Intermediate Care Service Tender

Intermediate Care Service Tender

Community bed based intermediate care service (step up care and rehabilitation) in Shrewsbury & Atcham.

UK-Dudley: health and social work services

2012/S 27-044019

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Healthcare Commissioning Services
St John’s House
For the attention of: Susan Hall
DY2 8PP Dudley
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: susan.hall@hcs.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://hcs.bravosolution.co.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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Community bed based intermediate care service (step up care and rehabilitation) in Shrewsbury & Atcham.
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: Shrewsbury & Atcham locality only. Note that up to 3 site locations can be offered but must be provided within the Shrewsbury & Atcham locality.
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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

Shropshire County PCT invites formal expressions of interest for the provision of a community bed based intermediate care service (Step up care and rehabilitation) in Shrewsbury & Atcham.
This service is an essential part of the unscheduled care and reablement pathways for people living in the Shrewsbury & Atcham locality. The Provider will be responsible for the provision of beds, nursing, medical (GP) support and rehabilitation including physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The service will be for a maximum of 15 patients at any one time. This will include the following:
— 5 step up beds,
— 10 rehabilitation/reablement beds.
The service will reflect the principle of the delivery of person centred care. The provider will have experience of delivering care to people with a variety of complex needs with a focus on enabling the person to maintain/regain their optimal level of independence.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000

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

Shropshire County PCT invites formal expressions of interest for the provision of a community bed based intermediate care service (Step up care and rehabilitation) in Shrewsbury & Atcham.
This service is an essential part of the unscheduled care and reablement pathways for people living in the Shrewsbury & Atcham locality. The Provider will be responsible for the provision of beds, nursing, medical (GP) support and rehabilitation including physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The service will be for a maximum of 15 patients at any one time. This will include the following:
— 5 step up beds,
— 10 rehabilitation/reablement beds.
The service will reflect the principle of the delivery of person centred care. The provider will have experience of delivering care to people with a variety of complex needs with a focus on enabling the person to maintain/regain their optimal level of independence.
II.2.2)Information about options
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 or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to offer for further details.
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: 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 26.5.1972 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 10.6.1991 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: The following may be requested in assessing potential bidders’ economic and financial capacity:
(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 estblished;
(c) A statement of overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 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. Please refer to the pre-qualification questionnaire and/or Memorandum of Information for specific requirements.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
HCS requires that potential bidders, in submitting their expression of interest, complete procurement specific information in the form of a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available at https://hcs.bravosolution.co.uk. Failure to respond to the PQQ as required will result in an incomplete expression of interest. Please refer to Section VI.3) below for additional information.

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

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:

Project Reference number: 154
Potential providers are requested to use this reference on all future communications.
The services to which this advertisement relates fall within part B of schedule 3 to the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and Annex IIB to Council Directive 2004/18/EC. The placement of this advertisement does not imply any indication that the Contracting Authority intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to part B services.
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: 9.3.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.3.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

18.4.2012
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
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

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means using the Internet, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
HCS is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the PQQ and/or MOI for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the invitation to tender. Further details will be made available via documentation and information released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information: this exercise will be conducted on the Healthcare Commissioning Services portal at: https://hcs.bravosolution.co.uk. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest & provide additional procurement-specific information (by completing a PQQ) through the portal as follows:

I) Candidates should register on the portal at https://hcs.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the web site is free of charge);

II) Once registered, candidates must express interest by:
a) Logging-in to the HCS eTendering portal;
b) Selecting response to advert and PQQ;
c) Select Open Access PQQ;
d) Search for and access listing related to this contract and view details;
e) Click on Express Interest link.
III) Once you have expressed interest, access the My PQQs page where you can download documentation (if required) & construct your reply as instructed. You must submit your reply on the web site by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk.

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

Shropshire County Primary Care Trust
William Farr House, Mytton Oak Road
Shrewsbury

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

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:7.2.2012