IT Strategic Partnership for Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

IT Strategic Partnership for Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

The appointed Strategic Partner may also be required to assist the Trust in developing its programme and strategy for the procurement of ICT goods and services for use within the Trust’s business operations.

UK-Liverpool: Information systems or technology strategic review and planning services

2013/S 091-155259

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Eaton Road, West Derby
For the attention of: Steve Begley
L12 2AP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1512525685
E-mail: steve.begley@alderhey.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1512365610

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:

ICT Strategic Partner.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code
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)

Information systems or technology strategic review and planning services. Information systems or technology strategic review services. Information systems or technology planning services. Information technology services. Information technology requirements review services. Value-added information services. Systems and technical consultancy services. Systems consultancy services. Software consultancy services. Computer support and consultancy services. Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist paediatric hospital serving more than 200,000 children and young people of Merseyside and the North West of England every year. It provides a comprehensive range of specialist and general health services at its main site, Alder Hey Hospital in West Derby, Liverpool and through community sites and external clinic sessions. Founded in 1914, it is one of the biggest and busiest children’s hospitals in Europe. Its vision is to lead world class healthcare for children and young people by committing to excellence through partnership, research, innovation and learning.
As part of its World Class vision, the Trust is seeking to engage with a Strategic Partner to assist in developing and shaping its future Information and Communication Technology (ICT) requirements. In particular, the Trust will be looking for a partner which can demonstrate innovation, add value to the Trust’s activities and provide the best strategic “fit” with the Trust’s vision and values.
The Trust is a national centre for head and face surgery, oncology, cardiology, orthopaedics and neurology, and also has specialist services including a dedicated intensive care unit and burns unit. Alder Hey is also a centre of excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal, and brain disease.
General services include an accident and emergency department, which treats 65,000 children every year, 10 state-of-the-art operating theatres and 309 in-patient and day case beds.
Child and adolescent mental health services are provided at the hospital and through community outreach programmes, but around 40 per cent of total activity is provided by the Trust in a community setting at more than 40 sites across Merseyside, working closely with CCGs and local authorities to set up children’s centres close to people’s homes.
This is in addition to more than 800 specialist clinical sessions a year delivered across the North West, North Wales, Shropshire and the Isle of Man. Alder Hey has a world-class reputation for treating and saving the lives of sick children and a proud history of medical achievement and clinical innovation. As a teaching hospital it is involved in training more than 600 medical students every year and is the national coordinating centre for Medicines for Children research. Academics from John Moores, Liverpool and Edge Hill universities will continue to play a major contributory role while a virtual networking facility will draw on the creative ability of individuals, organisations and countries and publish its work.
The Trust is aspiring to be a World Class Provider of Children’s Healthcare and is seeking to increase its international profile. Building work on the Trust’s new state of the art hospital has now commenced with an intended opening date of September 2015. This new hospital will be an iconic building fit for the 21st century and will reside in a parkland setting with a striking presence on the surrounding landscape.
As part of its World Class vision, the Trust is seeking to engage with a Strategic Partner to assist in developing and shaping its future Information and Communication Technology (ICT) requirements at the Trust’s new state of the art hospital, which is due to open in September 2015.
The Strategic Partner will be required to provide strategic planning, business transformation and consulting services in relation to the Trust’s ICT strategy (and any related intellectual property). In particular, the Trust will be looking for a partner which can demonstrate innovation, add value to the Trust’s activities and provide the best strategic “fit” with the Trust’s vision and values. The Strategic Partner would, among other things, work with the Trust to build value in (and jointly exploit) the Alder Hey model for the delivery of child-centred health services.
The appointed Strategic Partner may also be required to assist the Trust in developing its programme and strategy for the procurement of ICT goods and services for use within the Trust’s business operations. This may include (but may not be limited to) areas of expenditure around infrastructure, e-enablement systems and software, as well as consultancy and implementation support for various projects and initiatives.
The commercial details of the nature of the arrangement between the Trust and the Strategic Partner are still being developed and the Trust’s requirements will be provided to those bidders shortlisted to commence the competitive dialogue stage of the competition. However, it is envisaged that the relationship may take the form of a joint venture or other similar arrangement and remuneration of the Strategic Partner may be based on a “risk and reward” model (including the possibility of exploitation of jointly-developed intellectual property), but other financial models will also be considered.
The initial phase of the partnership will be a pilot phase (lasting 1-2 years) during which development opportunities will be considered and planned. The second phase will focus on exploitation of developed products. It is envisaged that the joint venture arrangements will be established for a period of 7-10 years, with a possible break option, exerciseable by either party, at the end of the pilot phase.
The Trust is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced organisations which share the Trust’s vision and are able to work in an agile and flexible way which reflects the value which both parties could obtain from working in partnership.
TO ASSIST POTENTIAL CANDIDATES IN MAKING THEIR DECISION ON WHETHER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCESS, A MEMORANDUM OF INFORMATION (M.O.I.) HAS BEEN PREPARED. THIS M.O.I. CAN BE OBTAINED FROM steve.begley@alderhey.nhs.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72222000, 72222100, 72222200, 72222300, 72223000, 64216210, 72220000, 72246000, 72266000, 72600000

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:

The value of the contract for the provision of the services described above is estimated to be in the region of GBP 500,000 in the pilot phase and up to GBP 5 million per annum thereafter (calculated on the basis of income to the joint venture).
It is difficult to project potential returns as this will depend on many commercial factors including (but not limited to) the performance of the Strategic Partner and market conditions. Bidders should seek independent legal and commercial advice in relation to the potential value of the overall opportunity as a whole.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 50 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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: 120 (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

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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (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:
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct.
(b) 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.
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work.
(d) 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.
(e) Where the products or 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.
(f) 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.
(g) For public works contracts and 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.
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years.
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(k) With regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, 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 products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
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

competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: A pre-qualification questionnaire will be used and is available from steve.begley@alderhey.nhs.uk

The objective criteria for choosing the limited number of Candidates is outlined in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

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 yes
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:

SD0192.
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: 31.5.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.6.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

14.6.2013
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 of 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

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Liverpool:-Information-systems-or-technology-strategic-review-and-planning-services./7N3X4M39DZ

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/7N3X4M39DZ

GO Reference: GO-201358-PRO-4790233

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

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Eaton Road, West Derby
L12 2AP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: Steve.Begley@alderhey.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 1512525685
Internet address: www.alderhey.com
Fax: +44 1512525610

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:8.5.2013