Services - 396269-2017

07/10/2017    S193    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Horley: Health and social work services

2017/S 193-396269

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England South (South East)) (documents via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home)
York House, 18-20 Massetts Road
Horley
RH6 7DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Tom Griffiths (via In-Tend eTendering system)
E-mail: tomgriffiths@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKJ

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.england.nhs.uk/

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

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home
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:

Kent and Sussex School and Community Immunisations Services (0-19 years).

Reference number: PR002039
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS England South (South East) seeks to commission school and community based immunisations services for Kent and Sussex, under two lots (1: Kent and Medway, 2: Sussex (covering East Sussex, Brighton and Hove and West Sussex).

A prior information/early engagement notice was published in relation to this procurement in April 2017, seeking expressions of interest. Please note that this previous notice was an information gathering exercise rather than a call for competition in its own right. Although those who responded to that notice will be advised that this contract notice has been published, there will be no process exemptions or preferential treatment afforded to any parties who expressed an interest at that stage.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

All ITT responses must be returned by 12:00 on 30.11.2017, at the latest.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 14 849 166.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Kent & Sussex School and Community Immunisations Services (0-19 years). Lot 1: Kent and Medway

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ14
NUTS code: UKJ41
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS England South (South East) seeks to commission school and community based immunisations services (0-19 years) in Kent and Medway. The scheduled school-aged immunisation programmes are based on age-related cohorts. These immunisations for cohort will be carried out within a school calendar year according to the specification.

The main aims of the service will be to:

— Deliver uptake and coverage targets, to national standards, for each scheduled programme (4-19), each year;

— Improve on historic immunisation uptake in disadvantaged groups;

— Provide an effective solution for catch up opportunities for the scheduled programmes and all other childhood immunisation programmes (0-19 years), that contributes to increased uptake figures;

— Use IT and technology innovatively to support the provision of information and the ease of response and uptake (e.g. electronic communications with parents, e-consent process, development of apps etc);

— Provide support and help to co-ordinate additional immunisation activity in response to outbreaks and pandemic situations.

The school aged immunisation programmes to be provided by the service(s) are:

— Meningococcal groups ACWY / Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio;

— Childhood seasonal flu;

— Human Papilloma Virus.

The contract will operate on a set tariff basis, with monthly payments made in line with projected income, then a reconciliation according to actual activity undertaken.

The tariffs will be as follows:

HPV: 12 GBP;

Men ACWY/ Td/IPV: 12 GBP;

Childhood Flu: 10.50 GBP;

Other Catch-Up Activity: 12 GBP.

The contracts are due to run for five years, commencing on 1.8.2018 and ending on 31.7.2023.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central & West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

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
Value excluding VAT: 8 172 213.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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:

Kent and Sussex School and Community Immunisations Services (0-19 years). Lot 2: Sussex (covering East Sussex, Brighton and Hove and West Sussex).

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ22
NUTS code: UKJ21
NUTS code: UKJ27
NUTS code: UKJ28
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS England South (South East) seeks to commission school and community based immunisations services (0-19 years) in Sussex (covering East Sussex, Brighton and Hove and West Sussex). The scheduled school-aged immunisation programmes are based on age-related cohorts. These immunisations for cohort will be carried out within a school calendar year according to the specification.

The main aims of the service will be to:

— Deliver uptake and coverage targets, to national standards, for each scheduled programme (4-19), each year

— Improve on historic immunisation uptake in disadvantaged groups

— Provide an effective solution for catch up opportunities for the scheduled programmes and all other childhood immunisation programmes (0-19 years), that contributes to increased uptake figures

— Use IT and technology innovatively to support the provision of information and the ease of response and uptake (e.g. electronic communications with parents, e-consent process, development of apps etc)

— Provide support and help to co-ordinate additional immunisation activity in response to outbreaks and pandemic situations

The school aged immunisation programmes to be provided by the service(s) are:

— Meningococcal groups ACWY / Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio;

— Childhood seasonal flu;

— Human Papilloma Virus.

— For the Sussex lot, complete, as a one off service, the programme of HPV2 to Year 9 girls within the West Sussex, Brighton and Hove areas during academic year 2018/19. This cohort will have received their HPV1 in Year 8 and are not due to receive HPV2 until Year 9, thus completing the programme for that cohort.

The contract will operate on a set tariff basis, with monthly payments made in line with projected income, then a reconciliation according to actual activity undertaken.

The tariffs will be as follows:

HPV: 12 GBP;

Men ACWY/ Td/IPV: 12 GBP;

Childhood Flu: 10.50 GBP;

Other Catch-Up Activity: 12 GBP.

The contracts are due to run for five years, commencing on 1.8.2018 and ending on 31.7.2023.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central & West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

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
Value excluding VAT: 6 676 953.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 136-279188
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 30/11/2017
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 30/11/2017
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
VI.3)Additional information:

Interested providers will be able to view this notice via the ‘current tenders’ list on the e-procurement portal (In-Tend). https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

In order to submit a bid, you will need to register on the e-procurement portal and ‘express an interest’ and then complete all necessary questions as specified within the documents.

On registration, please include at least two contacts to allow for access to the portal in times of absence.

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 will be 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 will run 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 Bidder 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 intends to voluntarily observe the award decision notices provisions and 10 day standstill period described in Regulation 86 of the Regulations. Unsuccessful Bidders will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the Bidder/application was unsuccessful. 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 England
Bristol
United Kingdom
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:
05/10/2017