London Productivity Support Programme

London Productivity Support Programme

The Productivity Programme will focus on skilling a cadre of individuals across a wide range of areas to support trusts improve productivity. NHS London would welcome interest from a range of providers particularly those working in specialist areas such as lean, service line management, clinician engagement, and job planning and bench specialist marking. NHS London will be holding a market testing session on the week commencing 16th of July to disseminate more details about the procurement.UK-London: business and management consultancy and related services

2012/S 132-219631

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS London
Southside, 105 Victoria Street
For the attention of: Daniel Tagg
SW1E 6QT London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1489779600
E-mail: daniel.tagg@solentsupplies.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1489781779

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office
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.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

London Productivity Support Programme F5659.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
London.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

NHS London Trust’s Productivity Support Programme.
NHS London has developed the London Trusts’ Productivity Support Programme (“the Productivity Programme” or “the Programme”) to help London NHS Trusts improve productivity, with a particular focus on the 15 non-specialist acute hospital trusts that are yet to achieve foundation status. The purpose of the Productivity Programme is to provide hospital trusts with the internal skills and external resources to improve the value of their services.
The Productivity Programme will focus on skilling a cadre of individuals across a wide range of areas to support trusts improve productivity, achieved through a series of value improvement projects. NHS London intends to procure support to scope the Programme, train individuals, manage the value improvement projects in trusts and facilitate best practice sharing or peer learning. The aim of the Productivity Programme is to act as an enabler and equip individuals with the appropriate skills and support to deliver the value improvement projects, rather than the provider delivering the project for trusts. There are three key underlying principles that will be integral to the success of the Programme: culture and values, service line management and systematic process improvement (such as lean). Although each trust is in a unique position, these themes will be incorporated at every level of the projects to achieve longer-term productivity improvements.
NHS London would welcome interest from a range of providers particularly those working in specialist areas such as lean, service line management, clinician engagement, and job planning and bench specialist marking. Due to the scale of the contract and the range of support required any smaller specialist providers may need to partner with other firms in order to fulfil the specification, this may be managed through a sub-contract arrangement.
Market Testing Session.
NHS London will be holding a market testing session on the week commencing 16th of July to disseminate more details about the procurement and to further elaborate on the plan and vision for the Productivity Programme. If you are interested in attending please register your company names and up to a maximum of 2 colleagues with jenny.teale@london.nhs.uk. An agenda will be sent to all interested parties upon successful registration for the event. After conclusion of the market testing session and feedback obtained, NHS London will thereafter select the most appropriate procurement route, which best meets, the aims of the Productivity Programme.
This prior information notice is not part of any pre-qualification or selection process, nor does it confer commitment on NHS London to conduct a formal procurement process. NHS London will not be liable to reimburse any costs incurred by any organisations responding to this notice and/or attending a provider session. NHS London reserves the right to finalise the specification and the framework used after the market testing session. NHS London reserves the right to approve any subcontract arrangements prior to signing contracts. This PIN Notice will expire on XX.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

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
VI.2)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:

6.7.2012