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United Kingdom-Manchester: Health and social work services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Prior information notice - This notice is a call for competition
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of a Local Care Organisation for the City of Manchester.
This opportunity is for a contract holder for a ‘Local Care Organisation’ (LCO) for a range of out of hospital health and care services for Manchester. The LCO is envisaged to operate through a ‘neighbourhood model’, with emphasis upon: local population health and prevention of ill health; connecting to community assets and building upon people's strengths and self-management skills; and targeted care support people's needs particularly as needs change and become more complex. The LCO will therefore have a critical coordination and cooperation role with system partners in order to contribute to substantial system financial pressures. To do this they will need to deliver sustainable, high quality, safe and affordable prevention, primary, community, secondary health and social care services, through a blend of direct and sub-contracted provision. Commissioners seek responses from interested Providers who wish to deliver the Services as set out in the Prospectus.
City of Manchester.
Commissioners seek responses from interested Providers who wish to deliver the Services as set out in the Prospectus: i.e. an LCO for the population of Manchester with the aim of bringing together a range of health, social care and public health services to be delivered in the community. Interested Providers must complete and submit a Qualification Questionnaire (QQ). Providers are asked to indicate their proposed bidding model within their QQ response. Where Bidder Members are involved in the proposed model they should also complete required sections of the Qualification Questionnaire. Full details of this can be found in the Bidder Instruction Document. All documents are available electronically via EU Supply — https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com
The contract will be awarded without further advertisement of this opportunity and there will be no further opportunity to express interest.
The contract duration will be 10 years. The estimated budget for the ten year term is 5 900 000 000 GBP.
There will be a Bidder Information Event on Thursday 30th March 9:30-10:30 at The Irish Heritage Centre, Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, M8 0RY. To register and for further details please go to https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
See QQ Bidder Instruction Document for an overview of the procurement process. The QQ includes Grounds for Exclusion, Economic and Financial Standing and Technical and Professional Ability including:
— Contract Specific Technical Questions: A series of scored questions under the criteria of: (1) Deliverability; (2) Quality; (3) Integration and Transformation; and (4) Sustainability. Some questions ask bidders to refer to previous experience. Other questions ask bidders to explain their understanding of local requirements for the LCO and in some instances their proposed approach to delivery of the LCO and to obtain ‘assurance in principle’ from GP Federations. This flexibility of approach is utilised as permitted under the ‘light regime’.
— Standard Technical Questions: A series of pass/fail questions dealing with aspects relevant to service provision, for example, CQC Registration, Insurances, Regulatory etc.
Please refer to the NHSE prescribed form of contract for a Multi-Specialist Community Provider (MCP) contract subject to any local variations agreed between the Contracting Authority and the Recommended Bidder. The form of contract is currently in draft available at https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/new-care-models/vanguards/care-models/community-sites/.
This contract is anticipated to be updated further in March 2017.
Section IV: Procedure
This will be a Qualification Stage followed by an Award Stage. The Award Stage will involve invitation of proposals which will be evaluated against award criteria and is also likely to include strategic dialogue. Further information will be provided in due course.
Section VI: Complementary information
The main subject matter falls within the ‘light regime’ of Public Contracts Regulations. Commissioners will use flexibilities available under Regulations 74-76. The Contracting Authorities do not intend (and are not obliged) to follow specified procedures in the Regulations.
Over time, some services currently provided in the acute sector may be transferred to the LCO; commissioning intentions may result in the transfer of some low acuity, non-surgical (or non-complex surgical) services, into the LCO from year 3 (2020/21) at the earliest, and possibly thereafter over the contract term. For further information please see the Supplementary Information Document in Section 1.5 of the QQ Bidder Instruction Document.
In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and in particular Regulations 91 to 93.