities/Energy
65000000, 65200000, 65300000
70330000, 70000000, 70332200, 70332300
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This procurement exercise will be conducted on the EU supply eTendering portal at: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com
Candidates wishing to be considered for this agreement must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through this portal.
To register interest:
1) Go to ‘Current Tender Opportunities’ from the eTendering portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com,
2) Find the tender listed and click on the title. This will take you to the letter of invitation,
3) If you are not a registered user of EU Supply follow the ‘Online registration’ link otherwise follow the ‘Login’ link and enter username and password,
4) Once logged in ‘Accept’ the invitation to register your interest in the opportunity. You will then be taken direct to the tender response screen,
5) Go to the ‘Access Documents’ folder on the response screen to view and download tender documentation.
Further guidance on how to access and respond to the opportunity is available in the ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’ which is available for downloading from the main portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com
(follow link: ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’).
For any support in submitting your response please contact EU Supply Helpdesk at email@example.com (Tel: 0800 840 2050) quoting the tender ID number.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from the portal.
Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU- Supply eTendering portal: https//nhssbs.eu-supply.com
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from the portal.
Section IV: Procedure
Additional information about electronic auction: NHS SBS reserves the right to conduct an electronic auction at the Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage of this procurement. In such instances information will be provided to the Bidders as part of the ITT documentation.
NHS SBS reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the Framework,
Section VI: Complementary information
The value provided in Section II 1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to successful suppliers any business through this framework agreement. Spend and volumes may vary throughout the life of the framework agreement from the anticipated levels given in this notice.
NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK, Isle of Man and Scottish bodies (and any future successors to these organisations) subject to the approval of NHS SBS:
Public sector bodies, including any statutory and other successor organisations to any of the foregoing and in addition any other commissioners (whether alone or jointly with any other organisation), providers and regulators of NHS funded (either in whole or in part) services including practice based commissioning consortia, general practice commissioning consortia, the National Commissioning Board (and all sub national offices including any body obtaining new membership to NHS Shared Business Services Ltd).
This includes but is not limited to the following NHS Trusts:-
5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust, Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust, Ashton, Leigh And Wigan NHS, Bolton PCT, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT , Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, East Cheshire NHS Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, East London NHS Foundation Trust, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust , Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, Liverpool Primary Care Trust , Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust, Mersey Care NHS Trust, Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Ashton Leigh & Wigan , NHS Blackburn with Darwen Teaching Care Trust Plus, NHS Blackpool, NHS Bury, NHS Central Lancashire, NHS Cumbria, NHS East Lancashire, NHS Halton & St Helens, NHS Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale, NHS Knowsley, NHS Manchester, NHS North Lancashire, NHS North Staffordshire, NHS North of England, NHS Salford, NHS Sefton, NHS Stockport, NHS Stoke on Trent, NHS Warrington, NHS Western Cheshire, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust , Oldham Primary Care Trust, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, St. Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, South Staffordshire PCT, Staffordshire & Stoke On Trent Partnership NHS Trust, Tameside & Glossop Primary Care Trust, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Trafford Primary Care Trust, University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.
In addition the following public sector bodies will be able to use the Framework subject to the approval of NHS SBS:
Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs (see http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/jobs/Departments-NDPBs-AtoL/A-to-F.aspx http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/Assets/PublicBodies2009_tcm6-35808.pdf http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DI1/Directories/A-ZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm.
National Health Service (NHS) bodies, including:
Acute Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx
Primary Care Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/PrimaryCareTrustListing.aspx
Mental Health Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx
Ambulance Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx
Strategic Health Authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/StrategicHealthAuthorityListing.aspx
Special Health Authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx
other English NHS bodies: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx
The NHS Commissioning Board and other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services and GP consortia which will be responsible for commissioning most aspects of NHS care (or equivalent body/bodies established pursuant to legislation enacted as a result of, or in connection with, the White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS published July 2010.
GP Practices: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx, and: http://www.general-practitioners-uk.co.uk/
and any other provider of primary medical services:
a) who are a party to any of the following contracts:
— General Medical Services (GMS),
— Personal Medical Services (PMS),
— Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) and/or
b) Commissioned by the NHS Commissioning Board or other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services, as described above.
Social Enterprises: http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_119228.pdf
NHS Wales (National Health Service for Wales) including but not limited to: Welsh Health Boards, Primary care services – GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:
NHS Scotland (National Health Service for Scotland) including but not limited to: NHS Boards, Hospitals, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:
NHS Northern Ireland (National Health Service for Northern Ireland) including but not limited to: Health and Social Care Trusts, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, social care services and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:
Police forces and other emergency services, including fire and rescue services, the maritime and coastguard agency and other rescue authorities (a list of police authorities and fire and rescue services can be found respectively at the following: http://www.police.uk/. and http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs
Educational establishments (ie schools maintained by local authorities, academies, city technology colleges; the Learning and Skills Council; further education establishments, and universities
Registered social landlords (RSLs), a list of such authorities being available at: http://www.housingcorp.gov.uk/server/show/nav.489)
Registered charities, as detailed at http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk
Devolved and other administrations with the British Isles, including those detailed at: (in the case of Scotland) http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home, and http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/, (in the case of Wales) http://new.wales.gov.uk/?llang=en
Her Majesty’s prison service as detailed at www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk
The Ministry of Defence as detailed at www.mod.uk
Isle of Man Government Health / Public Services
NHS Shared Business Services Ltd (NHS SBS)
Halyard Court, Chandlers Point, 31 Broadway
M50 2UW Salford
Telephone: +44 1612123701
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.3.2013