Tender for Sunderland APMS

The list size of the practice is approximately 13 526 patients.

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Health and social work services

2016/S 051-085251

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS England: Cumbria and the North East
Waterfront 4, Goldcrest Way, Newburn
For the attention of: Tracy Murray
NE15 8NY Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 1642746917
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA31749

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs

Further information can be obtained from: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
For the attention of: Tracy Murray
TS17 6BL Stockton-on-Tees
Telephone: +44 1642746917
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Sunderland APMS.

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

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Sunderland.

NUTS code UKC23

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Following a recent unsuccessful procurement exercise, NHS England has revised terms and now is in a position to re-tender for an Alternative Provider Medical Services contract which is currently delivered from the following 3 sites:
— Galleries Health Centre, Washington Town Centre, Washington, NE38 7NQ.
— Barmston Medical Centre, Westerhope Road, Barmston, Washington, NE38 8JF.
— Pennywell Medical Centre, Pennywell Shopping Parade, Portsmouth Road, Pennywell, Sunderland, SR4 9AS and are inviting suitably qualified providers to deliver this service.
The list size of the practice is approximately 13 526 patients (as at 1.10.2015) and the practice will have a boundary covering the whole of Washington and the locality of Sunderland West.
The aim of the service is to deliver essential, additional and enhanced services to registered patients from the premises detailed above.
The successful bidder will also be expected to deliver the Violent Patient Scheme Directed Enhanced Service via a specification from the following site:
— Pallion Health Centre, Hylton Road, Sunderland, SR4 7XF.
Further information regarding the financial value can be found within the information contained in the tender documentation.
Contract and service commencement will be 1.10.2016. The contract will be awarded for a period of 9 years with an option to extend, subject to satisfactory performance, for an additional 2 years.
The basic principles of the open procurement route will be used for this procurement to test the capacity, capability and technical competence of bidders in accordance with Part B regime of The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Regulation 120 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provides for a temporary exemption for NHS healthcare procurements before 18.4.2016.
Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the contracting authorities must consider:
— How what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the relevant area. (Area is the geographic area for which the procurement is taking place)
— How, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing the improvement.
The North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS) is managing the procurement process for NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group in conjunction with NHS England (the contracting authority).

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering tool to manage this procurement and communicate with potential providers. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to potential providers, and all communications and submissions will be conducted via the In-Tend Portal which can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs

It is free to register on the portal, which can be accessed at any time. If you require further assistance with using the portal, a dedicated help-desk is available should potential providers have any queries and can be contacted on 0844 272 8810 (Monday to Friday 8:00 to 17:00) or via e-mail —support@in-tend.co.uk Alternatively, a Help Guide can be accessed via the portal by clicking on the tab marked ‘Guidance for Suppliers’.

Please note the deadline for submission of all bids is 12:00 noon 13.4.2016.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85120000, 85121000, 85121100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be awarded for a period of 9 years with an option to extend, subject to satisfactory performance, for an additional 2 years.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 108 (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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
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

13.4.2016 – 12:00
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

(MT Ref: 172277).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS)
Teesdale House, Westpoint Road, Thornaby
TS17 6BL Stockton-on-Tees
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will act in accordance with Regulation 32 and Part 9 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 no 5) as amended by the Public Contract (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009 no 2992). Part 9 of these Regulations provides for appeals to be made to the High Court subject to the time limitations and other required procedural steps. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Royal Courts of Justice — High Court
WC2A 2LL London

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: