Provision of Independent Ambulance Support Services
Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20.
UK-Bedford: ambulance services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Bedford Office Hammond Road
For the attention of: Sue Cousins
MK41 0RG Bedford
Telephone: +44 1234243126
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.eastamb.nhs.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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of Independent Ambulance Support Services.
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: East of England.
NUTS code UKH
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 101 000,00 and 30 000 000,00 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The delivery of ambulance services for emergency, non-emergency, intermediate tier, and scheduled transport.
This framework may be used by other Ambulance Service Trusts in England but will be subject to their own validation of services provided.
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
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Provision of ad hoc and scheduled requirements to support EEAST provision of services, in support of the Trust’s own resources across the region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 010 000,00 and 30 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 1 and 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
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:
NHS Terms and Conditions and Supplementary Conditions, as necessary.
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
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: CQC Registrations without any pre-conditions to operate.
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: CQC Registration, HPC registration for appropriate staff.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Last 3 years’ accounts.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Ability to provide a health care service, with appropriately trained staff, to the levels required.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Ambulance Service professionals.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes
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
Envisaged minimum number 1: and maximum number 30
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Potential tenderers must meet all mandatory requirements of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and score in excess of 90 % to proceed to Invitation to Tender stage.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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
An electronic auction will be used: no
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
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 23.11.2012 – 13:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
30.11.2012 – 13:00
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 tenders
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no