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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Southampton: School Aged Immunisations for Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Dorset
Document Ref:
261926-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England and NHS Improvement South East and South We
Date Published:
05 June 2019
Deadline Date:
31 July 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
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Notice Abstract

NHS England and NHS Improvement South East and South West seeks to commission immunisation programmes aimed at school aged children across the following 3 geographical lots:— Dorset (including Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole),— Hampshire,— Solent (Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight).There are currently 4 programmes for children of school age relevant to this procurement:— the Seasonal Influenza immunisation programme,— the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) immunisation programme,— the Tetanus, Diphtheria and inactivated Polio (Td/IPV) adolescent booster programme,— the Meningitis ACWY immunisation programme.The contract term will be 5 years, with the option to extend by a further 2 years, and will commence on 1.8.2020. Interested parties may bid for one or more lots. All ITT responses must be returned by 12:00 noon on 31.7.2019, at the latest.This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

Notice Details

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England and NHS Improvement South East and South West)

Oakley Road

Southampton

SO16 4GX

UK

Contact person: Tom Griffiths

E-mail: scwcsu.procurement@nhs.net

NUTS: UKJ32

Internet address(es)

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

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

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


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

School Aged Immunisations for Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Dorset

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

NHS England and NHS Improvement South East and South West seeks to commission immunisation programmes aimed at school aged children across the following 3 geographical lots:

— Dorset (including Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole),

— Hampshire,

— Solent (Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight).

There are currently 4 programmes for children of school age relevant to this procurement:

— the Seasonal Influenza immunisation programme,

— the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) immunisation programme,

— the Tetanus, Diphtheria and inactivated Polio (Td/IPV) adolescent booster programme,

— the Meningitis ACWY immunisation programme.

The contract term will be 5 years, with the option to extend by a further 2 years, and will commence on 1.8.2020. Interested parties may bid for one or more lots. All ITT responses must be returned by 12:00 noon on 31.7.2019, at the latest.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 18 179 843.20 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: 3

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

School Aged Immunisations for Dorset, including Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKK2

Main site or place of performance:

Dorset (including Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch).

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NHS England and NHS Improvement South East and South West seeks to commission immunisation programmes aimed at school aged children in Dorset, including Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The purpose of national immunisation programmes is to protect the population from vaccine preventable illnesses and reduce the associated morbidity and mortality and the burden this places on health services. This includes reducing the risk of individuals infecting others (herd immunity), particularly those who cannot be vaccinated either because they are too young or for medical reasons. Collectively the programmes protect young people against a range of infectious diseases which can lead to death or severe, permanent disability requiring long term care such as limb amputations, brain injury, paralysis and cancer.

The aim of the project is to secure provision, for each of the lots, which can achieve and sustain high levels of coverage of the immunisation programmes in scope overall as well as at the level of individual schools/communities and population groups e.g. those who typically have difficulty accessing services. Coverage will be measured in the year the vaccination is first offered and in subsequent school years. The ambition is to be in the top quartile for the country for each vaccination programme and in each lot.

There are currently 4 programmes for children of school age relevant to this procurement:

— the Seasonal Influenza immunisation programme,

— the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) immunisation programme,

— the Tetanus, Diphtheria and inactivated Polio (Td/IPV) adolescent booster programme,

— the Meningitis ACWY immunisation programme.

In addition, the provider will offer a catch-up service for under-immunised children in line with the national measles eradication strategy.

The programmes are continually evolving. By 2020, the HPV programme will have been extended to boys as well as girls and the flu programme will have been extended to school year 6. Further school years may be announced for the flu programme in due course. The scope may also be extended in future to include additional programmes, as advised/ recommended by the Joint Committee of Vaccinations and Immunisations and/or at the request of the commissioner. Any provider will have to demonstrate an ability to respond positively to programme changes and implement them in a timely fashion to a high standard.

The contract term will be 5 years, with the option to extend by a further 2 years, and will commence on 1.8.2020.

Interested parties may bid for one or more lots.

Interested parties who wish to take part in the procurement are invited to take part in an Invitation To Tender (ITT) process, based on the open procedure and designed to identify the most economically advantageous tender and therefore determine the incoming provider. Instructions for taking part can be found below.

All ITT responses must be returned by 12:00 noon on 31.7.2019, at the latest.

A prior information/early engagement notice was published in relation to this procurement in January 2019, seeking expressions of interest. Please note that this previous notice was an information gathering exercise rather than a call for competition in its own right. Although those who responded to that notice will be advised that this Contract Notice has been published, there will be no process exemptions or preferential treatment afforded to any parties who expressed an interest at that stage.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the commissioners.

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 795 647.10 GBP

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

Duration in months: 84

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

School Aged Immunisations for Hampshire

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ3

Main site or place of performance:

Hampshire

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NHS England & NHS Improvement South East and South West seeks to commission immunisation programmes aimed at school aged children in Hampshire.

The purpose of national immunisation programmes is to protect the population from vaccine preventable illnesses and reduce the associated morbidity and mortality and the burden this places on health services. This includes reducing the risk of individuals infecting others (herd immunity), particularly those who cannot be vaccinated either because they are too young or for medical reasons. Collectively the programmes protect young people against a range of infectious diseases which can lead to death or severe, permanent disability requiring long term care such as limb amputations, brain injury, paralysis and cancer.

The aim of the project is to secure provision for each of the lots, which can achieve and sustain high levels of coverage in respect of the immunisation programmes in scope overall as well as at the level of individual schools/communities and population groups e.g. those who typically have difficulty accessing services. Coverage will be measured in the year the vaccination is first offered and in subsequent school years. The ambition is to be in the top quartile for the country for each vaccination programme and in each lot.

There are currently 4 programmes for children of school age relevant to this procurement:

— the Seasonal Influenza immunisation programme,

— the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) immunisation programme,

— the Tetanus, Diphtheria and inactivated Polio (Td/IPV) adolescent booster programme,

— the Meningitis ACWY immunisation programme.

In addition, the provider will offer a catch-up service for under-immunised children in line with the national measles eradication strategy.

The programmes are continually evolving. By 2020, the HPV programme will have been extended to boys as well as girls and the flu programme will have been extended to school year 6. Further school years may be announced for the flu programme in due course. The scope may also be extended in future to include additional programmes, as advised/ recommended by the Joint Committee of Vaccinations and Immunisations and/or at the request of the commissioner. Any provider will have to demonstrate an ability to respond positively to programme changes and implement them in a timely fashion to a high standard.

The contract term will be 5 years, with the option to extend by a further 2 years, and will commence on 1.8.2020.

Interested parties may bid for one or more lots.

Interested parties who wish to take part in the procurement are invited to take part in an Invitation To Tender (ITT) process, based on the open procedure and designed to identify the most economically advantageous tender and therefore determine the incoming provider. Instructions for taking part can be found below.

All ITT responses must be returned by 12:00 noon on 31.7.2019, at the latest.

A prior information/early engagement notice was published in relation to this procurement in January 2019, seeking expressions of interest. Please note that this previous notice was an information gathering exercise rather than a call for competition in its own right. Although those who responded to that notice will be advised that this Contract Notice has been published, there will be no process exemptions or preferential treatment afforded to any parties who expressed an interest at that stage.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 9 101 331.90 GBP

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

Duration in months: 84

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

School Aged Immunisations for Solent (Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight)

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ3

Main site or place of performance:

Solent (Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight).

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NHS England and NHS Improvement South East and South West seeks to commission immunisation programmes aimed at school aged children in the Solent area (Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight).

The purpose of national immunisation programmes is to protect the population from vaccine preventable illnesses and reduce the associated morbidity and mortality and the burden this places on health services. This includes reducing the risk of individuals infecting others (herd immunity), particularly those who cannot be vaccinated either because they are too young or for medical reasons. Collectively the programmes protect young people against a range of infectious diseases which can lead to death or severe, permanent disability requiring long term care such as limb amputations, brain injury, paralysis and cancer.

The aim of the project is to secure provision for each of the lots, which can achieve and sustain high levels of coverage in respect of the immunisation programmes in scope overall as well as at the level of individual schools/communities and population groups e.g. those who typically have difficulty accessing services. Coverage will be measured in the year the vaccination is first offered and in subsequent school years. The ambition is to be in the top quartile for the country for each vaccination programme and in each lot.

There are currently 4 programmes for children of school age relevant to this procurement:

— the Seasonal Influenza immunisation programme,

— the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) immunisation programme,

— the Tetanus, Diphtheria and inactivated Polio (Td/IPV) adolescent booster programme,

— the Meningitis ACWY immunisation programme.

In addition, the provider will offer a catch-up service for under-immunised children in line with the national measles eradication strategy.

The programmes are continually evolving. By 2020, the HPV programme will have been extended to boys as well as girls and the flu programme will have been extended to school year 6. Further school years may be announced for the flu programme in due course. The scope may also be extended in future to include additional programmes, as advised/ recommended by the Joint Committee of Vaccinations and Immunisations and/or at the request of the commissioner. Any provider will have to demonstrate an ability to respond positively to programme changes and implement them in a timely fashion to a high standard.

The contract term will be 5 years, with the option to extend by a further 2 years, and will commence on 1.8.2020.

Interested parties may bid for one or more lots.

Interested parties who wish to take part in the procurement are invited to take part in an Invitation To Tender (ITT) process, based on the Open procedure and designed to identify the most economically advantageous tender and therefore determine the incoming provider. Instructions for taking part can be found below.

All ITT responses must be returned by 12:00 noon on 31.7.2019, at the latest.

A prior information/early engagement notice was published in relation to this procurement in January 2019, seeking expressions of interest. Please note that this previous notice was an information gathering exercise rather than a call for competition in its own right. Although those who responded to that notice will be advised that this Contract Notice has been published, there will be no process exemptions or preferential treatment afforded to any parties who expressed an interest at that stage.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the commissioners.

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 282 864.20 GBP

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

Duration in months: 84

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.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

As described in 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.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 015-032342

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

Date: 31/07/2019

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

Interested providers will be able to view this notice via the 'current tenders' list on the e-procurement system In-Tend, available on the following link: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

In order to submit a bid, you will need to be registered on the e-procurement system and 'express an interest', and then complete a response as specified within the procurement documents.

On registration, please include at least 2 contacts to allow for access to the system in times of absence.

The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’) which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the ‘Light Touch Regime’ contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77).

The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all Bidders equally. For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority will not be bound by the Regulations or the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these services.

Neither the inclusion of a bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the Directive or Regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority (‘Open’, ‘Restricted’, ‘Competitive Procedure with Negotiation’, ‘Competitive Dialogue’ or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive/Schedule 3 of the Regulations.

The Contracting Authority intends to voluntarily observe the award decision notices provisions and 10 day standstill period described in Regulation 86 of the Regulations. Unsuccessful bidders will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the bidder/application was unsuccessful. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the Regulations.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NHS England

Oakley Road

Southampton

SO16 4GX

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As described in VI.3, deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the 2015 Regulations.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

03/06/2019

Current Notes