Epilepsy Services
• NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
F02: Contract notice
Notice reference: 2022/S 000-025748
Published 14 September 2022, 10:16am

Contents
one. Contracting authorityI. Contracting authorityPress escape key to exit
two. Object II. Object
three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationIII. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
four. ProcedureIV. Procedure
six. Complementary informationVI. Complementary information
Section one: Contracting authoritySection I: Contracting authority
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Procurement Department, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 84 Castle Street
Glasgow
G4 0SF
Contact
Claire Quinn
Email

Telephone
+44 1412013606
Country
United Kingdom

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NUTS code
UKM82 – Glasgow City
Internet address(es)
Main address
http://www.nhsggc.org.uk
Buyer’s address
https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10722
one.2) Information about joint procurementI.2) Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
one.3) CommunicationI.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 above-mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via
https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
one.4) Type of the contracting authorityI.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
one.5) Main activityI.5) Main activity
Health

Section two: ObjectSection II: Object
two.1) Scope of the procurementII.1) Scope of the procurement
two.1.1) TitleII.1.1) Title
NHSGGC0735 – Epilepsy Services
Reference number
GGC0735
two.1.2) Main CPV codeII.1.2) Main CPV code
• 85000000 – Health and social work services
two.1.3) Type of contractII.1.3) Type of contract
Services
two.1.4) Short descriptionII.1.4) Short description
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde has a base population of 1.2m people, and it provides services for people with neurological conditions, including Epilepsy, from the Institute of Neurological Sciences. The Institute is a world-recognised specialist centre for Neurology, Neurosurgery, Spinal Injuries and Neurorehabilitation Medicine.
Its neurological services are provided predominantly to the populations of:
-NHS Ayrshire & Arran
-NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
-NHS Highland – Argyll & Bute HSCP
-NHS Lanarkshire
INS also provides a range of regional and national services to wider populations of up to 5.5m people.
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde now wishes to commission a robust set of services to provide support and care to people with Epilepsy and their families and carers which aligns to the aims and strategies of both NHS Scotland and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde in particular.
two.1.5) Estimated total valueII.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: £1,000,000
two.1.6) Information about lotsII.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 85000000 – Health and social work services
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
• UKM81 – East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire and Helensburgh & Lomond
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde wishes to commission a specialist support service for people affected by epilepsy.
This Epilepsy Support Service is expected to provide a person-centred, flexible, equalities-sensitive model of care which provides support throughout the many years which people will live with the condition.
Key roles of the service will include:
-A focus on self-management for people with Epilepsy which helps to support them out with the hospital environment
-Promoting mental and physical well-being – this could include resources for stress, memory or healthy eating, etc.
-Assisting individuals to navigate the health and social care systems, including signposting to relevant existing NHS, HSCP, and other Third Sector services
-Assisting individuals in navigating the benefits system
-As part of the two areas above, addressing digital inequalities
-Emotional support, including counselling, to people with Epilepsy and their families or carers and a listening ear for people who need it
-Provision of information and advice, including supporting literature, to people with Epilepsy and their families or carers
-Building peer support networks and other non-medicalised interventions for supporting people with Epilepsy and their families or carers
-Developing generic awareness-raising training package(s) which can be delivered to learning communities covering all ages (term-time only) as requested by the school, college, etc.
All services must also be delivered in accordance with NHS Scotland strategies, in particular:
-The National Healthcare Quality Strategy
-The National Health and Social Care Delivery Plan
-Realistic Medicine
It will be the responsibility of the successful bidder to manage their Epilepsy support services flexibly to ensure that there is consistency of support offered, including management of waiting times for accessing services, if such times are agreed between the NHSGGC and the successful bidder.
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 0
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.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
Option to extend for 2 x 12 month periods
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationSection III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
three.1) Conditions for participationIII.1) Conditions for participation
three.1.2) Economic and financial standingIII.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria
With reference to SPD question 4B.4, tenderer are required to state the value for the following financial ratio:
Current Ratio (Liquidity Ratio)
(Total Current Assets divided by total current liabilities)
The acceptable range for this financial ratio is:
>0.99
With reference to SPD question 4B.4, tenderer are required to state the value for the following financial ratio:
Net Profit Margin
(Net profits divided by revenue x 100)
The acceptable range for this financial ratio is:
>0 (i.e positive)
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
With reference to SPD question 4B.5.1a it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract Professional Indemnity Insurance = GBP2m
With reference to SPD question 4B.5.1b it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = GBP5m
With reference to SPD question 4B.5.2 it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract Public Liability Insurance = GBP10m
three.1.3) Technical and professional abilityIII.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria
With reference to SPD question 4C.1.2 Tenderers are required to provide examples that demonstrate they have the relevant experience to deliver the service. Examples must be from within the last 3 years. You should use the attached template to provide 2 examples that demonstrates experience that is relevant to this procurement exercise. Your completed response should be no more than 2 pages of A4. The completed response should be uploaded to question 4C.1.2. This is pass/fail question. If examples are not provided, this will result in a fail. If the examples provided do not demonstrate the required level of experience, this will result in a fail.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
With reference to SPD question 4D.1, Bidders must evidence a regularly reviewed and documented policy for Health and Safety (H&S) management endorsed by the Chief Executive Officer, or equivalent. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of the work and set out responsibilities for H&S management at all levels within the organisation. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of
your operations and set out your company’s responsibilities of health and safety management and compliance with legislation. This is a pass/fail question. Failure to evidence your policy will result in your tender being rejected. Failure to evidence a policy that meets the requirements will result in your tender being rejected.

Section four. ProcedureSection IV. Procedure
four.1) DescriptionIV.1) Description
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure
four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No
four.2) Administrative informationIV.2) Administrative information
four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participateIV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date
17 October 2022
Local time
1:00pm
four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submittedIV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
English
four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tendersIV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date
17 October 2022
Local time
1:00pm

Section six. Complementary informationSection VI. Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
six.2) Information about electronic workflowsVI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
six.3) Additional informationVI.3) Additional information
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 21351. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: https://www.gov.scot/policies/public-sector-procurement/community-benefits-in-procurement/
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Potential framework participants are required to summarise any proposed community benefits that will be developed and delivered as part of this contract if successful. Note, it is not sufficient to simply state adherence, bidders must provide sufficient evidence to allow the bid assessment team to be satisfied this requirement will be met. This may include but not limited to: procedures and protocols, staff responsibilities, previous experience, management information statistics
(SC Ref:704983)
six.4) Procedures for reviewVI.4) Procedures for review
six.4.1) Review bodyVI.4.1) Review body
Glasgow Sheriff Court
1 Carlton Place
Glasgow
G5 9DA
Country
United Kingdom
Internet address
https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/

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