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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Home Oxygen Services
313368-2019
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
05 July 2019
01 August 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Yes

Notice Abstract

An All Wales contract will be established by NHS Wales and awarded to a single supplier and all identified Health Boards and Trusts will be party to the contract. The Home Oxygen Service (HOS) provides a service to users in their own homes and also supports users working and travelling outside the home through the provision of appropriate oxygen supply and equipment. HOS includes, but is not limited to; the provision of a customer contact centre; processing and delivery of Home Oxygen requests; supply and installation of equipment; training and guidance for service users and/or carers; managing oxygen supplies through replenishment of cylinders and Liquid Oxygen (LOX); reimbursement of electricity costs for concentrator users: and servicing and maintenance of equipment.

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 Wales Shared Services Partnership

4th Floor, Companies House, Crown Way

Cardiff

CF14 3UB

UK

Contact person: Ann Evans

Telephone: +44 2920903870

E-mail: ann.evans5@wales.nhs.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0221

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://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk


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

Home Oxygen Services

Reference number: PAD/OJEU/40675

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85111700

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

An All Wales contract will be established by NHS Wales and awarded to a single supplier and all identified Health Boards and Trusts will be party to the contract. The Home Oxygen Service (HOS) provides a service to users in their own homes and also supports users working and travelling outside the home through the provision of appropriate oxygen supply and equipment. HOS includes, but is not limited to; the provision of a customer contact centre; processing and delivery of Home Oxygen requests; supply and installation of equipment; training and guidance for service users and/or carers; managing oxygen supplies through replenishment of cylinders and Liquid Oxygen (LOX); reimbursement of electricity costs for concentrator users: and servicing and maintenance of equipment.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 59 780 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

24111500

24111900

33157000

33157110

33157200

33157400

33157810

42996600

44611100

44611110

44611200

44612100

85111700

85141210

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL


Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout Wales.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The home oxygen service provides a service to users in their own homes and also supports users working and travelling outside the home through the provision of appropriate oxygen equipment. Health Boards/Trusts have the responsibility for provide home oxygen service to patients. The services that will be included in the contract includes, but is not limited to:

— the provision of a customer contact centre,

— processing and delivery of Home Oxygen requests,

— supply and installation of equipment,

— training and guidance for service users and/or carers,

— managing oxygen supplies through replenishment of cylinders and Liquid Oxygen (LOX),

— reimbursement of electricity costs for concentrator users, and

— servicing and maintenance of equipment.

Suppliers must be able to deliver all aspects of the service and must support the service that they provide with a suite of reports that enable Clinician to monitor the oxygen usage for their patients, and to be alerted when service users are not responsive to risk assessments and maintenance. This is in addition to reports that support reconciliation.

The Health Boards/Trusts that will utilise this contract are:

— Aneurin Bevan University Health Board,

— Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board,

— Cardiff and Vale University Health Board,

— Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board,

— Hywel Dda University Health Board,

— Powys Teaching Health Board,

— Swansea Bay University Health Board.

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: 59 780 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 120

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Initial term of 7 years (84 months) followed by an extension option of 3 years (36 months) during which time the services are likely to be retendered as an ongoing requirement.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with a single operator.

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 4 years: The Home Oxygen Service contract facilitates the delivery of oxygen to patients homes. Due to the lengthy implementation period required for the all Wales provision as well as the extensive patient interaction requirement to ensure safe use of equipment, a longer term arrangement is required.

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: 01/08/2019

Local time: 14:00

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

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 01/08/2019

Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

January 2025.

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Note: The Authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=89136

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver community benefits in support of the Authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The community benefits included in this contract are:

Additional information can be located in the tender documentation.

(WA Ref:89136)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

4th Floor, Companies House, Crown Way

Cardiff

CF14 3UB

UK

Telephone: +44 2920903870

E-mail: ann.evans5@wales.nhs.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

02/07/2019