Evaluation of Making it Better Project

Evaluation of Making it Better Project

Evaluation Project: ‘Making it Better’ reconfiguration of Children’s, Neonatal and Women’s Services in Greater Manchester.

UK-Salford: research and development services and related consultancy services

2012/S 199-327686

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Shared Business Services Ltd (NHS SBS)
Halyard Court, 31 Broadway, The Quays
Contact point(s): https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com
For the attention of: Emma Dearden
M50 2UW Salford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612123730
E-mail: emma_dearden@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

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:

Evaluation Project: ‘Making it Better’ reconfiguration of Children’s, Neonatal and Women’s Services in Greater Manchester.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northwest England.
NUTS code UKD

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 6
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 108 333 GBP

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

The Strategic Health Authority for the Northwest (NHS North West) invites Expressions of Interest from all suitably qualified and experienced individuals or organisations to undertake a project to evaluate the delivery of the ‘Making It Better’ reconfiguration of NHS children’s, neonatal and women’s services in Greater Manchester.
The project will produce an in-depth case study of the delivery of NHS service reconfiguration proposals. The objective of the project is to identify lessons to assist with future reconfiguration both specifically of NHS children’s and maternity services, and generally of other NHS services.
The successful individual or organisation will produce a range of outputs which will be of use across the wider NHS. The outputs will enable commissioners and providers of NHS services to identity which approaches they should consider when commissioning effective change programmes and when developing and implementing proposals for major service change.
This project will contribute to building the evidence base for major service change in the NHS and the outputs should be able to be employed alongside clinical standards for specific clinical services.
Interested individual(s) or organisation(s) should have national research expertise and standing to undertake this project and will have likely published health related research. They should have a thorough understanding of NHS commissioning and service change processes and will need to demonstrate credibility with a range of stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds. A strong project management process will be required in order to ensure that the project delivers to key stakeholder expectations whilst meeting key time and cost parameters.
The contract value will need to be contained within £130 000 including VAT (if applicable) and it is expected that the project will have a duration for about six to eight months, this being flexible with agreement with the Contracting Authority.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 73100000, 73110000, 73200000, 73210000, 73220000, 73300000

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

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The sucessful provider will be awarded the contract with the Contracting Authority and successor organisation(s) in line with the requirements detailed in the Service Specification.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 108 333 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 8 (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:

Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

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

Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

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

Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

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: Providers will be evaluated in line with the procurement criteria which is outlined in the tender documentation. NHS Shared Business Services on behalf of the Contracting Authority will be using the e-tendering system ‘EU-Supply’ (web address being https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com) to conduct this procurement process. This is also where the procurement documentation including the Invitation to Tender (ITT) Questionnaire and Service Specification can be downloaded from. In order to apply to be evaluated Providers should follow the following instructions:-.

1) Go to ‘Current Tender Opportunities’ from the eTendering portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

2) Find the tender “Evaluation Project: ‘Making it Better’ reconfiguration of Children’s, Neonatal & Women’s Services in Greater Manchester”, project number 13971 and click on the title. This will take you to the letter of invitation.
3) If you are not a registered user of EU Supply follow the ‘Online registration’ link otherwise follow the ‘Login’ link and enter username and password.
4) Once logged in ‘Accept’ the invitation to register your interest in the opportunity. You will then be taken direct to the tender response screen.
5) Go to the ‘Access Documents’ folder on the response screen to view and download the tender documentation.
6) Use the template provided to submit clarification questions about the services required or the procurement process.
5. For technical support with the EU Supply system please call +44 8008402050 or email support@eu-supply.com.

7) Complete and return the ITT documentation in line with the deadlines provided in the procurement documentation.
Further guidance on how to access and respond to the opportunity is available in the ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’ which is available for downloading from the main portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com (follow link: ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’).

For any support in submitting your response please contact EU Supply Helpdesk at support@eu-supply.com (Tel: +44 8008402050) quoting the tender ID number.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details will be provided in the procurement documentation available for download from EU Supply: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

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

Open
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

no
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

27.11.2012 – 15:00
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 tenders

Date: 27.11.2012 – 15:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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:12.10.2012