Business Consultancy Services Oxford

Business Consultancy Services Oxford

Consultancy Support to Implement Outcomes Based Contracting for Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

UK-Oxford: Business and management consultancy services

2013/S 096-164079

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Jubilee House, 5510 John Smith Drive, Oxford Business Park South
For the attention of: Mark Stanbrook
OX4 2LH Oxford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7879603466
E-mail: mstanbrook@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

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

Further information can be obtained from: 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:

Consultancy Support to Implement Outcomes Based Contracting for Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Oxford, England.
NUTS code UKJ14

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

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 GBP

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

Oxfordshire CCG is seeking to procure consultancy services from an organisation that can provide an innovative approach and capability to deliver Outcome Based Contracts for a range of services, including Mental Health, Older People and Maternity, for the patients and public of Oxfordshire CCG. This work is at the leading edge of implementing an innovative approach to health care commissioning to a wide range of service areas
There is urgency to this work arising from the recent establishment of the CCG as an organisation and it’s need to have delivered material change to inform the 2014-15 contracting round.
In summary the CCG is seeking support to develop outcomes based contracts for three service areas maternity, mental health and older people. The CCG sees that there are two further phases (Phase 2 and Phase 3) to Phase 1 which has already been completed. Phase 2 and Phase 3 are both included in this procurement although there is no guarantee that all of the three clinical service areas mentioned will proceed through both phases, or any.
Phase 2: The output required is a fully developed business case supporting the case for change (or otherwise), making clear the clinical vision, defined outcomes, financial envelope, potential for improvement and recommending contractual options for the specified cohorts.
Phase 3:- Based of the recommendations agreed from Phase 2 the CCG would require support moving into revised contractual arrangements for 2014-15. The scope of this will be very dependent on Phase 2 but bidders will be required to indicate how they would scope and price a range of options to deliver this.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000, 79400000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

The Contracting Authority is looking to award a single contract to cover multiple phases of work, the total value of all phases of work is expected to be between GBP 500 000 and GBP 850 000 excluding VAT.
The Contracting Authority may choose to suspend delivery of the contract at any point during the delivery phase but most likely at the completion of agreed phases of work.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 850 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 15.7.2013.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security. Further information will be provided in the procurement documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Further information will be provided in the procurement documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire available through the electronic portal described below.
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 (Project No. 18443) – 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 (PQQ 28533) 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 ‚ÄėMessages’ 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: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire which is available from the address in Section I.1).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire which is available from the address in Section I.1).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: 1. Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) has only just been formed and legally authorised (with effect from 1.4.2013) and is immediately faced with significant financial challenges – those challenges and the scale of the savings to be achieved are not of the CCG’s making. To that extent the CCG is not the cause of the current urgency.
2. the CCG believes that the three projects for clinical services will contribute to the significant financial and quality concerns faced by it. With each week that passes the financial situation gets more serious.
3. the current contractual arrangements which are based upon the NHS standard contract will expire in April 2014.
4. the particular expertise required by the CCG to support its clinical procurements is not available through the various frameworks for professional advisers which the CCG would otherwise utilise.
5. using the standard procedure is likely to result in as much time being taken to identify advisers than in delivering the key and important clinical service procurements themselves.
6. the CCG’s requirements for commercial support can be readily described and are not in themselves unduly complex – therefore bidders should be able to comfortably consider and respond to the ITT requirements even in a reduced timeframe.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Short-listing to Invitation to Tender (ITT) will be set out in the information supplied with the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 3.6.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.6.2013 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (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

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

Section IV.3.4) (Request to Participate): Expressions of Interest must be by way of completition and return of the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) by the date and time specified in section IV.3.4) and in accordance with requirements set out in the PQQ and eSourcing portal instructions.
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

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
5510 John Smith Drive, Oxford Business Park South
OX4 2LH Oxford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: mstanbrook@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 7879603466
Internet address: http://www.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about contract award procedures), Regulation 32A (Standstill Period), Regulation 47 and Regulation 47D to 47N (inclusive) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.5.2013
Requirement: Business Consultancy Services