Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 02/11/2020

Local time: 12:00

NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) are seeking to commission a provider to deliver medical services at Thurmaston Health Centre, Leicester under an alternative provider of medical services contract from the 1 April 2021 for 7 145 patients. The current contract arrangement is operating under caretaker arrangements that are due to expire on the 31 March 2021.

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United Kingdom-Stoke on Trent: Medical practice and related services

2020/S 190-460141

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Postal address: Heron House, 120 Grove Road
Town: Stoke on Trent
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: ST4 4LX
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 782872500

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

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:

Provision of an Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) Contract for NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85120000 Medical practice and related services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) are seeking to commission a provider to deliver medical services at Thurmaston Health Centre, Leicester under an alternative provider of medical services contract from the 1 April 2021 for 7 145 patients. The current contract arrangement is operating under caretaker arrangements that are due to expire on the 31 March 2021.

The Commissioners wish to receive responses to the invitation to tender (ITT) from suitably qualified and experienced providers with the necessary skill and experience (or a demonstrable ability to provide the skill and experience) to provide the range of services required.

The aim of all the services is to deliver all essential, additional and enhanced services to all registered patients at the practice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 9 311 400.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) are seeking to commission a provider to deliver medical services at Thurmaston Health Centre, Leicester under an alternative provider of medical services contract from the 1 April 2021 for 7 145 patients. The current contract arrangement is operating under caretaker arrangements that are due to expire on the 31 March 2021.

The Commissioners wish to receive responses to the invitation to tender (ITT) from suitably qualified and experienced providers with the necessary skill and experience (or a demonstrable ability to provide the skill and experience) to provide the range of services required.

The aim of all the services is to deliver all essential, additional and enhanced services to all registered patients at the practice.

The main benefits and expected outcomes are:

  • to seek innovative provision of primary care services, potentially utilising new technology, which aligns with national and local strategic plans;
  • to deliver a GP Led service with appropriate clinical oversight throughout core hours to ensure safe robust process which supports practice staff and patients;
  • aligning services to the GP Forward View, the NHS Long Term Plan and Investment and Evolution — a 5-year framework and primary care networks.

The Commissioner is therefore seeking innovation in the provision of integrated primary care services, which align to both the national and local strategic plan, i.e.:

(a) ‘Do things differently:’

— develop new ways to improve access and service delivery,

— improve integration and collaborative working with local health and social care providers, including ‘Primary Care Networks,

— improve engagement with patients in the development of integrated primary care services ensuring the patient has more control over their own health and the care they receive;

(b) preventing illness, tackle health inequalities:

— promote physical and psychological well-being and self- care;

(c) ‘Provide world class care for major health problems’ through the use of:

— improved continuity of care,

— clinical audit,

— appropriate risk assessment to promote early diagnosis of chronic disease,

— improved long term condition management;

(d) making better use of data and digital technology:

— the contractor must support the ‘digital first’ approach and use clinically safe, NHS approved digital technology to improve access, increase patient choice, and improve quality and outcomes;

(e) backing the workforce:

— the contractor must provide a GP Led service with appropriate clinical oversight to support the multi-dimensional practice team;

— the contractor must provide and support all staff holistically, ensuring personal development, promote confidence and greater staff satisfaction.

The contract shall be for a term of five (5) years from the service start date with the possibility of extending the term by up to another 5 years beyond the initial contracted term at the Commissioners’ request. The contract start date is 1 April 2021.

The contract value for this service is estimated to an annual cost of GBP 931 140 and it will be up for a total GBP 9 311 000 over the potential 10-years of the contract including extensions (please note that the Commissioners reserve the right to reject bids that exceed the budgetary threshold).

The service will be commissioned via an open type procurement process according to the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 for healthcare services advertised to all providers which is proportionate to the value and complexity of the service and contract.

The invitation to tender (ITT) will be available from 25 September 2020 on the ML CSU Bravo portal (see below) and it will have a deadline for submissions 2 November 2020.

Clarifications may be asked during the procurement process up to a week before the ITT deadline on 26 October 2020.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2021

End: 31/03/2025

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

Description of renewals:

The contract shall be for a term of five (5) years from the service start date with the possibility of extending the term by up to another 5 years beyond the initial contracted term at the Commissioners’ request. The contract start date is 1 April 2021.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

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

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: no

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: 02/11/2020

Local time: 12:00

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

Tender must be valid until: 31/12/2020

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/11/2020

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement is for Social and other specific services which are Light Touch Regime services for the purpose of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as specified in Schedule 3 of the Regulations (‘Regulations’) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/schedule/3/made

Accordingly, the contracting authority is only bound by those parts of the Regulations detailed in Chapter 3 Particular Procurement Regimes Section 7 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/part/2/chapter/3/made

The contracting authority is not voluntarily following any other part of the Regulations.

The only selection for type of procedure was ‘Restricted’ and the contracting authority wishes to clarify that this is not a restricted procedure but ‘Other’ procedure under the Light Touch Regime. The procedure which the contracting authority is following is set out in the procurement documents.

The procedure which the contracting authority is following is set out in the procurement documents.

As the CCG is a relevant body for the purpose of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013 these Regulations also apply to this procurement.

Right to cancel: the contracting authority reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a contract or contracts and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender or any tender received and reserves the right to award a contract in part or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary.

The contracting authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this contract notice or in the completion or submission of any tender, irrespective of the outcome of the competition or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.

All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are provisional and the contracting authority reserves the right to change these.

Transparency: the contracting authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and may be required to disclose information received in the course of this procurement under FOIA or the EIR.

In addition and in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the contracting authority intends to publish procurement documentation and the text of any resulting contractual arrangements, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority.

Any redactions, whether in relation to information requests under FOIA, the EIR or policies on transparency will be in accordance with those grounds prescribed under the Freedom of Information Act. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means using the internet. Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services.

Any other public-sector body detailed within this notice, wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body.

Further details will be made available via documentation and information released during the tender process.

All documentation can be accessed via https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

For technical support in submitting your selection questionnaire or tender submission, contact the Bravo Solution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or email: help@bravosolution

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU)
Postal address: 120 Grove Road
Town: Stoke on Trent
Postal code: ST4 4LX
Country: 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:

25/09/2020