Contract for the Provision of Community End of Life Services

Contract for the Provision of Community End of Life Services

Nottingham City CCG Invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified Suppliers for the Provision of a Community End of Life Service.

United Kingdom-Derby: Health services

2014/S 199-351859

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Cardinal Square
For the attention of: David Bailey
DE1 3QT Derby
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: david.bailey@gemcsu.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.nottinghamcity.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.gemcsu.nhs.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Nottingham City CCG Contract for the Provision of Community End of Life Services.

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: Nottingham City.

NUTS code UKF14

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Nottingham City CCG Invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified Suppliers for the Provision of a Community End of Life Service.
The aim of the service is to provide a coordinated response to community End of Life care to support service users and their carers.
The service shall:
— Deliver integrated supportive/palliative care and end of life care across Nottingham City;
— Maximise opportunities to provide continuity of care for the service user and their significant others. The Provider shall remain ‘organisationally agnostic’ to ensure co-ordination to achieve maximum outcomes;
— Assist the service user to attain, retain or sustain their ability to remain in their preferred place of care;
— Improve the service user/carer/family experience and support care provided by informal carers;
— Deliver equity of access in all elements of the End of Life care pathway and service;
— Promote general health and well-being of service users by liaising with partner organisations to hasten the timely delivery of assessed interventions;
— Recognise and support/champion the function of the nominated key-worker;
— Reduce the number of inappropriate service user hospital admissions and promote timely discharge;
— Adopt and support the current Nottinghamshire End of Life pathway;
— Adopt the principles of latest best practice to support and encourage an innovative culture and continuous development model as part of any service delivery and evaluation;
— The contract will be managed under a Lead Provider model and the NHS Nottingham City CCG welcome expressions from interested Consortia utilising the NHS Standard contract.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

It is anticipated that the Contract commencement date will be April 2015. The initial term of the contract will be 3 years.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: with the option to extend for up to an additional 24 months. Therefore, the maximum contract period is 5 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2015. Completion 31.3.2018

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. Further details will be provided within Memorandum of Information in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please refer to the Memorandum of Information in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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: yes

Description of particular conditions: The 2014/15 NHS Standard Contract (www.england.nhs.uk/nhs-standard-contract/) and will comply with the requirements of the Service.

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://gemcsu.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.
The closing date for the completion and return of PQQs is 5 pm 28.11.2014.
Bravo PQQ reference number 84. Title Nottingham City Contract for the provision of Community End of Life Services.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Memorandum of Information in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the Memorandum of Information in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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

Envisaged minimum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: For full details please refer to the Memorandum of Information section part 2 Section 2.2.6. The top 6 ranked upon the scores plus passing the mandatory pass/fail elements of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will qualify for participation in the ITT stage.
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 143

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

28.11.2014 – 17:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

2.1.2015

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

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

The services to which this procurement relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 to the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (the Regulations). Neither the inclusion of a Bidder selection stage not the use of the term Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authorities intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Part B services. The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
The closing date for the completion and return of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires is 5 pm 28.11.2014.
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: Please note that as this notice is for a Part B service, this is a non mandatory notice.
The services to which this procurement relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 to the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (the Regulations). Neither he inclusion of a Bidder selection stage not the use of the term Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authorities intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Part B services.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.10.2014