Services - 412636-2020

02/09/2020    S170

United Kingdom-Preston: Health services

2020/S 170-412636

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Prior information notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS England and NHS Improvement North West
Postal address: Preston Business Centre
Town: Preston
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: NECSU.neprocurement@nhs.net
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group
Town: Lancaster
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Postal code: LA1 1QD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: NECSU.neprocurement@nhs.net
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group

I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Postal address: Teesdale House, Westpoint Road
Town: Thornaby, Stockton- on- Tees
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Postal code: TS17 6BL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk
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:

NHSE613 - Request for Information - Alternative Provider Medical Service - Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice

Reference number: NHSE613
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85100000 Health services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is working for and on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement North West (the Contracting Authority) and under co-commissioning NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (the Commissioner), who are conducting a Request for Information (RFI) exercise in order to gain a better understanding of the capacity and appetite of the market to provide an Alternative Provider Medical Service (APMS) to be delivered at Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice.

The current service has circa 5 600 patients and a contract value per annum of circa GBP 493 000 per annum (exclusive of QoF, enhanced services and CCG commissioned quality scheme). The CCG is currently undertaking a review of A-typical populations and associated funding.

It is important to note that this PIN/RFI is not a call for competition and as such potential providers will need to express an interest in any future tender opportunity once a contract notice is published in Official Journal European Union (OJEU) and on Contracts Finder.

It should be noted that this PIN/RFI invites individuals and organisations to express an interest in this RFI exercise only, and it is NOT a pre-qualification questionnaire, and is NOT part of any pre-qualification or selection process. This PIN/RFI is intended as an awareness, communication, and information gathering exercise. An expression of interest is no indication of a commitment to participate in the RFI process nor does it infer any preferential or special status on those individuals and organisations who express an interest in the RFI exercise.

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering portal (In-Tend) to manage this RFI and as such interested individuals and organisations will need to register on the portal to access and return the RFI documentation.

It is free to register on the portal, which can be accessed at any time of day.

Should you have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal, you should contact the eTendering provider by Email: support@in-tend.com or by phone 0844 2728810 Website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home

Helpdesk Support is available (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm).

Potential providers are to note that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended) may apply to a future procurement including the New Fair Deal non-statutory policy setting out how pensions issues are to be dealt with when staff are compulsorily transferred from the public sector to independent providers delivering public services.

The RFI documentation will be accessible from 12:00 noon on 1 September 2020 and completed RFI responses must be returned by 12:00 noon 15 September 2020.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85100000 Health services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is working for and on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement North West (the Contracting Authority) and under co-commissioning NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (the Commissioner), who are conducting a Request for Information (RFI) exercise in order to gain a better understanding of the capacity and appetite of the market to provide an Alternative Provider Medical Service (APMS) to be delivered at Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice.

The current service has circa 5 600 patients and a contract value per annum of circa 493 000 GBP per annum (exclusive of QoF, enhanced services and CCG commissioned quality scheme). The CCG is currently undertaking a review of A-typical populations and associated funding.

It is important to note that this PIN/RFI is not a call for competition and as such potential providers will need to express an interest in any future tender opportunity once a contract notice is published in Official Journal European Union (OJEU) and on Contracts Finder.

It should be noted that this PIN/RFI invites individuals and organisations to express an interest in this RFI exercise only, and it is NOT a pre-qualification questionnaire, and is NOT part of any pre-qualification or selection process. This PIN/RFI is intended as an awareness, communication, and information gathering exercise. An expression of interest is no indication of a commitment to participate in the RFI process nor does it infer any preferential or special status on those individuals and organisations who express an interest in the RFI exercise.

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering portal (In-Tend) to manage this RFI and as such interested individuals and organisations will need to register on the portal to access and return the RFI documentation.

It is free to register on the portal, which can be accessed at any time of day.

Should you have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal, you should contact the eTendering provider by Email: support@in-tend.com or by phone 0844 2728810 Website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home

Helpdesk Support is available (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm).

Potential providers are to note that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended) may apply to a future procurement including the New Fair Deal non-statutory policy setting out how pensions issues are to be dealt with when staff are compulsorily transferred from the public sector to independent providers delivering public services.

The RFI documentation will be accessible from 12:00 noon on 1 September 2020 and completed RFI responses must be returned by 12:00 noon 15 September 2020.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/11/2020

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is working for and on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement North West (the Contracting Authority) and under co-commissioning NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (the Commissioner), who are conducting a Request for Information (RFI) exercise in order to gain a better understanding of the capacity and appetite of the market to provide an Alternative Provider Medical Service (APMS) to be delivered at Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice.

The current service has circa 5 600 patients and a contract value per annum of circa GBP 493 000 per annum (exclusive of QoF, enhanced services and CCG commissioned quality scheme). The CCG is currently undertaking a review of A-typical populations and associated funding.

It is important to note that this PIN/RFI is not a call for competition and as such potential providers will need to express an interest in any future tender opportunity once a contract notice is published in Official Journal European Union (OJEU) and on Contracts Finder.

It should be noted that this PIN/RFI invites individuals and organisations to express an interest in this RFI exercise only, and it is NOT a pre-qualification questionnaire, and is NOT part of any pre-qualification or selection process. This PIN/RFI is intended as an awareness, communication, and information gathering exercise. An expression of interest is no indication of a commitment to participate in the RFI process nor does it infer any preferential or special status on those individuals and organisations who express an interest in the RFI exercise.

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering portal (In-Tend) to manage this RFI and as such interested individuals and organisations will need to register on the portal to access and return the RFI documentation.

It is free to register on the portal, which can be accessed at any time of day.

Should you have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal, you should contact the eTendering provider by Email: support@in-tend.com or by phone 0844 2728810 Website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home

Helpdesk Support is available (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm).

Potential providers are to note that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended) may apply to a future procurement including the New Fair Deal non-statutory policy setting out how pensions issues are to be dealt with when staff are compulsorily transferred from the public sector to independent providers delivering public services.

The RFI documentation will be accessible from 12:00 noon on 1 September 2020 and completed RFI responses must be returned by 12:00 noon 15 September 2020.

(MT Ref:220490)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28/08/2020