Nerve Conduction Studies

Nerve Conduction Studies

NHS Greater Manchester on behalf of NHS Tameside and Glossop – Community Based Nerve Conduction Studies.

UK-Salford: health and social work services

2012/S 109-181600

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Greater Manchester Procurement
NHS Greater Manchester, St James House, Pendleton Way
For the attention of: Stuart Moore
M6 5FW Salford
Telephone: +44 1612124932

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

National or federal agency/office
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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

NHS Greater Manchester on behalf of NHS Tameside and Glossop – Community Based Nerve Conduction Studies.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKD3

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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 100 000 000 GBP

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

NHS Greater Manchester on behalf of NHS Tameside & Glossop is inviting expressions of interest to deliver a safe, cost-effective and patient centred Nerve Conduction Studies within the Tameside locality. The service will initially provide surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. It is anticipated however, that in consultation and partnership with commissioners, the service will develop through its first 6 to 12 months and expand its capacity to include other hand procedures that can be safely delivered in a community setting under local or regional anaesthetic. Such as:
— Carpal tunnel decompression,
— tennis elbow release,
— removal of solid lumps in the hand that cause nerve compression/entrapment,
— Dupuytren’s fasciectomy/fasciostomy General Overview Carpal Tunnel syndrome is a relatively common condition that affects the nerves of the hand causing pain, numbness and a burning or tingling sensation in the hand and fingers. Symptoms can be intermittent, and range from mild to severe.
Patients typically present with nocturnal dysaethesia in the hand, which wears off with activity. It is estimated that up to.
5 % of women and 3 % of men have carpal tunnel syndrome. Most cases are in people aged 45-64 years.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is also common in pregnant women, possibly due to fluid retention. Expected outcomes including improving prevention:
— excellent clinical treatment outcomes,
— all minor hand surgery performed under local/regional block anaesthesia is carried out in a community setting,
— all treatments carried out within 12 weeks of the date of referral high patient/carer satisfaction.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85120000, 85140000, 85141000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one lot only
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: NHS Greater Manchester on behalf of NHS Tameside & Glossop – Community Based Nerve Conduction Studies

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85120000, 85140000, 85141000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

20.7.2012 – 23:59
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: no
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

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:6.6.2012