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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Bristol: Assisted Conception Services for Western Devon and Cornwall (PIN) (EVENT)
Document Ref:
GB003ZM313335
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
Date Published:
30 October 2019
Deadline Date:
06 November 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
Labels:

Notice Abstract

This Prior Information Notice is being used to inform interested providers that the commissioner will be hosting a Market Engagement Event which will be held virtually on 6th November 2019. Bidders must register their interest 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, to obtain further information. You will need to be registered on the e-procurement system and 'express an interest'. The event will be recorded and available to view for 30 days after the event, upon which time it will be removed from the public domain. The commissioners welcome questions from potential bidders throughout this period, which will be responded to via the clarification process on the In-Tend e-procurement system. Following the Market Engagement Event the Commissioner will be looking to procure a service that aims to treat confirmed infertility. The objective of treatment is to achieve a successful pregnancy quickly and safely with the least intervention required and the delivery of a healthy child. The contract will be for an initial 3 year period with the option to extend for any period or periods up to a maximum of a further 2 years. The target commencement date for this service is 05/08/2020. The Market Engagement will be used to determine market interest in providing Specialist Fertility Services to patients in Western Devon and Cornwall which are likely to include: • Semen Analysis • A full In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) cycle* • A full Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) cycle • Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) stimulated and unstimulated depending on circumstances • The storage of gametes (oocytes and sperm) including those harvested prior to treatment for cancer or other treatments which may make a patient permanently infertile • The storage of embryos • Use of donor gametes such as egg or sperm where appropriate. Donor oocyte (egg) treatment will be subject to different waiting time criteria due to the recognised shortage of donors * A full IVF / ICSI treatment cycle includes: • Appropriate diagnostic tests, scans and pharmacological therapy • Counselling for couples • Stimulation of prospective mother’s ovaries to produce oocytes • Harvesting of the oocytes • Fertilisation using IVF of ICSI (assisted hatching is not provided) • A fresh embryo transfer (maximum 2 embryos transferred) • Cryopreservation of all suitable remaining embryos • If unsuccessful, within twelve months of cryopreservation, a frozen embryo transfer from remaining frozen embryos (maximum of 2 embryos transferred) • A follow up consultation / pregnancy scan with fertility services post IVF treatment

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
N/A
Bristol UK
N/A N/A
N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Assisted Conception Services for Western Devon and Cornwall (PIN) (EVENT)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

This Prior Information Notice is being used to inform interested providers that the commissioner will be hosting a Market Engagement Event which will be held virtually on 6th November 2019. Bidders must register their interest 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, to obtain further information. You will need to be registered on the e-procurement system and 'express an interest'.

The event will be recorded and available to view for 30 days after the event, upon which time it will be removed from the public domain. The commissioners welcome questions from potential bidders throughout this period, which will be responded to via the clarification process on the In-Tend e-procurement system.

Following the Market Engagement Event the Commissioner will be looking to procure a service that aims to treat confirmed infertility. The objective of treatment is to achieve a successful pregnancy quickly and safely with the least intervention required and the delivery of a healthy child.

The contract will be for an initial 3 year period with the option to extend for any period or periods up to a maximum of a further 2 years.

The target commencement date for this service is 05/08/2020.

The Market Engagement will be used to determine market interest in providing Specialist Fertility Services to patients in Western Devon and Cornwall which are likely to include:

• Semen Analysis

• A full In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) cycle*

• A full Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) cycle

• Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) stimulated and unstimulated depending on circumstances

• The storage of gametes (oocytes and sperm) including those harvested prior to treatment for cancer or other treatments which may make a patient permanently infertile

• The storage of embryos

• Use of donor gametes such as egg or sperm where appropriate. Donor oocyte (egg) treatment will be subject to different waiting time criteria due to the recognised shortage of donors

* A full IVF / ICSI treatment cycle includes:

• Appropriate diagnostic tests, scans and pharmacological therapy

• Counselling for couples

• Stimulation of prospective mother’s ovaries to produce oocytes

• Harvesting of the oocytes

• Fertilisation using IVF of ICSI (assisted hatching is not provided)

• A fresh embryo transfer (maximum 2 embryos transferred)

• Cryopreservation of all suitable remaining embryos

• If unsuccessful, within twelve months of cryopreservation, a frozen embryo transfer from remaining frozen embryos (maximum of 2 embryos transferred)

• A follow up consultation / pregnancy scan with fertility services post IVF treatment

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

SCW/NHSSCWCSU/00001071/2017

4.3

Time Limits

   06-11-2019  Time 09:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/ProjectManage/1071

Date documents can be requested until: 06 Nov 2019 at 09:00 hrs

(UTC +00:00) GMT Standard Time

(MT Ref:313335)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 30-10-2019

Current Notes