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11/07/2015    S132

United Kingdom-Luton: Health services

2015/S 132-243694

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group
Postal address: The Lodge, 4 George Street West
Town: Luton
Postal code: LU1 2BJ
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Naxton Samuel
Telephone: +44 7824456688

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

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:
Community MSK Service for Luton Clinical Commissioning Group.
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: Luton.


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)
NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG) seeks to commission an integrated Community MSK Service focussed on the provision of high-quality, well-coordinated care, designed around the needs of the local population. It should be provided in locations which are convenient and accessible to patients and have timings that are appropriate for patients' needs. The MSK Service should act as a single point of contact, handling all MSK referrals and if referral criteria are not met, support the up-skilling of GP practices accordingly. Clinically appropriate referrals will be triaging as necessary to physiotherapy, other procedures (such as joint injection), extended-scope physiotherapy assessment, orthopaedic surgeon assessment, rheumatology, pain clinic or other relevant services as appropriate, all in the community setting. The MSK Service should also integrate with local primary care clinicians who provide services such as joint injections, in the interest of enhancing the choice, convenience and flexibility available to patients. — Patients deemed to potentially require surgical management should be seen in the community setting by an orthopaedic surgeon, directed as appropriate to relevant services to optimise postoperative outcomes, and then directly listed for surgery (in accordance with local policies and guidelines), with follow-up in the community. The integrated MSK Service should allow movement of patients seamlessly from one element to another, receiving the right care in the right setting at the right time, streamlining the experience for patients and reducing unnecessary waiting and inefficiency. The MSK Service should not be limited to treating patients, but also must be committed to empowering the population to self-care for their MSK issues and share responsibility of the management of their conditions, with a focus on education and lifestyle modification, as well as making effective use of local services such as Live Well Luton. LCCG is looking for an experienced provider who shares our vision for an integrated Community MSK Service. This will need to be designed around the specific needs of the population of Luton and must be high-quality, well-coordinated and patient-centred while making most efficient use of the Luton pound.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000 Health services, 85121283 Orthopaedic services, 85141000 Services provided by medical personnel, 75200000 Provision of services to the community, 85142100 Physiotherapy services

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The indicative budget for the CMSK contract is 1 200 000 GBP for each year of the contract. The Contract is for 60 months with an option to extend for an additional 24 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (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:
Parent Company or other guarantees, bonds, deposits, insurance or other forms of security may be required in certain circumstances. See the PQQ documentation for further details.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Further details will be provided to those who are invited to tender.
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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per requirements to complete sid4gov profile — see lll.2.1 for more information on how to complete sid4gov profile.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the PQQ documents available at:

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
Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Up to a maximum of six bidders will be invited to participate at the ITT stage that have satisfied the preliminary review, initial evaluation, financial standing and an overall score of 60 % or more in the detailed technical evaluation as defined in the PQQ.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 1-000635 of 2.1.2015

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
24.8.2015 - 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
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: