Provide Diabetes Patient Education

Provide Diabetes Patient Education

The DSPE service will provide a patient centred diabetes education for adult patients with Type 2 diabetes.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Health and social work services

2015/S 193-350025

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Arden and GEM CSU
St John’s House,30 East Street
For the attention of: Warren Pauline
LE1 6NB Leicester
Telephone: +44 7818016522

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:;; and;

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Leicester City CCG, East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG, West Leicestershire CCG

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Diabetes Structured Patient Education (DSPE).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: For patients across the LLR region — Leicester City CCG, East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG and West Leicestershire CCG.

NUTS code UKF2

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)

Arden and GEM CSU is conducting this procurement exercise on behalf of Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (LC CCG), East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (ELR CCG) and West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) (‘The Commissioners’), to seek suitably qualified and experienced providers to deliver the ‘Diabetes Structured Patient Education’ (DSPE) service. The DSPE service will provide a patient centred diabetes education for adult patients with Type 2 diabetes within LLR to support them in the effective self-management of their condition. Programmes should be delivered by appropriate trained educators, evidence based and suit the needs of the individual. The programmes should have specific aims and learning objectives and support individual plus their family and carers in developing positive attitudes, beliefs, knowledge and skills to self-manage their diabetes.
It is the intention of the Commissioners to enter into 1 contract for this service, however, consortium/federation proposals for the 3 + 2 year contract would be considered. Please note that the +2 year extension is subject to the satisfactory performance of the service in the initial period of the contract.
The services to which this notice relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 of the Public Services Contracts Regulations 2006 (as Amended) (‘the Regulations’).
Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authorities intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to the procurement of Part B services.
The Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation will be available from 6.10.2015 and should be completed and all bids submitted by the closing date of 17:00 on 10.11.2015.
All submissions will be evaluated using the scoring criteria which is contained within the ITT Document 1.
Clarifications may be asked during the procurement process, the deadline for clarification questions is 17:00 on 2.11.2015.
All correspondence relating to this procurement throughout all stages of the process must be managed through the Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (AGEM CSU) e-Tendering Procurement Portal Bravosolutions only.

Providers wishing to submit an ITT to deliver this service can do so by logging onto procurement portal (Bravo) as soon as possible at:

To register on the portal:
— From the portal Home Page, click the ‘Click Here to Register’ link,
— Accept the terms and conditions for using the portal,
— Complete your organisation and personal details,
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To Access the Portal:
— Login with your unique username and password,
— From the suppliers reserved area click ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’,
— This is a repository of all ITT’s open to any registered supplier,
— Browse the ITTs (there may be more than 1 page) and select ‘Open Mind (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies and Primary Care Mental Health Facilitators Services) — Leicester City CCG’ by clicking on it powered by BravoSolution eSourcing Technology,
— Note the ‘Details’ buttons on the left for Navigation and the Actions below,
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ action,
—This will move the ITT from the ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ area to your ‘My ITTs’ area,
— This is a reserved area for ITTs that you have either been invited to or expressed interest in.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2016.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

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

10.11.2015 – 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

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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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: