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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Edinburgh: Welfare Service at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh
Document Ref:
TED32SNOV372059
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
NHS Lothian
Date Published:
14 November 2019
Deadline Date:
02 December 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

Lothian Health Board is seeking proposals from bidders who can deliver a welfare advice service initially at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh and then the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People Edinburgh when that site opens. The service will work to support families who as a result of their child’s health condition (e.g. long stay in hospital, housebound or difficulty accessing services due to caring responsibilities and vulnerability) cannot access mainstream services for financial support. The service will target families whose child is in hospital or who are attending outpatients and be available to families within NHS Lothian and throughout Scotland.

Notice Details

Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Lothian

Procurement Headquarters, Lothian Health Board Waverley Gate 2-4 Waterloo Place

Edinburgh

EH1 3EG

UK

Telephone: +44 1314657646

E-mail: pam.nicholson@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

NUTS: UKM75

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00326

I.3) Communication

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

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.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

Welfare Service at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh

Reference number: LOTL302-19

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Lothian Health Board is seeking proposals from bidders who can deliver a welfare advice service initially at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh and then the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People Edinburgh when that site opens. The service will work to support families who as a result of their child’s health condition (e.g. long stay in hospital, housebound or difficulty accessing services due to caring responsibilities and vulnerability) cannot access mainstream services for financial support. The service will target families whose child is in hospital or who are attending outpatients and be available to families within NHS Lothian and throughout Scotland.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 102 120.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM75

Main site or place of performance:

Service based in Edinburgh although potential clients may come from anywhere in Scotland

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lothian Health Board is seeking proposals from bidders who can deliver a welfare advice service initially at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh and then into the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People Edinburgh based at Little France at a date yet to be confirmed. The contractor will work to support families who as a result of their child’s health condition (e.g. long stay in hospital, housebound or difficulty accessing services due to caring responsibilities and vulnerability) cannot access mainstream services of financial support. The contractor will operate from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh initially, and target families whose child is in hospital or who are attending outpatients and as such be available to families within Lothian Health Board and throughout Scotland. The contractor will be available to parents / carers / families who are using in-patient or out-patient hospital provision and who may be referred on to other appropriate services.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Strategy to Meet the Project's Requirements and Outcomes / Weighting: 60

Quality criterion: Relevant Experience, Capability and Capacity / Weighting: 20

Cost criterion: Cost criterion: Annual total cost / Weighting: 20

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 102 120.00 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:

Original contract duration of two years. 1 extension of one year

Extension of one year at the sole discretion of NHS Lothian

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Please see Specification for full details

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Applicants must:

- Have full Disclosure Checks for working with vulnerable families

- Be prepared to complete NHS Lothian child protection training if successful in obtaining the contract and adhere to all child protection policies and reporting mechanisms

- Bidders must provide evidence that they have attained Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers at level 3 (https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-national-standards-information-advice-providers-quality-assurance-framework-2009/pages/2/)

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders should provide turnover data for their two most recent financial years to answer the Economic & Financial standing questions in the ITT found on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender portal https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Bidders are expected to have read and understood the NHS Lothian's Terms & Conditions of Service, located in the documents section of the ITT found on the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender portal

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Bidders must hold the following levels of insurance:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance GBP 5,000,000

Public Liability Insurance GBP 5,000,000

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders must:

Be prepared to complete NHS Lothian child protection training if successful in obtaining the contract and adhere to all child protection policies and reporting mechanisms

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Bidders must evidence the following:

- Full Disclosure Checks for working with vulnerable families

- Bidders must provide evidence that they have attained Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers at level 3 (https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-national-standards-information-advice-providers-quality-assurance-framework-2009/pages/2/)

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: No

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 02/12/2019

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/12/2019

Local time: 13:00

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

The buyer is using the Public Contract Scotland-Tender portal to conduct this ITT. The project code is 14763 for more information go to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info

TUPE is not applicable for this tender.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 14763. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:603091)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NHS Lothian

Procurement Headquarters, Lothian Health Board Waverley Gate 2-4 Waterloo Place

Edinburgh

EH1 3EG

UK

Telephone: +44 1314657646

E-mail: pam.nicholson@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

14/11/2019

Current Notes