Clinical Correspondence and Workflow Solution
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a provider of a clinical correspondence production and workflow solution integrated with digital dictation to improve the efficiency, management and accuracy of producing written communication within the Trust.
UK-Taunton: medical software package
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Musgrove Park Hosptial
For the attention of: Una Lee
TA1 5DA Taunton
Telephone: +44 1823343865
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:
RBA/TS/LOC/0255 – Clinical Correspondence Production and Workflow Solution Integrated with Digital Dictation.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5DA.
NUTS code UKK23
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)
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a provider of a clinical correspondence production and workflow solution integrated with digital dictation to improve the efficiency, management and accuracy of producing written communication within the Trust. The solution must be capable of interfacing with current and future Hospital Information system and in particular Trust’s Patient Administration System and future Electronic Patient Record system. The ability to send transcribed documents electronically to other organisations, including GP practices is required. We wish to be able to store the correspondence within the total solution for quick and easy access but also wish to be able to “attach” the correspondence at patient level within our current or future PAS/EPR. We are also looking for the provision of a service to migrate historical documents to the solution provided. We are looking for a total solution and wish the offeror to include project management, implementation including system integration, training, maintenance software and all other related items. We are open to options such as hosted solutions or locally installed.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
48180000, 48311000, 48810000, 48814000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
To be confirmed in the invitation to tender.
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:
Parent company and other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances see the invitation to tender for further details.
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:
Single legal entity.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: This contract will be subject to the NHS terms and 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: Any supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner:
1) Suppliers are required to express an interest in the OJEU process and complete PQQ documents (where applicable) via the Trusts eSourcing system TACTICA – which is accessed at https://tactica-live.advanced365.com
– please make sure that you are registered to avoid any future delays.
2) Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Bidders who have been convicted of a Bribery Act 2010 offence under section 1 (offences relating to bribing another person) or section 6 (bribery of foreign public officials) will be excluded.
In addition to the Provisions of Freedom of Information Act, Bidders will have due regard to the Trusts obligations on Transparency which are set out in more detail at www.businesslink.gov.uk/transparency/procurement and all offers will be submitted on the basis that the contract when awarded may be published in full in accordance with H M Government Transparency Guidance.
The Trust will also be utilising the NHS supplier information database (SID4Health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. As well as responding to the tender via TACTICA, candidates are requested to provide or update their profile on the SID4Health as follows:
a) candidates should register on SID4health at http://www.SID4health.nhs.uk by clicking on the Register Organisation tab and select the Supplier button;
b) to continue with the registration process Suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a Supplier does not have a DUNS Number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number;
c) Suppliers who already have a published profile on SID4Health must confirm that information is up to date; i) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their NHS SID4Health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to NHS SID4Health is unavailable, please contact NHS SID4Health helpdesk at help@SID4health.nhs.uk
Please note all responses to OJEU should be made through TACTICA eSourcing System – registration is required on SID4Health to update or provide company profiles only.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per III.2.1. above.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per III.2.1. above.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
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
Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see the PQQ for details.
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
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 63-010194 of 27.3.2012
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
2.7.2012 – 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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening 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
A memorandum of information and PQQ is available to perspective suppliers to receive more information. To obtain the MOI and to receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com. The expiry date for responses to the PPQ is 2.7.2012.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will allow a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period between notifying the award decision and awarding the contract. Unsuccessful tenderers and applicants are entitled to receive reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the tenderer/applicant was unsuccessful. Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in section I.1. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the procurement rules have the right to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action is subject to strict time limits and must be brought in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and the Public Procurement (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:31.5.2012