National Discovery Service Solution for the NHS in England

National Discovery Service Solution for the NHS in England

Our vision is ‘to provide healthcare staff and learners with a coherent gateway to their trusted library and knowledge service.

United Kingdom-Crawley: Education and training services

2020/S 124-305220

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Health Education England
Postal address: Crawley Hospital, third Floor, Red Wing, West Green Drive
Town: Crawley
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: RH11 7DH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Laura Devine
E-mail: Laura.Devine@hee.nhs.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: https://hee.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://hee.nhs.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index?p=40bb618e-0a24-e611-8114-000c29c9ba21&v=2
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index?p=40bb618e-0a24-e611-8114-000c29c9ba21&v=2

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

National Discovery Service Solution for the NHS in England

Reference number: DN481014

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Health Education England (HEE — the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the provision of a national discovery service solution for the NHS in England.

Health Education England (HEE) is seeking to procure a national discovery service solution for the NHS in England. Our vision is ‘to provide healthcare staff and learners with a coherent gateway to their trusted library and knowledge service, connecting them seamlessly to quality resources, services and support tailored to their needs’. Our key goals are to:

• increase use of high-quality NHS-funded and curated knowledge and evidence resources, including locally purchased and generated resources as well as national resources: we want to see both greater usage and more users;

• ensure that healthcare staff and learners across England have a consistent, positive experience of accessing knowledge and evidence resources and library support;

• reduce the complexity, inequity and costs inherent in maintaining multiple local and legacy resource discovery and management systems across the country.

The contract period will be for 5 years, subject to annual budget review and KPI gateways.

The maximum value per year is as follows:

— year 1: GBP 240 000,

— year 2: GBP 240 000,

— year 3: GBP 240 000,

— year 4: GBP 72 000,

— year 5: GBP 72 000.

All figures are exclusive of VAT.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 864 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKD NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKE YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
NUTS code: UKF EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKG WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKH EAST OF ENGLAND
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKK SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index?p=40bb618e-0a24-e611-8114-000c29c9ba21&v=2

Please access the ITT procurement documents for further information.

The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is Friday 7 August 2020 at 12 p.m. (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted. The ePortal system will shutdown at 12 p.m. and any unsubmitted bids not registered to the system at this time will not be accepted. Therefore, please submit in good time prior to the deadline date and time.

Project title: National Discovery Service Solution for the NHS in England, please access the ITT for all documents. Should bidders have any queries or are having problems using the portal, they should contact the ProContract dedicated Supplier Helpdesk at: http://proactis.kayako.com/procontractv3/Core/Default/Index

All communications should be made via the messaging function on the eTendering portal. During the tender exercise the contracting authority requests that all communications are channelled through the ePortal system and not with the contracting authority itself. No bidder, bidder member or any of such bidder’s advisors, consultants or subcontractors may have ex parte communications with the contracting authority or any of their employees, advisors, contractors or consultants regarding the ITT, the procurement, other than as expressly permitted in this ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 864 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract period will be for 5 years, subject to annual budget review and KPI gateways.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 07/08/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/08/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Health Education England
Postal address: Crawley Hospital, third Floor, Red Wing, West Green Drive
Town: Crawley
Postal code: R111 7DH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: laura.devine@hee.nhs.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/06/2020