Services - 285729-2015

13/08/2015    S155    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Macclesfield: Health and social work services

2015/S 155-285729

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Eastern Cheshire CCG
1st Floor, West Wing, New Alderley House
Contact point(s): Senior Programme Manager
For the attention of: Hadleigh Stollar
SK10 3BL Macclesfield
United Kingdom
E-mail: hadleighstollar@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.easterncheshireccg.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk/project_19991

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Formal notification of an Open Market Consultation (OMC) to canvass stakeholder feedback on procuring integrated diabetes care for the population of Eastern Cheshire. This includes procuring technology enabled diabetes services for older people as a support to the EU policies on Active and Healthy Ageing. The intention of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is to procure services up to the value of 3 000 000 EUR.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Eastern Cheshire, Cheshire, United Kingdom.

NUTS code UK,UKD2

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
About this PIN:
As requested by the Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) instrument, this Prior Information Notice (PIN) provides formal notification of the following:
1. NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group intends to conduct an Open Market Consultation (OMC) to canvass stakeholder feedback on procuring integrated diabetes care for the population of Eastern Cheshire. This includes procuring technology enabled diabetes services for older people as a support to the EU policies on Active and Healthy Ageing.
2. That European Specification Template (EST) — compliant tenders will be issued to procure services that will be evaluated as a part of the Sustainable Technologies for Older People — Get Organised (STOPandGO) (outlined in Section 2) below).
3. That an Integrated Diabetes Care Service will be procured as a separate or combined Lot.
4. The intention of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (ECCCG) is to procure services up to the value of 3 000 000 EUR.
About STOPandGO and the European Specification Template — EST:
STOP and GO is an EU co-funded Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) project (www.stopandgoproject.eu). Its purpose is:
— To develop a flexible procurement process that will enable cost-effective, outcome based commissioning of health services enhanced by up-to-date technological solutions at scale across the EU;
— To ensure that commissioned services are innovative or based on existing technologies that are to be utilised in a new and innovative way;
— To test and evaluate the procurement process and the resulting commissioned services through a number of co-funded tendering activities;
— To produce a final report and a release of the European Specification Template (EST) which will embody the procurement process and associated best practice.
NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is a member of the STOPandGO consortium. The other participants (Consortium) of this project are located in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The EST is a key output of the STOPandGO project as it is intended to be a flexible procurement template, which can be used across Europe to promote cost-effective commissioning of innovative services to benefit EU citizens at scale.
The template embraces the use of the World Health Organization's definition of health being a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (WHO, 1946). Therefore, the health services will cover both healthcare activities and social activities provided by formal and informal carers including the promotion of self-care and healthy life styles.
In addition to describing the procurement process the EST will provide procurer with additional information about interoperability, legal ethical and regulatory, evaluation and classification of potential beneficiaries of services.
About the Integrated Diabetes Care Service:
Background to NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and future diabetes care.
NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has a population of 204 000 people of which 9 524 have diabetes with the number growing all the time. Improving diabetes care is 1 of our key priorities for 2015/2016.
We are an ambitious, innovative and collaborative ECCCG and we are aspiring to achieve integrated care in Eastern Cheshire which will:
— Empower people to manage their health more effectively,
— Provide outstanding care, which is community based, where possible,
— Reduce avoidable appointments and hospital admissions,
— Address people's physical and mental health needs to ensure parity of esteem.
We are investing significantly in developing a shared care record and bespoke risk stratification tool and other integrated ICT systems to support the people living in Eastern Cheshire alongside the health and social care professionals working with them.
The co-design work for the future integrated diabetes care has already started and we now welcome the opportunity to extend our collaboration to external organisations and industry representatives to produce a specification that will bring innovation and high quality local joined up care to meet the needs of the people in Eastern Cheshire.
Description:
NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is wishing to commission a new design of Integrated Diabetes Care.
The scope of this project includes:
— Commissioning of integrated diabetes care for adults from pre-diabetes life style management to complex diabetes care (for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes) including people with Type 1 diabetes who are moving from paediatric diabetes services,
— Testing out the caring together approach, care model and outcomes for diabetes care,
— Maximising the potential for empowering people and care workers involved in diabetes care, which includes self-management and an innovative structured education programme for people with diabetes,
— Procuring innovative technology to support diabetes care including the delivery of the (STOPandGO) European Project,
— Out of scope specialist services for other medical conditions or needs, e.g. diabetes care for children, end of life care, and coordinated care for multiple long-term conditions. The future diabetes care provider will need to work collaboratively with these services,
— Specific services included in the procurement will be confirmed as the design work is completed,
— Interdependencies with a wide range of services and clinical pathways including primary care, community care, urgent and routine secondary care and social care.
An outcomes based specification will be designed, which will include integrated care ambitions, standards and outcomes framework which ensures:
— People are empowered to take responsibility for their own health and well-being,
— Easy access that is designed to deliver high quality, responsive services,
— Appropriate time in hospital with prompt and planned discharge into well organised community care,
— Highest quality care delivered by the right person regardless of the time of day or day of the week,
— Prompt response to urgent needs so that fewer people need to access urgent and emergency care,
— Carers feel valued and supported,
— Simplified planned care pathways delivered as locally as possible,
— Staff working together with the person at the centre to proactively manage long term and physical and mental health conditions.
The specification will also ensure that outcome metrics associated with NICE quality standards are achieved.
The Eastern Cheshire Integrated Diabetes Care is due to be implemented by April 2016.
NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is seeking to run an information event to inform the development of the service and is seeking input from organisations with experience in the area of delivering diabetic services and technology enabled care to:
— Provide feedback on the emerging service specification,
— Highlight issues and opportunities in the developing service specification to be as innovative as possible in shaping the ultimate service.
In advance of the session, NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group invites organisations to participate in an Open Market Consultation, please see Section 5) below for completion instructions.
4 About STOPandGO:
The aim of the project at a local level is to deliver a technology enabled service predominately for those with Diabetes to empower patients and provide commissioners with flexible cost-effective solutions to meet the needs of this target population. This should generate savings for the local health economy of Eastern Cheshire. Introducing this technology enabled approach into Diabetes care could dramatically improve the outcomes of this cohort of our population. The aims and aspirations of STOPandGO are for it to:
— support people to take responsibility for their own health,
— anticipate need and prompt early intervention,
— exchange information between organisations,
— highlight when patients are at risk and need help,
— enable secure communications between people, their families and providers,
— introduce/improve cost and clinical effectiveness,
— enable effective utilisation of resources,
— improve access to clinical services through a range of channels.
From a ECCCG commissioning perspective, we want STOPandGO to:
— develop a flexible procurement process that will enable cost-effective, outcome based commissioning of health services enhanced by up-to-date technological solutions that can be implemented at scale across the EU,
— ensure that commissioned services are innovative or based on existing technologies that are to be utilised in a new and innovative way,
— test and evaluate the procurement process and the resulting commissioned services through a number of co-funded tendering activities,
— produce a final report and a release of the European Specification Template (EST), which will embody the procurement process and associated best practice.
About the Open Market Consultation:
1 of the requirements of the PPI instrument is that an Open Market Consultation (OMC) is held prior to the actual tender processes taking place. The purpose of the OMC is:
1. To canvass wide stakeholder opinion to inform the future specification for integrated diabetes care and technology enabled care,
2. To canvass wide stakeholder opinion on the suitability of the European Specification Template (EST) which is made available to stakeholders for review. You can view a webinar about the EST and/or download the EST here: www.stopandgoproject.eu/est
Comments and feedback on the EST can be provided by email to: estfeedback@stopandgoproject.eu
Comments and feedback will be collated and used to enhance the EST in time for procurers to test the template through both their tendering activity and resulting commissioned services.
3. To provide interested parties an opportunity to engage with ECCCG, prior to announcement of a tender for the purpose of market consultation.
4. The instructions regarding the completion of the above OMC are available at the following web address: www.nhssourcing/project_19991
— Integrated Diabetes Care in Eastern Cheshire (including STOPandGO).
The OMC will be conducted according to the following timetable (all days are working days, not elapsed days):
— Publication of this PIN: 7.8.2015,
— Consultation period: 7.8.2015 to 7.9.2015,
— Close of OMC: 7.9.2015.
Note: The OMC process reviews the EST and provides an opportunity to engage with ECCCG, but it is not intended to be an opportunity to provide information about the local tender processes. All questions/comments that are received about the local tender processes will be excluded from consideration.
6 About the tendering activities:
The tendering activity will see health services commissioned to benefit at least 1 250 people.
Note: These figures are only an indication as this PIN is not a means to announce the actual tenders. Publishing a prior information notice does not oblige the Contracting Authority to award the contracts proposed and service providers are not expected to submit applications at this stage.
http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prag/document.do?chapterId=3.3.1.1.&id=221
The tenders will be conducted as OJEU Open tenders with a 60 day period for tenderers to respond (as specified under the Horizon 2020 PPI rules). The tenders will be conducted to the following estimated timetable (all days are working days, not elapsed days):
— Notification to OJEU of intention to publish tenders: 17.11.2015,
— Publication of tenders: 17.11.2015,
— Receipt of tender responses: 17.1.2016,
— Notification of successful/unsuccessful bidders and standstill period starts: 9.2.2016/18.2.2016 respectively,
— Standstill period ends: 3.1.2016,
— Contracts signed: 13.3.2016-18.3.2016,
— Services start: 18.3.2016.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 3 000 000 EUR
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
17.11.2015
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): STOPandGO — Contract no. 621013.
CIP-ICT-PSP 7th call for proposals, 2013; Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) pilot.
ICT PSP Objective: 3.2 Supporting innovative solutions in eHealth, assisted living and for mobility: Active and healthy ageing and assisted living.
VI.2)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
7.8.2015