Cleaning Services – Managed Bio-Decontamination Service Rotherham
In 2009 the Trust tendered for a managed, , bio-decontamination service in order to ensure that maximum levels of cleanliness are achieved and maintained. Both the equipment and service provides an efficacy Log 6 by Biological indicators.
United Kingdom-Rotherham: Building-cleaning services
Section I: Contracting authority
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Woodside, 120 Moorgate Road
For the attention of: Louise Roberts
S60 2UA Rotherham
General address of the contracting authority: www.rotherhamhospital.nhs.uk
Electronic access to information: https://noecpc.bravosolution.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 14: Building-cleaning services and property management services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
NUTS code UKE
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 480 000 GBP
The service providers liaise with trust representatives to provide the service requirements at locations throughout the hospital; this can be planned and reactive work including Bio-Decontamination of our Laboratories to efficacy Log 6 by Biological indicators.
Rooms and areas are secured and policed while the ‘fogging’ is complete, providing the relevant notices and warning signs to prevent incidents. A member of the service providers team is present until safe ‘gas’ levels are indicated. The machinery is then removed and stored securely on site. Reports are completed after every service provided, indicating the location of the works, the nature of the works and the results.
The provider has a store on site in which to keep the machinery and consumables.
The Trust is now looking to tender the managed service for this requirement again.
The purpose of this specification document is to provide potential Service Providers with an overview of the Trust requirements for this service and provide potential bidders with the option to fully demonstrate how they will meet the Trusts requirements as service providers.
In delivering this service, the service provider must comply with the following key objectives:
— The agent/process used in order to carry this out must have proven biological efficacy Log 6 by biological indicators against a wide range of nosocomial pathogens and be capable of being applied in areas that contain sensitive, electro-mechanical and medical electronic equipment without causing disruption to equipment performance
— Must be able to clean laboratories to Log 6 efficacy levels by Biological indicators.
— Must be able to clean wards, toilets, bays, and any area within the hospital as required to Log 6 efficacy levels by Biological indicators
— Minimise disruption to the Trusts operations/activities
— Maintain a safe environment with minimal noise, using safe working practices, and ensure that any health & safety practices are adhered to.
— Provide an efficient, responsive, comprehensive and effective service based on sound technical operational requirements and standards.
— Operate a recognised risk assessment/management system to ensure that standards remain at the highest level, and that any slippage is recognised and corrected.
— Ensure that the required service standards are achieved through the use of Good Industry practice, key staffing, staff training, equipment fit for purpose, effective management systems, clear performance targets and appropriate levels of monitoring;
— Provide a flexible service that is responsive to Trust requirements and the hospital environment;
— Ensure effective communication through daily liaison with the Trust identified personnel.
The contract for the Managed Bio-Decontamination Service is intended to provide a managed, Bio-Decontamination service for Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust for a period of 2 years with the option to extend for a further 1 year plus 1 year (maximum contract duration 4 years). The service will be provided within those areas as determined by the Trust Facilities and/or Infection prevention and Control representatives; and is not restricted to certain wards or departments within the hospital.
Service providers are requested to propose a solution for the provision of a specialised decontamination service in the form of a managed, service in a safe and controlled manner. The agent/process used in order to carry this out must have proven biological efficacy Log 6 by biological indicators against a wide range of nosocomial pathogens and be capable of being applied in areas that contain sensitive, electro-mechanical and medical electronic equipment without causing disruption to equipment performance.
It is expected that the service provider is expected to ensure that 75 hours cleaning time per week is provided to the Trust. An example of the cleans carried out at RFT over the last 12 months is attached at Appendix 1. The information detailed within this appendix are the number of cleans, this included, side rooms, 6-bed wards and toilets. A clean does not equal one room.
Average sizes of areas to be cleaned as part of this contract:
Room Type Volume;
Bay 120 Cubic Meters;
Cubical 30 Cubic Meters;
Bathroom 20-30 Cubic Meters;
Toilet 6 Cubic Meters.
All employees of the service providers must be qualified and trained to deliver this service.
All employees of the service provider must be Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and certificates provided.
This service will be provided to the Trust separately, outside of any existing or contracted-out manual cleaning methods, and will not directly have influence upon, interference with, or contribution to existing methods.
4.3 Scope of works.
The Service shall encompass the following elements:
Definition of a managed service, bio-decontamination provision, focusing on, but not limited to:
Configuration of an team;
Demonstration of a clear understanding of the service provision required;
Reporting and feedback mechanisms;
Contract monitoring and review;
Cleaning of all areas of the hospital as required to efficacy Log 6 by Biological indicators.
The contract term is 2 years, with the option to extend for 1 year plus 1 year (Maximum contract duration 4 years).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 480 000 GBP
Description of these options: The contract term is 2 years, with the option to extend for 1 year plus 1 year (Maximum contract duration 4 years).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and set out in this ITT associated with this procurement available at https://noecpc.bravosolution.co.uk tendering portal.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As defined within the ITT.
In accordance with regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and set out in this ITT associated with this procurement available at https://noecpc.bravosolution.co.uk tendering portal.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As defined within this ITT.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
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Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be priced in sterling and written in English. Any agreement entered into will be considered a contract made in England according to English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in and/or tendering for this contract opportunity. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it), to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time or to procure the subject matter of the contract by alternative means if it appears that it can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted.
The range stated in section II.2.1 of this notice is indicative only and and the final value of the contract will depend on the final tenders received by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and the tender submitted by the successful tenderer. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust therefore reserves the right to award a contract for more or less that the range indicated in section II.2.1 of this notice. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to accept variant tenders as set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
VI.4) Procedures for appeal.
VI.4.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.3.2014