Personal Assistants in Dementia Walsall

Personal Assistants in Dementia Walsall

Six Personal Assistants — Dementia (PADs), to support people soon after a diagnosis of dementia, together with support for their family who may or may not be carers, for a period of up to 3 months from diagnosis.

United Kingdom-West Bromwich: Health services

2014/S 197-348295

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
For the attention of: Craig Stephens
B70 9LD West Bromwich
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: craig.stephens@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

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

National or federal agency/office

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

Walsall CCG

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Personal Assistants in Dementia (PADs).

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: Contract is for Walsall GP registered population only.

NUTS code UKG35

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)

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group is working closely with Walsall Council to improve the timely diagnosis and services for people with dementia. NHS Walsall CCG is seeking expressions of interest from suitably knowledgeable and qualified organisations able to evidence the necessary experience, skills and ability to provide the following service:
Six Personal Assistants — Dementia (PADs), to support people soon after a diagnosis of dementia, together with support for their family who may or may not be carers, for a period of up to 3 months from diagnosis. This service will receive referrals from and work very closely with Walsall Memory Assessment Service and Walsall learning disability services.
The PADs will provide support, information, practical assistance in the home and signpost to other forms of long-term support. This service forms part of Walsall’s implementation of the dementia strategy. Organisations interested in expressing an interest should first consider the essential requirements listed below:
— Experience in the provision of delivering specialised services to people with dementia and their carers
— Staff qualified, skilled and competent to work with people with dementia and their carers
— Evidence of suitable adult/child protection, safeguarding policies and procedures
— Ability to provide monitoring data on a quarterly basis
Expressions of interest from the Voluntary and Community Sector are encouraged.
The contract will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of extension for a further 2 periods of 12 months.
As future numbers of referrals are difficult to predict, NHS Walsall reserves the right to decrease or increase the number of PADs required during the lifetime of the contract. Spend is circa 183 000 GBP per annum with a total Contract value of circa 915 000 GBP. Figures provided are estimates only and should not be taken as a guarantee of activity.

To view the proposed specification of service detailing full technical requirements please visit https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and select Project_320 – you will then be able to access the specification in full.

In order to express their interest bidders must complete PQQ_343 accordingly.

For Technical Support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-Desk on +44 8003684850 orhelp@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): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 periods of 12 months. Spend is circa 183 000 GBP per annum with a total Contract value of circa 915 000 GBP. Figures provided are estimates only and should not be taken as a guarantee of activity.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:

The Authority reserves the right to require groupings of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability for a contract to be performed by a group of economic operators or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability in respect of the entire contract irrespective of the form the grouping takes.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: NHS Standard Contract
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 judgement 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 May 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 2 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:

Midlands and Lancashire CSU 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://mlcsu.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

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Pre-Qualification questionnaire — full methodology for short-listing will be provided in the Memorandum of Information which accompanies the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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:

Project_320
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

10.11.2014 – 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 of 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.
Midlands & Lancashire 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 Midlands & Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (by completing a PQQ) through the portal as follows: i)Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register. ii)Once registered, candidates must express interest by a) logging-in to the Midlands & Lancashire CSU 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) and 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.ukThe healthcare services to which this advertisement relates falls within part b of
Schedule 3 to the public contracts regulations 2006 (the ‘Regulations’) and Annex IIB to council directive 2004/18/EC. Placement of this advertisement nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that walsall CCG intends to hold itself bound by any of the regulations, save those applicable to part B services.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
B70 9LD West Bromwich
Internet address: www.experiencecounts.org.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
B70 9LD West Bromwich
Internet address: www.experiencecounts.org.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Kingston House, 438-450 High Street
B70 9LD West Bromwich
Internet address: www.experiencecounts.org.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

9.10.2014