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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Edgbaston: Consultancy Solutions and Advisory Services
190249-2019
HealthTrust Europe LLP (HTE) acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Cov
23 April 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Notice - Restricted Procedure
Yes

Notice Abstract

This procurement exercise is for a Framework Agreement for the provision of consultancy solutions and advisory services (as a renewal to Consultancy and Advisory Services 2017). It will be awarded for the period of 3 years, with the option to extend for 1 period of 12 months at Health Trust Europe's discretion.

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

HealthTrust Europe LLP (HTE) acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (“UHCW”)

19 George Road

Edgbaston, Birmingham

B15 1NU

UK

Contact person: Louise Daly

Telephone: +44 08458875000

E-mail: louise.daly@htepg.com

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

I.3) Communication

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

https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk


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

Framework Agreement for the Provision of Consultancy Solutions and Advisory Services

Reference number: SF051639

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79411000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

This procurement exercise is for a Framework Agreement for the provision of consultancy solutions and advisory services (as a renewal to Consultancy and Advisory Services 2017). It will be awarded for the period of 3 years, with the option to extend for 1 period of 12 months at Health Trust Europe's discretion.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 7

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Business Consultancy and Advisory Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72224000

79410000

79411000

79413000

79418000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Provision of consultancy and advisory service to include process redesign and improvement; programme and project management and management consultancy services. Long term plans of action designed to achieve a particular goal or set of goals or objectives. The provider shall help organisations to improve their performance, through the analysis of existing organisational problems and development of plans for improvement and address their most critical challenges, transforming their organisation. Will also include design, marketing and advertising as well as public relations and advice on corporate social responsibility.

Terms and conditions/Activity Based Income (ABI): the terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting call-off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this Framework Agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information: this exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows:

— register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

— login to the portal with username/password,

— click the PQQs/ITTs open to all suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier,

— click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content,

— click the express interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page,

— you can access any attachments by clicking buyer attachments in the PQQ/ITT details box,

— follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT,

— submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk

Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the qualification and technical envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 75 000 000.00 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:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for one period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

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: Yes

Description of options:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for one period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Resource Consultancy and Advisory Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79414000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Consultancy and advisory services which will include human resource management and Workforce optimisation services. This lot focuses on the strategic and administrative discipline of hiring and developing employees so that they become more valuable to the organization. Provide knowledge and understanding of national policies and initiatives which are relevant to this work, with the pragmatism to apply these to the specification.

Terms and conditions/Activity Based Income (ABI): the terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting call-off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this Framework Agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information: this exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows:

— register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

— login to the portal with username/password,

— click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier,

— click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content,

— click the express interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page,

— you can access any attachments by clicking buyer attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box,

— follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT,

— submit your reply using the submit response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk

Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the qualification and technical envelopes of the PQQ in bravo in full.

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: 25 000 000.00 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:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

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: Yes

Description of options:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Supply Chain Management Consultancy and Advisory Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79418000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Consultancy and advisory services to include insourcing and outsourcing, procurement and supply chain management and optimisation. This lot focuses on advising the participating Authority on procurement and sourcing strategy and maximising value from its supply chain activities. This may include benefits realisation, core business analysis, off-shoring and “in-shoring”, business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing. The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting call-off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this Framework Agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information: this exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows:

— register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

— login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs open to all suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier,

— click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content,

— click the express interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page,

— you can access any attachments by clicking buyer attachments in the PQQ/ITT details box,

— follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT,

— submit your reply using the submit response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk

Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date.

Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the qualification and technical envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 25 000 000.00 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:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

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: Yes

Description of options:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Financial Consultancy and Advisory Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

66170000

66171000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Consultancy and advisory services to include financial management, accountancy, pension fund management, insurance, actuarial and risk management services. Under this lot the provider will provide the participating authority with financial advice and support, identifying the right financial solution for the organisation.

Terms and conditions/Activity Based Income (ABI): the terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting call-off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this Framework Agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information: this exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows:

— register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

— login to the portal with username/password,

— click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier,

— click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content,

— click the express interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page,

— you can access any attachments by clicking buyer attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box,

— follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT,

— submit your reply using the submit response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk

Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the qualification and technical envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 20 000 000.00 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:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

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: Yes

Description of options:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

Lot No: 5

II.2.1) Title

Audit, Counter Fraud and Spend Analysis

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

66170000

79210000

79212000

79212100

79212200

79212300

79212400

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Consultancy and advisory services to include internal audit and counter fraud, external audit, account payable (AP) reviews — this will include in depth review of a Participating Authorities AP data, identifying monies in overpayments, missed supplier credit and duplicate payments in order to recover cash, VAT reconciliation/reclaim and contract compliance reviews.

Terms and conditions/Activity Based Income (ABI): the terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting call-off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this Framework Agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information: this exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows:

— register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

— login to the portal with username/password,

— click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier,

— click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content,

— click the express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page,

— you can access any attachments by clicking buyer attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box,

— follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT,

— submit your reply using the submit response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk

Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the qualification and technical envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 20 000 000.00 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:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

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: Yes

Description of options:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

Lot No: 6

II.2.1) Title

ICT and Digital Consultancy and Advisory Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Consultancy and advisory services to include consultancy on optimising ICT hardware and software as well as all advisory services on digital deployment. Under this lot the provider will work with the participating authority to identify where they can better employ technology and digital solutions to improve service delivery and maximise productivity. The action plan produced should look at innovative use of information and technology and how this can support improvements and create efficiencies in the services of the participating authority.

Terms and conditions/Activity Based Income (ABI): the terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting call-off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this Framework Agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information: this exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows:

— register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

— login to the portal with username/password,

— click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier,

— click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content,

— click the express interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page,

— you can access any attachments by clicking buyer attachments in the PQQ/ITT details box,

— follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT,

— submit your reply using the submit response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk

Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the qualification and technical envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 25 000 000.00 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:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

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: Yes

Description of options:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

Lot No: 7

II.2.1) Title

Estates, Construction and Building Management Consultancy and Advisory Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71210000

71241000

71251000

71311000

71311300

71312000

71315200

71318000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Consultancy and advisory services to include consulting on energy efficiency, construction, environmental economics, health and safety, and all building consultations. Under this lot the provider will work with the participating authority to scope plans and/or designs for building modification and new build projects.

Terms and conditions/Activity Based Income (ABI): the terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting call-off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this Framework Agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information: this exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows:

— register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

— login to the portal with username/password,

— click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier,

— click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content,

— click the express interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page,

— you can access any attachments by clicking buyer attachments in the PQQ/ITT details box,

— follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT,

— submit your reply using the submit response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk

Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the qualification and technical envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 10 000 000.00 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:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

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: Yes

Description of options:

The contract shall be for the period of 3 years with the option to renew for 1 period of 12 months at the discretion of HealthTrust Europe.

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:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the eligibility envelope.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the eligibility envelope.


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the eligibility envelope.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the eligibility envelope.


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the eligibility envelope.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 50

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2018/S 237-541365

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

Date: 21/05/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 18/06/2019

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

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

HTE is a central purchasing body who is able to carry out this tender exercise by virtue of its appointment as an agent of UHCW. Notwithstanding HTE’s relationship with UHCW, it is HTE conducting this tender exercise and will execute the resultant Framework Agreement with successful bidders. The bodies to whom the use of this Framework Agreement will be open include all contracting authorities in the UK as defined in Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as may be updated from time to time. In particular, the following entities in the UK (particularly those of a health and/or social care nature) are envisaged as Framework Agreement users:

1) All National Health Service (NHS) bodies in England, including but not limited to:

(i) acute trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/acutetrustlisting.aspx);

(ii) health and care trusts (as listedat: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx);

(iii) mental health trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx);

(iv) clinical commissioning groups (as listedat: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx);

(v) ambulance trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx);

(vi) area teams (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx);

(vii) special health authorities (http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx);

(viii) NHS England; and

(ix) clinical senates and strategic clinical networks;

2) All NHS bodies in Wales, including but not limited to all:

(i) health boards;

(ii) NHS trusts;

(iii) the national delivery group;

(iv) community health Councils; and

(v) NHS Wales shared services partnership (as listed at http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure);

3) All NHS bodies in Northern Ireland (known as health and social care), including but not limited to:

(i) health and social care trusts (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=Trust);

(ii) health agencies (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=health+agencies);

(iii) hospitals (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=hospitals); and

(iv) the health and social care board;

4) Social enterprises undertaking some or all of the previous service provider functions of Contracting Authorities in relation to health and/or social care services (including charitable incorporated organisations, cooperatives, industrial and provident societies and community interest companies listed on the Companies House WebCheck service);

5) Ministerial departments and non-ministerial departments of central government, non-departmental agencies and other public bodies, and public corporations (as listed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations);

6) Devolved governmental and parliamentary organisations within the UK, including but not limited to the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, and Scottish public Bodies (as listed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies), as well as the Welsh Government, Welsh Assembly and Welsh unitary authorities (as listed at: http://www.assembly.wales/en/abthome/role-of-assembly-how-itworks/Pages/governance-of-wales.aspx);

7) All local authorities (as listed at: http://local.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedirect/Start.do?mode=1);

8) The Ministry of Defence (as detailed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence).

This list includes each organisation’s successors and assigns, any equivalent organisations and associated organisation created due to any organisational changes. This Framework Agreement will be open to any bodies or organisations operating in the UK of a health, and/or social care nature or which have a similar procurement need, and/or any UK based central government authority listed at Annex I of Directive 2014/24/EU, in respect of any goods or services to any of the above listed organisation.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Legal Department, HealthTrust Europe LLP

19 George Road

Birmingham

B15 1NU

UK

Telephone: +44 8458875000

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

HTE will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

18/04/2019