Out of Hours Services Staffordshire
South Staffordshire PCT, North Staffordshire PCT and Stoke on Trent PCT (Staffordshire Cluster of PCTs) are seeking expressions of interest to deliver Out of Hours Services within Staffordshire.
UK-Dudley: health services
Section I: Contracting authority
Healthcare Commissioning Services
St John’s House
For the attention of: Beverley Thomas
DY2 8PP Dudley
Telephone: +44 97917687845
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, East Staffordshire and South East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups.
NUTS code UKG24
Staffordshire is divided into 6 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) which of the following may, in whole or part, be included in the commissioning of these sevices:
North Staffordshire CCG; Stoke on Trent CCG; Stafford and Surrounds CCG; Cannock CCG; East Staffordshire CCG; South East Staffordshire and Seisdon CCG.
There are two existing services related to this tender across Staffordshire and both services will be tendered using a revised service specification incorporating the changes necessitated by the development of the 111 service across the West Midlands. It is the intention of the Commissioners to award 2 contract to the successful bidder(s):
Northern Staffordshire – covering the populations of North Staffordshire PCT and Stoke on Trent PCT.
Southern Staffordshire – covering the populations of East Staffordshire CCG and South East Staffordshire CCG (excluding Seisdon).
We want to commission a high quality General Practitioner Out of Hours medical service (GPOOHs) and would like to hear from prospective bidders. We are looking for forward thinking, innovative solutions for the delivery of primary care within Staffordshire; ensuring a service that integrates with other providers to achieve an improved patient pathway and experience, high quality service and reduction in unnecessary A&E attendances and admissions.
The tender process will be run as an open tender, with 1 key Bidder participating milestone:
Invitation to Tender.
It should be noted that there may be two separate ITTs issued for this procurement process and there may be differences in timescales. In any event, each Lot will be evaluated independently.
To provide a comprehensive primary care GPOOHs service that fully integrates with other urgent care services (including the new 111 service across the West Midlands) during the out of hours period. The service will include call handling, telephone triage (although this will be limited through the implementation of the 111 service), face to consultations at base and patient’s homes delivered by GPs and potentially other healthcare professionals eg nurse practitioners.
It should be noted that the service specification may, subject to confirmation, include a requirement for the successful bidder(s)to provide the following additional services on an ad hoc basis:
— early supported discharge services,
— temporary minor injuries unit services,
— GP facilitated hospital discharge,
— GP services to augment A&E department services,
— Single Point of Contact for various other services at specified times.
The service is to be provided to Staffordshire patients totalling 490 000 in Northern Staffordshire and 437 000 patients in Southern Staffordshire who are registered with the 145 practices who have opted out of OOH cover under the GMS regulations (55 practices for Northern Staffordshire and 91 practices for Southern Staffordshire).
It is expected that the contract will be the Alternative Provider Medical Serices (APMS) Contract, the likely term is 3 years.
The anticipated contract start date is 1.4.2013 with an estimated three months for implementation of the service (beginning in January 2013). The procurement will have TUPE implications.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(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 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
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(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 estblished;
(c) a statement of overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three 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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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 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). As this is an open procurement, you will be invited to participate if you have expressed an interest within the specified timeframe. Any such expressions of interest must be forwarded to Beverley Thomas – email@example.com with the following information: organisation name & address; telephone number; email address; website address and organisation type. You must submit your expression of interest by the deadline stated (23.8.2012). For technical support in accessing the tender documentation once issued, contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Although this procurement is for Part B services (and therefore not subject to the full scope of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (the “Regulations”), HCS will apply best procurement practice. Please note however, that HCS does not intend to hold itself bound in any way in respect of those Regulations save those which apply to Part B services.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.7.2012