Leading delivery of the family nurse partnership programme Department of Health

Leading delivery of the family nurse partnership programme Department of Health

Department of Health. DH would like to invite all potential providers of the service to a briefing day held on the 19.4.2012 in London, England. UK-London: community health services

2012/S 65-106280

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Health
Skipton House, 80 London Road
For the attention of: Beau morgan
SE1 6LH London
E-mail: FNP@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Department of Health

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

Leading delivery of the family nurse partnership (FNP) programme.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

DH has a requirement to outsource leadership of the delivery of the family nurse partnership (FNP) to an external supplier.
The FNP programme is a licensed preventive programme for vulnerable, first time young mothers and starts in early pregnancy and ends when the child reaches 2 years of age. It is an intensive home visiting programme delivered by specially trained nurses. Currently there are 73 teams in 80 local areas with capacity for 9,000 families, with further expansion planned by March 2015.
The FNP national unit is responsible for supporting the expansion of family nurse partnership programme and ensuring high quality replication of FNP through the following functions:
— Training and coaching of nurses and supervisors,
— Site development and consultancy to local commissioning and provider organisations (NHS and local authority) who are sub-licensed by the national unit,
— Research and development including the FNP information system,
— Leadership of FNP at national level,
— Business development, communications and marketing.
Further information will be provided and questions answered at the briefing event planned for 19.4.2012.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 16 000 000,00 and 24 000 000,00 GBP

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85323000, 85141200, 85141220, 85141100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

The contract shall be up to a maximum of 5 years with a break clause after 2yrs with yearly extensions beyond that.
Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s) are encouraged to bid for this service.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

DH would like to invite all potential providers of the service to a briefing day held on the 19.4.2012 in London, England. Please can you register at FNP@dh.gsi.gov.uk where we shall release further details of the event.

Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ), the invitation to tender (ITT) document, and the text of any framework agreement / contract awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. The terms of the proposed framework agreement / contract will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this framework agreement / contract, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.ogc.gov.uk/policy_and_standards_framework_transparency.asp.

— Note: the following link will take you to the guidance documentation for using the Department’s BMS system (e-tendering portal).

Instructions for/conditions of participation.
This procurement exercise will be conducted on the DH eTendering portal at: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm.

We call this system BMS (business management system).
Th Department of Health reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process and not to award the contract.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained
Tax legislation
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: