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Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (AGCSU) on behalf of NHS England Midlands and East (Central Midlands) and NHS Milton Keynes CCG (MKCCG) would like to inform potential Providers of the intention to procure Alternative ...

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Arden & GEM CSU (on Behalf of the NHS Commissioning Board)
Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham Road
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKF11

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) for Neath Hill Health.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (AGCSU) on behalf of NHS England Midlands and East (Central Midlands) and NHS Milton Keynes CCG (MKCCG) would like to inform potential Providers of the intention to procure Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) for the below GP medical practice:

- Neath Hill Health Centre, 1 Tower Cres, Neath Hill, Milton Keynes, MK14 6JY.

AGCSU will be managing this Procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’). The Service(s) are being procured as ‘Schedule 3 - Social and Other Specific Services’ and AGCSU is bound only by those parts of the Regulations applying to Schedule 3 services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ12
Main site or place of performance:

Milton Keynes.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Contract will be for a minimum period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 year (this will be subject to approval from MKCCG, MKCCG will be the Commissioners as of 1.4.2017).

It is envisaged that TUPE will apply to the contract. The estimated core contract value for Neath Hill Health Centre will be 904 938 GBP over the 3 year contract period; with the extension of the contract this would result in the contract value increasing to circa 1 508 000 GBP, this excludes costs for QOF and Enhanced Services. This equates to 301 646 GBP per annum. It is essential that interested Providers must be able to demonstrate an ability to mobilise the service to ensure a service commencement date of 1.7.2017.

The key objective is to deliver a compliant comprehensive procurement process for the appointment of a successful Bidder that fully meets the Service specification criteria for delivery of quality service. This will be via the open procurement process. The successful Bidder will be awarded an Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) contract that will meet the technical and financial requirements for NHS England Midlands and East (Central Midlands). The current APMS (Alternative Provider Medical Services) contract includes the obligation to provide all Essential and Additional Services and a wide range of Enhanced Services.

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: 1 508 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/07/2017
End: 30/06/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Any renewals of this contract will be subject to approval from MKCCG (MKCCG will be the Commissioners as of 1.4.2017).

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
List and brief description of conditions:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liabilities.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Parent company or other guarantee bonds, deposits, insurance or other forms of security may be required in certain circumstances.

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.1.1)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: yes
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: 11/04/2017
Local time: 16:00
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 11/04/2017
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Information on how to apply for this Tender:

Arden and GEM CSU intends to use an e-Procurement Portal Arden and GEM CSU Procurement Portal for this procurement exercise.

i) Register and log onto the portal at (registration and use of the website is free of charge).

ii) Express interest by:

a) selecting response to advert and ITT (ref: itt_705),

b) select Open Access ITT,

c) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,

d) click on Express Interest link;

iii) Once you have expressed interest, access the My ITTs page where you can complete the questionnaire.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Arden and GEM CSU
10 Nottingham Road
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: