Tender for Community Assessment Beds in Kent

Tender for Community Assessment Beds in Kent

Kent Community NHS Health Foundation Trust is seeking tenders from suitable experienced providers who can deliver a health and social care village service.

United Kingdom-Ashford: Residential nursing care services

2019/S 224-549657

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Postal address: 110/120 Upper Pemberton, Eureka Park, Kennington
Town: Ashford
NUTS code: UKJ44
Postal code: TN25 4AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Jack Moss
E-mail: jack.moss.procurement@gmail.com
Telephone: +44 7825236964

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.kentcht.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.kentcht.nhs.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Community Assessment Beds (Health and Social Care Village Beds)

Reference number: DN448113

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Kent Community NHS Health Foundation Trust (KCHFT) is seeking tenders from suitable experienced providers who can deliver a health and social care village service.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ44

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Kent Community NHS Health Foundation Trust (KCHFT) is seeking tenders from suitable experienced providers who can deliver a health and social care village service.

The health and social care village service supports the discharge of patients who have been assessed in an acute hospital setting as safe to be discharged from an acute hospital environment and into a nursing home. Here, they will receive a further assessment of need, rehabilitation and a period of recovery while developing a plan of care and onward referral if required.

This service is part of the East Kent KCHFT portfolio of services which seek to improve delayed transfer of care and reduce hospital admissions/readmissions.

KCHFT is looking to work with social care providers, who are registered with the care quality commission (CQC) for the provision of residential nursing care, to support the identified care needs as part of the discharge plan of care for the patient.

The initial delivery model, per block/per area, consists of a volume of required beds. Providers should refer to the tender pack for full details of the Trust’s requirement.

The contract will run until the end of March 2021, unless terminated in accordance with the terms and conditions. The Trust may extend the contract term by 12 months (to March 2022) at its sole discretion.

Expressions of interest, clarification questions and other communication will only be accepted via the Trust Procurement Portal.

Indicative procurement timetable:

Event anticipated date

Closing date and time for tender submissions midday 13.12.2019

Tender evaluation period 16.12.2019 – 20.12.2019

Negotiation (telephone) 8.1.2020 – 10.1.2020

Contract award 3.3.2020

Mobilisation 10.2.2019 – 1.4.2020

Contract commencement date 1.4.2020


The service is split into the following blocks

Block Number of Beds

Ashford South 5

Ashford North 5

Canterbury/Coastal 5

Dover 5

Deal 5

Thanet 5

Folkestone 5

Romney Marsh 5

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to 12 months at the Trust’s discretion, through 31.3.2022.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
Accelerated procedure

These services fall under the provisions of the light touch regime.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 13/12/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: KCHFT
Town: Ashford
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: