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
Section I: Contracting authority
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Eaton Road, West Derby
For the attention of: Steve Begley
L12 2AP Liverpool
Telephone: +44 1512525685
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.
(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.
(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.
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(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.
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(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.
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(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.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: A pre-qualification questionnaire will be used and is available from email@example.com
The objective criteria for choosing the limited number of Candidates is outlined in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
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GO Reference: GO-201358-PRO-4790233
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.5.2013