Community Based Intermediate Care Beds Service for NHS Tameside and Glossop

Community Based Intermediate Care Beds Service for NHS Tameside and Glossop

NHS Tameside & Glossop are inviting expressions of interest to deliver a safe, cost-effective and patient centred intermediate care services within the Tameside locality.

UK-Salford: health and social work services

2012/S 42-068687

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Greater Manchester
2nd Floor, St James House, Pendleton Way
For the attention of: Stuart Moore
M6 5FW Salford
Telephone: +44 1612124932

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://

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

Other: Regional or Local Health 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:

Community Based Intermediate Care Beds Service for NHS Tameside and Glossop.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UKD3

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000,00 and 10 000 000,00 GBP

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

NHS Tameside & Glossop are inviting expressions of interest to deliver a safe, cost-effective and patient centred intermediate care services within the Tameside locality. In the first instance the cohort of service users are anticipated to be patients being stepped down from acute secondary care. It is anticipated that as ambulatory care pathways are developed locally, the service will provide step up provision from the community to support service users being managed at the most appropriate level of care for their needs. Step up provision is likely to be adopted during the lifetime of the contract and the pace will be agreed with the provider and other stakeholders as patient pathways are developed. There is a requirement to provide up to 40 intermediate care beds in the Tameside locality; commissioners already have access to an inpatient facility at Shire Hill Hospital, Glossop. The Tameside beds will be situated in a suitable location such as a care or nursing home and need to be available for occupancy no later than 1.11.2012, but there maybe the opportunity for an earlier phased implementation.
There is a preference at this stage to operate all of these beds from one location; however the commissioner is open to consideration of having the preferred bidder(s) operating from multiple sites within the Tameside locality. We would however be concerned at the impact that more than 2 sites would have on quality of service provision and value for money and the bidder would need to demonstrate very clearly how these requirements would be met in their bid.
The procurement will include:
— facilities with capacity for up to 40 beds,
— nursing and therapy provision,
— medical cover NHS.
Tameside & Glossop are looking for any preferred bidder to be able to provide the estate plus the nursing/medical cover. General Overview The overall aim of the intermediate care services is to support the rehabilitation and rec.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85140000, 85144000, 85144100

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one lot only
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

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Community Based Intermediate Care Beds Service for NHS Tameside & Glossop

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85140000, 85144000, 85144100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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

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

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: PQQ Documentation.
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

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

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

30.3.2012 – 23:59
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
VI.3)Additional information

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:28.2.2012