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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Warwick: Community Ophthalmology Service
Document Ref:
112734-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
NHS South Warwickshire CCG
Date Published:
11 March 2019
Deadline Date:
05 April 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

NHS South Warwickshire CCG is undertaking a procurement for the provision of a Community Ophthalmology Service.The contract duration will be 3 years (36 months) with an option to extend for a further 2 years (24 months).

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 South Warwickshire CCG

Westgate House, Market St

Warwick

CV34 4DE

UK

Contact person: Richard Ward

E-mail: richard.ward11@nhs.net

NUTS: UKG13

Internet address(es)

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.southwarwickshireccg.nhs.uk/

I.3) Communication

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

https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=27195&B=OGC


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=27195&B=OGC


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


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 Ophthalmology Service (South Warwickshire CCG)

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85100000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

NHS South Warwickshire CCG is undertaking a procurement for the provision of a Community Ophthalmology Service.

The contract duration will be 3 years (36 months) with an option to extend for a further 2 years (24 months).

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 772 861.65 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKG13

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The CCG wish to commission a community-based ophthalmology service for patients registered with a South Warwickshire GP who present with:

— defined acute eye conditions,

— defined chronic conditions.

Patients will be directly referred to this service for triage and where possible, patients will be assessed and provided with the appropriate treatment/advice in a single visit. Referrals will be accepted from a South Warwickshire GP, optometrist, A&E Department, Eye Casualty or 111 (Triage tool to be agreed with the commissioner).

The service will comprise of three main tiers, which are covered within the service specification, but can be delivered by multiple organisations with partnership or subcontracting arrangements, or by a single provider for all tiers.

Providers are responsible for coordinating partnership or subcontracting arrangements between themselves. Service delivery needs to be integrated and seamlessly delivered to patients.

Reporting needs to be coordinated and presented centrally as per reporting requirements set out in the NHS standard contract Section 6.

The service will have a suitable level of clinical delivery, supervision and leadership, and will be consultant-led. This means a consultant will be accountable for the delivery of the service, available and contactable when necessary and will retain overall responsibility while the service is open.

All new referrals will be triaged by appropriately skilled clinicians (in the view of the lead consultant) who will signpost the patient to the most appropriate service or pathway for treatment. This triage function will also be consultant led and therefore by definition, the consultant will have oversight and be accountable for the safe and accurate delivery of all aspects of the service.

The provider will work to best practice as published nationally, including, but not limited to, the development of schemes set out by NHSE Elective Care Transformation Programme and other guidance published during the contract term:

1) The development, implementation and management of a standardised cataract referral forms;

2) The triage of Glaucoma referrals onto the correct care pathway (dependent upon complexity);

3) Implementation of a patient education programme with supporting patient decision aids;

4) Liaison and support to upskill community optometrists optimising diagnostic and referral quality.

These service developments will be established and implemented during the course of the contract and will be detailed with applicable timescales within the NHS Standard Contract Particulars Section 6d; Service Development Improvement Plan (SDIP).

The provider is expected to continually work with the commissioner to further develop and improve the service in line with shifting demand.

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: 3 772 861.65 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

All professional and/or trade registrations is specified within the tender documentation.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Financial standing requirements for the procurement are outlined within Document 1 — ITT Process Overview, Section 9.4 Financial Standing.

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Financial standing requirements for the procurement are outlined within Document 1 — ITT Process Overview, Section 9.4 Financial Standing.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

All technical capacity and its evaluation criteria are specified within the tender documentation.

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: 05/04/2019

Local time: 17:00

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

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/04/2019

Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

NHS Arden and GEM CSU is managing this procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) (the “Regulations”). The services being procured are Schedule 3 Services and NHS Arden and GEM CSU and the commissioner it represents are bound only by those parts of the Regulations applying to the procurement of these services commonly referred to as the Light Touch Regime (LTR).

Whilst the procurement process is being referred to as an Open Process, Schedule 3 of the regulations provides the commissioner with the flexibility to define its own process as long as it complies with the provisions of Regulations 74-76 (inclusive) of the Regulations.

The commissioner may require that the provider and/or members of its supply chain provide guarantees, bonds or other instruments of appropriate security for the due and proper performance of its or their obligations, in such forms as may be required by the commissioner or otherwise prescribed for any such purpose. Please see published documentation for further details.

The CCG/Commissioner reserves the right not to award the contract in whole or in part and/or to withdraw the procurement at any stage and that it shall not have any liability for any bid costs.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NHS South Warwickshire CCG

Warwick

UK

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

NHS South Warwickshire CCG

Warwick

UK

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

NHS South Warwickshire CCG

Warwick

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

06/03/2019

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