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18/02/2015    S34    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Analysis services

2015/S 034-058135

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Care Quality Commission
Postal address: Finsbury Tower, 103 to 105 Bunhill Row
Town: London
Postal code: EC1Y 8TG
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Commercial Department
For the attention of: Donna Cox
Telephone: +44 1912333676

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
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.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Inspection Analysis Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. We make sure that health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, and high-quality care and we encourage services to improve. The CQC is seeking expressions of interest from suppliers able to provide analytical support for inspections under our new methodology and to support the development of a comprehensive surveillance model for GP services. CQC are looking to procure the analytical support for inspections services (Lot 1) in 2015. We wish to engage with the market around the development of a comprehensive surveillance model for GP services (Lot 2). Depending upon the results of our market engagement CQC may decide to tender 1 or both lots, or even a combination of lots. Market engagement events details can be found under Section II.8 Additional Information.


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71620000, 71621000, 72221000, 72316000

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): yes
II.8)Additional information:

CQC intend to hold 2 supplier events. CQC will be holding an Open Day (23.2.2015 in Central London) providing suppliers with an overview of high level requirements, challenges and objectives. A supplier Showcasing Event (27th February in Central London) will then be held giving suppliers the opportunity to meet with the CQC panel to discuss the high level requirements, delivery options and innovation. To join 1 or both of these events please email: outlining which events you wish to join, your organisation's name and also the names of attendees (maximum of 3). In order for your email to reach us in a timely manner please ensure you include the title Inspection Analysis CQC PSO 012 in the title.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Analytical Support for the new inspection programme
1)Short description:
CQC's inspection programme makes use of evidence and data from a wide range of sources, including what stakeholders and people using services tell us about a service, from objective measures of performance to inform and support what we find on inspection. This evidence informs our overall ratings of services. In procuring these services we are looking for: (a) analytical support services for inspection of independent service providers of acute, mental health, and substance misuse services in England, and (b) flexible analytical support services to provide analytical support for inspections of NHS Trusts.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71620000, 71621000, 72221000, 72316000

3)Quantity or scope:
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 1 300 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.7.2015
5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Analytical assistance for comprehensive surveillance — primary care
1)Short description:
CQC is also seeking to understand from the market what support is available to build on our learning from Intelligent Monitoring in order to fully exploit the data we have to support all our regulatory activity. CQC's Knowledge and Information Strategy includes a commitment to develop such a model, which we have named Comprehensive Surveillance. The model will be developed and tested for GP services in 2015/16 and possess characteristics which can be applied to other primary care services e.g. dentistry.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71620000, 71621000, 72221000, 72316000

5)Additional information about lots:

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: no
VI.2)Additional information:

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GO Reference: GO-2015213-PRO-6366562.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: