Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 16/12/2020

Local time: 12:00

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is working for and on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement North West (the Contracting Authority) and NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (the Commissioner) who has full delegated authority to commission an Alternative Provider Medical Service (APMS) for the patients currently registered with Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice.

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United Kingdom-Preston: Health services

2020/S 225-555084

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS England and NHS Improvement North West
Postal address: Preston Business Centre
Town: Preston
NUTS code: UKD NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group
Town: Lancaster
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Postal code: LA1 1QD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from another address:

Official name: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Postal address: Teesdale House, Westpoint Road, Stockton-on-Tees
Town: Thornaby
NUTS code: UKC11 Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees
Postal code: TS17 6BL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu

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:

NHSE613 Alternative Provider Medical Service — Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice

Reference number: NHSE613

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000 Health services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is working for and on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement North West (the Contracting Authority) and NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (the Commissioner) who has full delegated authority to commission an Alternative Provider Medical Service (APMS) for the patients currently registered with Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice.

The contract term will be 10 years with the option to extend for a further 5 years, subject to satisfactory financial and contractual performance and at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. The contract will commence with effect from 1 April 2021.

The basic principles that mirror those of the open procurement route will be followed for this procurement to test the capability, capacity, and technical competence of tenderers in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Contracting Authority must consider:

(a) how, what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions; and

(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement.

Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the Contracting Authority relating to economic, social and environmental well-being.

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended) may apply. Bidders are advised to obtain their own legal advice and carry out due diligence including the New Fair Deal non-statutory policy setting out how pensions issues are to be dealt with when staff are compulsorily transferred from the public sector to independent providers delivering public services.

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering tool to manage this procurement and communicate with potential bidders. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to potential bidders and all communications with NECS, including your submission, will be conducted via the inTend portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu

It is free to register on the portal and it can be accessed at any time of day providing you have a working internet connection. Should bidders have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal; they should contact the inTend helpdesk via:

or call us on 08455578079/+44(0) 1144070065.

The helpdesk is open Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-5.30 p.m.

Tender documentation will be available on the eTendering site from 16 November 2020.

The closing date for submission of tenders is 12.00 noon 16 December 2020.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000 Health services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is working for and on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement North West (the Contracting Authority) and NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (the Commissioner) who has full delegated authority to commission an Alternative Provider Medical Service (APMS) for the patients currently registered with Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice.

The contract term will be 10 years with the option to extend for a further 5 years, subject to satisfactory financial and contractual performance and at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. The contract will commence with effect from 1 April 2021.

The basic principles that mirror those of the open procurement route will be followed for this procurement to test the capability, capacity, and technical competence of tenderers in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Contracting Authority must consider:

(a) how, what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions; and

(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement.

Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the Contracting Authority relating to economic, social and environmental well-being.

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended) may apply. Bidders are advised to obtain their own legal advice and carry out due diligence including the New Fair Deal non-statutory policy setting out how pensions issues are to be dealt with when staff are compulsorily transferred from the public sector to independent providers delivering public services.

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering tool to manage this procurement and communicate with potential bidders. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to potential bidders and all communications with NECS, including your submission, will be conducted via the inTend portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu

It is free to register on the portal and it can be accessed at any time of day providing you have a working internet connection. Should bidders have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal; they should contact the inTend helpdesk via:

or call us on 08455578079/+44(0) 1144070065.

The helpdesk is open Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-5.30 p.m.

Tender documentation will be available on the eTendering site from 16 November 2020.

The closing date for submission of tenders is 12.00 noon 16 December 2020.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 Contracting Authorities must consider:

(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the area where they exercise their functions; and

(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, they might act with a view to securing that improvement.

Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the Contracting Authority relating to ‘economic, social, and environmental well-being’. The basic principles of the open procedure will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of bidders in accordance with the Light-Touch Rules Regime, Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (for Health, Social, Education, and certain other service contracts).

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

Information about national procedures is available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/pdfs/uksi_20150102_en.pdf

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Public contracts for health, social, education, and certain other service contracts listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (PCR 2015) shall be awarded in accordance with Chapter 3 Section 7 Regulation 74 to 77 of PCR 2015.

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 170-412636

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

Date: 16/12/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement will be conducted via the NECS eTendering system (InTend) as such there will be no hard copy documents issued to bidders and all communications between bidders and NECS, including tender submissions, will be conducted via the InTend portal.

To express an interest in tendering for this procurement, please register on the InTend eTendering portal, which can be found at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home and follow the registration instructions

Please note that it is free to register on InTend, which can be accessed at any time of day.

Should you have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal, you should contact the eTendering provider by email: or by phone 08442728810.

Helpdesk availability: Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

The basic principles of the open procedure will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of bidders in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102).

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-procurement-review-service-scope-and-remit

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Postal address: Teesdale House
Town: Stockton-on-Tees
Postal code: TS17 6BL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Commissioner will act in accordance with Part 3 Chapter 5 Regulation 85 to 87 and Part 3 Chapter 6 Regulation 88 to 104 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (PCR 2015). Part 3 of the PCR 2015 provides for appeals to be made to the High Court subject to the time limitations and other required procedural steps. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Royal Courts of Justice — The High Court
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/royal-courts-of-justice

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/11/2020