Tender for Occupational Health Physician Services – Liverpool

Tender for Occupational Health Physician Services – Liverpool

The University is seeking the services of a provider who is able to supply a minimum of an AFOM qualified occupational physician.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Medical practice and related services

2019/S 107-261389

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Liverpool John Moores University
Exchange Station, Tithebarne St.
L2 2QP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Kathryn Houghton
E-mail: k.l.houghton@ljmu.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKD72
Internet address(es):Main address: www.ljmu.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/ljmu

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Higher Education

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Agreement for Occupational Health Physician Services

Reference number: LJMU 1817

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The University is seeking the services of a provider who is able to supply a minimum of an AFOM qualified occupational physician, who has experience of working with organisations with a similar business profile to LJMU. The contract period is for an initial period of 3 years, with the option to extend for 1 further year.

This procurement is under the Light Touch Regime Procedure.

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: UKD72
Main site or place of performance:

Liverpool City Centre.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The key areas of the service to be provided are:

— assessment of disability and fitness for work, fitness to attend internal processes, including Hearings, etc., fitness for training and for study,

— the occupational physician will provide independent, objective, and where possible evidence based advice to management and staff, please refer to Appendix A — Specification and KPIs — for full details of the services required under this contract,

— Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has approximately 2 500 staff and approximately 25 000 students at present. Of these approximately 3 500 students are enrolled on regulated training courses. In broad terms, the effective population served by the Occupational Health Unit is 6 000,

— screening and assessment services for healthcare, teaching, social care, microbiological and pharmacy undergraduates’ accounts for approximately 70 % of the Occupational Health Unit’s workload,

— service’s for staff focus predominantly on absence management and, more recently, we have seen an increase in the requirement for the assessment of staff presenting with mental health problems in the workplace,

— LJMU Occupational Health records are held within a single well-organised secure and bespoke database, which was implemented in 2017,

— the unit is a nurse led, year round service, with administrative support. There is currently x1 Senior Occupational Health Nurse and 2 additional Nurses. The Unit operates from Liverpool city centre and the unit’s facilities are modern and well-appointed and have recently undergone some minor refurbishment works. Nursing and administrative support will all be provided by the University,

— the quality assurance programme in the Occupational Health Unit is operational and all staff work to the Safe, Effective, Quality, and Occupational Health service (SEQOHS) standards developed by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An extension period of 12 months.

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

Please register on intend — the link is included in this contract notice. All documents can be accessed once you have registered on Intend and ‘opted in’.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Must be AFOM qualified.

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

AFOM qualified.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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
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: 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: 24/06/2019
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

Date: 24/06/2019
Local time: 12:01


Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Procurement Team.

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:

LJMU are voluntarily advertising this tender opportunity, as this falls under the Light Touch Regime (LTR) procedure. This procurement exercise falls under the LTR thresholds.

The final date to download the documents is 19.6.2019.

Please note all bidders must be able to satisfy the entire specification contained within the ITT documents.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

United Kingdom
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: