Government Procurement Service Supply of Locum Doctors to NHS and Public Sector

Government Procurement Service Supply of Locum Doctors to NHS and Public Sector

Government Procurement Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a National Pan Government Collaborative framework agreement for use by UK public sector bodies.

UK-Liverpool: supply services of personnel including temporary staff

2012/S 22-035926

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Government Procurement Services
9th floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Contact point(s): https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Bravo Project_17738 – Medical Locums
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1512273315

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.buyingsolutions.gov.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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Health
Other: Public Procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Supply of locum doctors (including locum GPs) to the NHS and Wider Public Sector.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Primarily in the UK with some limited requirements overseas.
NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000 and 1 600 000 000 GBP

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

Government Procurement Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a National Pan Government Collaborative framework agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies, Local authorities, Ministry of Defence and HM Prison Service.
The above Public Sector Bodies have a need for temporary and fixed term Locum Doctors (including locum GPs) to provide cover for a wide variety of needs.
The standards of supply will be in accordance with all relevant legislation, regulations and guidelines pertinent to the provision of the services and as required by NHS bodies and other public sector organisations, including but not limited to Department of Health and NHS Employers requirements for safer recruitment and employment checks.
Government Procurement Service reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the framework agreement(s).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000, 79610000, 79625000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

This framework agreement will provide the contracting bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successor to these organisations) and associated bodies with a comprehensive range of locum doctors including locum GPs. Details of the range of locum doctors (including locum GPs) required have been specified in the short descriptions against each lot. Participants must be able to provide a comprehensive service specific to each of the lots for which they apply.
The value of participation by NHS Bodies and the wider public sector cannot be calculated accurately or guaranteed – but has nevertheless been incorporated within a range of GBP 100 000 000 to GBP 1 600 000,000 for the duration.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000 and 1 600 000 000 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

Starting 1.7.2012.

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Supply Chain Management: managed service provision for either the: a) supply of or b) introduction of locum doctors (including locum GPs) to Contracting Authorities

1)Short description

The required services are for the management of supply from high quality Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses of fully vetted locum doctors (including locum GPs) either for the introduction for direct employment or engagement or hire on temporary assignments or contracts by Contracting Authorities respectively. Awarded suppliers will not be eligible to supply locum doctors (including locum GPs) registered with the supplier, either as an employment agency or as an employment business. This is usually known in the industry as a “neutral vendor” managed service provision/solution, ie for the Contracting Authority receiving the required services, the provision shall be seamless and the Contracting Authority shall contract only with the awarded supplier and not with the employment agencies or employment businesses used directly. The awarded supplier will be responsible for the compliance of the employment agencies and employment businesses used with regards to all the relevant terms and conditions of the framework agreement and with all legislative and regulatory requirements.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000, 79610000, 79625000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Please note: contract duration is 24 months with one option for the Contracting Authority to extend by 12 months and a second option to extend for a further twelve months to a total of 48 months.
Please note the restriction on a potential provider not being eligible for award of lot 2 and/or lot 3 if it wins the award of lot 1, as referred to in section VI.3 and the PQQ.
Potential providers are reminded that the actual value of the framework agreements for managed services for lot 1 is a small proportion of the figures provided, which include work-seeker costs. Potential providers should derive the approximate spend on managed services based on the figures provided.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Resource pool management: managed service provision for the supply of locum doctors (including locum GPs) to Contracting Authorities for hire on temporary assignments or contracts through employment businesses.

1)Short description

The Required Services are for the supply of fully vetted locum doctors (including locum GPs) for hire on temporary assignments or contracts by Contracting Authorities. Awarded suppliers will supply locum doctors (including locum GPs) registered with them as an employment business and will make up any shortfall by managing supplementary supply from other high quality employment businesses. The awarded supplier will be responsible for the compliance of the employment businesses used with regards to all the relevant terms and conditions of the framework agreement and with all legislative and regulatory requirements.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000, 79610000, 79625000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.7.2012.
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Please note: contract duration is 24 months with one option for the Contracting Authority to extend by 12 months and a second option to extend for a further twelve months to a total of 48 months.
Please note the restriction on a potential provider not being eligible for award of this lot 2 if it wins the award of Lot 1, as referred to in section VI.3 and the PQQ.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Resource pool management: managed service provision for the introduction of locum doctors (including locum GPs) to Contracting Authorities for direct employment or engagement through employment agencies.

1)Short description

The required services are for the introduction of fully vetted locum doctors (including locum GPs) for direct employment or engagement by Contracting Authorities. Awarded suppliers will introduce locum doctors (including locum GPs) registered with them as an employment agency and will make up any shortfall by managing supplementary supply from other high quality employment agencies. The awarded supplier will be responsible for the compliance of the employment agencies used with regards to all the relevant terms and conditions of the framework agreement and with all legislative and regulatory requirements.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000, 79610000, 79625000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.7.2012.
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Please note: contract duration is 24 months with one option for the Contracting Authority to extend by 12 months and a second option to extend for a further twelve months to a total of 48 months.
Please note the restriction on a potential provider not being eligible for award of this Lot 3 if it wins the award of Lot 1, as referred to in section VI.3 and the PQQ.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement, parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by the Contracting Authority if considered appropriate.
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:

No special legal form is required but, if a contract is awarded to a consortium of economic operators, the members of that consortium may be required to form a legal entity before entering into the framework agreement and may be required to provide parent or directors’ guarantees or, if not required to form a legal entity, members of a consortium may be required to accept joint and several liability both to the Contracting Authority under the framework agreement and to other contracting authorities awarding contracts under the framework agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The supplier agrees that there shall be no discrimination by it against any person with respect to opportunity for employment or conditions of employment, because of age, culture, disability, gender, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation. The supplier shall in all matters arising in the performance of the agreement comply with the provisions of the Sex Discrimination act 1975 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and any regulations made there under. The supplier shall in all matters arising in the performance of the agreement comply with the provisions of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. The supplier must comply with the provisions of the Race Relations Act 1976, the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2002 and the Equality Act 2010 and shall ensure that they perform their responsibilities under this agreement with due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination, and to promote equality of opportunity and good relationships between different racial groups.
Any other condition as specified in the tender documentation.
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: Candidates will be assessed in accordance with part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to a pre-qualification questionnaire (“PQQ”).
Participants must express interest and submit completed pre-qualification questionnaires using the Government Procurement Service eSourcing portal that can be accessed at https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk using the following instructions:

1. Navigate to the portal: –https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk,

2. Select the ‘Click here to register!’ link,
3. Read, accept the terms and conditions and select ‘continue >>‘,
4. Enter the correct business and user details,
5. Note the username you chose and select [Save] when complete, then [Close Window],
6. You will be sent an email with a unique password (keep this secure),
7. Login to the Portal with your username/password,
8. Select the link ‘PQQs Open to All Suppliers’,
9. Select the name of the PQQ to access information about the procurement,
10. Select the ‘Express Interest’ button (note: this will move the PQQ from the open area into the ‘My PQQs’ section),
11. You can now access the published documents from the ‘Buyer Attachments’ area,
For assistance please contact our Helpdesk operated by BravoSolution: freephone: 08003684850.
EMail: help@bravosolution.co.uk.

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.
Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Participants will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to a PQQ.
The PQQ can be accessed at https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

The Contracting Authority may take into account any of the following information:
(a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Participants will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to a PQQ.
The PQQ can be accessed at https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

The Contracting Authority may have regard to any of the following means in its assessment:
(a) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(b) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(c) where the services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(d) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(e) for public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(f) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years;
(g) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(h) with regard to the services to be supplied:
(i) description of the services, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests;
(ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of the services to be supplied clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The standards of supply will be in accordance with all relevant legislation, regulations and guidelines pertinent to the provision of the services and as required by NHS bodies and other public sector organisations, including but not limited to Department of Health and NHS Employers requirements for safer recruitment and employment checks.

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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment.
Businesses Regulations 2003;
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: yes

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

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in section 9 of the PQQ.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Government Procurement Service reserves the right to conduct an electronic auction at the invitation to tender (ITT) stage of this procurement. In such instances information will be provided to the bidders as part of the ITT documentation.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

RM 1570
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

1.3.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening 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

Participants are advised that as the supply of locum doctors including locum GPs is a Part B service this is a voluntary OJEU notice and as such is not subject to the obligations of the Procurement Directive but are nonetheless subject to the general obligations of transparency: equal treatment and non-discrimination.
The national framework agreement will be awarded for an initial term of 2 years with an option to extend for a further 1 year, plus 1 year as explained in the additional information in each lot. (Total maximum duration 4 years) This will be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
Government Procurement Service reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the framework agreement(s).
It is the Authority’s intention to not award lots 2 and 3 to the suppliers awarded in lot 1. Potential providers who are selected to participate in the ITT stage of this procurement are welcome to submit a tender for lots 1, 2 and 3 if they are invited to tender for all three lots. The Authority will evaluate those tenders it receives for lot 1 first. Please note that if a winning potential provider for lot 1 had also submitted a tender for lot 2 and / or lot 3, then that potential provider’s tender will not be taken forward for the purposes of lot 2 and/or lot 3. See the PQQ for further details.
The framework value stated in II.1.4 is an estimate of the value for the 4 year duration (including possible extensions).
The estimated value is based upon current analysis of likely usage, however, on the basis that the framework is available for use by all NHS Bodies and the wider public sector throughout the UK, the value may be subject to change.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, Government Procurement Service intends to publish the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ), the invitation to tender (ITT) document, and the text of any framework agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of Government Procurement Service. The terms of the proposed framework agreement will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this framework agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.buyingsolutions.gov.uk/aboutus/transparency/.

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a framework agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this framework agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The duration referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the placing of orders.
Participants should note that there will be no guaranteed volumes under any framework agreement awarded. The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
Government Procurement Service wishes to establish a framework agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/A-ZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm

Public Corporations – link to be identified – in the meantime please list as below.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
BNFL plc.
Export Credits Guarantee Department.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Royal Mail Group plc.
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
Urenco.
Partnerships UK.
Royal Mint.
ABRO.
Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA).
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Met Office.
UK Hydrographic Office.
Forensic Science Service.
NATS.
Actis Capital LLP.
CDC Group plc.
Working Links Limited.
British Waterways Authority.
Covent Garden Market Authority.
Channel 4.
The Tote.
Ordnance Survey.
QEII Conference Centre.
Northern Ireland Water.
Scottish Water.
Local Authorities.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_AZ_LG)

NDPBs.
http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/Assets/PublicBodies2009_tcm6-35808.pdf

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/jobs/Departments-NDPBs-AtoL/A-toF.aspx

National Parks Authorities.
http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/

Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for.
Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but NOT.
Independent Schools.
http://www.edubase.gov.uk/search.xhtml;jsessionid=4767F89630A039E98FE593093D577013?clear=true

Police Forces in the United Kingdom.
http://www.police.uk/

Fire and Rescue Services (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

NHS Bodies England including Acute Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Hospital Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities,
Mental Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, NHS Trusts, including Ambulance Trusts. (There is also a drill down to NHS Doctors making them ‘easily identifiable’).
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/OrganisationsthatworkwithDH/Armslengthbodies/Categorisationofarmslengthbodies/index.htm

http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/PrimaryCareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.general-practitioners-uk.co.uk/

Hospices.
Hospices in UK including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
http://www.hauraki.co.uk/hospice_uk/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations).
http://portal.tenantservicesauthority.org/

https://www.rsrsurvey.co.uk/RSRDocuments

Third Sector and Charities.
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/charities-search.htm

http://www.oscr.org.uk/

Citizens Advice.
http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/aboutus/citizens_advice_offices.htm

Scottish Public Bodies.
Scottish Government.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home

Scottish Local Authorities.
http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/customers/index.asp

Scottish Agencies, NDPBs.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/executive-ndpbs

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs

Scottish NHS Bodies.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS

Scotland/Boards.
Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies.
http://www.sfc.ac.uk/about_the_council/council_funded_institutions/council_funded_institutions.aspx

Scottish Police.
http://www.scottish.police.uk/

Scottish Fire and Rescue.
http://www.dontgivefireahome.com/fire_safety/1347.html

Scottish Housing Associations.
http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/

Scottish Parliament.
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/corporate/spcb/index.htm

The Scotland Office.
http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/10786.html

Scotland Citizens Advice.
http://www.cas.org.uk/find-a-bureau/all-scottish-bureaux

Scottish Schools.
Primary Schools.
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isprimaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Secondary Schools.
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=issecondaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Special Schools.
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isspecial&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Welsh Public Bodies National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities.
http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/?lang=en

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/dl1/directories/localcouncils/dg_065241

NHS Wales.
http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

NHS Wales GP Practices.
http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

NI Public Bodies.
Northern Ireland Government Departments.
http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities.
http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/az2.htm

Schools in Northern Ireland.
http://www.denidata.nics.gov.uk/appinstitutes/instmain.aspx

Further and Higher Education in Northern Ireland.
http://www.unixl.com/info/northern-ireland.htm

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland.
http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

http://www.centralservicesagency.com/files/currentmedicallists/file/Northern%20Ireland%20Practice%20List.xls

HM Prison Service:
http://www.justice.gov.uk/global/contacts/noms/prison-finder/

Police Service of Northern Ireland.
http://www.police-information.co.uk/policedirectory/view.php?id=31&page=0&cat=6&subcat=31&subsubcat=0

Citizens Advice Northern Ireland.
http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/en/Where-We-Are/Bureaus/

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/en/About-Us/Contact/

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Government Procurement Service
9th floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk Project_17738 – Medical Locums
Fax: +44 1512273315

Body responsible for mediation procedures

DRS-CIArb, on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LP London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: padre@drs-ciarb.com
Telephone: +44 08452707055
Internet address: www.padre.org.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Contracting Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Government Procurement Service
9th floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 0PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: http://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Fax: +44 1512273315

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:31.1.2012