Services - 99734-2015

21/03/2015    S57    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Medical practice and related services

2015/S 057-099734

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Civil Aviation Authority
CAA House, 45-59 Kingsway
For the attention of: Claire Lefort
WC2B 6TE London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1293573042
E-mail: claire.lefort@caa.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.caa.co.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House, Gatwick Airport South
Contact point(s): Robyn Hathaway
RH6 0YR London-Gatwick
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1293573354
E-mail: robyn.hathaway@caa.co.uk
Internet address: http://caa.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Public Corporation
I.3)Main activity
Other: aviation regulator
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:
Medical Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKJ24

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:
Following a public consultation, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed it is committed to exploring options for the way it currently provides medical services to the aviation industry. One of the options could see the outsourcing of its AeroMedical Centre as well exploring the outsourcing some of the non core functions of our Authority Medical Section (regulatory function) to a suitable provider.
The CAA would like to meet with interested parties, in order to discuss our requirements, we are setting up a series of 1-2-1 sessions in order to discuss matters and explore any potential options in further detail.
We are available all day Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15.4.2015 at our head office in London; CAA House (nearest Tube Horborn or Temple), 45-59 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TE. Time slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis, therefore if you are interested please contact robyn.hathaway@caa.co.uk for further details.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 1 500 000 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85120000, 85140000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
The CAA is the UK's specialist aviation regulator. Following a public consultation, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed it is committed to exploring options for the way it currently provides medical services to the aviation industry. One of the options could see the outsourcing of its AeroMedical Centre as well exploring the outsourcing some of the non core functions of the Aviation Medical Service (regulatory function) to a suitable provider.

In the consultation the CAA had set out its goal for its Medical Department to operate more efficiently by focusing on its core duties. The CAA's current view is that best practice would also be improved by separating a service delivery function from the body that regulates that function. The AeroMedical Centre (AeMC), based at the CAA's Gatwick headquarters, provides initial medical examinations for trainee commercial pilots and air traffic controllers. There are currently 3 other approved providers of this type of service. The CAA said it would also consider outsourcing some of the activities of its Authority Medical Section (AMS) and Aviation Health Unit (AHU), although no firm decision had yet been taken. The AHU provides health advice to passengers, the aviation industry and healthcare professionals on all aspects of flying, while the AMS, amongst other things, undertakes assessments of the fitness of pilots and ATCOs to return to flying after illness, and oversees the network of AMEs. Further information regarding the CAA's response to consultation can be found at www.caa.co.uk/CAP1276

The total contract value has been provided as a range between GBP 1 and GBP 1 500 000, to reflect the different options that may be possible ranging from a concession contract through to a services contract.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is issuing a Prior Information Notice to invite potential providers to take part in a market consultation exercise to explore possible options for the provision of medical services. The purpose of the market consultation is to understand the feasibility of the market delivering the AeroMedical Centre and some of the activities of its Authority Medical Section (AMS) and Aviation Health Unit (AHU), to generate interest from the market, gain industry feedback to help inform any tender documents, establish, where appropriate if such an option is undertaken, the best route to market (procurement process) in order to achieve our outcomes, ensure that any outcomes and contractual arrangements sought could be commercially viable.
This is not an invitation to tender; a separate contract notice will be issued to indicate the start of the procurement process.

The CAA would like to meet with interested parties on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15.4.2015 at our head office in London; CAA House (nearest Tube Holborn or Temple), 45-59 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TE. Time slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis, therefore if you are interested please contact robyn.hathaway@caa.co.uk for further details.

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
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
17.3.2015