Integrated Memory Assessment Service for Brighton and Hove.

Integrated Memory Assessment Service for Brighton and Hove

This procurement is for an Integrated Memory Assessment Service which will simplify and streamline the diagnostic pathway for people with memory loss, ensuring that they receive a timely diagnosis communicated in a sensitive way in an appropriate setting and have access to appropriate information, advice and support.

UK-Lewes: services provided by medical personnel

2012/S 117-193954

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Brighton and Hove Primary Care Trust
36 – 38 Friars Walk
For the attention of: Kevin Green
BN7 2PB Lewes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1273403515
E-mail: kevin.green1@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sussex.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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Integrated Memory Assessment Service for Brighton and Hove.
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: Brighton & Hove, UK.
NUTS code
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)

This procurement is for an Integrated Memory Assessment Service which will simplify and streamline the diagnostic pathway for people with memory loss, ensuring that they receive a timely diagnosis communicated in a sensitive way in an appropriate setting and have access to appropriate information, advice and support.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85141000, 85121270, 85120000

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: 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:

In Brighton and Hove prevalence of dementia is expected to remain broadly constant over the next ten years. However only approximately 36 % (1 132 people) of people in Brighton and Hove with dementia were identified as being diagnosed on GP QOF registers in 2011/12, within the lowest quartile nationally. The first objective of the National Dementia Strategy is to achieve “good-quality early diagnosis and intervention for all”. In 2007 the National Audit Office concluded that “early diagnosis and intervention in dementia is cost-effective” and national evidence suggests that early diagnosis helps to delay the need for higher levels of care and delays the move into residential homes.
The aim is to increase diagnosis rates year on year for the next three years, to achieve a 10 % increase per annum in diagnostic rates against expected prevalence with the intention to achieve at least 60 % of expected prevalence by the end of 2015.
Prompt referral to specialist memory services will ensure that people with memory problems and their carers receive early diagnosis and planned care and support.
Currently, people with suspected dementia are referred into secondary care services either in the acute trust (neurology or geriatrics) or in the mental health trust (psychiatry via the Community Mental Health Teams). Access to neuro-psychological assessment is via psychiatry. People may be referred inappropriately to the different specialties and may be referred between services, delaying diagnosis. Access to social care support is variable dependant upon the specialty where diagnosis is made. Access to pre and post-diagnosis support and information from peer organisations such as Age UK or Alzheimer’s Society is also variable.
This procurement is for an Integrated Memory Assessment Service which will simplify and streamline the diagnostic pathway for people with memory loss, ensuring that they receive a timely diagnosis communicated in a sensitive way in an appropriate setting and have access to appropriate information, advice and support.
This service will offer accessible multi-disciplinary assessment and diagnosis of the majority of cases of dementia in the city. The aim is for patients and their carers to achieve a diagnosis in as few appointments as possible in an accessible environment that could be in their own home. Scanning and diagnostics will need to take place in appropriate settings. This will be a specialist service and could be delivered by primary or secondary care practitioners with appropriate skills and qualifications.
The majority (around 80 %) of cases of dementia will be diagnosed within the service. For those people who require secondary care referral the Service will provide triage and will need to develop clear pathways between services to ensure people are not prevented from accessing a timely diagnosis regardless of where they are diagnosed.
The service will need to work closely with general practice to build capacity and capability to ensure high quality referrals to the service and to support improved care of people with dementia in primary care.
People with a dementia diagnosis with complex needs or mental health co-morbidities will still be able to access specialist secondary care for on-going care as they do now.
The service will provide information, advice and support prior to, at the point of, and post-diagnosis. Carers’ assessments will be made within the service and referrals will be made to carers’ support services including respite. The service will be able to refer people for adult social care assessments as appropriate.
The detailed service requirement will be specified in the Invitation to Tender (ITT).
This procurement is being conducted as an “Restricted” procedure. Bidders are required to follow the instructions below and to obtain the documentation using the electronic process.
Bidders must note that the period when they must submit their response to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire is 17:00 hrs on Moday 23.7.2012.
NHS Brighton & Hove is operating an electronic procurement process. Please visit the NHS Commercial Solutions website for further information and how to register. https://seccph.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

Interested parties wishing to participate must register their details on the NHS Commercial Solutions website to gain access to further information and obtain the tender documents to be completed and returned for consideration. All correspondence will be dealt through this website.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 900 000,00 and 1 350 000,00 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

Please refer to the Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionaaire available through the NHS Commercial Solutions website (see “Current Opportunities”) https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

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

Please refer to the Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionaaire available through the NHS Commercial Solutions website (see “Current Opportunities”) https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

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

Please refer to the Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionaaire available through the NHS Commercial Solutions website (see “Current Opportunities”) https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

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: Please refer to the Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionaaire available through the NHS Commercial Solutions website (see “Current Opportunities”) https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionaaire available through the NHS Commercial Solutions website (see “Current Opportunities”) https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionaaire available through the NHS Commercial Solutions website (see “Current Opportunities”) https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

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

Restricted
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:

NHSSus/12/132
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

23.7.2012 – 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
VI.3)Additional information

An OJEU Notice and Supply2Health advertisement have been published describing, in general terms, theservices being procured. As the services fall within the category of Part B services under the Public ContractsRegulations 2006 this contract notice is voluntary. The contracting authorities are not bound by many of theformalities of the regulations and reserves the right to vary the form of the competition accordingly includingtimescales.
Brighton & Hove Primary Care Trust is operating an electronic procurement process. Interested partieswishing to participate must register their details on the NHS Commercial Solutions website to gain access tofurther information (Memorandum of Information), and obtain the documents to be completed and returned for consideration (Prequalification Questionnaire) by no later than 17:00 hours on 23.7.2012. All correspondence will be dealt through the NHS Commercial Solutions website.
Please visit the NHS Commercial Solutions website current opportunities for further information and how to register. https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

The closing date for submitting a completed Pre qualification Questionnaire is 23.7.2012 at 17:00.

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:18.6.2012