Non-emergency Patient Transport Services Stoke-on-Trent

Non-emergency Patient Transport Services Stoke-on-Trent

The Patient Transport Service (PTS) is a non-emergency transportation service for patients whose condition is not considered an emergency.

UK-Stoke-on-Trent: health services

2012/S 199-327665

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Stoke on Trent PCT
Herbert Minton Building, 79 London Road
For the attention of: Beverley Thomas
ST4 7PZ Stoke-on-Trent
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7738754482
E-mail: beverley.thomas@northstaffs.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Body governed by public law
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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
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: Staffordshire.
NUTS code UKG23

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

North Staffordshire PCT, Stoke on Trent PCT and Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust are seeking expressions of interest to deliver Non-emergency Patient Transport Services (including High Dependency). We are seeking to contract with suitably qualified and experienced provider(s) for the provision of a non-emergency patient transport service.
The Patient Transport Service (PTS) is a non-emergency transportation service for patients whose condition is not considered an emergency. The purpose of the service is to transport eligible patients between the patient’s homes, hospitals, community settings or other treatment facilities including private treatment centres for patients referred for NHS treatments, consultations or procedures.
Key strategic objectives of the procurement and subsequently delivered service are to:
— Improve equity of access through consistent and appropriate application of eligibility criteria to match patient needs of PTS service delivery.
— Manage demand through eligibility criteria, and reduction of inappropriate use of PTS.
— Improve value for money of the commissioned services whilst maintaining fitness for purpose and minimising risk.
— Improve service quality by: Delivering appropriate and flexible transport with supporting clinical expertise to service planned and ad-hoc care and transport needs.
— Provide an easy, accessible and robust booking process for PTS.
The Provider shall be solely responsible for the optimisation of its operations (e.g. vehicle scheduling, staffing, asset deployment, investment) to deliver the defined service according to the required performance standards.
It is the intention of the Commissioners to award 2 contracts to the successful bidder(s):
Lot One – North Staffordshire PCT and Stoke on Trent PCT.
Lot Two – Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.
Please note that bidders may apply for one or both lots and that each lot will be evaluated independently.
Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest & provide additional procurement-specific information (by completing a PQQ) through the portal as follows:
i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://hccs.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge).

ii) Once registered, candidates must express interest by
a) logging-in to the HCCS e-Tendering 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) & 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 +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk.

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): no
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:
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:
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: 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 26.5.1972 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 two 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:
Stoke on Trent PCT 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://hccs.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
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

3.12.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening 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.
Staffordshire 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 Healthcare Commissioning Services portal at https://hccs.bravosolution.co.uk. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest & provide additional procurement-specific information (by completing a PQQ) through the portal as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://hccs.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge).

ii) Once registered, candidates must express interest by:
a) logging-in to the Healthcare Commissioning Services 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) & 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 +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk.

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:11.10.2012