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United Kingdom-Runcorn: Hospital and related services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.haltonccg.nhs.uk
Section II: Object
NHS Halton CCG — Urgent Treatment Centres
NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) is procuring an extended access service on behalf of NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group who is the contracting authority for this opportunity.
Halton CCG are looking to undertake a two-stage procurement process under the provisions of the light touch regime, to award a 3 years contract, with the option to extend up to 2 years (3 + 2). The estimated total value of between 25 000 000 GBP and 30 000 000 GBP for the opportunity included in this notice is based on the total potential contract term of 5 years (3 + 2) and across the 2 lots detailed in this notice.
NHS Halton CCG (Contracting Authority) is intending to run a procurement for 2 urgent treatment centres, 1 to be provided in Widnes and 1 to be provided in Runcorn. These services are an evolution of the current service provided at the respective urgent care centres, and is based on a nationally mandated set of requirements that are detailed in the urgent treatment centres - principles and standards, published in July 2017. The 2 UTCs may be procured in 2 lots and this will be confirmed at the commencement of the tender process. If this tender is divided into lots, the 1st lot will be for Widnes and the 2nd lot will be for Runcorn. The value of between 25 000 000 GBP and 30 000 000 GBP is for the 5 years (3 + 2) for both lots and indicative only.
The authority would welcome the opportunity to meet with potential providers to gain an understanding of the provider market for this service. A market engagement session is to be held on Tuesday 18.9.2018 at Holiday Inn, Wood Lane, Beechwood, Runcorn, WA7 3HA. Due to venue availability the authority requests that only registered participants attend and is restricting also attendees to a maximum of 2 per organisation. If you are interested in this potential opportunity please confirm your interest by responding to this notice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 hours on the 14.9.2018 advising the names of attendees of market engagement session.
NHS Halton CCG is only seeking expressions of interest from providers who are genuinely capable and attracted to this potential opportunity. Please only express an interest if you have the relevant authority to do so on behalf of your provider.
NHS Halton CCG (Contracting Authority) is intending to run a procurement for 2 urgent treatment centres, 1 to be provided in Widnes and 1 to be provided in Runcorn. These services are an evolution of the current service provided at the respective urgent care centres, and is based on a nationally mandated set of requirements that are detailed in the urgent treatment centres - principles and standards, published in July 2017. The 2 UTCs may be procured in 2 lots and this will be confirmed at the commencement of the tender process. If this tender is divided into lots, the 1st lot will be for Widnes and the 2nd lot will be for Runcorn. The value of between 25 000 000 GBP and 30 000 000 GBP is for the 5 years (3 + 2) for both lots and is indicative only.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The procurement will be for social and other specific services which are light touch regime services for the purpose of the public contracts Regulations 2015 as specified in Schedule 3 of the Regulations (“Regulations”) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/schedule/3/made
Accordingly, the contracting authority is only bound by those parts of the regulations detailed in Chapter 3 particular procurement regimes Section 7 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/part/2/chapter/3/made
The contracting authority is not voluntarily following any other part of the regulations.
The procedure which the contracting authority is following is set out in the procurement documents.
As the CCG is a relevant body for the purpose of the national health service (procurement, patient choice and competition) (nº 2) Regulations 2013 these regulations also apply to this procurement.
Right to cancel: the contracting authority reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a contract or contracts, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award a contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary.
The contracting authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this contract notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender, irrespective of the outcome of the competition or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.
All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are provisional and the contracting authority reserves the right to change these.
Transparency: the contracting authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and may be required to disclose information received in the course of this procurement under FOIA or the EIR.
In addition, and in accordance with the UK Government's policies on transparency, the contracting authority intends to publish procurement documentation and the text of any resulting contractual arrangements, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority.
Any redactions, whether in relation to information requests under FOIA, the EIR or policies on transparency will be in accordance with those grounds prescribed under the freedom of information act. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means using the internet. Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services.
Any other public-sector body detailed within this notice, wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body.
Further details will be made available via documentation and information released during the tender process.