Non Urgent Patient Transport Services Essex

Non Urgent Patient Transport Services Essex

The provision of Non Urgent Patient Tranport Services on behalf of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

UK-Chelmsford: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)

2013/S 110-188303

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Stapleford House, Stapleford Close
For the attention of: Thomas Wynne
CM2 0QX Chelmsford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1245546470
E-mail: thomas.wynne@hotmail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nepft.nhs.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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Non Urgent Patient Transport Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
NUTS code UKH3

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)

Transport services (excl. Waste transport). Road transport services. Public road transport services. Special-purpose road passenger-transport services. Non-scheduled passenger transport. Hire of passenger transport vehicles with driver. The provision of Non Urgent Patient Tranport Services on behalf of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000, 60100000, 60112000, 60130000, 60140000, 60170000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

There were approximately 1100 Non Urgent Patient Tranport Services required by North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust last year.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Trust’s current preference is to award the contract to one provider for the entire services. However, should there be advantages operationally and/or economically we reserve the right to award more than one contract as a result of this process.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2014. Completion 31.3.2019

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Any such requirements will be included in the Invitation to tender document.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Any such requirements will be included in the Invitation to tender document.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Contracting Authority will be expecting to contract with a single legal identity. It is also anticipated that, if applicable, suppliers will provide either one or a combination of parent company guarantees and warranties.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Any such requirements will be included in the Invitation to tender document.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
Any such requirements will be included in the Invitation to tender document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any such requirements will be included in the Invitation to tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Any such requirements will be included in the Invitation to tender document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Any such requirements will be included in the Invitation to tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Any such requirements will be included in the Invitation to tender document.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Any such requirements will be included in the Invitation to tender document.
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

Open
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NEPFT119.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 11.7.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

29.7.2013 – 12:00
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29.7.2013 – 12:00
Place:

Stapleford House.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: In accordance with our SFI’s.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Applicants must request the Invitation to Tender document by emailing Tom Wynne on thomas.wynne@nepft.nhs.uk

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
To view this notice, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=62287441

GO Reference: GO-201366-PRO-4858015.

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:6.6.2013