NHS North Kirklees CCG ECGs in Primary Care

NHS North Kirklees CCG ECGs in Primary Care

The aim of the service is to provide patient access to ECG investigation within primary care settings and timely interpretation of the results in order to provide prompt diagnosis and management.

United Kingdom-Huddersfield: Health services

2013/S 141-245820

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group
Broad Lea House, Bradley Business Park, Dyson Wood Way, Bradley
For the attention of: David Warsop
HD2 1GZ Huddersfield
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: david.warsop@wsybcsu.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://noecpc.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

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

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:

NHS North Kirklees CCG ECGs in Primary Care.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North Kirklees Area.
NUTS code UK

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

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 563 000 GBP

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

Aims and Objectives
The aim of the service is to provide patient access to ECG investigation within primary care settings and timely interpretation of the results in order to provide prompt diagnosis and management, and to:
1. Prevent unnecessary referrals to hospital for 12 lead ECG and delays in interpretation.
2. Detect atrial fibrillation and offer treatment to prevent strokes.
3. Detect people with conduction abnormalities requiring pacemakers.
4. Provide timely ECG readings and interpretations in the annual assessment of people with LVSD (on the QoF register).
5. Provide timely ECG readings and interpretations to people with newly diagnosed hypertension as part of CV risk stratification.
6. Respond to patients presenting with:
— Tachycardia,
— Bradycardia,
— Irregular pulse,
— Heart Murmur (significant AS unlikely with a normal ECG),
— Breathlessness (combined with FBC and CXR as appropriate),
— Chest pain (not acute),
— Hypertension (as work up of primary prevention),
— Palpitations,
— Syncope (even single episodes),
— Family history of Sudden Cardiac Death,
— Current palpitation (if not decompensated).
Service outline
The ECG is a non-invasive test that involves correctly placing 12 adhesive electrode leads on the patient’s chest and limbs and recording the results for interpretation. It is simple to perform, taking just a few minutes, and requires minimal training. It can be performed safely by GPs, practice nurses, and health care assistants in the GP setting or in the home where patients are house-bound.
ECG reporting and interpretation can be more difficult and may be undertaken by a competent clinician or via telemedicine reporting to a specialist service.
This specification does not include care pathways for the management of the different conditions but does refer to care pathways where an ECG is required.
All practice ECGs will be reported within 24 hours either by a trained clinician or by a telemedicine service. The ECG interpretation will be reported to the patient on the same working day where it is clinically indicated.
Population covered
This service should be available to:
— People with newly diagnosed hypertension as part of CV risk stratification,
— People presenting with symptoms of chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness or transient loss of consciousness – though taking the ECG should not delay admission to hospital in those whose condition is clinically indicated,
— People presenting with symptomatic or asymptomatic irregular pulse,
— People with established heart failure,
— Prior to echocardiogram.
Exclusions
Patients presenting with acute chest pain typical of an Acute Coronary Syndrome will be referred immediately to the A&E Department.
NICE recommends provision of an ECG in practice for those with chest pain (query acute coronary syndrome), which should be sent to hospital in advance of the patient; however conducting the ECG test should not delay the transfer to hospital.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

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: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This is a voluntary notice for the purpose of advertising this tender. 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).
Accordingly neither the publication nor content of this Notice shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends operating the process in accordance with or to be bound by any of the Regulations other than Regulation 5 (2). Information concerning the process will be contained in the tender documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 GBP
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:
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:

Joint and several liability.
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://noecpc.bravosolution.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 email 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 in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side 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 the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box.
3. Responding to the tender
— You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting);
— 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 publish your reply using the publish button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
A PQQ document is required to be completed as part of the expressions of interest and selection to tender process. This document can be found on the Bravo eTendering system (by following the instructions detailed above). This information will be used to limit the number of economic operators selected and invited to tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities for evaluating are fully detailed in the PQQ document.
A PQQ document is required to be completed as part of the expressions of interest and selection to tender process. This document can be found on the Bravo eTendering system (by following the instructions detailed above).
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities for evaluating are fully detailed in the PQQ document.
A PQQ document is required to be completed as part of the expressions of interest and selection to tender process. This document can be found on the Bravo eTendering system (by following the instructions detailed above).
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

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 5: and maximum number 10
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

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

19.8.2013 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
This is a voluntary notice for the purpose of advertising this tender. As the procurement falls under Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, it is only andatory for the procurement to comply with Regulation 5 (2).
Accordingly neither the publication nor content of this Notice shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends operating the process in accordance with or to be bound by any of the Regulations other than Regulation 5 (2).
Information concerning the process will be contained in the tender documentation.
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:19.7.2013