Non Emergency Patient Transport Birmingham
The provision of non-emergency patient transport services which includes (but is not limited to), transporting patients from their place of residence to Hospitals and other relevant treatment sites, or from one hospital and/or clinic to another and to their place of residence.
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and 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: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of Non Emergency Patient Transport.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 2: Land transport services , including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
NUTS code UKG3,UKG31
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)
The provision of non-emergency patient transport services which includes (but is not limited to), transporting patients from their place of residence to Hospitals and other relevant treatment sites, or from one hospital and/or clinic to another and to their place of residence. The Contract may also include the conveyance of samples and light goods to various locations (if required). The Contractor must provide 24 hours per day, 365 days per year service cover and have a permanently manned office for booking ad hoc journeys.
The contract will be for an initial period of twelve (12) months with the option to extend for up to a further twelve (12) months (subject to satisfactory performance).
You must be registered with the Care Quality Commission and have a valid Certificate Number and be authorised to carry out the activities required by this contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
60000000, 60100000, 60130000, 60170000, 34114122, 85143000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The scope of the contract is detailed within the tender documents.
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
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Parent Company; Performance Bond or other Guarantees maybe required depending on the financial status of the company.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Detailed within the tender documents.
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. If a consortium, one member will be required to accept prime contractor responsibility for the other member(s). A consortium maybe required to form a legal entity with the appropriate parent company guarantees as a condition of the contract.
All sub-contractors will be the responsibility of the legal entity awarded the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The number of serious upheld complaints from Trust staff will be monitored. These and other various performance areas will be monitored, with appropriate liquidated damages forming part of the contract.
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: Information concerning the personal situation of the contractor, supplier or service provider and information and formalities necessary for the evaluation of the minimum economic, financial and technical capacity required.
Suppliers should register their interest by expressing an interest via the Trust’s e-procurement portal Due North at:
Please select the project titled ‘Non-Emergency Patient Transport’ and express your interest. Tender documents are available in the attachments section which clearly state the information required in order to bid.
In view of the nature of the performance obligations that are likely to be required from the successful supplier, applicants will be required to demonstrate that they are in a sound financial position, be of requisite ability and technical capacity before their entire submission is evaluated.
Bidders shall demonstrate that the supplier, its directors or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control is not guilty of an offence listed in Regulations 23 (1) of the Public Contracts Regulations.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers must be in a sound financial position to participate in a procurement activity of this size as set out in Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006.No.5).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender (ITT).
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Suppliers will need to be able to demonstrate technical and professional ability and must possess a successful track record of providing similar services to those listed in the tender documentation and as set out in Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006.No.5).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender (ITT).
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
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
27.4.2014 – 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
Duration in months: 12 (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
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust has applied to the Department of Health for Foundation Trust status. The outcome of this application may be confirmed during the life of the procurement exercise or during the contract. If the application is successful the legal entity will change to reflect the legal constitution change to a Foundation Trust.
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust reserves the right to annul the tender process, not to accept the lowest or any offer, and shall not be liable to reimburse a tenderer for costs incurred in, or related to the preparation of the tender.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
3 Priestley Wharf, Holt Street,
B7 4BN Birmingham
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: BCHC will incorporate a minimum ten (10) calendar day standstill period at the point when the contract award is communicated to the tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from BCHC before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section VI.4.1) of this notice. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2206 (SI 2206 No.5) 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 (Engalnd, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. If successful the court may order the contract ineffective / set aside the contract / award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.3.2014