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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Leeds: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening
505946-2018
NHS England
16 November 2018
18 December 2018
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
No

Notice Abstract

NHS England (London) is seeking to identify professional, capable Providers to deliver the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (AAASP) across South London which also includes East Surrey and parts of Surrey Downs CCGs. One contract will be awarded (one tender Lot).The contract will be part block and part activity based. The block will ensure all costs are covered to support service delivery to current performance standards (75 % uptake). A tariff payment per screen will be offered for all men screened, who are part of the eligible cohort for that year, where uptake performance exceeds 75 %. The maximum value of the block element is 755 000 GBP per year for years 1-3 and 695 000 GBP for year 4.This associated tariff payment will be 60 GBP per screen:This will cover:— Initial screens,— surveillance screens,— self-referrals,— non-visualised screens below the acceptable level set by the National AAASP (per year).

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS England

Quarry House

Leeds

LS2 7UE

UK

Contact person: Mr David Singleton

Telephone: +44 7976020372

E-mail: david.singleton2@nhs.net

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.england.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=18f116f5-d3e5-e811-80ef-005056b64545

I.3) Communication

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

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=18f116f5-d3e5-e811-80ef-005056b64545


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=18f116f5-d3e5-e811-80ef-005056b64545


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

RTL104P- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening in South London and East Surrey (East Surrey CCG and Surrey Downs CCG areas)

Reference number: RTL104P

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85150000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

NHS England (London) is seeking to identify professional, capable Providers to deliver the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (AAASP) across South London which also includes East Surrey and parts of Surrey Downs CCGs. One contract will be awarded (one tender Lot).

The contract will be part block and part activity based. The block will ensure all costs are covered to support service delivery to current performance standards (75 % uptake). A tariff payment per screen will be offered for all men screened, who are part of the eligible cohort for that year, where uptake performance exceeds 75 %. The maximum value of the block element is 755 000 GBP per year for years 1-3 and 695 000 GBP for year 4.

This associated tariff payment will be 60 GBP per screen:

This will cover:

— Initial screens,

— surveillance screens,

— self-referrals,

— non-visualised screens below the acceptable level set by the National AAASP (per year).

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 868 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NHS England (London) is seeking to identify professional, capable Providers to deliver the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (AAASP) across South London which also includes East Surrey and parts of Surrey Downs CCGs. One contract will be awarded (one tender Lot).

The contract will be part block and part activity based. The block will ensure all costs are covered to support service delivery to current performance standards (75 % uptake). A tariff payment per screen will be offered for all men screened, who are part of the eligible cohort for that year, where uptake performance exceeds 75 %. The maximum value of the block element is based on 75 % uptake including self-referrals and surveillance (based on figure form 2018/19): Total — 755 000 GBP per year for years 1-3 and 695 000 GBP for year 4 (ex VAT).

This associated tariff payment will be 60 GBP per screen (up to a maximum payment of 227 000 GBP per year).

This will cover;

— initial screens,

— surveillance screens,

— self-referrals,

— non-visualised screens below the acceptable level set by the National AAASP (per year).

The tender submission deadline is 12:00 (noon) on 18.12.2018.

The contract start date is 1.9.2019. The contract period will be 3 years (36 months) followed by an optional extension of up to 1 year (12 months). Therefore the maximum contract duration, including available extensions, is 4 years (48 months). Award will be made against The NHS Standard Contract (currently 2017-2019, we expect these terms to be updated during this procurement so it may be necessary to contract against the revised version. Should this be the case then we will publish the revised version via the portal in advance of any award).

The service provider will:

— invite eligible men to the AAASP using standard information provided by Public Health England (PHE),

— provide clear, high quality information that is accessible to all,

— carry out high quality abdominal ultrasound on those men attending for initial or follow-up screening according to national protocol,

— minimise any adverse effects of screening, including anxiety and unnecessary investigations,

— identify Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm's accurately,

— enable men to make an informed choice about the management of their Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm,

— ensure appropriate and effective management of cardiovascular risk factors identified through screening,

— ensure referral to accredited vascular services for high quality diagnostic and treatment services,

— promote audit and research and learn from the results.

The Services will be subject to an annual PHE Quality Assurance (QA) review and effectiveness of treatment will be monitored via annual reports of a National Vascular Review.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 90

Price / Weighting:  10

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 868 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/09/2019

End: 31/08/2022

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The contract period will be 3 years (36 months) followed by an optional extension of up to 1 year (12 months). Therefore the maximum contract duration, including available extensions, is 4 years (48 months).

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/12/2018

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/12/2018

Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

The Procurement process will be facilitated entirely online via The Authority's e-procurement portal (ProContract). Interested Applicants wishing to participate in the procurement must register, express an interest, and complete the online questionnaires hosted on the portal prior to the deadline for submission. See procurement documentation for more details. Please ensure that you leave enough time to register your organisation on the tendering portal which can take up to 24 hrs. All clarification requests and correspondence pertaining to this ITT opportunity must be directed through the portal. A timetable for the procurement, guidance re: process, and supplementary information relating to each contract opportunity is also available from the portal. This Tender process is being managed by NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL) on behalf of The Authority in connection with a competitive procurement exercise that is being conducted in accordance with a process based on the Open Procedure under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 ("the Regulations" (as amended)). The services to which this Procurement relates fall within the "Light Touch Regime" (LTR) governing procurement of health, social, education and other service contracts. Neither the reference to "Open Procedure", "ITT", the use of the term "Tender process", nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound to any of the Regulations, save those applicable to LTR provisions. Bidders are also to note that information relating to this procurement is provided in good faith, and may be subject to amendment by The Authority. The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award the contract.

Link: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=18f116f5-d3e5-e811-80ef-005056b64545

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NEL

Procurement Team, 2nd Floor, 1 Lower Marsh

London

SE1 7NT

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The commissioner will act in accordance with Part 3 Chapter 5 Regulation 85 to 87 and Part 3 Chapter 6 Regulation 88 to 104 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No. 102) (PCR 2015). Part 3 of the PCR 2015 provides for appeals to be made to the High Court subject to the time limitations and other required procedural steps. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Royal Courts of Justice — The High Court

The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

13/11/2018