Fast-Track Cities London Improvement Fund – HIV Prevention

Fast-Track Cities London Improvement Fund – HIV Prevention

The leadership group is therefore inviting improvement project bids from across the system which will help us achieve the aims of the roadmap.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Health and social work services

2019/S 205-500605

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS England
Postal address: Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: LS2 7UE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: hlp.londonftci@nhs.net
Internet address(es):
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.healthylondon.org/our-work/fast-track-cities-initiative/fast-track-cities-london-improvement-fund/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.healthylondon.org/our-work/fast-track-cities-initiative/fast-track-cities-london-improvement-fund/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Fast-Track Cities London Improvement Fund

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Fast Track Cities London Leadership Group brings together non-statutory organisations, London Councils, Public Health England, Greater London Authority, Healthy London Partnership and NHS England (London), along with representatives from HIV NGOs and HIV community representatives.

The group has worked in partnership with the HIV community to develop the London Fast-Track Cities Roadmap designed to show how we work together as a city to get to zero new HIV infections, zero deaths and zero stigma before 2030. The overarching aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and lives of people living with HIV in London.

The leadership group is therefore inviting improvement project bids from across the system which will help us achieve the aims of the roadmap. Please see the website below for more information: https://www.healthylondon.org/our-work/fast-track-cities-initiative/fast-track-cities-london-improvement-fund/

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Fast Track Cities London Leadership Group brings together non-statutory organisations, London Councils, Public Health England, Greater London Authority, Healthy London Partnership and NHS England (London), along with representatives from HIV NGOs and HIV community representatives.

The group has worked in partnership with the HIV community to develop the London Fast-Track Cities roadmap designed to show how we work together as a city to get to zero new HIV infections, zero deaths and zero stigma before 2030. The overarching aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and lives of people living with HIV in London. Public Health data indicates that in London as many as 95 % of people with HIV have been diagnosed, 98 % of these are receiving treatment and 97 % have undetectable viral loads.

However, London’s ambition is to go much further. We want to become the first global city to meet the United Nation’s AIDS target of ‘Getting to zero’.

The next step will be reaching the final 5 % who are undiagnosed, ending all HIV transmissions, ending HIV stigma, ending preventable deaths from HIV-related causes, and improving the health, quality of life and well-being of people living with HIV in the capital.

3 000 000 GBP has been identified over the next three years (1 000 000 GBP per year) to fund improvement projects which focus on achieving some of the specific aims of the London Fast-Track Cities Roadmap.

The leadership group is therefore inviting improvement project bids from across the system which will help us achieve the aims of the roadmap.

The role of the improvement fund is to compliment the work already taking place by the voluntary and statutory sector and make the best use of the knowledge and experience of providers already delivering services.

The fund is open to all organisations, or combinations of organisations, which deliver HIV services in London. However, the lead bidder must be a voluntary sector organisation.

Bids are encouraged from multiple organisations, including statutory organisations, where there is evidence that partnership working will deliver high impact and high value outcomes which contribute to achieving the specific aims of the London Fast-Track Cities Roadmap.

Bids must also be for work which is not already funded or is the specific responsibility of statutory organisations.

Bids for funding will need to demonstrate that they contribute to the overall aims of fast-track cities. This means that they must support efforts to reach those living with HIV, who are undiagnosed and to maintain high treatment and care standards.

In particular we are looking for bids which focus on:

— early diagnosis and testing — reducing new, late and undiagnosed HIV infections,

— supporting long term virological suppression and re-engaging those lost to care,

— improving integration and personalisation of services – helping people with HIV to live well and experience seamless care and pathways between primary, secondary and community care,

— reaching underserved populations — The cohorts of londoners where current significant health inequalities exist.

Bids may be made for between 1 and 3 years, although we will review all projects on at least a yearly basis.

To access the bid documentation and further instructions on how to apply, please see the following website: https://www.healthylondon.org/our-work/fast-track-cities-initiative/fast-track-cities-london-improvement-fund/

The deadline for bid submission is 12.12.2019 at 12.00 (noon).

The bids will be commissioned under a bespoke process based, in part, on the competitive dialogue process.

The process will be administered by North East London CSU and Healthy London Partnership (HLP), working on behalf of NHS England.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

II.2.14)Additional information

Bids may be made for between 1 and 3 years, although we will review all projects on at least a yearly basis.

NHS England will be hosting a webinar on 31.10.2019. Please see the FTCI website for more information.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

The fund is open to all organisations, or combinations of organisations, which deliver HIV services in London. However, the lead bidder must be a voluntary sector organisation.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The bids will be commissioned under a bespoke process based, in part, on the competitive dialogue process.

The services in the scope of this procurement fall within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’) which are not subject to the full regime of the regulations, but is instead governed by the ‘Light Touch Regime’ contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77).

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 12/12/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Critically, these bids are not grants, we will be awarding organisations allocations with a clear expectation that each project signs up to be part of a collection of projects constituting a quality improvement community. This community will be working together to measure and alter the impact of projects for the benefit of the HIV community as a whole. We will be asking all bidders to commit to being part of the quality improvement (QI) community, including attending QI sessions throughout the period.

All improvement projects will receive quality improvement training and support. There is no need for the bids to have any prior knowledge of QI approaches or methodologies, as full training will be provided.

QI is an approach which increases our knowledge of ‘what works’ through data and experimentation. It ensures that improvement projects engage with and listen to staff and patients.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/10/2019