UK-Gloucester: health services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
Health
Type: 
Contract notice
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Deadline: 
Friday, February 5, 2010 - 23:59
Tender ID: 
2010/S 3-3044
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SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

  • I.1) NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S):

    Gloucester shire National Health Service Primary Care Trust , Sanger House, 5220 Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth , Attn: David Porter , Gloucester GL3 4FE , UNITED KINGDOM. Tel. +44 8454221944 . E-mail: .

    Further information can be obtained at:

    As in above-mentioned contact point(s).

    Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained at:

    As in above-mentioned contact point(s).

    Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:

    As in above-mentioned contact point(s).

  • I.2) TYPE OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY AND MAIN ACTIVITY OR ACTIVITIES:

    Body governed by public law.

    Health.

    The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no.

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

  • II.1) DESCRIPTION

    • II.1.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

      Provision of child and adolescent mental health services - CAMHS.

    • II.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:

      Services.

      Service category: No 25.

      Main place of performance: Gloucestershire and surrounding districts.

      NUTS code: UKK13.

    • II.1.3) The notice involves:

      A public contract.

    • II.1.4) Information on framework agreement:

      Not provided

    • II.1.5) Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

      Good emotional well being is recognised as being important in its own right, as well as being a vital component factor in helping children and young people achieve good outcomes generally hence it being both a national priority (as reflected in public service agreements and national and vital signs indicators), and a local priority (as reflected in the Gloucestershire Children and Young People's Plan CYPP which has identified emotional health and well being as a priority for all agencies since 2006).

      NHS Gloucestershire jointly with Gloucestershire County Council wish to procure a redesigned innovative emotional wellbeing service (formerly known as CAMHS services).

      NHS Gloucestershire is seeking a provider to both manage the care pathway and also provide and deliver services within the care pathway in relation to wellbeing services for all children and young people who are the commissioning responsibility of NHS Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire County Council. It is anticipated that the age range of the client group will be (but not limited to) 0 to 18th birthday and the provider will be providing a range of services for service users with mixed needs as estimated in our needs assessment.

      This will include providing targeted, specialist and intensive emotional wellbeing services for children and young people with mild through moderate and more severe mental health needs including some children with complex needs that have traditionally spanned across health, education and social care. The services will include (but not limited to) specialist learning disability services, services linked to youth offending team, substance misuse services, services in relation to perpetrators of sexual abuse, services for looked after children, pre-court psychological assessment services and in-patient care.

      NHS Gloucestershire wishes to explore in competitive dialogue with bidders various proposals, models and organisation solutions for delivering the services. Proposals are invited from all providers in the market (which may include public, private, voluntary and community sector providers) including single organisations or from a single / lead organisation on behalf of a consortium of providers.

      To obtain the pre qualification questionnaire and memorandum of information, please go to our website (procurement section): www.gloshealthyminds.nhs.uk.

    • II.1.6) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV):

      85100000, 85111500, 85121270, 85312320, 85323000.

    • II.1.7) Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):

      Yes.

    • II.1.8) Division into lots:

      No.

    • II.1.9) Variants will be accepted:

      Yes.

  • II.2) QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT

    • II.2.1) Total quantity or scope:

      The provision of a countywide CAMHS service.

      Estimated value excluding VAT: 34 000 000 GBP.

    • II.2.2) Options:

      Yes.

      Description of these options: An initial contract term of 5 years is envisaged by the Contracting Authority with options to extend for 2 further periods, each of 12 months duration. The total contact period shall not exceed 7 years (including extension options).

  • II.3) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME-LIMIT FOR COMPLETION:

    Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract).

SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • III.1) CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CONTRACT

    • III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required:

      See procurement documents for further details. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits and guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.

    • III.1.2) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them:

      See procurement documents for further details.

    • III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

      See procurement documents for further details.

      The Contracting Authority is seeking a provider (which may be a consortium of providers) to manage and deliver the wellbeing services. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

    • III.1.4) Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject:

      No.

  • III.2) CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

    • III.2.1) Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:

      Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: A pre-qualification questionnaire, associated memorandum of information and interview approach will be adopted.

    • III.2.2) Economic and financial capacity:

      Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: A pre-qualification questionnaire, associated memorandum of information and interview approach will be adopted.

      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire and associated memorandum of information.

    • III.2.3) Technical capacity:

      Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:

      A pre-qualification questionnaire, associated memorandum of information and interview approach will be adopted.

      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

      As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire and associated memorandum of information.

    • III.2.4) Reserved contracts:

      No.

  • III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS

    • III.3.1) Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession:

      No.

    • III.3.2) Legal entities should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service:

      No.

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

  • IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE

    • IV.1.1) Type of procedure:

      Competitive dialogue.

    • IV.1.2) Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:

      Envisaged minimum number: 3.

      Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The objective criteria for limiting the number of candidates will be set out in the pre qualification questionnaire.

    • IV.1.3) Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue:

      Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes.

  • IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA

    • IV.2.1) Award criteria:

      The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document.

    • IV.2.2) An electronic auction will be used:

      No.

  • IV.3) ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

    • IV.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

      NGPT 03/2009.

    • IV.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract:

      Prior information notice

      Notice number in OJ: 2009/S 148-216785.

    • IV.3.3) Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:

      Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 5.2.2010 - 23:59.

      Payable documents: no.

    • IV.3.4) Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:

      5.2.2010 - 23:59.

    • IV.3.5) Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:

      1.3.2010.

    • IV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up:

      English.

    • IV.3.7) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:

      Not provided

    • IV.3.8) Conditions for opening tenders:

      Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes.

      Authorised Officers of NHS Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust).

SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

  • VI.1) THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT:

    Yes.

    Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2015 to 2017.

  • VI.2) CONTRACT RELATED TO A PROJECT AND/OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS:

    No.

  • VI.3) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    NHS Gloucestershire is procuring services for itself and also on behalf and for the benefit of Gloucestershire County Council.

    This is a procurement for Part B services under the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and therefore this is a voluntary notice. The Council is therefore not bound by many of the formalities in the regulations and reserves the right to vary the form of the competition procedure accordingly. NHS Gloucestershire proposes to conduct a competitive dialogue type process but may deviate from the formalities given the flexibility permitted for Part B services procurements.

    Expressions of interest from consortia or partnership will be welcomed. The Contracting Authority reserve the right to require groupings or contractors to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

    It is expected that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") will apply to the award of this contract and that staff may transfer to an incoming provider. Bidders are expected to seek independent legal advice on the application of TUPE in these arrangements. Further details will be provided in the later procurement documents.

    The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award the opportunity or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice or to vary the final configuration and content of the opportunity.

  • VI.4) PROCEDURES FOR APPEAL

    • VI.4.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures:

      Gloucester shire National Health Service Primary Care Trust , Sanger House, 5220 Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth , Gloucester GL3 4FE , UNITED KINGDOM. E-mail: . Tel. +44 8454221944 .
    • VI.4.2) Lodging of appeals:

      Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.

    • VI.4.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:

      Not provided

  • VI.5) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE:

    4.1.2010.