Follow up service for patients who have suffered a stroke

Follow up service for patients who have suffered a stroke

The aim of the service is to provide a follow up assessment service (between 4 -8 months) after initial admission for stroke. The service will be a local, domiciliary service with staff qualified to appropriate levels of skill and experience including basic observations of pulse and blood pressure.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Health and social work services

2014/S 183-323420

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Leeds West CCG
Suites 2-4, Wira House, Wira Business Park
For the attention of: Jim England
LS16 6EB Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7896500358
E-mail: jim.england@wsybcsu.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

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: yes

NHS Leeds North
Leafield House, 107-109 King Lane
LS17 5BP Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS Leeds South and East
2180 Century Way, Thorpe Park
LS15 8ZB Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Follow up service for patients who have suffered a stroke.

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: Leeds.

NUTS code UK

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

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

Stroke is the third most common cause of mortality and the leading cause of disability in England. Each year, approximately 110 000 people in England, have a first or recurrent stroke. Most people survive a first stroke but often have significant morbidity. More than 900 000 people in England are living with the effects of stroke. Stroke mortality rates in the UK have been falling steadily since the late 1960s. The development of stroke unit care, and the further reorganisation of services following the advent of thrombolysis, has resulted in significant improvements in mortality and morbidity from stroke. However, the incidence of stroke may increase in the future as a consequence of growth of an ageing population. Despite improvements in mortality and morbidity, people with stroke need improved access to effective rehabilitation services.
The annual rate of strokes in Leeds is approximately 16 per 10 000 people. The Prevalence of Stroke and TIA in Leeds is 1.7 % as at 2012/13. Review of Dr Foster data reveals that Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust (LTHT) Hospital Stroke Mortality rate is at the national average. (212 observed versus 206 expected).
Leeds with a population of 751 500 (Census for Leeds 2011) equates to approximately 1 202 strokes per annum, (based on the 203/14 full year effect) this is broken down between the three CCGs as follows:
Leeds North 290 admissions for stroke.
Leeds South and East 509 admissions for stroke.
Leeds West 403 admissions for stroke.
The aim of the service is to provide a follow up assessment service (between 4 -8 months) after initial admission for stroke. The service will be a local, domiciliary service with staff qualified to appropriate levels of skill and experience including basic observations of pulse and blood pressure. There is a requirement for staff to have excellent communication skills and an understanding of working with people with complex physical, psychological and communication needs.

Patients will be identified for a follow up assessment through the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP). An assessment of the patient’s needs will be undertaken using the GM-SAT assessment tool. (See Appendix A). The Provider will be required to be registered with SSNAP to be able to input the data from the assessment into the SSNAP core data set section relating to the follow up assessment. (www.strokeaudit.org) A baseline of eligible people will be established at the commencement of the service with ongoing data completeness. The service will be provided to people within their own homes over 6 days per week to ensure flexibility for carers and service users. An assessment of the identified needs will be available for each person with signposting, where indicated to the relevant health, advisory or social care partner and summary report to the patient’s GP.

The successful providers(s) will be offered a standard NHS contract. The contract is a block contract and there will be the opportunity to review activity levels within the duration of the contract.
The contract will be for an 18 month period following mobilisation and there will be the option for the CCG to extend to this for up to 2 additional years depending on outcomes and funding.

A service specification, the draft contract particulars, Service conditions and General conditions along with the electronic application form can be found online at www.nhssourcing.co.uk and applications will be received until 29.10.2014.

As the procurement falls under Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, it is only mandatory for the procurement to comply with Regulation 5 (2).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This is a voluntary notice for the purpose of advertising this tender. As the procurement falls under Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, it is only mandatory for the procurement to comply with Regulation 5 (2). Accordingly neither the publication nor content of this Notice shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends operating the process in accordance with or to be bound by any of the Regulations other than Regulation 5 (2). Information concerning the process will be contained in the tender documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 182 654 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1

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

Duration in months: 18 (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

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://www.nhssourcing.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username 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 username/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 onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online 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 online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

As the procurement falls under Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, it is only mandatory for the procurement to comply with Regulation 5 (2).

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

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:

P0055

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

29.10.2014 – 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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of 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.
This is a voluntary notice for the purpose of advertising this tender. As the procurement falls under Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, it is only mandatory for the procurement to comply with Regulation 5 (2). Accordingly neither the publication nor content of this Notice shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends operating the process in accordance with or to be bound by any of the Regulations other than Regulation 5 (2). Information concerning the process will be contained in the tender documentation.
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:

19.9.2014