Tender for Health and Social Care Village Service in Kent

Tender for Health and Social Care Village Service in Kent

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.

United Kingdom-Ashford: Residential nursing care services

2020/S 051-122298

Contract notice

Services

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

I.3)Communication

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

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Health and Social Care Village Service (Residential Nursing Services)

Reference number: DN469689

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85144100

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Kent Community NHS Health Foundation Trust (KCHFT) is seeking tenders from suitably 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 Trust is seeking bids to enter into a framework contract, under which predominantly block bed arrangements will be commissioned. The purpose of this is to generate and secure dedicated KCHFT capacity while offering a surety of revenue to providers.

Providers have flexibility to bid a range of options for the Trust to consider. Details are given within the tender pack.

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 twice by 12 months each (to March 2022 and March 2023) at its sole discretion.

Suppliers should note, this framework agreement is anticipated to reopen to new entrants at regular intervals of not less than each 3 months. This is to support suppliers who may have failed on their first application, with Suppliers getting two attempts. However, suppliers should note it is anticipated block bed arrangements will be called off the framework contract from its inception.

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

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
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 suitably 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 Trust is seeking bids to enter into a framework contract, under which predominantly block bed arrangements will be commissioned. The purpose of this is to generate and secure dedicated KCHFT capacity while offering a surety of revenue to Providers.

Providers have flexibility to bid a range of options for the Trust to consider. Details are given within the tender pack.

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 twice by 12 months each (to March 2022 and March 2023) at its sole discretion.

Suppliers should note, this framework agreement is anticipated to reopen to new entrants at regular intervals of not less than each 3 months. This is to support suppliers who may have failed on their first application, with suppliers getting two attempts. However, Suppliers should note it is anticipated block bed arrangements will be called off the framework contract from its inception.

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

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:

By up to 2 x 12-month periods at the Trust’s discretion.

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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

This procurement is being undertaken in line with the light touch regime.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
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: 03/04/2020
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:

English

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:

09/03/2020