Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service West Bromwich

Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service West Bromwich

The service is to not only be provided across Wolverhampton and Dudley areas, but to travel outside of this specific area on occasion, further afield into areas covered by associate Clinical Commissioning Groups.

United Kingdom-West Bromwich: Non-scheduled passenger transport

2013/S 182-314333

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Central Midlands CSU
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
For the attention of: Jenna Reynolds
B70 9LD West Bromwich
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jenna.reynolds@nhs.net
Fax: +44 1216121644

Internet address(es):

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

National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Across Wolverhampton and Dudley areas of West Midlands, UK. Further information can be seen in Appendix 1 of the Memorandum of Information.
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
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group are commissioning a Non Emergency Patient Transport Service (PTS). The Department of Health defines Non-emergency PTS activity as being typified by the non-urgent, planned transportation of patients, with a medical need for transport, to and from a premises providing NHS healthcare and between NHS healthcare providers. This can and should encompass a wide range of vehicle types and levels of care consistent with the patients’ medical needs. The overarching principle of the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service is that patients who are eligible for patient transport will receive safe, timely and comfortable transport to and from their destination, without detriment to their medical condition.
Following discussion with other Black Country Clinical Commissioning Groups, a collaborative procurement will be undertaken enabling provision for not only Wolverhampton but also for Dudley CCG. Wolverhampton CCG will remain the lead commissioner for the term of the procurement, and the duration of the contract thereafter.
The service is to not only be provided across Wolverhampton and Dudley areas, but to travel outside of this specific area on occasion, further afield into areas covered by associate Clinical Commissioning Groups. The service is to be procured for five years, with the option to extend for up to a further year to enable each hospital, community provider or booking department to embed the service and provide continuity.
Actual activity per annum is unknown, although activity for previous 12 months for both Wolverhampton and Dudley areas has been included in the PQQ stage documents for indicative purposes to provide scope to the procurement
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60140000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Purchase of Non Emergency Patient Transport services for the Wolverhampton and Dudley CCG areas. Actual activity is unknown although historic data has been attached to the PQQ documentation for indicative purposes. Please see the DRAFT specification for detailed information on the nature of the service provision required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 18 800 000 and 22 325 000 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: 60 (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:

Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to offer for further details.
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:

The Authority reserves the right to require groupings of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability for a contract to be performed by a group of economic operators or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability in respect of the entire contract irrespective of the form the grouping takes.
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:Any supplier may be disqualified who: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations; (b)is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct; (d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate; (e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority; (f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority; (g)is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information; (h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1)of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA; (i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively; (j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities; (k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The following may be requested in assessing potential bidders’ economic and financial capacity:- (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance; (b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established; (c) a statement of overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 2 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available. Please refer to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and/or Memorandum of Information for specific requirements.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Central Midlands CSU requires that potential bidders, in submitting their expression of interest, complete procurement specific information in the form of a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available at https://cmcsu.bravosolution.co.uk. Failure to respond to the PQQ as required will result in an incomplete expression of interest. Please refer to Section VI.3) below for additional information.

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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see the MOI and/or PQQ for further information
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:

Project 228
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

23.10.2013 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

5.12.2013
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
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

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means using the internet, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
Central Midlands CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the PQQ and/or MOI for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation and information released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information
This exercise will be conducted on the Central Midlands CSU portal at:
https://cmcsu.bravosolution.co.uk Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (by completing a PQQ) through the portal as follows: i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://cmcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register. ii) Once registered, candidates must express interest by a) logging-in to the Central Midlands CSU eTendering portal, b)selecting response to advert and PQQ, c) select Open Access PQQ, d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details, e) click on Express Interest link iii)Once you have expressed interest, access the My PQQs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed. You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +448003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

NHS Central Midlands CSU
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
B70 9LD West Bromwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1216121500
Internet address: www.experiencecounts.org.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

NHS Central Midlands CSU
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
B70 9LD West Bromwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1216121500
Internet address: www.experiencecounts.org.uk

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:16.9.2013