Renal Haemodialysis Services Somerset
Provision of a Haemodialysis Service on behalf of South of England Specialised Commissioning Group (South West Team) at 3 sites in Somerset; Taunton, Yeovil and Frome.
UK-Exeter: hospital dialysis services
Section I: Contracting authority
South of England Specialised Commissioning Group, South West Team, Commissioning Headquarters, County Hall, Topsham Road
Contact point(s): Mark Harding – Category Buyer – Peninsula Purchasing and Supply Alliance
For the attention of: Mark Harding – Category Buyer – Peninsula Purchasing and Supply Alliance
EX2 4QL Exeter
Telephone: +44 1392405147
General address of the contracting authority: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com/login.asp
Address of the buyer profile: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com/login.asp
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: Three sites in Somerset; Taunton, Yeovil and Frome.
NUTS code UKK23
— The provision of haemodialysis operational services to 3 (three) haemodialysis units at Taunton, Yeovil and Frome,
— The provision of dialysis services at any of these 3 (three) units for a minimum of 150 (one hundred and fifty) patients for whom haemodialysis treatment is prescribed by the Trust’s Consultant Nephrologists and who are referred to the units,
— The utilisation of the existing premises at Taunton and Yeovil, including all furnishings and fittings. The Frome Unit is due to transfer in ownership to Somerset Care Partnership 01/04/13. They will be responsible for the maintenance of the facilities and this will be subject to separate lease arrangements,
— The provision of all appropriate water treatment equipment, dialysis machines and all ancilliary equipment required for the provision of the dialysis service,
— The provision of haemodialysis machines that fully comply with the latest edition of British Standards which are able to support,
— The provision of a clinical nursing service to haemodialysis units at Taunton, Yeovil and Frome,
— The employment and provision of clinical nursing staff at Taunton, Yeovil and Frome units,
— The provision of medical care, which will include the responsibility for obtaining and carrying out specifically identified blood samples and investigations,
— The provision of appropriate infection control measures for patients who do not sero convert or who are Hep b/c/HIV positive,
— The provision of nutrition and dietetic services,
— The provision of a range of associated services as outlined,
— The provision of information and support for patient’s relatives and employers,
— Information and publicity supporting the recruitment and retention of kidney donors and transplantation. The provider should have a clearly defined process for identifying appropriate patients to be transplanted; carry out the necessary preparation and listing. This shall be conducted in collaboration with the Trust’s Consultant Nephrologists and NHSBT,
— Other treatments, associated with dialysis, shall readily be performed by the provider’s nursing staff e.g. administration of EPO; blood transfusions and intravenous iron as prescribed and provided by the Trust,
— The maintenance of patient medical and dialysis records including input in to NHS medical records systems, complying with NHS standards but remaining the property of the NHS,
— The provision of staff uniforms and name badges.
Full requirements will be detailed in the specification at the Invitation to Tender stage of this procurement’.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 9 000 000 GBP
Description of these options: Ability to extend the contract for any period up to 24 months.
Number of possible renewals: 2
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1) Suppliers are required to express an interest in the OJEU process and complete PQQ documents (where applicable) via the Trusts eSourcing system TACTICA – which is accessed at https://tactica-live.advanced365.com – please make sure that you are registered to avoid any future delays.
(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.
Bidders who have been convicted of a Bribery Act 2010 offence under section 1 (offences relating to bribing another person) or section 6 (bribery of foreign public officials) will be excluded.
In addition to the Provisions of Freedom of Information Act, Bidders will have due regard to the Trusts obligations on Transparency which are set out in more detail at.
www.businesslink.gov.uk/transparency/procurement and all offers will be submitted on the basis that the contract when awarded may be published in full in accordance with H M Government Transparency Guidance.
The Trust will also be utilising the NHS supplier information database (SID4Health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. As well as responding to the tender via TACTICA, candidates are requested to provide or update their profile on the SID4Health as follows:
a) candidates should register on SID4health at http://www.SID4health.nhs.uk by clicking on the Register Organisation tab and select the Supplier button.
b) to continue with the registration process Suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a Supplier does not have a DUNS Number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number.
c) Suppliers who already have a published profile on SID4Health must confirm that information is up to date;i) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their NHS SID4Health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to NHS SID4Health is unavailable, please contact NHS SID4Health helpdesk at help@SID4health.nhs.uk
Please note all responses to ojeu should be made through TACTICA.
Esourcing System – Registration is required on Sid4health to update or provide company profiles only.
As per III.2.1. above.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Laid down in the Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire Documents.
Section VI: Complementary information
This is a procurement for services specified in part B of schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“Part B services”). Accordingly, and notwithstanding the advertising of this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the “Regulations”) only apply in part. The procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information contained in the tender documentation.
The Authority has voluntarily advertised this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, solely in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. The Authority has been constrained by the forms used by the Publications Office to describe the procurement procedure as “Restricted” but the Authority does not bind itself to conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Restricted Procedure, as described in the Regulations, nor to abide by any other part of the Regulations which does not expressly apply to procurements for part B services. Neither a reference during or after this procurement process to the Regulations or the use of language or terminology common to the Regulations shall require the Authority to conduct a full procurement in accordance with the Regulations. This notice is being placed for advertising purposes only.
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: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.10.2012