Cataract Surgery Services Leicestershire

Cataract Surgery Services Leicestershire

The aims and objectives of the service are to: To receive referrals from the Cataract Booking Centre to enable the service user to be booked in for preoperative assessment and surgery.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Health and social work services

2014/S 173-306587

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

St Johns House, East Street, Leicestershire
For the attention of: Mahesh Parmar
LE1 6NB Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162951492

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: GEM CSU

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

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:

Cataract Surgery — Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCG’s.

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: Leicestershire.

NUTS code UK

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) on behalf of Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups are seeking suitably qualified and experienced multiple providers to deliver Cataract Surgery Services.
The services will be delivered in Leicester and Leicestershire to accommodate the service user population. The aim of the service is that commissioners would expect services to be located within easy reach of Service Users in line with activity. Commissioners are looking to maximise accessibility for Leicester City CCG service users.
The aim of the service is to provide service user with a diagnosis of a cataract who have been referred via the Cataract Booking Centre from an Optometrist or General Practitioner, who meet the Right Care selection criteria, with a choice of providers for their pre-operative appointment, assessment for surgery and surgical procedure, with routine follow up being provided by suitably accredited providers, from a choice of providers closer to their home.
It is the intention of the Clinical Commissioning Groups to enter into contracts with suitably qualified providers for this service, consortium/partnership proposal will be considered. Contracts will be for a period of 3+1+1 years.
The aims and objectives of the service are to:
— To receive referrals from the Cataract Booking Centre to enable the service user to be booked in for preoperative assessment and surgery.
— Providers must have clinical capacity available to treat service user from the date of referral to surgery within a maximum of 18 weeks.
— 1 stop appointment service for pre-operative preparation.
— Discharge Service user to their local suitably accredited Optometrist for postoperative follow up.
— Ensure consistent and equality in management of all service user to access cataract treatment and follow up care, in line with service specification and referral criteria guidelines.
— Offer high quality service to all cataract service users who meet the referral criteria, regardless of ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation, religious or personal circumstances or any protected characteristics covered by the Equality and Diversity System (ED2).
(Please refer to the full service specification in the ITT)

The Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation will be available from 9.9.2014 and should be completed by the closing date of 17:00 on 23.10.2014. All submissions will be evaluated using the scoring criteria which is contained within the ITT — Document 1. Clarifications may be asked during the procurement process, the deadline for clarification questions is 17:00 on 17.10.14. All correspondence relating to this procurement throughout all stages of the process must be managed through the Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (GEM CSU) eTendering Procurement Portal bravosolutions only. Providers wishing to submit an ITT to deliver this service can do so by logging onto GEM CSUs procurement portal (Bravo) by no later than 17:00 on 17.10.2014 at:

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): no


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:
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:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require one party to undertake primary legal 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: 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 user-name you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the user-name/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 on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line 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 on-line 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

23.10.2014 – 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: