Pathology Managed Service Contract Merseyside
To implement a dedicated Pathology Laboratory Managed Service Contract.
United Kingdom-Edgbaston: Pathology services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
19 George Road
Telephone: +44 08458875000
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust — Pathology Managed Service Contract
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (STHK) (the “Trust”) is the main provider of pathology services for St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, which operates across 2 hospital sites; The Whiston Hospital site (“WH”) in Prescot and the St Helens Hospital site (“STH”), and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, which operates across 2 hospital sites; The Southport Hospital Site (“SDGH”) and the Ormskirk Hospital site (“ODGH”).
STHK (the “Participating Authority”) is seeking to establish a partner to implement a dedicated Pathology Laboratory Managed Service Contract (“MSC”). This procurement will include the provision of a dedicated Service between 4 main sites.
Due to the potential establishment of Pathology Networks across England, a network of Trusts could be formed who would have access to this contract. All changes will be inline with NHS Improvement guidance.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This initial Managed Service Contract is due to expire on the 23/10/2026; the contract can be extended for up to an additional 7 years in any incremental period.
Due to the potential establishment of Pathology Networks across England, a network of Trusts could be formed who would have access to this contract. All changes will be inline with NHS Improvement guidance; the impact of the addition of these laboratories will be discussed with Bidders during the dialogue phase.
STHK operates across 2 hospital sites, The Whiston Hospital site (“WH”) in Prescot is an acute hospital site which has approximately 770 beds and provides A and E, inpatient, outpatient, Obstetrics and Gynaecology services and the Regional Burns Unit; and The St Helens Hospital site (“STH”) has approximately 90 inpatient beds, however, provides mainly outpatient services. There are no acute services available on this site.
In autumn 2014, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (“STHK”) won a competitive tender to provide pathology services for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust (“SOHT”).
The Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust operates across 2 hospital sites: The Southport Hospital Site (“SDGH”) is an acute hospital site which provides a 24-hour adult A and E, inpatient and outpatient services and has a regional spinal centre; and The Ormskirk Hospital site (“ODGH”) provides mainly outpatient services. Additionally this site offers a 24 hour paediatric A and E, Obstetrics and Gynaecology services and an adult minor injuries unit.
The scope of the procurement will include Clinical Biochemistry (Including Auto Immunity, Allergy and Infectious Disease Serology), Haematology and Coagulation equipment, consumables and associated services. An essential objective of this procurement is to reduce costs year on year and to deliver a more efficient and cost-effective service to end users by working with the Successful Tenderer to utilise marketing, new technologies and introduce modern and innovative techniques. Clinical Chemistry is required immediately with other equipment/disciplines being implemented through a phased approach as detailed within the tender documents.
The Trust views this as the start of a process to enter into a long-term partnership to develop an innovative and practical solution for the provision and delivery of a pathology service which is fit for purpose, enables the Trust to respond rapidly to changes in quality standards and provides user defined management information required for the management of performance and contracting.
The resultant contract arising from this procurement will be entered into between the Trust and the Successful Bidder.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The Trust can extend for up to a further 7 years.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The Trust can extend for up to a further 7 years.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Terms and conditions / Activity based income (ABI).
The terms and conditions of this contract are appended to the ISIT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this contract, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information.
This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows:
Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at email@example.com.
HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.
19 George Road
HealthTrust Europe will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: