Domiciliary Continuing Healthcare Services for Adults and Older People

Domiciliary Continuing Healthcare Services for Adults and Older People

NHS Leicester City, Leicestershire County and Rutland Cluster requires high quality domiciliary continuing healthcare services for appropriately assessed service users of Leicester City and Leicestershire County and Rutland who live within or close to these geographical boundaries.

UK-Leicester: medical practice and related services

2012/S 204-336019

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Leicester City, Leicestershire County and Rutland
St Johns House, 30 East Street
For the attention of: Ian Stimpson
LE1 6NB Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162954123

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Phase 2 – AQP Domiciliary Continuing Healthcare Services for Adults and Older People.
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: Leicester City;
North West Leicestershire;
Hinckley and Bosworth;
Blaby, Oadby and Wigston.
NUTS code UKF2

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)

NHS Leicester City, Leicestershire County and Rutland Cluster requires high quality domiciliary continuing healthcare services for appropriately assessed service users of Leicester City and Leicestershire County and Rutland who live within or close to these geographical boundaries.
We plan to implement Phase 2 from June 2013. We do not plan to hold interim contracts beyond Phase 2 implementation.
Please note that under Any Qualified Provider contracts there will be no guarantees of volume in the contracts awarded. Further, prices (e.g. hourly rates) are set.
In Phase 2 we are seeking expressions of interest from:
— interim contract holders seeking to become Approved providers,
— new providers wishes to provide CHC domiciliary care services,
— phase 1 Approved providers seeking to expand their approved specialism or geographical zone.
Providers will need to be registered, in the process of registration with the Care Quality Commission in order to be considered.
The purpose of domiciliary care is to enable service users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible. Service Users will principally be adults aged 18 years or over with additional health needs arising from frailty, illness, accident or disability. These people, without support, would have difficulty in maintaining a reasonable standard of life in the community. The service may also be provided to give relief to an informal carer.
Services include providing:
a) Non – complex general care including End of Life (Fast track) cases
b) Complex care requiring some specialist knowledge or training to people who may suffer:
— Learning Disabilities,
— Mental Health (including Dementia),
— Physical Disabilities (including Brain Injury).
Services are provided in the following geographical zones:
— Leicester City,
— Rutland,
— Charnwood,
— North West Leicestershire,
— Hinckley and Bosworth,
— Melton,
— Harborough,
— Blaby, Oadby and Wigston.
A provider engagement event will take place on Thursday 1.11.2012, 1:30pm – 3:30pm at the BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Braunstone, LE3 1LE If you wish to attend, please register your interest by directly emailing Christine Rocker on by no later than 5:00pm, Tuesday 30.10.2012. Providers are limited to one place per organisation.

The Any Qualified Provider approved list will be re-opened to new entrants at intervals, subject to assessment, which will be carried out using the Supply2Health process.
Providers wishing to apply for Phase 2 can do so by logging onto the East Midlands Procurement eTendering portal by no later than 5pm, Friday 21.12.2012:

To register on the portal:
»From the portal Home Page, click the Click Here to Register link.
»Accept the terms & conditions for using the portal.
»Complete your organisation & personal details.
»Choose a memorable username and submit.
»You will shortly be sent an email with your unique password, please treat this securely (if you lose it there is a Forgot my Password link on the portal homepage).
To Access the AQP:
— login with your unique username & password,
— from the suppliers reserved area click ITTs Open to All Suppliers –this is a repository of all ITT’s open to any registered supplier,
— browse the ITTs (there may be more than one page) and select Domiciliary Care for Adults and Older People in LLR – AQP Phase II by clicking on it,
— note the Details buttons on the left for Navigation and the Actions below,
— click the ‘Express Interest’ action –this will move the ITT from the ITTs Open to All Suppliers area to your My ITTs area –this is a reserved area for ITTs that you have either been invited to or expressed interest in.
All correspondence will only be dealt with through this website.
Closing date for submission of completed applications is 17:00 hours on Thursday 10.1.2013.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 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: 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:
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
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

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

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 21.12.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.1.2013 – 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

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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

It is envisaged that the PCT may require this contract to be assigned or transferred to any successor of the PCT, which shall include Clinical Commissioning Groups or any other commissioning board or body taking on the PCT’s functions, pursuant to a direction of the Secretary of State for Health or otherwise. The contract will be binding on successors and assigns of the PCT.
The services to which this notice relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 of the Public Services Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the Regulations). Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology 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)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:18.10.2012