Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive
Section I: Contracting Change
I.1) Name and addresses
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU on behalf of East Staffordshire CCG
Heron House, 120 Grove Road
Telephone: +44 1216121500
Main address: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
I.1) Name and addresses
NHS East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Edwin House, Second Avenue
Main address: https://eaststaffsccg.nhs.uk/
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:
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
Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
East Staffordshire Community Services
Reference number: S-19-07
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
An exciting opportunity has arisen to deliver community services for East Staffordshire CCG. We are looking for an established, innovative provider, who will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of all community services, inclusive of all ages, across the East Staffordshire geographical footprint.
The successful provider will need to ensure stability and rigour in the delivery of high quality, sustainable services as they are today, whilst also working to progress towards the vision for integrated community services in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent STP and the NHS Long Term Plan. The contract is for a period of 2 years with an option to extend for up to 1 year.
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots:
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
This is an excellent opportunity for a provider to work for East Staffordshire CCG to deliver core community services for all ages and all people registered with one of the 18 East Staffordshire GP practices. We are looking for a provider who can deliver high quality community services which are:
— patient centred,
— in line with NHS Quality standards (Schedule 4 NHS Standard Contract),
East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for the commissioning of healthcare services for 144 000 patients across the Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter area. The successful provider will be working in partnership with other stakeholders across the system to deliver these services and ensure a smooth transition for patients and staff from the current provider whilst also providing equity of access across the geographical footprint including inner city and rural areas to:
— reduce health inequalities,
— provide effective management of patients in the community,
— provide sustainable and empowered teams to provide services for patients whilst being at the heart of our communities,
— enhance community care at pace to enable people to live independent lives and avoid unnecessary and costly emergency episodes,
— provide a sustainable workforce.
The services are a range of core community services (including current in reach community services at HMP Dovegate). These are services for all ages and for all patients registered with one of the 18 GP practices across East Staffordshire CCG:
1) Specific community specialist and generalist nursing services;
2) Intermediate care/rehabilitation services/therapies;
3) Community children's services.
Service category: indicative services included in scope but not limited to are:
Community nursing: all ages: community matrons, community district nursing, rapid response;
Specialist nursing: all ages: dietetics nutrition support, palliative team, adult ability team, continence service, tissue viability, clinical nurse specialist learning disabilities — primary care
Intermediate care/rehabilitation services/Therapies: all ages unless otherwise stated: musculoskeletal intermediate service (MIS), community therapies and falls, stroke rehabilitation service, podiatry service, enteral feeds, physiotherapy for adults with a developmental disorder (PADD), speech and language therapy — adult learning disability), care coordination centre.
Community children's services: paediatric physiotherapy, paediatric enteral feeds, paediatric speech and language therapy.
We are seeking tenders from organisations who share the STP ambition for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent and are willing to work with us to deliver high quality, core community services and to gain the benefits that this will bring in relation to positive health outcomes for patients, improved carer and patient experience and the realisation of efficiencies in the community services, all within the financial envelope. This contract is for a maximum of 9 166 490 GBP per annum (based on 2019/20 prices) which will be adjusted for future inflation and efficiency in line with NHS national guidance. This is a block arrangement which means the overall fixed value will not be adjusted for changes in Activity levels.
A bidder event is planned on or around 20th August. Full details of this event will be sent to prospective bidders through the messaging service of MLCSU Bravo portal.
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: 18 332 980.00 GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals:
Optional 1 year extension.
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:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement:
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S:
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Local time: 16:00
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement:
VI.3) Additional information
Right to cancel: The contracting authority reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a contract or contracts, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award a contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary.
The contracting authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this contract notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender, irrespective of the outcome of the competition or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.
All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are provisional and the contracting authority reserves the right to change these.
Transparency: the contracting authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and may be required to disclose information received in the course of this procurement under FOIA or the EIR.
In addition, and in accordance with the UK Government's policies on transparency, the contracting authority intends to publish procurement documentation and the text of any resulting contractual arrangements, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority.
Any redactions, whether in relation to information requests under FOIA, the EIR or policies on transparency will be in accordance with those grounds prescribed under the freedom of information act.
This tender will be operated via electronic means using the internet. Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services.
Any other public-sector body detailed within this notice, wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body.
Details will be made available via documentation and information released during the tender process.
Should the contract be awarded, it will be for 24 months with an option to extend by up to another 12 months.
This exercise will be conducted on the Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
Candidates wishing to participate must register should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk(registration and use of the website is free of charge). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register.
For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the bravo solution help-desk on +44 8003684850 or e-mail: help@bravosolution
There is one ITT relevant to this procurement, namely ITT 705. Bidders should ensure that they are able to access this project.
Light touch regime services: This procurement is for clinical services which are light touch regime services for the purpose of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as specified in Schedule 3 of the Regulations (‘Regulations’). Accordingly, the contracting authorities are only bound by those parts of the regulations detailed in Chapter 3 Particular Procurement Regimes Section 7. The contracting authorities are not voluntarily following any other part of the regulations. The procedure which the contracting authorities are following is set out in Annex 1.
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
NHS East Staffordshire CCG
Edwin House, Second Avenue
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice