Continuing Healthcare and Care Services in a Care Home Setting Worcestershire

Continuing Healthcare and Care Services in a Care Home Setting Worcestershire

This procurement is to establish a Framework Agreement to replace the current contractual agreements currently in place for Care Home Placements for the Clinical Commissioning Groups of Worcestershire — Redditch and Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest and South Worcestershire.

United Kingdom-Warwick: Residential nursing care services

2014/S 216-382446

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Arden Commissioning Support
Westgate House, Market Street
For the attention of: Graham Wray
CV34 4DE Warwick
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1926493491
E-mail: graham.wray@ardencsu.nhs.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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Health

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

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

NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group
Barnsley Court, Barnsley Hall Road
B61 0TX Bromsgrove
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
The Coach House, John Comyn Drive, Perdiswell
WR3 7NS Worcester
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group
Barnsley Court, Barnsley Hall Road
B61 0TX Bromsgrove
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

The provision of Continuing Healthcare and Care Services in a Care Home Setting.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Worcestershire, neighbouring counties and rest of UK.
NUTS code UK,UKG1,UKG,UKF

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 several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

This procurement is to establish a Framework Agreement to replace the current contractual agreements currently in place for Care Home Placements for the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) of Worcestershire — Redditch and Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest and South Worcestershire. This is for all patient categories that are funded by the CCG’s. This is not limited to placements made to Care Homes in Worcestershire but expands to all areas that they make placements. Any setting other than the domestic home or an acute hospital is currently in scope as long as it is funded in some way by the CCG’s.
NHS Arden CS reserve the right to utilise this framework agreement for other customers where similar placements are required.
Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (by completing a PQQ) through the portal as follows: i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://ardencsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge). ii) Once registered, candidates must express interest by a) logging-in to the NHS Arden CS e-Tendering portal, b)selecting response to advert and PQQ, c) select Open Access PQQ, d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details, e) click on Express Interest link iii) Once you have expressed interest, access the My PQQs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed. You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85144100, 85144000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Worcestershire Care Homes

1)Short description

Provision of Care Home Placements.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85144100

3)Quantity or scope

Care Homes in Worcestershire.
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: Coventry and Warwickshire

1)Short description

Care Home Placements in Coventry and Warwickshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85144100

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: West Midlands

1)Short description

Care home placements in the West Midlands.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85144100

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: 4Lot title: Herefordshire and Gloucestershire

1)Short description

Care home placements in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85144100

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: 5Lot title: Shropshire and Staffordshire

1)Short description

Care home placements in Shropshire and Staffordshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85144100

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: 6Lot title: Rest of the UK

1)Short description

Care home placements in the Rest of the UK (not covered by Lots 1 – 5).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85144100

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 may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to offer 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:
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: https://ardencsu.bravosolution.co.ukand 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 email 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The following may be requested in assessing potential bidders’ economic and financial capacity:- (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance; (b) the presentation of balance sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established; (c) a statement of overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last two financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available. Please refer to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and/or Memorandum of Information for specific requirements.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

The Clinical Commissioning Groups require that potential bidders, in submitting their expression of interest, complete procurement specific information in the form of a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available at https://ardencsu.bravosolution.co.uk. Failure to respond to the PQQ as required will result in an incomplete expression of interest. Please refer to Section VI.3) below for additional information.

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

Restricted
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

Project_27 PQQ_15
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

5.12.2014 – 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

English.
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:

5.11.2014