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21/08/2014    S159    Services - Contract notice - Competitive dialogue 

United Kingdom-London: Hospital services

2014/S 159-286272

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Barts Health NHS Trust
Postal address: 9 Prescot Street
Town: London
Postal code: E1 8PR
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Steven Thomas
Telephone: +44 2074804621

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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:
Private Patients Unit(s) — Barts Health NHS Trust.
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: Barts Healthcare NHS Trust Sites.

NUTS code UKI12

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
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: Not applicable.

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 18 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Barts Health NHS Trust is seeking a provider to design, build, finance and operate a private patient facility on one or potentially more of its site(s). The main sites being:- The Royal London Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Newham University Hospital, Whipps Cross University Hospital and Mile End Hospital. The selected provider will be required to demonstrate considerable expertise and experience of operating a private patient facility offering services that support specialist clinics and consulting rooms, diagnostic and therapeutic scanning, specialist theatres and inpatient care.
Due to the range of options for the delivery of these services, the Trust will look for candidates to bring forward and develop appropriate solutions to meet its needs and requirements for a private patient unit(s) through the competitive dialogue process. The Trust will be able to potentially provide a range of clinical support services to the successful provider and these will be verified through the competitive dialogue process.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111000, 33190000, 33180000, 85144000, 45215100, 33692000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: To be determined as part of the bidding process.
Contract length up to 360 Months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 360 (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:
The Trust reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
The financing of the private patient unit will be the responsibility of the successful bidder.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The Trust reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal from or require a single contractor to taken primary liability and/or require that each party undertakes joint and several liability. This may include establishing a special purpose vehicle or the formation of a joint venture.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See procurement timetable in the MOI.
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Trust will evaluate all PQQ responses in accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, and as set out within the PQQ available from the Trust. If there are more eligible bidders than is required, the Trust will, under regulation 18(12) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, use the same questions, criteria, scoring and weighting as is already set out in the PQQ to identify those bidders who will proceed to the next stage. Provided that there are a sufficient number of eligible bidders, the Trust will select to proceed through to the next stage of the competition the top eligible bidders.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, and as set out in the PQQ available from the address in section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Subject to PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Hold a licence or meet the requirements to provide Private Healthcare Services in the UK.If you do not have in place a license, please describe the process you plan to employ to gain a licence and your experience in doing so.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to PQQ
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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
competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Specified in the MOI and 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 yes
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:
This contract opportunity is a service concession. The publication of a contract notice in respect of this opportunity has been undertaken by the Trust on a voluntary basis. Any references to the EU Directive 2004/18/EC or the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) in the contract notice, pre-qualficaition questionnaire or any other tender documents should be read with this in mind. Whilst the Trust is basing this tender process on the competitive dialogue procedure provided for in the Regulations, it does not consider itself bound by the provisions regarding that procedure and reserves the right to depart from the competitive dialogues procedure as provided for in the Regulations at any time.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 22.9.2014 - 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
22.9.2014 - 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
Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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
This opportunity is for a service concession contract. There will be no payment from the Trust to the successful Candidate and the successful Candidate will be responsible for generating income from the award of the concession. In accordance with current law, as this opportunity is a service concession contract, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 do not apply and as such the Trust issues this OJEU Notice on a voluntary basis. Any provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 which are used in this procurement, including the use of the competitive dialogue process, are used only as a basis on which to run the process.
The Trust currently envisages a contract term in the region of 360 months but expects to confirm the contract term during dialogue. The Trust reserves the right:
(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
(iii) to terminate or award a contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the requirements covered by this notice, and in no circumstances will the Trust be liable for any costs incurred by bidders.
Any contract entered into will be governed by English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Tenders and all supporting documentation must be written in English and priced in sterling.
Nothing in this contract notice or procurement competition shall generate any contractual obligations prior to any signature of final contracts.
The Trust is a public authority under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). As part of its duties under the Act, the Trust may disclose information to a person making a request unless the information is covered by an exemption under the Act. The Trust is required to determine whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption from disclosing it outweighs the public interest in disclosing it. Prospective bidders should state in their submissions whether or not they consider the information supplied, if disclosed to a third party, would be prejudicial to their commercial interest and, if so, the reasons for such a view. These views will be taken into consideration by the Trust when deciding whether to disclose information.

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 & 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.

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: