United Kingdom - Leeds: Research services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
Health
NUTS Code: 
Type: 
Contract notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 096-189357

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
The Information Centre for Health and Social Care
1 Trevelyan Square
Leeds
LS1 6AE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Brittain
Telephone: +44 1132547264
E-mail: andrew.brittain@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKE42

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://digital.nhs.uk/

I.2)

Joint procurement

I.3)

Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

Behind the Headlines.

Reference number: HCON01291

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
73110000 - RD10

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

NHS Digital requires critical appraisal of the research that underpins healthcare news stories. These stories (six per week) will be selected by NHS Digital in collaboration with the supplier. Analysis of the research by clinicians and/or scientists is required to produce an article based on impartial, evidence-based appraisal and questions posed by NHS Digital. The supplier will work collaboratively with NHS Digital content staff who will edit the analysis and re-present it to the supplier to be validated as clinically and scientifically accurate, fair and balanced. NHS Digital will then publish the content.

II.1.5)

Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)

Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
73210000
79310000
79311400
79315000
85000000
85100000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE42
Main site or place of performance:

Leeds.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

NHS Digital requires critical appraisal of the research that underpins healthcare news stories. These stories (six per week) will be selected by NHS Digital in collaboration with the supplier. Analysis of the research by clinicians and/or scientists is required to produce an article based on impartial, evidence-based appraisal and questions posed by NHS Digital. The supplier will work collaboratively with NHS Digital content staff who will edit the analysis and re-present it to the supplier to be validated as clinically and scientifically accurate, fair and balanced. NHS Digital will then publish the content.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Response to Requirement and Questionnaire / Weighting: 50
Cost criterion - Name: Relative Price / Weighting: 50

II.2.6)

Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

One year extension as an Option following initial 12 month term. Take up of the Option by the Authority will be subject to performance.

II.2.10)

Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

12 month Option to extend following initial 12 month term.

II.2.12)

Information about electronic catalogues

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

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:

Work to be carried out by trained clinicians (REQ003).

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.1.5)

Information about reserved contracts

III.2)

Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)

Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)

Contract performance conditions:

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.1.3)

Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.4)

Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)

Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)

Information about the 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

IV.2.2)

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 21/06/2017
Local time: 15:00

IV.2.3)

Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)

Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

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: 22/06/2017
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Leeds.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)

Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)

Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=259134903

GO Reference: GO-2017517-PRO-10226957.

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
NHS Digitial
The Health and Social Care Information Centre, Trevelyan Square,, Boar Lane
Leeds
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)

Review procedure

VI.4.4)

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
17/05/2017