NHS Increasing Capacity Framework

NHS Increasing Capacity Framework

NHS Inpatient, Day Case Services, Urgent Elective Care,Cancer Treatment and NHS Diagnostic Services – Lot No: 1.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Health services

2020/S 202-492264

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The National Health Service Commissioning Board (which uses the operational name ‘NHS England’)
Postal address: Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: LS2 7UE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: england.iscoordination@nhs.net
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/68205

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=34817&B=UK
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=34817&B=UK
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

NHS Increasing Capacity Framework

 

Reference number: NHS England IC F – AGEM 41574

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000 Health services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The National Health Service Commissioning Board (which uses the operational name ‘NHS England’) is seeking to establish a framework agreement in which NHS England acting for itself and other NHS bodies (Clinical Commissioning Groups (‘CCGs’), NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts) for the purpose of this procurement (each a ‘Contracting Authority’ and together the ‘Contracting Authorities’) will award contracts or sub-contracts for a range of clinical services (the ‘Framework Agreement’). The clinical services under the Framework agreement will include:

1) NHS inpatient and day case services (including full supporting pathology and imaging) and urgent elective care and cancer treatment in line with nationally set criteria;

2) NHS Diagnostic Services.

(the ‘Services’) Please refer to the Specification at Schedule 1 of the ITT for more details of the Services.

3) Clinical facilities and related services.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

NHS Inpatient, Day Case Services, Urgent Elective Care,Cancer Treatment and NHS Diagnostic Services

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000 Health services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The objective of the framework agreement is to support the contracting authorities’ ability to manage and reduce waiting lists by purchasing additional activity from providers of required services. It is for contracting authorities to determine which specialties they wish to purchase based on local need. The intention is that a framework agreement will be entered into by NHS England on behalf of all contracting authorities with each provider assessed as capable through this procurement process (a ‘Provider’). Once the framework agreement has been set up, contracts based upon the NHS Standard Contract or Sub-Contract may be placed by a contracting authority with any Provider holding a framework agreement covering the relevant services required by that contracting authority. It is the intention that in accordance with the framework agreement, each contracting authority, may enter into a separate NHS Standard Contract or Sub-Contract with any Provider, for the services.

Lot 1 invites bids to undertake clinical services at National and Local Prices.

Lot 2 invites bids to provide clinical facilities and related services for the contracting authorities to undertake clinical activity.

 

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

Lot 1 will be procured under a separate process to Lot 2 and the timescales will be staggered. It is anticipated that Lot 1 will be awarded in advance of Lot 2.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Facility and Service

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000 Health services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The objective of the framework agreement is to support the contracting authorities’ ability to manage and reduce waiting lists by purchasing additional activity from providers of required services. It is for contracting authorities to determine which specialties they wish to purchase based on local need. The intention is that a framework agreement will be entered into by NHS England on behalf of all contracting authorities with each provider assessed as capable through this procurement process (a ‘Provider’). Once the framework agreement has been set up, contracts based upon the NHS Standard Contract or Sub-Contract may be placed by a contracting authority with any Provider holding a framework agreement covering the relevant services required by that contracting authority. It is the intention that in accordance with the framework agreement, each contracting authority, may enter into a separate NHS Standard Contract or Sub-Contract with any Provider, for the services.

Lot 1 invites bids to undertake clinical services at National and Local Prices.

Lot 2 invites bids to provide clinical facilities and related services for the contracting authorities to undertake clinical activity.

 

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

The process for Lot 2 will commence at a later date than the process for lot 1.

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

 

The procurement will comprise of the following stages:

(i) assessment against a selection requirements including financial standing. All elements will be evaluated on a pass/ fail basis.

(ii) assessment against technical requirements. All elements will be evaluated on a pass/ fail basis.

If a provider is awarded a framework agreement, there is no guarantee that it will be awarded any contracts for services. Contracting authorities may award contracts to providers on the basis of the call off process set out in the framework agreement.

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Please refer to VI.3

 

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 160-391195

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

Date: 26/10/2020
Local time: 14:30

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

 

This procurement is on behalf of the National Health Service, namely NHS England, all Clinical Commisioning Groups, NHS Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts and each of thier successor bodies. A list of organisations can be found at:

https://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/nhstrustlisting.aspx

https://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx

https://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx

https://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

(Refered to from IV.1.11) — The services in scope of this procurement process are healthcare services which fall under ‘social and other specific services’ in Section 7 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘PCR’). In accordance with Regulation 76 PCR, the process is to set up a framework agreement and will follow a procedure similar to the open procedure. However, NHS England and the contracting authorities using the framework are only bound by the parts of the PCR that specifically apply to social and other specific services. For the avoidance of doubt, the rules that apply to the open procedure under Regulation 27 and framework agreements under Regulation 33 do not apply to this procurement. All providers that meet the minimum requirements set out under the procurement process will be appointed to the framework agreement. There will be no maximum number of providers appointed

Providers must be able to ensure their ability to begin service provision from the 20 November 2020, if required by any contracting authority

NHS England reserves the right to conduct any number of framework refreshes throughout the term of the framework agreement. A refresh will allow verification of existing providers’ continuing ability to meet requirements and will also allow new entrants to be appointed to the framework agreement.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: The High Court
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/10/2020