Integrated Wheelchair Service for Children and Young People

Integrated Wheelchair Service for Children and Young People

NHS Hull invites tenders from all suitably qualified and experienced providers to provide the Integrated Wheelchair Service for Children and Young People.

UK-Hull: wheelchairs

2012/S 201-330905

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Hull
The Maltings, Silvester Square, Silvester Street
Contact point(s): https://yhcpc.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml (register and view current opportunities and notices to access) All requests for information to be sent through the messaging facility on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal www.yhcpc.bravosolution.co.uk. All documentation must be obtained through the BravoSolution e-procurement portal.
For the attention of: Paul Ralston
HU1 3HA Hull
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: paul.ralston@humber.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.hullpct.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 Wheelchair Service for Children and Young People: NHS Hull.
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: Hull.
NUTS code UKE11

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)

Invitation to Tender for the Provision of an Integrated Wheelchair Service for Children and Young People (up to 16 years of age).
NHS Hull invites tenders from all suitably qualified and experienced providers to provide the Integrated Wheelchair Service for Children and Young People.
The Service sought is as follows:
a)Assessment, prescription, provision and a maintenance and repair service of manual and powered wheelchairs, specialised seating and cushions, modifications and accessories for children and young people up to 16 years (i.e. up to 16th birthday) who have a physical/cognitive and/or degenerative long term condition which limits mobility.
b)For children and young people who are either registered with a Hull General Medical Practitioner (GP) or not registered with any GP but living within the NHS Hull boundary.
c)The service to be provided at a location convenient in terms of access for patients residing within Hull.
NHS Hull requires applications from bidders who are able to:
a)Provide a high quality cost-effective service in line with recognised best practice and National Minimum Wheelchair Standards
b)Achieve high levels of service user satisfaction.
c)Ensure children and young people and their parents and carers are kept well informed and fully involved in their care.
d)Ensure children and young people receive the most appropriate care in the appropriate setting for their needs.
e)Meet all response times throughout the care pathway
Potential bidders should note that specialist wheelchairs, including complex postural seating and powered wheelchair controls are included within the definitions of specialised services for 2013/14, and that future commissioning responsibility for these elements of wheelchair services will be with the National Commissioning Board (N.C.B.). Any contract awarded therefore may require the specialist elements of the Service to transfer to the N.C.B. with effect from 1 April 2013 as part of the transfer of all Primary Care Trust contracts.
For further information about the above scheme and this procurement process, interested parties are directed to procurement documentation and guidance which is available at: https://yhcpc.bravosolution.co.uk The procurement will be managed via the Bravo eProcurement system accessible at https://yhcpc.bravosolution.co.uk (register and view current opportunities and notices to access).

Those wishing to submit tender for this contract are asked to do so in accordance with the instructions set out in Volume I of the Invitation to Tender documentation. Tender Returns are to be submitted electronically via bravo before the deadline of 5.00 pm on the 28 November 2012.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33193120, 33193220, 85000000, 33193121, 33193200, 50421100, 33193100, 33193000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This contract will be for 3 years service provision. The approx estimated value is in the range £ 350,000 to £ 370,000 ex vat per annum but please note this is provided for illustrative purposes only as this is an estimated figure only.
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: 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:

Parent company and/or other guarantees may be required. Full details to be in invitation to tender.
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:

Joint and several liability.
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: See the invitation to tender for futher details.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See the invitation to tender for futher details.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See the invitation to tender for futher details.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See the invitation to tender for futher details.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See the invitation to tender for futher details.
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

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.11.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.11.2012 – 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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

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://yhcpc.bravosolution.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). Once registered, You will then be able to express interest in the tender exercise that is of interest to you.

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.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: A minimum 10 calendar day standstill period will be observed at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers, in accordance with Regulation 32A of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Any tenderer wishing to appeal the decision to award the contract, or after the award of the contract appeal the award of the contract, shall have the rights set out in Part 9 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
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