Tender for NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Tender for NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Framework Agreement.  To provide, anywhere in England, up to 100 000 behavioural interventions aimed at preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Health services

2018/S 151-347183

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

National Health Service Commissioning Board (operating under the name NHS England)
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
United Kingdom
Contact person: NHS Commercial Team
Telephone: +44 12345678
E-mail: nhsengland.commercial@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.england.nhs.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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


NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – Re-procurement

Reference number: ITT_579

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

As part of the NDPP, NHS England wishes to procure a Framework Agreement with 5 (five) providers who are able to provide, anywhere in England, up to 100 000 behavioural interventions aimed at preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes in people with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (or pre-diabetes) per annum for the initial period of the 3 year Framework Agreement. The Framework Agreement will include an option for it to be extended for a further 12 months in addition to the initial 3 year term upon review. It is anticipated that between them, the providers will deliver in the region of 100 000 behavioural interventions per annum. During the term, NHS England reserves the right, should funding become available, to increase the number of behavioural interventions per annum. The numbers of behavioural interventions may vary during the term of the Framework Agreement and these figures are estimates only, as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 105 000 000.00 GBP

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: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Services are healthcare services which fall under “social and other specific services” under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“PCR”). NHS England is therefore only bound by the parts of the PCR that specifically apply to social and other specific services. As permitted by the PCR, during this procurement process, NHS England may (and reserves the right to) vary the award procedure for the Framework Agreement which may (but is not limited to) include having negotiation and/or dialogue with Bidders if required, in which case all Bidders would be notified.

Services should be delivered by the Provider in accordance with the NDPP outcomes and core aims as detailed in the Specification.

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

Value excluding VAT: 105 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will be for a term of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 12 months at the option of the Contracting Authority. The Framework Agreement value in II.2.6 is an estimated figure and covers all possible extensions. The exact value of the contract opportunities will be dependent on whether the Contracting Authority exercises the options detailed in this notice.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will include the option for the Contracting Authority to extend it for a further 12 months in addition to the initial 36 months period upon review.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

Open procedure

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 122-277123

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

Date: 15/10/2018
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/10/2018
Local time: 12:05

Not applicable — Electronic opening

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Not applicable — Electronic opening.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

June 2021

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Any organisation interested in providing the Services listed within the OJEU should following the details below:

The ITT reference for this procurement is: ITT_579

To register on the portal: https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

— from the Home Page, click the ‘Click Here to Register’ link,

— accept the terms and conditions for using the portal,

— complete your organisation and personal details,

— choose a memorable username and submit.

You will shortly be sent an email with your unique password, please treat this securely (if you lose it there is a ‘Forgot my Password’ link on the portal homepage).

To access the portal:

— login with your unique username and password,

— from the suppliers reserved area click ‘ITTS’s Open to All Suppliers’ – this is a repository of all ITT’s open to any registered supplier,

— browse the ITT’s (there may be more than one page) and select “NHS Diabetes prevention programme re-procurement by clicking on it,

— note the Details buttons on the left for Navigation and the Actions below,

— click the ‘Express Interest’ action – this will move the ITT from the ITT’s Open to All Suppliers area to your ‘My ITT’s area –this is a reserved area for ITT that you have either been invited to or expressed interest in.

For Bravo technical issues, please contact 0800 069 8630 or help@bravosolution.co.uk The deadline for organisations to submit their completed ITT responses will be the date in section IV.2.2.

This Contract notice is submitted via the light touch regime and the reference to ‘Open procedure’ at section IV.1.1 does not apply. The Contracting Authority therefore reserves the right to have negotiation and/or dialogue with Bidders if required and further details will be set out in the ITT.

The procurement will be run in accordance with Regulation74-76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.5(2).

Bidder Day: Please be aware that it is the intention that the Authority will hold a “bidder day”on Wednesday 29.8.2018.

Exact details of the event will be communicated to all suppliers who have expressed their interest in the competiton via the Bravo e-souricing portal.

Any agreements entered into will be governed by English Law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. The Contracting Authority is not liable for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers in bidding for this contract opportunity. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel this tender process at any time and not to award any of the contracts/ any part of the contracts.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Any appeals under this process should be addressed to the contact in point I.1.
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: