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Services - 250600-2018

12/06/2018    S110

United Kingdom-Dorking: Recruitment services

2018/S 110-250600

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of NHS Commercial Solutions
Postal address: The Atrium Business Centre, Curtis Road.
Town: Dorking
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: RH4 1XA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Lead Category Manager — Corporate Services
E-mail: Andrew.Rouse@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1306646809
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.commercialsolutions-sec.nhs.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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:

International healthcare professionals recruitment and associated services

Reference number: 4484
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79600000 Recruitment services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Surrey and Borders partnership NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of NHS Commercial Solutions (in collaboration with East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS London Procurement Partnership and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative, together forming the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership ('NHSCPP')) is seeking to establish a framework agreement with several operators to support participating authorities (as identified in Section VI.3) Additional Information to this notice) to successfully attract, recruit and relocate suitable healthcare professionals from overseas countries to the United Kingdom.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 4
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

International recruitment of nursing and midwifery related healthcare professionals and associated services

Lot No: 1a
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79600000 Recruitment services
79610000 Placement services of personnel
79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
79624000 Supply services of nursing personnel
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services are for the international recruitment of suitably qualified, trained and appropriately vetted nursing and midwifery healthcare professionals and associated services, including relocation (pastoral and cultural) support and structured induction training, where so required by participating authorities (as identified in Section IV.3) of this notice) calling-off the framework agreement.

The services shall support participating authorities (identified in Section I.V.3) to this notice) calling-off the framework agreement:

i) encourage the recruitment of healthcare professionals into areas where they are most needed;

ii) ensure that healthcare professionals recruited from overseas are clinically competent and have English language skills at the appropriate level to deliver their role; and

iii) ensure a high level of retention of employed healthcare professionals.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This lot is for an initial duration of 24 months, with the Contracting Authority identified in Section I.1 to this notice, having the option to extend by a further 2 x 12 months, taking the possible duration of this lot 1a under the framework agreement to a total of 48 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

International recruitment of medical and dental related healthcare professionals and associated services

Lot No: 1b
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79600000 Recruitment services
79610000 Placement services of personnel
79613000 Employee relocation services
79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
79625000 Supply services of medical personnel
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services are for the international recruitment of suitably qualified, trained and appropriately vetted medical and dental related healthcare professionals and associated services, including relocation and pastoral support and/or structured induction training where so required by one or more participating authorities (as identified in Section IV.3) of this notice) calling-off the framework agreement.

The services shall support participating authorities (identified in Section I.V.3) to this notice) calling-off the framework agreement:

i) encourage the recruitment of healthcare professionals into areas where they are most needed;

ii) ensure that healthcare professionals recruited from overseas are clinically competent and have English language skills at the appropriate level to deliver their role; and

iii) ensure a high level of retention of employed healthcare professionals.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This lot is for an initial duration of 24 months, with the Contracting Authority identified in Section I.1 to this notice, having the option to extend by a further 2 x 12 months, taking the possible duration of this lot 1b under the framework agreement to a total of 48 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

International recruitment of other healthcare professionals and associated services

Lot No: 1c
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79600000 Recruitment services
79610000 Placement services of personnel
79613000 Employee relocation services
79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services are for the international recruitment of suitably qualified, trained and appropriately vetted other healthcare professionals and associated services, including relocation (pastoral and cultural) support and structured induction training, where so required by participating authorities (as identified in Section IV.3) of this notice) calling-off the framework agreement.

Other healthcare professionals include, without limitation, allied health professionals, emergency services personnel, health science services personnel, personal social services and other healthcare professionals identified from time to time on the UK Shortage Occupation List.

The services shall support participating authorities (identified in Section I.V.3) to this notice) calling-off the framework agreement:

i) encourage the recruitment of healthcare professionals into areas where they are most needed;

ii) ensure that healthcare professionals recruited from overseas are clinically competent and have English language skills at the appropriate level to deliver their role; and

iii) ensure a high level of retention of employed healthcare professionals.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This lot is for an initial duration of 24 months, with the Contracting Authority identified in Section I.1) to this notice, having the option to extend by a further 2 x 12 months, taking the possible duration of this lot 1c under the framework agreement to a total of 48 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

International recruitment of all healthcare professionals and associated services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79600000 Recruitment services
79610000 Placement services of personnel
79613000 Employee relocation services
79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
79624000 Supply services of nursing personnel
79625000 Supply services of medical personnel
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Where operators are awarded a framework agreement for the provision of the services under.

Lot 1a (International recruitment of nursing and midwifery related healthcare professionals and associated services) and lot 1b (International recruitment of medical and dental related healthcare professionals and associated services) and lot 1c (International recruitment of other healthcare professionals and associated services), the operator shall automatically be awarded into this lot 2(International recruitment of all healthcare professionals and associated services) by the Contracting Authority identified in Section I.1 to this notice.

Other healthcare professionals include, without limitation, allied health professionals, emergency services personnel, health science services personnel, personal social services and other healthcare professionals identified from time to time on the UK Shortage Occupation List.

The services shall support participating authorities (identified in Section I.V.3) to this notice) calling-off the framework agreement:

i) encourage the recruitment of healthcare professionals into areas where they are most needed;

ii) ensure that healthcare professionals recruited from overseas are clinically competent and have English language skills at the appropriate level to deliver their role; and

iii) ensure a high level of retention of employed healthcare professionals.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This lot is for an initial duration of 24 months, with the Contracting Authority identified in Section I.1 to this notice, having the option to extend by a further 2 x 12 months, taking the possible duration of this lot 1g under the framework agreement to a total of 48 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

Prior information notice ref. 2017/S 169-346949.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 169-346949
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 09/07/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 09/07/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The public sector bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include, in particular, the following in the United Kingdom and their respective statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisations or organisational changes, and any private sector entities having similar procurement needs.

— National Health Service (NHS) bodies in England, including acute Trusts (including those operating community hospitals and the provider functions of the former Primary Care Trusts), Care Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, any of which may be an NHS Foundation Trust, and Clinical Support Units (CSU's),Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG's), General Practitioners and General Practitioner commissioning consortia, Special Health Authorities and Area Teams (See http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/NHSTrustListing.aspx),

— Health Boards, NHS Trusts, Community Health Councils and other constituent bodies of the NHS in Wales(http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure),

— NHS Scotland and its constituent bodies including: the Scottish Ambulance Service, Special NHS Boards and the other constituent organisations of the Scottish National Health Service (http://www.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/),

— Health and Social Care Trusts, Health Agencies and other constituent bodies of the Health and Social Care Service in Northern Ireland (http://online.hscni.net/),

— Social Enterprises and Community Interest Companies (CICs).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of NHS Commercial Solutions
Postal address: The Atrium Business Centre, Curtis Road
Town: Dorking
Postal code: RH4 1XA
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: http://www.commercialsolutions-sec.nhs.uk/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/06/2018