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

Date: 26/04/2018
Local time: 12:00
Due to the termination of an NHS contract, NHS England South West (the Commissioner) is seeking to commission dental services for the delivery of approximately 8 000 Units of Dental Activity (UDAs) per annum for patients living in and around Frome, Somerset. The procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.
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United Kingdom-Bristol: Health and social work services

2018/S 064-143347

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home
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:

NHS England South West – Provision of Dental Services in Frome, Somerset

 

Reference number: PR002588
II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract

Services
II.1.4)Short description:

 

Due to the termination of an NHS contract, NHS England South West (the Commissioner) is seeking to commission dental services for the delivery of approximately 8 000 Units of Dental Activity (UDAs) per annum for patients living in and around Frome, Somerset. The procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

The purpose of undertaking the procurement is due to the Commissioner receiving notice from the previous provider of the service. The service was previously provided from BA11 2HA, and the new service will be required to be delivered from within a 2 mile radius of BA11 2HA.

The 8 000 UDAs are expected to provide dental services for approximately 3000 patients (based on the 2016/17 Frome average of 2.7 UDAs per patient).

The UDAs will be offered at a fixed price of 25,00 GBP per UDA, which is non-negotiable.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 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)
II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK23
Main site or place of performance:

Somerset — Frome.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Due to the termination of an NHS contract, NHS England South West (the Commissioner) is seeking to commission dental services for the delivery of approximately 8 000 Units of Dental Activity (UDAs) per annum for patients living in and around Frome, Somerset. The procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

The purpose of undertaking the procurement is due to the Commissioner receiving notice from the previous provider of the service. The service was previously provided from BA11 2HA, and the new service will be required to be delivered from within a 2 mile radius of BA11 2HA.

The 8 000 UDAs are expected to provide dental services for approximately 3000 patients (based on the 2016/17 Frome average of 2.7 UDAs per patient).

The UDAs will be offered at a fixed price of 25,00 GBP per UDA, which is non-negotiable.

The Commissioner will be contracting for the Services using the standard Personal Dental Services (PDS) Agreement and an appended service specification. The Agreement is offered for a 5 year period with service commencement on the 1.11.2018.

It is expected that the successful provider will be able to immediately accept new patients from contract commencement, and provide continuity of NHS dental care for those patients that have been displaced following the termination of the current service.

The successful bidder will also be required to work closely with the NHS England Commissioning Team in order to co-ordinate and promote patient access to achieve the expected level of dental performance.

The service specification works in relation to and not instead of the NHS (General Dental Services /Personal Dental Services Contracts) Regulations 2005.

 

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60
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
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)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 26/04/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

 

Interested providers will be able to view the tender opportunity via the ‘current tenders’ list on the e-procurement portal (In-tend). https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

In order to access the tender documentation and submit a bid, you will need to register on the e-procurement portal, ‘express an interest’ and then complete all necessary questions as specified within the documents.

On registration, please include at least two contacts to allow for access to the portal in times of absence.

The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”) which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the “Light Touch Regime” contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77).

The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all Bidders equally. For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority will not be bound by the Regulations or the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these Services.

Neither the inclusion of a Bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the Directive or Regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority (“Open”, “Restricted”, “Competitive Procedure with Negotiation”, “Competitive Dialogue” or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive / Schedule 3 of the Regulations.

The Contracting Authority intends to voluntarily observe the award decision notices provisions and 10 day standstill period described in Regulation 86 of the Regulations. Unsuccessful Bidders will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the Bidder/application was unsuccessful. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the Regulations.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
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:

29/03/2018