Services - 446370-2018

12/10/2018    S197    Services - Contract award notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Ipswich: Health services

2018/S 197-446370

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract award notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group
Postal address: Endeavour House, Russell Road
Town: Ipswich
NUTS code: UKH14
Postal code: IP1 2BX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Jane Garnett
E-mail: jane.garnett@suffolk.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/westsuffolkcommissioning/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.ipswichandeastsuffolkccg.nhs.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Postal address: Turner Road
Town: Colchester
NUTS code: UKH3
Postal code: CO4 5JL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Jane Garnett
E-mail: jane.garnett@suffolk.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/westsuffolkcommissioning/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: www.esneft.nhs.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
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:

Community Gastroenterology Service

II.1.2)Main CPV code
85100000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust sought to jointly commission Community gastroenterology services across the Ipswich and East Suffolk (minus Waveney) locality. The scope of this tender included the provision of facilities in community locations that can fully support the delivery of efficient and gastroenterology services, including Endoscopy, Prior Approval Service and potentially new services such as; prevention work, triage of referrals, supporting primary care and the signposting of patients to alternative services such as Lifestyle and/or wellbeing. The provider will also be asked to attend, participate and contribute in regular Gastro “Strategic Partnership” board meetings; the board will steer the five-year Gastro transformation towards its goals which includes improving patient outcomes.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 14 924 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85121251
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH14
Main site or place of performance:

The Community Gastroenterology Service will cover the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group locality.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope for this service is the provision of facilities in community locations that can fully support the delivery of gastroenterology services.

From day one the provider would be expected to deliver the following services:

— attend, participate and contribute in regular Gastro “Strategic Partnership” board meetings,

— provide a community endoscopy service which includes direct access endoscopy,

— provide a Gastro Prior Approval Service,

— potentially offer new services such as; prevention work, triage of referrals, supporting primary care and the signposting of patients,

— ability to provide extra community endoscopy capacity to accommodate anticipated future increases in demand, if required.

It is anticipated that the scope for this service will develop as the strategic partnership matures; enabling the services to be aligned, rather than being limited by traditional organisational boundaries.

The programme will include:

— support patients to self-care and self-manage whilst supporting primary care in managing their patients,

— work with primary care to help upskill and educate,

— signposting of patients,

— practitioners will be able to onward refer to secondary care on agreed pathways,

— maintain JAG (Joint Advisory Group) accreditation and participate in the Global Rating Scale,

— potentially flex service and capacity to accommodate increases,

— work with the Public Health commissioned service to support patients on detoxification programmes,

— provide support to cancer Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) and 2 week wait suspected cancer pathways.

There is potential for the Community Gastroenterology Service Provider to take on additional services or to change the way pathways function throughout the duration of the contract as the partnership and services develop and relationships mature. Over the lifetime of the contract, we would foresee the provider(s) working closely with the system to develop and innovate the services. The Provider shall also be able to demonstrate that it is capable of delivering those elements of the service that may be allocated to them once the Strategic Partnership is formed such as:

— host a full Single Point of Access (SPoA) with administrative and clinical triage for all the specialties and conditions outlined in this specification,

— capability to host lifestyle and treatment clinics in the community,

— provide follow up care (e.g. via telephone) and in future aim to provide telephone support for patients with Long Term Conditions.

Contract review provision:

— please note that the services and associated specification and prices commissioned within this contract may be subject to review and change, moving forward it is the Commissioners intention to undertake a review of its Gastroenterology services in conjunction with the selected providers; therefore, the scope of the possible changes to be made to this contract shall relate to the outcomes of any continuous improvement including the potential introduction of a larger population to support the STP footprint. i.e. the contract and specification may be amended to also deliver gastroenterology services within North East Essex, through a variation to the contract in accordance with Regulation 72 (1) (a) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Additionally, the contract may also be amended in terms of the original services supplied, where, following assessment it is identified that it is logical for additional services to be delivered in conjunction with this contract and by the provider, both in terms of actual service delivery and to avoid duplication of costs.

These services may include but are not limited to other services and specialties formally delivered in the community and secondary care settings where it is foreseen that these services can be delivered more effectively as part of this contract.

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Award criteria are as stated in the procurement documents.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 083-188292
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Title:

Community Gastroenterology Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: InHealth Ltd
Town: High Wycombe
NUTS code: UKJ13
Country: United Kingdom
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 14 789 686.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Services to which this Procurement relates fall within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the “Regulations”). As such, the procurement of the Services is being run as a process akin to the Open Procedure, as outlined within the suite of procurement documents. The Contracting Authority does not intend to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Schedule 3 Services.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group
Postal address: Endeavour House, Russell Road
Town: Ipswich
Postal code: IP1 2BX
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/10/2018