Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Healthcare Commissioning Services
St John’s House
For the attention of: Beverley Thomas
DY2 8PP Dudley
Telephone: +44 7917687845
General address of the contracting authority: https://hccs.bravosolution.co.uk
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
Body governed by public law
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
South Staffordshire PCT and North Staffordshire PCT – NHS Health Check Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South Staffordshire PCT and North Staffordshire PCT.
NUTS code UKG24
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Following a market research exercise, South Staffordshire PCT and NHS North Staffordshire are looking to commission a provider to deliver NHS Health Checks.
We are looking for a sole provider who can offer innovative solutions to fill the gaps in provision across South and North Staffordshire.
The commissioned service will cover the following:
— Patient identification,
— Patient invitation and follow up of non-responders,
— Screening appointment (risk calculation and face to face discussion on risk reduction),
— Secure data transfer (read coded format) into patient records GP practice (if screening not taking place in GP practice),
— Additional work to ensure under-represented groups attend for screening appointment.
Staffordshire is a geographically large and diverse county, it is likely that the service will be required to cover populations in the following areas:
Cannock, Rugeley and surrounding areas.
Lichfield, Burntwood and Tamworth and surrounding areas.
Stafford and surrounding areas.
Burton, Uttoxeter and surrounding areas.
Kinver, Codsall, Wombourne and Perton areas.
Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands areas.
The anticipated start date for the service is no later than 1.4.2013 and therefore the provider will need to be in a position to deliver the service from this date.
Bidders are invited to express an interest in providing this service by email to Beverley Thomas, no later than Friday 2nd November 2012. The following information must be stated in the email:
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
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)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to offer for further details.
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
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who: (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 May 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 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The following may be requested in assessing potential bidders’ economic and financial capacity:- (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 estblished; (c) a statement of overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three 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. Please refer to the Memorandum of Information for specific requirements.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
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
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.3.1)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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
2.11.2012 – 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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means using the internet, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
Healthcare Commissioning Services is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the MOI for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation and information released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information This exercise will be conducted on the Healthcare Commissioning Services portal at https://hccs.bravosolution.co.uk
. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest & provide additional procurement-specific information through the portal as follows: i)Candidates should register on the portal at https://hccs.bravosolution.co.uk
(registration and use of the website is free of charge). As this is an open procurement, you will be invited to participate if you have expressed an interest within the specified timeframe. Any such expressions of interest must be forwarded to Beverley Thomas – email@example.com
with the following information: organisation name & address; telephone number; email address; website address and organisation type. You must submit your expression of interest by the deadline stated (2.11.2012). For technical support in accessing the tender documentation once issued, contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Although this procurement is for Part B services (and therefore not subject to the full scope of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (the “Regulations”), HCCS will apply best procurement practice. Please note however, that HCCS does not intend to hold itself bound in any way in respect of those Regulations save those which apply to Part B services.
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: