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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-London: Wheelchair and Postural Seating Services
505830-2018
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
16 November 2018
04 December 2018
Prior information notice with call for competition
No

Notice Abstract

Please be advised that this Prior Information Notice is a Call for Competition in order that potential bidders may express an interest in tendering for this service. Following publication of this Notice, only bidders that have expressed an interest in tendering for the service will be invited to submit a bid for the service. Expressions of interest must be submitted via the ProContract portal. https://procontract.due-north.com/Login/Potential bidders are further informed that there will be an online Market Engagement running from 14.11.2018 — 4.12. 2018. Following completion of the Market Engagement, all bidders who have expressed an interest would be issued with the Invitation to Tender documents, irrespective of their participation in the Market Engagement.This notice does not represent a commitment from NHS Waltham Forest CCG’s to award a contract.

Notice Details

Prior information notice

This notice is a call for competition

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

NEL Commissioning Support Unit

NEL Commissioning Support Unit, Procurement Department, 2nd Floor, 1 Lower Marsh

London

SE1 7NT

UK

Contact person: Mr Jean-Claude Simba

Telephone: +44 2036882498

E-mail: jean-claude.simba@nhs.net

NUTS: UKI

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.walthamforestccg.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Login/


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Login/


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

Waltham Forest Wheelchair and Postural Seating Services for Adults and Children Service

Reference number: DN376445

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Please be advised that this Prior Information Notice is a Call for Competition in order that potential bidders may express an interest in tendering for this service. Following publication of this Notice, only bidders that have expressed an interest in tendering for the service will be invited to submit a bid for the service. Expressions of interest must be submitted via the ProContract portal. https://procontract.due-north.com/Login/

Potential bidders are further informed that there will be an online Market Engagement running from 14.11.2018 — 4.12. 2018. Following completion of the Market Engagement, all bidders who have expressed an interest would be issued with the Invitation to Tender documents, irrespective of their participation in the Market Engagement.

This notice does not represent a commitment from NHS Waltham Forest CCG’s to award a contract.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33193100

33193120

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking to commission an organisation that will support the delivery of the Wheelchair and Postural Seating Services for Adults and Children Service. The service will be delivered and based in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and managed locally.

The aim of the procurement is to procure a quality service that provide a high quality and clinically safe integrated wheelchair service, including the assessment and provision of equipment, aftercare, maintenance and support for adults and children who have a physical/cognitive and/or degenerative long term condition which limits mobility. This may also include people who require end of life care.

The principal aims of the service are to provide:

— a comprehensive quality assessment, prescription and review service to meet the postural and independent mobility needs for patients registered with a GP in Waltham Forest,

— specialist seating and rehabilitation engineering services,

— repair and maintenance services,

— a service responsible for managing and coordinating the requirements of all users with permanent or occasional mobility needs.

The provider may subcontract parts of the service to ensure that a comprehensive range of services is available to meet the specific and personal needs of each service user. However, where parts of the service are subcontracted, the provider shall remain accountable to the commissioner, to ensure that a seamless service is provided to patients, their carers and healthcare professionals. Service users/carers will be offered a single point of access for queries.

The estimated annual contract value is 800 000 GBP. Total estimated for 3 years is 2 400 000 GBP. The initial contract will be for the duration of 3 years with the options to extend for a further 2 year. It is anticipated that the new service will commence on 1.9.2019.

This service would covered by the light touch regime are set out at Schedule 3 (Social and Other Specific Services) of PCR 2015. The Commissioner is not voluntarily following any other part of the Regulations. The procedure that the Commissioner will be following will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. The Process will be similar to Open Procedure process under the Regulations but, for avoidance of doubt, the commissioner is not running the Process as though the Open Procedure under the Regulations applies and so reserves the right to depart from that procedure at any point. The procurement will be advertised via OJEU and Contract Finder.The Commissioner is following an Open Procurement procedure as it will be set out in the Invitation to Tender.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 400 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

3 years + 2 years.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 04/12/2018

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

Potential Bidders interested in responding to the market engagement questionnaires are required to submit their response via Pro contract https://procontract.due-north.com/Login/

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group

Kirkdale House, 7 Kirkdale Road

London

E11 1HP

UK

Telephone: +44 2036882604

E-mail: wfccg.enquiries@nhs.net

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.walthamforestccg.nhs.uk/

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

15/11/2018