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17/12/2014    S243

United Kingdom-Derby: Health services

2014/S 243-428129

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: GEM CSU
Postal address: Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham Road
Town: Derby
Postal code: DE1 3QT
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Angela Deakin
Telephone: +44 1332888012

Further information can be obtained from:
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.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Early Market Engagement (EME) exercise for Primary Dental Care Services (NHS England Hertfordshire and South Midlands Area Team).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Hertfordshire and South Midlands.


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (GEM CSU) on behalf of NHS England Hertfordshire and South Midlands Area Team is carrying out an Early Market Engagement (EME) exercise for the commissioning of Primary Dental Care Services.
The current arrangement for lotting is as follows:
— Lot 1 — Kettering — General Dental Practice — 13 000 UDA (offered as a full lot or sub lots),
— Lot 2 — Corby — General Dental Practice — 10 300 UDA (offered as a full lot or sub lots),
— Lot 3 — Leighton Buzzard — General Dental Practice — 11 024 UDA,
— Lot 4 — Bishop Stortford — General Dental Practice — 10 266 UDA,
— Lot 5 — Marsh Road, Dunstable — General Dental Practice — 14 000 UDA,
— Lot 6 — Luton — 8-8 General Dental Services — 25 000 UDA,
— Lot 7 — Bedford — 8-8 General Dental Services — 25 000 UDA,
— Lot 8 — Anxiety Management, Bedfordshire — 2 500 COT (episodes).
Lots 1 and 2 are available either as a whole lot or sub lots. The sub lots are set at the following amounts:
— Lot 1 Kettering — 3 000, 4 000, 1 000, 1 000, 4 000 (total 13 000) UDA,
— Lot 2 Corby — 4 100, 2 100, 4 100 (total 10 300) UDA.
Interest may be expressed for more than one sub lot but not necessarily the total amount.
The 8-8 model of care for General Dental Services (Luton and Bedford) is designed to offer routine dental care as well as urgent care for patients not linked to a dental practice. The service will be expected to encourage patients into routine care either at each site or with other local dental practices.
The Luton and Bedford 8-8 sites will be open from 8:00-20:00, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year including all Bank Holidays. When local practices are closed the 2 sites will provide the Out of Hours service for Bedfordshire. It is expected that the practices will work closely with A&E Departments, other urgent care providers, the 111 service, local dental practices and the Area Team to ensure patients can access dental services promptly and appropriately.
The Area Team in conjunction with the Local Professional Network is reviewing the management of anxious patients locally. Lot 8 will deliver a Service in Bedfordshire designed to complement the work of general dental practitioners and the Community Dental Service in the management of anxious patients. The specification will focus on the assessment of patients referred to the Service which may or may not result in a course of treatment under sedation.
GEM and The Commissioners wish to invite suitably qualified and experienced providers to help us to gain the markets view on the viability of procuring the delivery of these requirements, and the potential lotting structure this may take.
This will include an invitation to a Bidder Day Event to be held on 25.2.2015. If you are interested in attending then please express your interest for this at the same time.
The Bidder Day Event will be held at:
The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Rd, Flitwick, Bedfordshire MK45 1AH.
The procurement will be advertised on Contracts Finder and administered via the GEM Bravo Solution e-procurement portal website
An expression of interest in this market event will not automatically entitle involvement in any future procurement exercise. Any procurement conducted as a result of this event will be advertised separately and all organisations wanting to participate will need to respond to the procurement advertisement as and when it is published.
To participate in this exercise please:
a) Register your interest on the portal at (registration and use of the website is free of charge),
b) select Open Access PQQ,
c) search for and access listing named: Early Market Engagement — Primary Dental Care Services (NHS England, Herts and South Mids) and view details,
e) click on Express Interest link,
d) Once you have expressed interest, access the My PQQs page. Please note that the deadline for registering your attendance and completing the market engagement questionnaire is 12:00 noon on Monday 9.2.2015.
We welcome and appreciate your organisation's desire to participate in the EME exercise and Bidder Day Event, but wish to stress that your involvement in the exercise will not carry any commercial advantage in any ensuing procurement process.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000 Health services, 85130000 Dental practice and related services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: