Carers Sitting Service Northampton
Carers Sitting Service for Northamptonshire. This Service is to support informal unpaid carers and help them maintain their caring role by providing a sitting service and will enable carers to have a break from caring and contribute to their wellbeing and good health.
United Kingdom-Northampton: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Francis Crick House, Summerhouse Road, Moulton Business Park
For the attention of: Chris Horrocks
NN3 6BF Northampton
Telephone: +44 7771981515
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.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:
NHS Nene and NHS Corby CCG – Carers Sitting Service.
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: Northamptonshire.
NUTS code UKF23
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Carers Sitting Service for Northamptonshire.
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:
NHS Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit on behalf of NHS Nene and NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups is seeking to procure a Carers Sitting Service.
The period of the contract will be for 3 years.
This Service is to support informal unpaid carers and help them maintain their caring role by providing a sitting service and will enable carers to have a break from caring and contribute to their wellbeing and good health.
To access the documentation and submit your response please register your organisation on the Bravo. website: https://emprocurenhs.bravosolution.co.uk
The ITT reference is ITT 28917. The ITT will be available from 23.8.2013.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
See Tender Documentation.
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:
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form orto require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and severalliability.
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: https://emprocure.bravosolution.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 & 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.2.4)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
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
ITT 28917 – GEMCSU-CSS-CH06.
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
9.10.2013 – 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
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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 authority(ies) intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to Part B services.
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:19.8.2013