Medical Insurance Tender
Medical Indemnity for GP speciality trainees in South West Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education.
UK-Plymouth: Financial and insurance services
Section I: Contracting authority
NHS Health Education South West
South West Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education, Raleigh Building, Tamar Science Park
Contact point(s): Peninsula Purchasing and Supply Alliance Commissioning Support
For the attention of: Mark Harding, Category Buyer
PL6 8BY Plymouth
Telephone: +44 1392405147
General address of the contracting authority: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com/login.asp
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 6: Financial services a) Insurances services b) Banking and investment services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Devon and Cornwall.
NUTS code UKK
The Faculty of Primary Care is responsible for the delivery of postgraduate general practice education in the counties of Devon and Cornwall.
The standard speciality training programme is for 3 years, of which 18 months is delivered within General Practice. The remaining 18 months is spent in other settings including acute trusts, partnership trusts, hospices and community trusts. Additionally there are various specialist schemes throughout the region aimed at developing leadership, research and educational expertise amongst talented trainees through competitive entry to an ST4 year.
On an annual basis South West Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education will employ one cohort of new ST1 General Practice trainees. Our estimate for the 2014 cohort is 104 ST1s. However it is important to note that this number is determined by various factors including national directives, budgetary restrictions and the amount of applicants who apply to our training programme and so could change. Trainees may also be transferred into the scheme at any point and may resign from the scheme throughout the year. We also have significant numbers of trainees on maternity leave at any one time, undertaking less than full time training and some who go Out of Programme, therefore any proposals would need to be flexible enough to accommodate these fluctuations in numbers.
South West Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education would like to move away from the current process where trainees have to purchase their own cover and are then individually reimbursed by South West Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education. Instead South West Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education is looking to procure ‘block indemnity cover’ for all trainees in August 2014. Although the cover would be purchased en masse, each trainee would have the exact same benefits associated with purchasing their own cover individually as they currently do.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP
Number of possible renewals: 5
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1) Suppliers are required to express an interest in the OJEU process and complete PQQ documents (where applicable) via the Trusts eSourcing system TACTICA – which is accessed at https://tactica-live.advanced365.com – please make sure that you are registered to avoid any future delays.
2) Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
(a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of
Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Bidders who have been convicted of a Bribery Act 2010 offence under section 1 (offences relating to bribing another person) or section 6 (bribery of foreign public officials) will be excluded.
In addition to the Provisions of Freedom of Information Act, Bidders will have due regard to the Trusts obligations on Transparency which are set out in more detail at
www.businesslink.gov.uk/transparency/procurement and all offers will be submitted on the basis that the contract when awarded may be published in full in accordance with H M Government Transparency Guidance.
The Trust will also be utilising the NHS supplier information database (SID4Health) 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 SID4Health as follows:
a) candidates should register on SID4health at http://www.SID4health.nhs.uk by clicking on the Register Organisation tab and select the Supplier button .
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 SID4Health must confirm that information is up to date ;i) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their NHS SID4Health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to NHS SID4Health is unavailable, please contact NHS SID4Health helpdesk at help@SID4health.nhs.uk
PLEASE NOTE ALL RESPONSES TO OJEU SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH TACTICA
eSOURCING SYSTEM – REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ON SID4HEALTH TO UPDATE OR PROVIDE COMPANY PROFILES ONLY
As per III.2.1. above.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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