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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Leeds: National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU)
436470-2019
NHS England
17 September 2019
03 October 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
No

Notice Abstract

The National Ambulance Resilience Unit’s (NARU) main aim is to support the emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) objectives of NHS England. NARU works on behalf of NHS England to provide a coordinated approach to EPRR and specialist capabilities across NHS ambulance services in England.Tenders to be submitted via https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

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 England

Quarry House, Quarry Hill

Leeds

LS2 7UE

UK

Telephone: +44 7808516879

E-mail: russell.greenwood@nhs.net

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

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

I.3) Communication

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

https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk


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


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU)

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85140000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The National Ambulance Resilience Unit’s (NARU) main aim is to support the emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) objectives of NHS England. NARU works on behalf of NHS England to provide a coordinated approach to EPRR and specialist capabilities across NHS ambulance services in England.

Tenders to be submitted via https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71356300

80531200

80561000

85100000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The National Ambulance Resilience Unit’s (NARU) main aim is to support the emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) objectives of NHS England. NARU works on behalf of NHS England to provide a coordinated approach to EPRR and specialist capabilities across NHS ambulance services in England. The unit works with NHS ambulance services to support the development of appropriately trained, equipped and prepared ambulance responders to deal with hazardous or difficult situations, particularly mass casualty incidents that represent a significant risk to health.

The following are the key components of the NARU function:

— capabilities: the development, procurement, maintenance and assurance of national ambulance resilience capabilities. Part of the remit is the management of pass-through funding to NHS ambulance services for interoperable capabilities,

— education: the development and delivery of training and education for NHS staff to maintain national resilience capabilities, including pass-through funding for NHS ambulance services to train staff, including acute hospital staff,

— clinical advice: includes specialist clinical advice in relation to pre-hospital environments and clinical input to and assurance of national resilience capabilities,

— management and operations: management of the NARU service and core operations. Provision of 24/7 on call for incidents to support NHS England.

NARU is part of the delivery of EPRR policy and the NHS ambulance service in England contribution to contest, the United Kingdom’s Strategy for Countering Terrorism and Civil Resilience strategies and the Department of Health and Social Care’s commitments under the UK National Security Strategy and the National Security Council.

The host of the NARU service will provide the support functions such as procurement, human resources and payroll, finance, information communications and technology, information governance and fleet and logistics.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken and the specialist knowledge required it is only possible for this to be undertaken by an English NHS ambulance service.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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:

There will be an option to extend the contract for a further 2 x 1 year periods.

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.1.8) 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:

2019/S 115-282412

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

Date: 03/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

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)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

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

This opportunity is limited to NHS Ambulance Trusts in England, therefore please do not apply if you are not an Ambulance Trust.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NHS England

Quarry House, Quarry Hill

Leeds

LS2 7UE

UK

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

London

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point that information about the actual award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of ten (10) calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) provide remedies under statute for aggrieved parties.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

13/09/2019