National framework for transport related services

National framework for transport related services

Transport services (excl. Waste transport). Ambulance services. Road transport services. Air transport services. Courier services. LPP intend to establish a comprehensive transport related services framework to be used by the wider public sector Contracting Authorities in England.

UK-London: transport services (excl. Waste transport)

2012/S 105-175531

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

King’s Health Partners
London Procurement Programme (Estates & Facilities) C/o Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, 1st Floor, Counting House
For the attention of: Jason Stanton
SE1 9RT London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2071885379
E-mail: jason.stanton@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: http://kingshealthpartners.g2b.info

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

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

General public services
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:

L0019 – national framework for transport related services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 40
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: Need the time to promote the framework agreement across the public sector.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 95 000 000 and 545 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Transport services (excl. Waste transport). Ambulance services. Road transport services. Air transport services. Courier services. LPP intend to establish a comprehensive transport related services framework to be used by the wider public sector Contracting Authorities in England.
Currently Authorities operate their transport related services (the “Services”) through a number of third party Service Providers. The Authorities are seeking through this framework agreement to improve the value for money, quality, flexibility and sustainability of these Services and are therefore seeking expressions of interest from Service Providers who have a proven track record in managing the following Services (inter alia):
— Non-emergency patient transport service (NEPTS),
— Higher dependency ambulance services,
— Other Specialised transport services (i.e. secure transport),
— Patient eligibility assessment centre,
— Pathology Courier,
— Courier,
— Staff transport (i.e. taxis),
— Staff bus (hopper).
Please note: the above list is not exhaustive and the framework will cover all transport related services.
To obtain further details please follow the instructions in the additional information section to register and download the Tender Prospectus and PQQ.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000, 85143000, 60100000, 60400000, 64120000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

There are five (5) Lots on offer:
Lot 1 – non-emergency patient transport service (NEPTS);
Lot 2 – other specialised patient transport services;
Lot 3 – pathology & standard courier service;
Lot 4 – staff transport;
Lot 5 – integrated transport related services solution.
To obtain further details please follow the instructions in the additional information section to register and download the tender prospectus and PQQ.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: This framework agreement will have the option to extend for a maximum of 24 months but the framework will be reviewed annually to ensure best value is continuously achieved.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Non-emergency patient transport service

1)Short description

Provide non-emergency patient transport services (NEPTS).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000, 85143000, 60100000, 60400000

3)Quantity or scope

To provide non-emergency patients requiring transport to or from an Authority’s facility and from and to other hospitals, health centres, nursing homes, hospices, satellite units and any other location as determined by the Authority and considered by the Authority to be medically unfit to be transported by other means.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 75 000 000 and 375 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

A maximum of 8 Service Providers will be appointed to the framework. Subsequent contracts will be awarded following a mini-competition with all appointed Service Providers. Activity based income stream (ABI) will be applied. Please refer to tender prospectus.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Other specialised patient transport services

1)Short description

To provide other specialised patient transport services (for example: high dependency ambulances, bariatric services & secure transport).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000, 85143000, 60100000, 60400000

3)Quantity or scope

Non-emergency patients requiring transport to or from an Authority’s facility and from and to other hospitals, health centres, nursing homes, hospices, satellite units and any other location as determined by the Authority and considered by the Authority to be medically unfit to be transported by other means.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

A maximum of 8 Service Providers will be appointed to the framework. Subsequent contracts will be awarded following a mini-competition with all appointed Service Providers. Activity based income stream (ABI) will be applied. Please refer to tender prospectus.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Pathology & standard courier service

1)Short description

To provide a pathology & standard courier service.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64120000, 60000000

3)Quantity or scope

To provide for the collection, transportation and delivery of specimens, pharmaceutical, case notes, mail goods and equipment, on specific scheduled runs and also ad-hoc journeys.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 35 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

A maximum of 8 Service Providers will be appointed to the framework. Subsequent contracts will be awarded following a mini-competition with all appointed Service Providers. Activity based income stream (ABI) will be applied. Please refer to tender prospectus.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Staff transport

1)Short description

To provide staff transport (i.e. taxis).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

To provide for the provision of taxi and private hire for the conveyance of staff, patients and light goods for both routine and ad hoc requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 35 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

A maximum of 8 Service Providers will be appointed to the framework. Subsequent contracts will be awarded following a mini-competition with all appointed Service Providers. Activity based income stream (ABI) will be applied. Please refer to tender prospectus.
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Integrated transport related services solution

1)Short description

To provide an integrated transport related services solution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000, 85143000, 60100000, 60400000, 64120000

3)Quantity or scope

The Authorities are seeking through this framework agreement to improve the value for money, quality, flexibility and sustainability of these services and are therefore seeking expressions of interest from Service Providers who have a proven track record in managing the following Services (inter alia):
— Non-emergency patient transport service (NEPTS),
— Higher dependency ambulance services,
— Other specialised transport services (i.e. secure transport),
— Patient eligibility assessment centre,
— Pathology courier,
— Courier,
— Staff transport (i.e. taxis),
— Staff bus (hopper).
Please note: the above list is not exhaustive and the tender will cover all transport related services.
The Authorities want to identify a Service Provider(s) with the capability and capacity to deliver these Services and that has the ambition, innovation and logistical capability (and back office tools) to transform “end to end” service delivery in accordance with an agreed roadmap of change. The roadmap will need to deliver the Commissioning outcomes that have been set out by the Authorities to improve the quality of services and reduce costs year on year.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 95 000 000 and 545 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

A maximum of 8 Service Providers will be appointed to the framework. Subsequent contracts will be awarded following a mini-competition with all appointed Service Providers. Activity based income stream (ABI) will be applied. Please refer to tender prospectus.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to the tender prospectus and further information will be provided in the subsequent invitation to tender (ITT).
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
This is detailed within the tender prospectus.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
This is detailed within the tender prospectus.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: This is detailed within the tender prospectus.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
This is detailed within the tender prospectus.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
This is detailed within the tender prospectus.
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 25: and maximum number 60
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: This is detailed within the tender prospectus.
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:

L0019
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.7.2012 – 17:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 60 months
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 contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
The London Procurement Programme (LPP) in collaboration with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust wishes to establish a Framework agreement for use by or on behalf of current and future LPP clients, including without limitation:
(i) Any National Health Service (NHS) Trust
(ii) Other persons and bodies exercising NHS functions or otherwise providing NHS services (including, but not limited to Primary Care Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities and Foundation Trusts) (being other NHS Entities)
(iii) Other UK public sector bodies; (and their statutory successors and public sector health organisations and/or other public sector organisations created as a result of government reorganisation in the UK) and
(iv) Private sector entities in the UK and Isle of Man healthcare sector.
Public sector bodies (or ”public sector body” in the singular) include but are not to be limited to the following list:
— LPP clients,
— Local Authorities,
— Educational establishments,
— Registered providers and emergency services,
— NHS bodies,
— Hospices,
— Central government departments and their agencies,
— Public Corporations,
— Police forces in the United Kingdom,
— Fire and rescue services,
— Registered social landlords (housing associations),
— Third sector and charities.
The supplier will be required to report to and pay a direct Activity Based Income (ABI) fee to Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust as detailed in the tender documents.
LPP is acting for itself and on behalf of its present and future clients including without limitation (i) National Health Service (NHS) Trusts, (ii) other persons and bodies exercising NHS functions or otherwise providing NHS services (including, but not limited to Primary Care Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities and Foundation Trusts) (being other NHS Entities) (iii) other UK public sector bodies; (and their statutory successors and public sector health organisations and/or other public sector organisations created as a result of government reorganisation in the UK).
Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity. The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage. Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: 7FS64N2MK4.

Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here. The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 2.7.2012 by 17:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents. GO Reference: GO-2012531-PRO-3962913.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

King’s Health Partners
London Procurement Programme (Estates & Facilities) C/o Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, 1st Floor, Counting House
SE1 9RT London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jason.stanton@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 2071885379

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:31.5.2012