NHS Tender for Outsourcing of Clinical Services

NHS Tender for Outsourcing of Clinical Services

Outsourcing of clinical services will offer public sector organisations the ability to purchase additional capacity within an alternative providers own premises, using the providers equipment, systems and staff to help supplement the delivery of patient care.

United Kingdom-Salford: Health services

2019/S 244-600385

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS Shared Business Services Ltd (NHS SBS)
National registration number: 05280446
Postal address: 31 Broadway, Halyard Court, Chandlers Point
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: M50 2UW
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Nic Langman
E-mail: Nic.langman@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1612122413

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

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=30779&B=NHSSBS
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=30779&B=NHSSBS
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Other – Joint venture between the Department of Health and Steria

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Outsourcing of Clinical Services

Reference number: Outsourcing

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Outsourcing of clinical services will offer public sector organisations the ability to purchase additional capacity within an alternative providers own premises, using the providers equipment, systems and staff to help supplement the delivery of patient care. This service will augment capacity and provide quality, value for money outsourced clinical services to achieve reduced waiting lists, excellent standards of care and the safe and timely delivery of services ensuring patients can be seen within suitable and compliant timeframes. Outsourced Clinical Services are to provide either a full pathway of care, or elements of care as required by the authorised organisation, at the bidder managed facilities, shared facilities or in the community etc., using the bidders own equipment and staff.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 117 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

M50 2UW.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Outsourcing clinical services will offer public sector organisations the ability to purchase additional capacity within an alternative providers own premises, using the providers equipment, systems and staff to help supplement the delivery of patient care. This service will augment capacity and provide quality, value for money outsourced clinical services to achieve reduced waiting lists, excellent standards of care and the safe and timely delivery of services ensuring patients can be seen within suitable and compliant timeframes. Outsourced Clinical Services are to provide either a full pathway of care, or elements of care as required by the authorised organisation, at the bidder managed facilities, shared facilities or in the community etc., using the bidders own equipment and staff.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 117 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Please respond through the EU supply tender portal, tender reference; 37752 by 13 p.m. on 20.1.2020.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 20
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 20/01/2020
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/01/2020
Local time: 13:00
Place:

Halyard Court, 31 Broadway, The Quays, Salford Quays M50 2UW.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The duration referenced in Section II 1.4) is for the placing of orders.

The value provided in Section II 1.4) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to successful suppliers any business through this framework agreement. Spend and volumes may vary throughout the life of the framework agreement from the anticipated levels given in this notice.

The framework will be for the benefit, and on behalf, of public sector bodies, details of such bodies can be accessed at: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/proc-framework-agreements-support

In addition, if provided for in the contract documents, NHS SBS may extend the scope and benefit of the framework agreement to private sector bodies, subject to the approval of NHS SBS. Whilst NHS SBS is not required by procurement legislation to do so, it has extended the principles of public procurement rules to provide its private sector customers with the best value and open and transparent procurement procedures.

The envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement, stated in IV.1.3) is an estimate and is subject to change

The services to which this procurement relates fall within the scope of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’) the light touch regime. NHS SBS may re-advertise and open further procurement processes to invite additional providers to be appointed to the framework.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: NHS Shared Business Services
Postal address: Halyard Court, 31 Broadway, The Quays
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M50 2UW
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such information should be requested from NHSSBS. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/12/2019