Contract notice

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Published

Expire date: 30/07/2021

External Reference: 2021-598416

Contract notice

Contract notice

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses

The NHS Commissioning Board operating as NHS England
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7UE
UK
NUTS code:  UKE -  YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
Internet address(es):
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk/

I.3)

Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:  
https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=38216&B=AGCSU
Additional information can be obtained from
the abovementioned address:  
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted
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

Invitation to Tender For: Community Diagnostic Hubs (CDH) Framework Agreement
II.1.2)

Main CPV code

85100000  -  Health services
II.1.3)

Type of contract

Services
II.1.4)

Short description

The National Health Service Commissioning Board (which uses the operational name “NHS England”) is seeking to establish a framework (the “Framework Agreement”)from which NHS England and other NHS bodies (Clinical Commissioning Groups (“CCGs”), NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts (each a “Contracting Authority” and together the “Contracting Authorities”)) will have the ability to award contracts or sub-contracts for a range of clinical services to be provided from community diagnostic hubs (the “Services”). Please refer to the Specification at Schedule 1 of the ITT for more details of the Services.
II.1.5)

Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10000000000.00  GBP
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:  UK -  UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:  
England
II.2.4)

Description of the procurement

The objective of Framework Agreement is to: support the Contracting Authorities’ ability to improve population health: increase diagnostic capacity: improve productivity and efficiency of diagnostic activity, contribute to reducing health inequalities, deliver a better and more personalised diagnostic experience for patients and support integration of care.
The framework will be divided into a number of clinical diagnostic modalities and sub-modalities. Successful providers onto the framework (a “Provider” and “Providers”) will , during the procurement process and potentially during the term of the framework, identify those modalities and sub-modalities which they are capable of providing in identified locations and also identify whether or not they have their own facilities from which such services could be provided from (though this will not be evaluated in competition). A Framework Agreement will be entered into by NHS England on behalf of all Contracting Authorities with each successful Provider assessed as capable of providing such Services (or any of them) through this procurement process The term of each Framework Agreement awarded pursuant to this procurement will be for [3] years with an option to extend for a further [24 month period] (the “Term”).
However (as permitted pursuant to Regulation 74(7)), it is anticipated (but not guaranteed) that the Framework will:
• be opened to new potential Providers every 12 months within the Term (in which case new Framework Agreements awarded shall be for the remaining length of the original Term only); and
• be opened or “refreshed” at any time during the Term to allow new and existing Providers to apply for new modalities or sub-modalities relating to the Services.
When awarding contracts pursuant to the framework it will be for Contracting Authorities to determine which modalities or sub-modalities they wish to purchase based on local need and award will be permitted on the basis of either criteria set out in the Framework Agreement or further competition among those on the Framework.
Contracts called off from the Framework from Contracting Authorities shall be based upon the NHS Standard Contract or Sub-Contract at National and Local NHS Prices and discounts may be offered.
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

Value excluding VAT: 10000000000.00  GBP
II.2.7)

Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:  
Please refer to procurement documentation
II.2.10)

Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)

Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:
The contract period is for an initial term of 3 years with the option to extend for further 24 month period.
II.2.13)

Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

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

List and brief description of conditions:  Please refer to procurement documentation
If a provider is awarded a Framework Agreement, there is no guarantee that it will be awarded any contracts for services. Contracting Authorities may award contracts to providers on the basis of the call off process set out in the Framework Agreement.
III.1.2)

Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)

Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)

Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Description

IV.1.1)

Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.8)

Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement : yes
IV.2)

Administrative information

IV.2.2)

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date:  20/07/2021
Local time:  12:00
IV.2.4)

Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

English
IV.2.7)

Conditions for opening of tenders

Date:  20/07/2021
Local time:  12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement:  no
VI.3)

Additional information

This Procurement is on behalf of the National Health Service, namely NHS England, all Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts and each of their successor bodies. A list of organisations can be found at:
https://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/nhstrustlisting.aspx
https://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx
https://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx
https://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx
(Referred to from IV.1.11) - The services in scope of this procurement process are healthcare services which fall under “social and other specific services” in Section 7 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“PCR”). In accordance with Regulation 76 PCR, the process is to set up a closely mirror a framework agreement and the procurement of it will follow a procedure like the open procedure. However, NHS England and the Contracting Authorities using the framework are only bound by the parts of the PCR that specifically apply to social and other specific services. For the avoidance of doubt, the rules that apply to the open procedure under Regulation 27 and framework agreements under Regulation 33 do not apply to this procurement. All providers that meet the minimum requirements set out under the procurement process (which will include both traditional selection and evaluation criteria on a pass/fail basis) will be appointed to the framework agreement. There will be no maximum number of providers appointed. Providers must be able to ensure their ability to begin Service provision from the 30th September 2021, if required by any Contracting Authority.
The tender is being run through the EU Supply portal; information and ITT documentation can be found at https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp?B=agcsu, Quote/tender 44791 Invitation to Tender For Community Diagnostic Hubs Framework Agreement. Deadline for submissions is 12 Noon Tuesday 20th July 2021.
VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body

The High Court
The Strand
London
UK

VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

N/A
N/A
UK

VI.4.4)

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

The High Court
The Strand
London
UK