Services - 188473-2016

03/06/2016    S106    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Preston: Office-support services

2016/S 106-188473

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS England (North) Lancashire
Postal address: Floor 2, Preston Business Centre, Watling Street Road
Town: Preston
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Postal code: PR2 8DY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1642745411

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.england.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tend.co.uk/necs

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Postal address: Teesdale House, Thornaby
Town: Stockton-on-Tees
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: TS17 6BL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Request for Information Call Handling Service.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79500000 Office-support services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS England (North) Lancashire is proposing to commission a Call Handling Service for those patients trying to access NHS dental services within the Lancashire area.

NHS England (North) Lancashire wish to engage with potential providers to gather soft market testing in order to gain a better understanding of both the level of interest within the external market and information gathering from those interested organisations. Accordingly NHS England (North) Lancashire are asking the market to complete a Request for Information (RFI) in relation to the proposed procurement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79512000 Call centre
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS England Lancashire is proposing to commission a Call Handling Service for those patients trying to access NHS dental services within the Lancashire area and wish to engage with potential providers to gather soft market testing in order to gain a better understanding of both the level of interest within the external market and information gathering from those interested organisations via a Request for Information. The service specification sets out a proposed model. The purpose of this RFI is to better understand the capability and capacity of potential providers to deliver the proposed service, understand the interest of providers, aid benchmarking activities and understand if this is achievable ensuring equitable access to high-quality, safe and effective services. Potential providers are requested to complete the RFI documentation by 12:00 noon 7.6.2016.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/09/2016

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

All communications and submissions will be conducted via the In-Tend Portal, https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs

To express an interest in participating, please register on In-Tend. Once registered, you will be able to view details of the opportunity. To view further information on this specific opportunity, click the button marked View Details. From this area, you will be able to express your interest by selecting the button marked Express Interest. Once you have expressed an interest, you will be able to access the RFI documentation.

(MT Ref: 176997).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
31/05/2016