Lead Employer Services NHS Health Education England South West

Lead Employer Services NHS Health Education England South West

Health Education England require a comprehensive employment service to be provided to the speciality trainees. This includes transactional activities (pre-employment, payroll, record maintenance, and reporting) and general advice, guidance and HR management.

United Kingdom-Plymouth: Health and social work services

2013/S 240-417605

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Health Education England (South West)
South West Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education, Raleigh Building, Tamar Science Park
For the attention of: Mark Harding – Senior Clinical Procurement Advisor – South West Commissioning Support Unit
PL6 8BY Plymouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7717808055
E-mail: mark.harding@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://southwest.hee.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com/login.asp

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:

Lead Employer.
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: Devon and Cornwall.
NUTS code UKK

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)

The South West Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education was formed as a Postgraduate Deanery in April 2005.
The Faculty of Primary Care is responsible for the delivery of postgraduate general practice education in the counties of Devon and Cornwall.
Health Education England require a comprehensive employment service to be provided to the speciality trainees. This includes transactional activities (pre-employment, payroll, record maintenance, and reporting) and general advice, guidance & HR management.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85121100, 85140000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

Using a procurement route NHS Health Education South West aims to procure employment services for all existing and the new intake of trainee GPs from 1.8.2014 from one appropriately authorised and qualified provider.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 225 000 and 255 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
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 other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances see the invitation to tender 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:

Joint and severable 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: NHS Health Education England (South West) will also be utilising the supplier information database (SID4Gov) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. As well as responding to the tender via TACTICA, candidates are requested to provide or update their profile on the SID4Gov as follows:
a) candidates should register on SID4Gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ by clicking on the “Register for sid4gov” option listed under “Join Us”

b) to continue with the registration process Suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a Supplier does not have a DUNS Number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number.
c) Suppliers who already have a published profile on SID4Gov must confirm that information is up to date; i) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their SID4Gov profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to SID4Gov is unavailable, please contact SID4Gov Support Centre on +44 8452992994
Please note all responses to ojeu should be made through TACTICA eSOURCING SYSTEM – registration is required on SID4GOV to update or provide company profiles only.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per III.2.1. above.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per III.2.1. above.
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

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 10
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:

RFT 3772
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: 13.1.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.1.2014 – 12:00
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 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

The contract will be for a 3 year period with an option to extend for two further periods, each of 12 months duration.
To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com

Details of the Briefing day to be held on 7.1.2014 in Exeter are also available on https://tactica-live.advanced365.com

This is a procurement for services specified in part B of schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“Part B services”). Accordingly, and notwithstanding the advertising of this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the “Regulations”) only apply in part. The procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information contained in the tender documentation.
The Authority has voluntarily advertised this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, solely in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. The Authority has been constrained by the forms used by the Publications Office to describe the procurement procedure as “Restricted” but the Authority does not bind itself to conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Restricted Procedure, as described in the Regulations, nor to abide by any other part of the Regulations which does not expressly apply to procurements for part B services. Neither a reference during or after this procurement process to the Regulations or the use of language or terminology common to the Regulations shall require the Authority to conduct a full procurement in accordance with the Regulations. This notice is being placed for advertising purposes only.

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: NHS Health Education England will allow a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period between notifying the award decision and awarding the contract. Unsuccessful tenderers and applicants are entitled to receive reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the tenderer/applicant was unsuccessful. Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in section I.1. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the procurement rules have the right to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action is subject to strict time limits and must be brought in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and the Public Procurement (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.12.2013