Tender for Stoma Prescribing Service

Tender for Stoma Prescribing Service

Mansfield and Ashfield CCG invites expressions of interest from suitable qualified and experience suppliers to provide a Stoma Prescribing Management Service.

United Kingdom-Derby: Health services

2015/S 106-192816

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

GEM CSU on behalf of Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group
Cardinal Square
For the attention of: Bailey David
DE1 3QT Derby
E-mail: david.bailey@ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.mansfieldandashfieldccg.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://gemcsu.nhs.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://gemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Nottingham City CCG
1 Standard Court, Park Row
NG1 6GN Nottingham

Rushcliffe CCG
Eastthorpe House, Ruddington
NG11 6LQ Nottingham

Nottingham West CCG
Stapleford Care Centre, Stapleford
NG9 8DB Nottingham

Nottingham North and East CCG
Civic Centre, Arnold Hill Park, Arnold
NG6 6LU Nottingham

Newark and Sherwood CCG
Lowfield Lane, Nottinghamshire
NG24 3HJ Newark

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Stoma Prescribing Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKF16,UKF15,UKF14
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Mansfield and Ashfield CCG invites expressions of interest from suitable qualified and experience suppliers to provide a Stoma Prescribing Management Service. The service will include a centralised support service that is responsible for all prescribing needs, overseen by clinicians who have an in depth understanding of stoma care, as well as being qualified to identify and resolve clinical concerns to address patient needs has been shown to improve patient care and contain cost growth.
The aim is to improve management and prescribing of ostomy appliances for all patients in the community across Nottinghamshire and to provide easy to access and timely clinical support.
The objectives of the service are:
— an efficient, centralised prescribing service that is responsible for all stoma related prescribing needs, overseen by clinicians who have an in depth understanding of stoma care,
— a number of methods available to order prescriptions, each having minimal access times,
— prescribing that responds to patient’s clinical needs in terms of quantities, product choice and change of prescription,
— clinical support that is easy to access, responsive and timely,
— flexibility in the provision of clinical support that has capacity outside of regular working hours,
— supply of information and education of patients and carers about stoma care,
— patient centered clinical support to ensure every patient in the service receives as a minimum, an annual review,
— reduction in prescribing costs through prescribing review and reductions in over-ordering and waste aligned to introduction of more tightly managed approach to prescribing initiation and continuation,
— on-going audit of patient data and systems to improve service provision and patient experience,
— positive feedback from GPs and patients.
The following benefits are expected from delivery of the service:
— improvements in the on-going support to patients with a stoma,
— reduction in inappropriate prescribing of stoma appliance products and prescribing costs associated with this,
— reduction in wastage of stoma appliance products,
— improvements for patients in their knowledge and understanding about stoma care,
— reduction in consultations with GPs, secondary care and emergency department,
— reduction in waiting times for patients to resolve stoma related clinic care issues,
— improvements in patient care due to more flexibility in appropriate product choice.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This contract is for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for up to an additional 2 years.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.7.2015 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement.
The services to which this notice relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 of the Public Services Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (‘the Regulations’).
Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authorities intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to the procurement of Part B services. These opportunities may be divided into lots. Please see published documentation for further detail.

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://gemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the user-name you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure). 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the user-name/password — Click the ‘PQQs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ into your ‘My PQQs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ Details’ box. 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ — There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the on-line help, or contact the eTendering help-desk.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: