Community Health Services Huddersfield

Community Health Services Huddersfield

Care Closer To Home (CC2H).

United Kingdom-Huddersfield: Community health services

2014/S 205-363074

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support Unit
Broadlea House, Dyson Wood Way, Bradley
For the attention of: Rachel Wing
HD2 1GZ Huddersfield

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.3)Main activity


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group
Broadlead House, Dyson Wood Way, Bradley
HG2 1GZ Huddersfield

North Kirklees Clincial Commissioning Group
4th Floor, Empire House, Wakefield Old Road
WF12 8DJ Dewsbury

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Care Closer To Home (CC2H).

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: Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group.
North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group.

NUTS code UKE43

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 Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (GHCCG) and North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (NKCCG) have embarked on a collaborative project to jointly commission Care Closer to Home Health Care services across Kirklees.
The commissioning of community health care services across Kirklees will enable services to be designed to enable the development of outcome focused service specifications and greater transparency of quality standards and performance management against these targets.
The Care Closer to Home strategic cases set out the vision for the development of integrated services in Greater Huddersfield, North Kirklees and combined across Kirklees as a whole. Improving the patient’s experience, supporting self-management and integrating health and social care is the main priority for the CCGs and their partner commissioners.
Work has been undertaken to redesign community health services across the entire system; this will enable excellent quality, cost effective care to delivered in peoples own homes wherever possible thus avoiding expensive and unsettling acute admissions to hospitals, nursing homes and other inpatient facilities whenever it is safe to do so.
Each CCG has set out its vision in relation to the future of community health services locally and it is the intention that the visions will develop both dynamically and pragmatically during the lifetime of the contract.
The models developed by GHCCG and NKCCG summarise the benefits that patients and careers will see as a result of the changes and how these changes will impact upon emergency attendances and hospital admissions.
The key underpinning element is to ensure joined up services for the benefits of the patients. This supports the National direction of travel which is driving integration both in the commissioning provision and of health and social care, the introduction of the Better Care Fund being an enabler to support this work.
The vision of GHCCG and NKCCG is to commission health services to ensure primary, community and social care can provide the right care in the right place, first time, by staff who have the competencies and skills to meet the needs of patients/clients which complement and work together with acute services.
People will receive care which is more timely and organised to meet their specific needs. The services they need will be coordinated across providers where necessary; ensuring care is coordinated and seamless as one coherent package with a focus on helping recovery and promoting independence.
In order to achieve the vision outlined by the CCGs through innovation and partnership working the CCGs are seeking to implement a Prime/Lead provider model where the contract will be held with one prime/lead provider or consortium who will work in partnership and collaboration with other providers to deliver the required outcomes for Care Closer To Home. This model will also open up opportunities for new and evolving organisations including but not exclusively, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s), Voluntary and Third Sector organisations and Primary Care to work in partnership with the prime/lead provider.
In order to facilitate the opportunities for the providers outlined above a market engagement day will be held on 6.11.2014 to enable potential sub-contractors and prime contracts to network and seek opportunities in relation to future partnerships. Further details in relation to the provider event will be provided on confirmation of attendance as per the instructions outlined within the MOI.

The structure of the procurement will be based on a three lot approach whereby the contract will be either awarded to one provider across the two CCGs to provide the entire requirement or to two providers with one contract for each CCG. Further details in relation to the Lots structure are included within the Overarching Specification document D2 and Memorandum of Information document D1 uploaded to the e-sourcing

The individual CCG high level outline specifications contain details in relation to the models of delivery and vision of each of the CCGs. All services included in the ‘in scope’ section of the service specification will be included within the procurement for North Kirklees CCG and will form part of the contract from the date of commencement.
However, it is the intention of Greater Huddersfield to stage the implementation of the contract into two phases as the CCGs recognise that the development of their care closer to home model will be an evolving programme of work over a contract period of up to 7 years, with an initial scope of services being provided at the commencement of the new contract having an estimated value of up to 20 m GBP per year (Phase 1).
Potential bidders should note that it is fully expected that the scope of services will expand over the contract period, the precise range of services that will be covered by the model although not yet fully defined could encompass, by the end of the contract period, a further 20 m GBP per year (Phase 2) and that this potential expansion will be covered within the scope of this procurement process and outlined further through the competitive dialogue process.
The contract will be for 5 years with the potential to extend for two years and it is envisaged that it will commence on the 1.10.2015 with either one operator or two depending on the outcome of the procurement following the evaluation of the most economically advantageous solution.

All documentation in relation to the requirements and the procurement process can be located on the e-sourcing portals reference 19516.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85323000, 85120000, 85141000, 85100000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 284 000 000 GBP
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: 84 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Greater Huddersfiled CCG

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 2Lot title: North Kirklees CCG

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 3Lot title: Greater Huddersfield & North Kirklees Combined

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company or other guarantees, bonds, deposits, insurance or other forms of security may be required. Please 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:

Further details will be provided to those who are invited to tender.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Groupings of bidders may be required to form 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

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 1) Y&H CSU utilises the Government Procurement Service Supplier Information Database (sid4gov) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile.
sid4gov has been developed by Government Procurement Service, in partnership with NQC, following agile development principles to provide a replacement for sid4health in the first phase, with subsequent developments planned to improve the scope of the questions, scope of user access and integration with other eEnabled applications. The future vision is to create a single supplier registration portal that will provide one place for suppliers to register and provide information for procurement in support of management information requirements and responses to tenders across the public sector. This portal will also provide public sector buyers with a single place to access supplier related information in support of market engagement and procurement processes.
Candidates are requested to provide their profile in sid4gov.
In order to access sid4gov for the first time, you will need to register, providing your individual and organisation details including the relevant DUNs number. The use of a DUNs number is mandated for registration and will support identification of suppliers across all eEnablement applications. This will help government to improve data quality throughout procurement and is a key enabler of the policy for transparency. It will also assist in the future development as we integrate across other applications in support of a single registration process. There is no cost to suppliers in registering for sid4gov or getting a DUNs number.
Candidates should ensure all the mandatory fields of their sid4gov profile are completed. Failure to comply with the completion of all mandatory fields could result in the elimination from the procurement process. Please note D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B.
Candidates must publish at least one validated profile to make their profile available for buyers to view generally.

Please register on sid4gov at

For further guidance please visit the following link:

For further assistance about sid4gov please contact the support team at

2) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information. This procurement exercise will be conducted on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through the portal as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at

ii) Once registered, candidates must express their interest as follows a) login to the portal b) select ‘View current opportunities and notices’;
c) access the listing related to this contract Care Closer to Home and view details click on Express Interest button.
iii) Once you have expressed interest, please access the My PQQs / My ITTs page, where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button.

iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering Help-desk at +44 800 368 4850

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

competitive dialogue

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 0: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: 5 providers per lot.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.11.2014 – 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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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: