Tender for Membership Examination Services

Tender for Membership Examination Services

Provide Membership Examination of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) Preparation Courses for Specialist Trainees in General Practice in Health Education England (HEE), South West.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2019/S 075-179276

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Health Education England
32 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Laura Devine
E-mail: laura.devine@soeprocurement.nhs.uk
NUTS code: UKI
Internet address(es):Main address: https://hee.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://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Membership Examination of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) Preparation Courses for Specialist Trainees in General Practice in Health Education England (HEE), South West

Reference number: NHS/SoEPS/19.493

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS), acting on behalf of Health Education England (HEE — the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the provision of Membership Examination of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) Preparation Courses for Specialist Trainees in General Practice in Health Education England (HEE) South West.

Health Education England (HEE) supports the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours at the right time and in the right place.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 GBP

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: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

South West, England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS), acting on behalf of Health Education England (HEE — the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the provision of Membership Examination of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) Preparation Courses for Specialist Trainees in General Practice in Health Education England (HEE) South West.

Health Education England (HEE) supports the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours at the right time and in the right place.

All GP Specialist Trainees (GPSTs) are required to pass the Membership Examination of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) in order to be able to apply for a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at the end of their training programme. The MRCGP exam consists of 3 parts all of which must be passed for completion. The first part is Work Place Based Assessment (WPBA), which is assessed at Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) panels. The other 2 parts are the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) and Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA).

The initial contract period of 3 years will be a maximum value of 450 000 GBP exclusive of VAT.

The Authority retains the option to extend the contracts by a further 2 year period.

The contract will commence on 1.8.2019, with the actual service commencement date of 1.9.2019.

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning

Please access the ITT procurement documents for further information.

The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is Monday 20.5.2019 at 12:00 p.m. (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted. The e-portal system will shutdown at 12:00 p.m. and any un-submitted bids not registered to the system at this time will not be accepted. Therefore, please submit in good time prior to the deadline date and time.

Project title: Provision of Membership Examination of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) Preparation Courses for Specialist Trainees in General Practice in Health Education England (HEE) South West– NHS/SoEPS/19.493, please access the ITT for all documents. Should bidders have any queries, or are having problems using the portal, they should contact the in-tend dedicated Supplier Helpdesk by calling 0845 557 8079 Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email support@in-tend.co.uk

All communications should be made via the messaging function on the in-tend e-Tendering portal. During the tender exercise the Contracting Authority requests that all communications are channelled through the e-portal system via the appointed procurement specialist on behalf of NHS South of England Procurement Services and not with the Contracting Authority itself. No bidder, bidder member, or any of such bidder’s advisors, consultants or sub-contractors may have ex-parte communications with the Contracting Authority or any of their employees, advisors, contractors or consultants regarding the ITT, the procurement, other than as expressly permitted in this ITT.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/08/2019
End: 31/08/2022

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning

Please access the ITT procurement documents for further information.

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:

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning

Please access the ITT procurement documents for further information.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning

Please access the ITT procurement documents for further information.

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 20/05/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

NHS South of England Procurement Services on behalf of Health Education England
36 — 38 Friars Walk
Lewes
BN7 2PB
United KingdomInternet address: http://soeprocurement.nhs.uk/
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

NHS South of England Procurement Services on behalf of Health Education England
36 — 38 Friars Walk
Lewes
BN7 2PB
United KingdomInternet address: http://soeprocurement.nhs.uk/

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/04/2019