Services - 285787-2018

03/07/2018    S125    - - Services - Contract award notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Bristol: ENT or audiologist services

2018/S 125-285787

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
South Plaza, Marlborough Street
Bristol
BS1 3NX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Katie Luscombe
E-mail: katie.luscombe@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://bnssgccg.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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:

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Audiology Services Any Qualified Provider (AQP)

Reference number: PR002258
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85121240
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has sought to commission Audiology services though an Any Qualified Provider (AQP) process. Services are planned to commence from 1.7.2018 for an initial term of 4 years and 9 months, with a possible extension of any period(s) up to a further 2 years, as defined and at the discretion of the Commissioners. The Commissioner has a total budget available of 2 500 000 GBP per annum. The AQP process does not guarantee any business for accredited providers. Please note the 3 commissioning organisations (NHS Bristol CCG, NHS North Somerset CCG, NHS South Gloucestershire CCG) have merged since the publication of the original Contract Notice. This procurement was carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioner.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 16 875 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85121240
85121240
85121240
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has sought to commission Audiology services though an Any Qualified Provider (AQP) process. The services awarded are for a hearing assessment service, including hearing aid fitting (where required), rehabilitative support, follow-up and aftercare services for adults with no contraindications, who have suspected or diagnosed hearing loss. Services are planned to commence from 1.7.2018 for an initial term of 4 years and 9 months, with a possible extension of any period(s) up to a further 2 years, as defined and at the discretion of the Commissioners. The Commissioner has a total budget available of 2 500 000 GBP per annum. The AQP process does not guarantee any business for accredited providers. Please note the 3 commissioning organisations (NHS Bristol CCG, NHS North Somerset CCG, NHS South Gloucestershire CCG) have merged since the publication of the original Contract Notice. This procurement was carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioner.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Services are planned to commence from 1.7.2018 for an initial term of 5 years, with a possible extension of any period(s) up to a further 2 years, as defined and at the discretion of the Commissioners.

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

The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the Light Touch Regime contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77).

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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: 2018/S 043-094062
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Title:

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Audiology Services Any Qualified Provider

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
29/06/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Complete Price Eyewear
2788492
Old Town Court, 10-14 High Street
Swindon
SN1 3EP
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKK14

Internet address: www.outsideclinic.co.uk

The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Hidden Hearing Limited
1990227
Meadow House, Medway Street
Maidstone
ME14 1HL
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKJ4

Internet address: www.hiddenhearing.co.uk

The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Inhealth Ltd
5190234
Beechwood Hall, Kingsmead Road
High Wycombe
HP11 1JL
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKJ1

Internet address: www.inhealthgroup.com

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Scrivens Ltd
377588
Scrivens House, 60 Islington Row, Middleway, Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 1PH
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKG31

Internet address: www.scrivens.com

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Specsavers Hearcare Group Limited
35965
La Villiaze, St. Andrews
Guernsey
GY6 8YP
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKZZ

Internet address: https://www.specsavers.co.uk/

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
654948491
Trust Headquarters, Marlborough Street
Bristol
BS1 3NU
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address: www.uhbristol.nhs.uk

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Weston Area Health Trust
654951215
Weston Grange Hospital, Grange Road
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 4TQ
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKK

Internet address: www.waht.nhs.uk

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 16 875 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 16 875 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the Light Touch Regime contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77). The tendering process has been conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority ran a transparent tender process, treating all Bidders equally. For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority will not be bound by the Regulations or the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these Services. Neither the inclusion of a selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the Directive or Regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority (Open, Restricted, Competitive Procedure with Negotiation, Competitive Dialogue or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive / Schedule 3 of the Regulations. The Contracting Authority has voluntarily observed the award decision notices provisions and held a 10 day standstill period as described in Regulation 86 of the Regulations. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the Regulations.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
South Plaza, Marlborough Street
Bristol
BS1 3NX
United Kingdom

Internet address: https://bnssgccg.nhs.uk/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As described in VI.3, deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the 2015 Regulations.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
29/06/2018