Recruitment Tender Birmingham

Recruitment Tender Birmingham

Framework Agreement for the Supply of Temporary Allied Health Professionals and Health Sciences Staff.

UK-Birmingham: supply services of personnel including temporary staff

2012/S 63-102284

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

HealthTrust Europe LLP acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (“UHCW”) in collaboration with St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (as host of the London Procurement Programme)
1 Hagley Road, Edgbaston
For the attention of: Ben Colley
B16 8TG Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1216871350
E-mail: ben.colley@healthtrusteurope.com
Fax: +44 1216871345

Internet address(es):

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Health
Other: Please refer to Section II.1.5
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Framework Agreement for the Supply of Temporary Allied Health Professionals and Health Sciences Staff.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: National Framework.
NUTS code UK

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: 50
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000,00 and 150 000 000,00 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (as host of the London Procurement Programme) in collaboration with HealthTrust Europe LLP, acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (“UHCW”) wishes to establish a framework agreement for Allied Health Professionals and Health Sciences Staff. The public sector bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include, in particular, the following in the United Kingdom and their respective statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisations or organisational changes, and any private sector entities having similar procurement needs.
— Central Government Departments & their executive agencies (a list of such Departments and executive agencies can be found at http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/content/cabinet-office-structure),

— Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) (a list of NDPBs can be found at http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/content/cabinet-office-partners),

— National Health Service (NHS) bodies, including hospital Trusts, which in turn include acute Trusts, Trusts operating community hospitals and the provider functions of Primary Care Trusts); Primary Care Trusts and General Practitioner commissioning consortia; Care Trusts; Care Trusts Plus; Ambulance Trusts; Mental Health Trusts; Strategic Health Authorities; Special Health Authorities; Community Health Councils; Local Health Boards; NHS Foundation Trusts,
— Health Boards, NHS Trusts, Community Health Councils and other constituent bodies of the NHS in Wales,
— NHS Scotland and its constituent bodies including: the Scottish Ambulance Service, Special NHS Boards and the other constituent organisations of the Scottish National Health Service; and,
— Health and Social Care Trusts, Health Agencies and other constituent bodies of the NHS in Northern Ireland.
Lists of all of such NHS Authorities, Trusts, Councils, Boards and other bodies can be found at: http://www.nhs.uk/ servicedirectories/pages/primarycaretrustlisting.aspx, http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure, http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/index.aspx, and http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals;

— Local Authorities (as defined in Regulation 3(2) to 3(5) inclusive of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“the Regulations”), a list of such authorities being available at: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/ Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG,

— Police Forces and other emergency services, including Fire and Rescue Services, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and other rescue authorities (a list of Police Authorities and Fire and Rescue Services can be found respectively at the following: http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites, and http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs,

— Educational establishments (i.e. schools maintained by Local Authorities; Academies; City Technology Colleges; the Learning and Skills Council; further education establishments, and universities,
— Registered social landlords (RSLs),
— Registered Charities, as detailed at http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/,

— Devolved and other administrations within the British Isles, including those detailed at: (in the case of Scotland) http://scotland.gov.uk/Home, and http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/, (in the case of Wales) http://new.wales.gov.uk/?llang=en,

— Her Majesty’s Prison Service,
— The Ministry of defence as detailed at www.mod.uk.

The Government has, in relation to public procurement, set challenging efficiency targets for the next four financial years and, through the Operational Efficiency Programme (OEP), has made recommendations that all public sector agencies should make maximum use of central framework agreements/contracts administered either individually or collaboratively, by professional agencies such as HealthTrust Europe LLP and the London Procurement Programme. Therefore, it is expected that public sector bodies and those associated with public sector activities will make use of this framework arrangement (whether acting individually or on behalf of or together as members of any consortium).
With a tried and trusted means of providing continuity of patient care and support for NHS Trusts and private organisations;
To provide cover for employees’ or workers’ annual leave, long or short-term sickness absence, staff shortages, interview and training requirements, peak periods and unfilled vacancies. The framework agreement will bring together a comprehensive range of suppliers providing a mix of national, local, niche and speciality coverage. All AHP/HSS grade and specialities combinations are included in our proposed framework.
Specialties catered for are further detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire (“PQQ”) and include (but are not limited to):
— arts therapists,
— clinical psychology roles,
— diagnostic radiography roles,
— dietetics staff,
— generic therapy,
— occupational therapy,
— orthoptists,
— physiotherapy,
— play specialists,
— radiographers,
— podiatry,
— public health – health improvement,
— sexual health,
— speech and language therapists,
— anatomical pathology,
— biomedical scientists and clinical support workers,
— cancer screening,
— clinical sciences,
— cytology,
— dental services,
— genetic counsellors,
— healthcare science generic,
— healthcare science services updates,
— medical technology,
— optometry,
— pharmacy.
The standards of supply of these staff groups should be in line with Department of Health and NHS Employers recommendations, and provide for a competitive pricing with a structure which offers flexibility to support difficult to fill roles.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000, 79610000, 79625000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

While the contracting authority cannot guarantee volumes, the new framework agreement will be available to all those bodies referred to in section II.1.5 above.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000,00 and 150 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The authority shall be entitled (at its sole discretion) to extend the duration of the framework agreement beyond the initial 2 years, with a possible further two 1 year extensions.
Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 50 per lot.
Duration of the framework agreement: Duration in year(s): 4 (maximum) – initial 2 years duration, with a possible further two 1 year extensions, totalling a maximum duration of 4 years. (with a review after 2 years and with any such extensions at the contracting authority’s sole discretion).
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: London

1)Short description

The framework will be broken down into four geographic lots: 1. London. 2. North of UK including Scotland. 3. Central (The Midlands, East of England and Wales), and 4. The South (South East excluding London, South Central, South West). Bidders may submit offers for one or more lot. Pricing may vary by geography in accordance with regional trends.
Additional Information About Lots:
Tenderers must offer a submission against the specification; any variants must be in addition to the specification and resultant offer.
St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (as host of the London Procurement Programme) in collaboration with HealthTrust Europe LLP, acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (“UHCW”) wishes to establish a framework agreement for temporary Allied Health Professionals and Health Science staff. The public sector bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include, in particular, the following in the United Kingdom and their respective statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisations or organisational changes, and any private sector entities having similar procurement needs.
The type of bodies for which this framework agreement will include are as specified in section II.1.5 (Short description of contract or purchase(s).
The Government has, in relation to public procurement, set challenging efficiency targets for the next four financial years and, through the Operational Efficiency Programme (OEP), has made recommendations that all public sector agencies should make maximum use of central framework agreements/contracts administered either individually or collaboratively, by professional agencies such as HealthTrust Europe LLP and the London Procurement Programme. Therefore, it is expected that public sector bodies and those associated with public sector activities will make use of this framework arrangement (whether acting individually or on behalf of or together as members of any consortium).
With a tried and trusted means of providing continuity of patient care and support for core Hospital, Mental Health services and General Practice Surgeries.
To provide cover for employees’ or workers’ annual leave, long or short-term sickness absence, staff shortages, interview and training requirements, peak periods and unfilled vacancies. The framework agreement will bring together a comprehensive range of suppliers providing a mix of national, local, niche and speciality coverage. All locum grade and specialities combinations are included in our proposed framework.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000, 79625000, 79610000

3)Quantity or scope

As this is a framework contract quantities are not known at this instance.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

For London the contract will be entered into by St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (as host of the London Procurement Programme). The LPP is contracting as St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust who are the host for the LPP. All references in this tender will be as the LPP. Should the host Trust situation change, any contract resulting from this tender will be novated to the new host Trust.
Outside of London the contract as defined in this notice will be entered into by UHCW (and the Supplier(s)) acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of the NHS and other contracting authorities as identified in Section II.1.5. HealthTrust Europe LLP has been appointed by UHCW as its agent to carry out certain procurement and logistics functions in relation to this contract. Any contracting authority wishing to access the contract may only do so with permission from HealthTrust. The contract conditions will be set out in the ITT. It is the intention to include certain contractual provisions regarding a management charge, which may be applied to purchases made under the contract awarded. Further details will be made available via the contract documentation and information released during the course of the tender process. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet and may be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information: This exercise will be conducted on the HealthTrust portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HealthTrust portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the 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 (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) 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 e-Tendering Help Desk.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: North of UK– Scotland, North West, North East and Yorkshire and Humber

1)Short description

The framework will be broken down into four geographic lots: 1. London. 2. North of UK including Scotland. 3. Central (The Midlands, East of England and Wales), and 4. The South (South East excluding London, South Central, South West). Bidders may submit offers for one or more lot. Pricing may vary by geography in accordance with regional trends.
Additional Information About Lots:
Tenderers must offer a submission against the specification; any variants must be in addition to the specification and resultant offer.
St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (as host of the London Procurement Programme) in collaboration with HealthTrust Europe LLP, acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (“UHCW”) wishes to establish a framework agreement for temporary Allied Health Professionals and Health Science staff. The public sector bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include, in particular, the following in the United Kingdom and their respective statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisations or organisational changes, and any private sector entities having similar procurement needs.
The type of bodies for which this framework agreement will include are as specified in section II.1.5 (Short description of contract or purchase(s).
The Government has, in relation to public procurement, set challenging efficiency targets for the next four financial years and, through the Operational Efficiency Programme (OEP), has made recommendations that all public sector agencies should make maximum use of central framework agreements/contracts administered either individually or collaboratively, by professional agencies such as HealthTrust Europe LLP and the London Procurement Programme. Therefore, it is expected that public sector bodies and those associated with public sector activities will make use of this framework arrangement (whether acting individually or on behalf of or together as members of any consortium).
With a tried and trusted means of providing continuity of patient care and support for core Hospital, Mental Health services and General Practice Surgeries.
To provide cover for employees’ or workers’ annual leave, long or short-term sickness absence, staff shortages, interview and training requirements, peak periods and unfilled vacancies. The framework agreement will bring together a comprehensive range of suppliers providing a mix of national, local, niche and speciality coverage. All locum grade and specialities combinations are included in our proposed framework.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000, 79625000, 79610000

3)Quantity or scope

As this is a framework contract quantities are not known at this instance.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers must offer a submission against the specification; any variants must be in addition to the specification and resultant offer.
Outside of London the contract as defined in this notice will be entered into by UHCW (and the Supplier(s)) acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of the NHS and other contracting authorities as identified in Section II.1.5. HealthTrust Europe LLP has been appointed by UHCW as its agent to carry out certain procurement and logistics functions in relation to this contract. Any contracting authority wishing to access the contract may only do so with permission from HealthTrust. The contract conditions will be set out in the ITT. It is the intention to include certain contractual provisions regarding a management charge, which may be applied to purchases made under the contract awarded. Further details will be made available via the contract documentation and information released during the course of the tender process. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet and may be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information: This exercise will be conducted on the HealthTrust portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HealthTrust portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the 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 (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) 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 e-Tendering Help Desk.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Central – Wales, West and East Midlands, and East of England

1)Short description

The framework will be broken down into four geographic lots: 1. London. 2. North of UK including Scotland. 3. Central (The Midlands, East of England and Wales), and 4. The South (South East excluding London, South Central, South West). Bidders may submit offers for one or more lot. Pricing may vary by geography in accordance with regional trends.
Additional Information About Lots:
Tenderers must offer a submission against the specification; any variants must be in addition to the specification and resultant offer.
St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (as host of the London Procurement Programme) in collaboration with HealthTrust Europe LLP, acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (“UHCW”) wishes to establish a framework agreement for temporary Allied Health Professionals and Health Science staff. The public sector bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include, in particular, the following in the United Kingdom and their respective statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisations or organisational changes, and any private sector entities having similar procurement needs.
The type of bodies for which this framework agreement will include are as specified in section II.1.5 (Short description of contract or purchase(s).
The Government has, in relation to public procurement, set challenging efficiency targets for the next four financial years and, through the Operational Efficiency Programme (OEP), has made recommendations that all public sector agencies should make maximum use of central framework agreements/contracts administered either individually or collaboratively, by professional agencies such as HealthTrust Europe LLP and the London Procurement Programme. Therefore, it is expected that public sector bodies and those associated with public sector activities will make use of this framework arrangement (whether acting individually or on behalf of or together as members of any consortium).
With a tried and trusted means of providing continuity of patient care and support for core Hospital, Mental Health services and General Practice Surgeries.
To provide cover for employees’ or workers’ annual leave, long or short-term sickness absence, staff shortages, interview and training requirements, peak periods and unfilled vacancies. The framework agreement will bring together a comprehensive range of suppliers providing a mix of national, local, niche and speciality coverage. All locum grade and specialities combinations are included in our proposed framework.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000, 79625000, 79610000

3)Quantity or scope

As this is a framework contract quantities are not known at this instance.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers must offer a submission against the specification; any variants must be in addition to the specification and resultant offer.
Outside of London the contract as defined in this notice will be entered into by UHCW (and the Supplier(s)) acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of the NHS and other contracting authorities as identified in Section II.1.5. HealthTrust Europe LLP has been appointed by UHCW as its agent to carry out certain procurement and logistics functions in relation to this contract. Any contracting authority wishing to access the contract may only do so with permission from HealthTrust. The contract conditions will be set out in the ITT. It is the intention to include certain contractual provisions regarding a management charge, which may be applied to purchases made under the contract awarded. Further details will be made available via the contract documentation and information released during the course of the tender process. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet and may be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information: This exercise will be conducted on the HealthTrust portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HealthTrust portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the 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 (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) 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 e-Tendering Help Desk.

Lot No: 4 Lot title: The South of England, South Central, South East (Excluding London), South West

1)Short description

The framework will be broken down into four geographic lots: 1. London. 2. North of UK including Scotland. 3. Central (The Midlands, East of England and Wales), and 4. The South (South East excluding London, South Central, South West). Bidders may submit offers for one or more lot. Pricing may vary by geography in accordance with regional trends.
Additional Information About Lots:
Tenderers must offer a submission against the specification; any variants must be in addition to the specification and resultant offer.
St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (as host of the London Procurement Programme) in collaboration with HealthTrust Europe LLP, acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (“UHCW”) wishes to establish a framework agreement for temporary Allied Health Professionals and Health Science staff. The public sector bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include, in particular, the following in the United Kingdom and their respective statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisations or organisational changes, and any private sector entities having similar procurement needs.
The type of bodies for which this framework agreement will include are as specified in section II.1.5 (Short description of contract or purchase(s).
The Government has, in relation to public procurement, set challenging efficiency targets for the next four financial years and, through the Operational Efficiency Programme (OEP), has made recommendations that all public sector agencies should make maximum use of central framework agreements/contracts administered either individually or collaboratively, by professional agencies such as HealthTrust Europe LLP and the London Procurement Programme. Therefore, it is expected that public sector bodies and those associated with public sector activities will make use of this framework arrangement (whether acting individually or on behalf of or together as members of any consortium).
With a tried and trusted means of providing continuity of patient care and support for core Hospital, Mental Health services and General Practice Surgeries.
To provide cover for employees’ or workers’ annual leave, long or short-term sickness absence, staff shortages, interview and training requirements, peak periods and unfilled vacancies. The framework agreement will bring together a comprehensive range of suppliers providing a mix of national, local, niche and speciality coverage. All locum grade and specialities combinations are included in our proposed framework.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000, 79625000, 79610000

3)Quantity or scope

As this is a framework contract quantities are not known at this instance.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers must offer a submission against the specification; any variants must be in addition to the specification and resultant offer. Outside of London the contract as defined in this notice will be entered into by UHCW (and the Supplier(s)) acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of the NHS and other contracting authorities as identified in Section II.1.5. HealthTrust Europe LLP has been appointed by UHCW as its agent to carry out certain procurement and logistics functions in relation to this contract. Any contracting authority wishing to access the contract may only do so with permission from HealthTrust. The contract conditions will be set out in the ITT. It is the intention to include certain contractual provisions regarding a management charge, which may be applied to purchases made under the contract awarded. Further details will be made available via the contract documentation and information released during the course of the tender process. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet and may be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information: This exercise will be conducted on the HealthTrust portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HealthTrust portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the 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 (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) 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 e-Tendering Help Desk.

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:

Joint and several liability. Bids must be made by one organisation. Where a sub-contract solution is being proposed, the prime contractor will be responsible and liable for service delivery.
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

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 judgment 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 26.5.1972 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 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable):
1) Entering general PQQ supplier information HeathTrust Europe utilizes the NHS Supplier Information Database (sid4health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. Candidates are requested to provide their profile in sid4health as follows:
i) candidates should register on sid4health at http://www.sid4health.nhs.uk/home.action and submit their sid4health company profile for publication to the system. Candidates already registered on sid4health must ensure that information is up to date;

ii) candidates should ensure all the relevant sections of their sid4health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short-listing criteria applicable to this contract;
iii) where access to sid4health is unavailable, please contact the sid4health Helpdesk at: help@sid4health.nhs.uk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (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 the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three 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.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable). Average turnover for the past 3 years is 3 times greater than the average annual estimated contract value.
A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be issued to all interested operators that respond within the time limit set out at section IV.3.4 detailing the conditions for participation in respect of the operator’s personal situation.
Any supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner:
Submission of expression of interest (“EOI”), general PQQ supplier information and procurement specific information. This procurement exercise will be conducted on the Bravo Solutions eTendering portal at healthtrusteurope@bravosolutions.com.

Project number GPM-005546 Framework Agreement for temporary Temporary Allied Health Professionals and Health Sciences Services Staff. Operators wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide pre-qualification information as specified in the PQQ through the Bravo Solutions eTendering portal as follows:
i) Operators register on the eTendering portal at www.healthtrusteurope@bravosolutions.com

ii) Once registered, operators must express interest as follows www.healthtrusteurope@bravosolutions.com

iii) Once you have expressed interest, access to PQQ documentation will be via www.healthtrusteurope@bravosolutions.com

For any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the Bravo eTendering Help-desk on +44 8003684850.
For details of the selection criteria, marking, minimum standards and questions which may lead to elimination from the process, please see the explanatory notes for the PQQ which you can download from www.healthtrusteurope@bravosolutions.com.

PQQ documentation will be available to operators who have expressed an interest.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be issued to all interested operators that respond within the time limit set out at section IV.3.4 detailing the conditions for participation in respect of operator’s economic and financial capacity.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per requirements to complete sid4health profile – see III.2.1 for more information on how to complete sid4health profile.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be issued to all interested operators that respond within the time limit set out at section IV.3.4 detailing the conditions for participation in respect of operator’s economic and financial capacity.
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: no
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

Envisaged minimum number 50: and maximum number 120
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: A minimum of 50 operators up to a maximum of 120 operators in any one region.
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

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: An e-Auction may be used as part of this procurement process. However, should HealthTrust Europe consider this procedure to be inappropriate, an e-Auction will not be held.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

GPM-005546
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.4.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

2.7.2012
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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 contract as defined in this notice will be entered into by UHCW (and the Supplier(s)) acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of the NHS and other contracting authorities as identified in Section II.1.5. HealthTrust Europe LLP has been appointed by UHCW as its agent to carry out certain procurement and logistics functions in relation to this contract. Any contracting authority wishing to access the contract may only do so with permission from HealthTrust. The contract conditions will be set out in the ITT. It is the intention to include certain contractual provisions regarding a management charge, which may be applied to purchases made under the contract awarded. Further details will be made available via the contract documentation and information released during the course of the tender process. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet and may be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information: This exercise will be conducted on the HealthTrust portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HealthTrust portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the 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 (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) 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 e-Tendering Help Desk.

This is a voluntary notice. Operators should note that this procurement falls under Annex II B of Directive 2004/18/EC and Part B of Schedule 3 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Neither the choice of a procedure under the Directive 2004/18/EC or The Public Contracts Regulations 2006, nor the inclusion of a selection stage, nor the use of the term “pre-qualification questionnaire”, nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authority intends to hold itself bound by any of the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC or the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, other than those applicable to Part B services.
All dates and times are provisional only. The Contracting Authority is not liable for any costs incurred by those applicants tendering for the Framework Agreement. The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award a Framework Agreement or to award Framework Agreement for part or parts of the services only.
We anticipate that the procurement process will include the following stages:
Target Timescales for this activity are detailed in the PQQ Guidance document however it is anticipated that the contract will be awarded in September 2012.
Following PQQ receipt a clinical audit is expected to take place between 23.4.2012 until 1.6.2012. The process and the scoring methodology for the clinical governance audit will be available to suppliers who successfully complete the PQQ stage in advance of the start of the audit.
An auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
a) To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: www.healthtrusteurope@bravosolutions.com

b) Invitation to tender dates are an estimate.
c) All correspondence must refer to the Tender Reference number GPM-005546.
d) The framework agreement being procured will be available to all the bodies described previously based within boundaries defined within the UK who may have a requirement for the solutions contained in the framework.
e) All financial values are estimated.
f) Duration of the agreement: 4 years (maximum) – initial 2 years duration, with a possible further two 1 year extensions, totalling a maximum duration of 4 years (with a review after 2 years and with any such extension at the contracting authority’s sole discretion).

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:26.3.2012