NHS Leeds South and East CCG Social Prescribing Service

NHS Leeds South and East CCG Social Prescribing Service

NHS Leeds South and East CCG wish to contract with providers for a Social Prescribing Service for patients registered with a Leeds GP Practice.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Health and social work services

2015/S 109-198337

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group
Thorpe Park, 3200 Century Way
For the attention of: England Jim
LS15 8ZB Leeds
E-mail: jim.england@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.leedssouthandeastccg.nhs.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.nhssourcing.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.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 Leeds South and East CCG Social Prescribing 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

NUTS code UKE42

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

NHS Leeds South and East CCG wish to contract with providers for a Social Prescribing Service for patients registered with a Leeds GP Practice.
Brief Description of Service Requirements: The aim of the service is to facilitate, manage, assess and signpost service users to community based services for patients requiring Social Prescribing.
Social Prescribing is often referred to as: ‘A means of enabling primary care services to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs related to their health and well-being to a range of local, non-clinical services, often provided by the voluntary and community sector, and to broader universal services’ Age Concern (2011).
The objectives of the service are:
— Increase the number referrals made by GP’s, health, social care and other relevant professionals to local community activity provision, targeting communities most in need and leading to more local people accessing local community activity in areas of greatest need.
— Increase the number of local people accessing local community activity provision.
— Improve the social support available for individuals by supporting, signposting and connecting people to community groups, activity and provision in the local area.
— Reduce social isolation and improve community connectiveness to contribute to overall improvements in the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.
— Apply to all residents of LSE, of all ages and operates a flexible, inclusive service to meet diverse needs.
All provisions of this service will be expected to meet and comply with NHS standards for IT Governance, Data Protection, security of general and personal information, data and records held and processed and transmitted (via and over all mediums).
The successful provider will be required to sign the NHS Standard Contract for the service and accept all terms and conditions.
Potential Providers are asked to please note the Following:

— Service specifications, Standard NHS Contract and the electronic application form can be found online at www.nhssourcing.co.uk

— Applications will be received until 3.7.2015
— Applicants are advised to review the service conditions and general conditions for the NHS standard contract before making their applications, these can be found at the following link:
NHS England 2015/16 NHS standard contract.
— If applicants are asked clarification questions during the evaluation stage they will have 48 hours to respond.
The contract will last for 3 years.
As the procurement falls under Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, it is only mandatory for the procurement to comply with Regulation 5 (2).

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 470 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 23.11.2015. Completion 22.11.2018

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
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure);

2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page — This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box;
3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

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
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
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
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

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.7.2015 – 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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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: