Services - 494411-2018

09/11/2018    S216

United Kingdom-Epping: Health services

2018/S 216-494411

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Postal address: Building 4, Spencer Close, St Margaret's Hospital, The Plain
Town: Epping
NUTS code: UKH3 Essex
Postal code: CM16 6TN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Sarah Beaumont
E-mail: Sarah.Beaumont@attain.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://westessexccg.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://attain.force.com/s/
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:

Integrated Urgent Care (incorporating GP Extended Access) Services for West Essex CCG

Reference number: ACE-0334-2018-West
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85100000 Health services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG) wishes to establish a Lead Provider contract for the provision of Integrated Urgent Care(incorporating Extended Access) Services (IUCS). The IUCS will incorporate the following in scope elements: NHSE mandated services:

— NHS 111 call-handling service,

— NHS 111 on-line service,

— Clinical Assessment Service (CAS),

— Primary Care Out of Hours (OOH) service Locally mandated services:

— GP Extended Access service with the ability to make pre-bookable routine appointments from primary care alongside urgent referrals from local acute trusts; Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) in Harlow, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Trust (Broomfield Hospital), Cambridge University Foundation Hospital Trust (Addenbrookes Hospital) and NHS111.

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: 29 791 700.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH3 Essex
Main site or place of performance:

Epping, Essex

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

West Essex CCG’s strategic vision is to create an Integrated Care Alliance (ICA) with a clear priority for developing and delivering a shared strategy for Integrated Urgent Care in West Essex. In line with national strategy, West Essex CCG is looking to develop an urgent and emergency care system that is intuitive and helps people make the right decisions. The clear aim is to shift the provision of services into local community settings to provide alternatives to A and E whilst placing the responsibility across all services for preventing escalation of need. This will be achieved through timely clinical access for urgent care close to people’s homes, moving from "assess and refer" to a "consult and complete" model that promotes an agreed consistent approach to supporting people to manage their health independently. The expectation is that the system will shift towards more “managed urgent care” as opposed to unscheduled urgent care to reduce the pressure on our hospitals so that resources are protected for the sickest patients and those with serious or life threatening needs. The Integrated Urgent Care (incorporating Extended Access) Service (IUCS) is at the centre of this strategy and will be expected to support patients in a crisis, those struggling to cope and in need of support, individuals needing help to manage their health conditions to enable them to live independently and to act as an information point for the general public. The Provider will actively participate, through a senior clinician, in the development and implementation of the shared strategy, for the integrated delivery of care in West Essex and will work in partnership with all relevant professionals, teams, organisations and trusts within the local health and social care system. West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG) wishes to establish a Lead Provider contract for the provision of Integrated Urgent Care Services (incorporating Extended Access) Services (IUCS). The IUCS will incorporate the following in scope elements: NHSE mandated services:

— NHS 111 call-handling service,

— NHS 111 on-line service,

— Multi-specialty Clinical Assessment Service (MCAS),

— Primary Care Out of Hours (OOH) service Locally mandated services:

— GP Extended Access service with the ability to make pre-bookable routine appointments from primary care alongside urgent referrals from local acute trusts; Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) in Harlow, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Trust (Broomfield Hospital), Cambridge University Foundation Hospital Trust (Addenbrookes Hospital) and NHS111.

It is essential that there is interoperability and digital transferability between all elements of the IUCS to avoid unnecessary handoffs, so that the service is seamless for both the patient and their clinical records.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical Ability / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 30
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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)Type of procedure
Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

Market engagement demonstrated limited organisations to deliver the full scope Allowed bidders additional time to submit responses over the summer period Significant dialogue undertaken ahead of publication of opportunity which means a more straightforward process would deliver the required outputs Less complex process minimises impact on CCG capacity in evaluation

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 2018/S 135-308364
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
12/10/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: HUC
National registration number: 30301R
Postal address: Ascots Lane
Town: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NUTS code: UKH2 Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
Postal code: AL7 4HL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: development@hertsurgentcare.nhs.uk
Internet address: https://hucweb.co.uk
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 28 056 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Postal address: Building 4, Spencer Close, St Margaret's Hospital, The Plain
Town: Epping
Postal code: CM16 6TN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: sarah.clark@attain.co.uk
Internet address: https://westessexccg.nhs.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/11/2018