Pathology Services Partnership Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Wellstate Commercial Ltd, [WS] on behalf of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, invites expressions of interest from all suitably qualified, experienced and accredited healthcare providers to partner in the provision of pathology services.
UK-Manchester: pathology services
Section I: Contracting authority
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
For the attention of: Bernie Foley
M20 4BX Manchester
Telephone: +44 7748782999
General address of the contracting authority: Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BX
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: To be determined via the procurement process.
NUTS code UK
Wellstate Commercial Ltd., [WS] on behalf of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, invites expressions of interest from all suitably qualified, experienced and accredited healthcare providers to partner in the provision of pathology services.
The Christie is seeking a single specialist partner solution with demonstrable capability & experience in operating within the pathology market who can augment and complement the pathology expertise at the Christie and who is committed to investing in, and successfully jointly developing an enhanced pathology service partnership.
It will therefore consider submissions from prime contractors and consortia (and in each case whether or not the prime contractor or consortia include elements of sub-contracting) provided that they can as a prime contractor or consortium provide a single comprehensive partner solution.
The intended outcome of the Pathology procurement is to select a partner organisation for the Christie that best satisfies our requirements. The requirements are plotted in order for potential bidders to have a clear understanding of what is required without being prescriptive as to the solution(s). It is envisaged that potential bidders will formulate and describe innovative solutions.
The purpose: to define and implement an innovative approach for pathology services that meets the current and future needs of the Christie:
1. Define the future pathology needs of the Christie;
2. Determine how these future needs can best be met i.e. define an appropriate model of service delivery that ensures high quality pathology services which maintain or improve patient safety and achieve efficiencies in the cost of service delivery; and
3. Implement any new model of service delivery.
The strategic objectives: to deliver a final solution, to include but not limited to:
— A track record of cultivating excellent relationships with partner organisations,
— Support the Christie’s overall continued strategy to be a world leading comprehensive cancer centre with specialist oncology focus, continuing with strong clinical governance procedures & controls,
— Continue to deliver high quality pathology services to maintain or improve patient safety, thus enhancing patient outcomes,
— Achieve efficiencies [whilst maintaining quality] in the cost of service delivery to support CIP and QIPP targets,
— Complementary expertise, capability & capacity, enabling flexibility of service provision to support expected & unexpected increases in demand, mitigate risks arising from changes in the pathology landscape and to support future change,
— Service innovation & improvement [ideas, working practices & technology] to overcome current service limitations, restrictions and improve service resilience,
— Capital investment capacity to overcome current & future service risks e.g. facilities, IT systems,
— Progress income growth.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000 000,00 and 50 000 000,00 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: See PQQ/ITPD documentation.
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal-https://wellstatecommercial.bravosolution.co.uk,
— Click the “Click here to register” link,
— Accept the terms and conditions and click “Continue”,
— Enter your correct business and user details,
— Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete,
— You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the “PQQs Open to All Suppliers” link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content,
— Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page,
— This will move the PQQ into your “My PQQs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box.
3. Responding to the tender:
— You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting),
— You can now use the “Messages” function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ,
— There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See PQQ/ITPD documentation.
See PQQ/ITPD documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See PQQ/ITPD documentation.
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: See PQQ/ITPD documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See PQQ/ITPD documentation.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.2.2012