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NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU (AGCSU) on behalf of the The CCGs in south Nottinghamshire (Nottingham North and East, Nottingham West and Rushcliffe) and mid-Nottinghamshire (Mansfield and Ashfield, and Newark and Sherwood) are inviting ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Arden & GEM CSU
Birch House, Southwell Road West
Mansfield
NG21 0HJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 07867140762
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
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 Community Ophthalmology Service.

Reference number: Project _701 ITT_694
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU (AGCSU) on behalf of the The CCGs in south Nottinghamshire (Nottingham North and East, Nottingham West and Rushcliffe) and mid-Nottinghamshire (Mansfield and Ashfield, and Newark and Sherwood) are inviting suitably qualified and experienced providers to deliver Community Ophthalmology Service.

The aim of the Community Ophthalmology Service is to manage patients with ophthalmic conditions in a primary care setting where it is appropriate to do so. The Service will ensure that patients are transferred to secondary or specialist care only when specialist treatment is required.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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)
85121281
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKF
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A community based ophthalmology service that will provide an integrated and cohesive approach to delivery of the triage, community assessment and treatment and low vision aids. The Service will offer responsive, accessible and high quality ophthalmology assessment and monitoring outside of the secondary care services, with robust clinical oversight and formalised arrangements for continuous quality improvement.

The Community Ophthalmology Service will provide the following community services:

- Community Triage (GOS18 and GP referral);

- Community Assessment and Treatment;

- Community Low Vision Aid Service.

The aim of the Community Ophthalmology Service is to manage patients with ophthalmic conditions in a primary care setting where it is appropriate to do so. The Service will ensure that patients are transferred to secondary or specialist care only when specialist treatment is required.

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: 01/08/2017
End: 31/03/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be re-procured towards the end of the contract period.

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
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As stated in the procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

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

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As stated in the procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

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 liability.

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: 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: 13/04/2017
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13/04/2017
Local time: 12:00

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:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. The services described within this notice relate to the Light Touch Regime in the Public Procurement Regulations 2015. Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations. Please see published documentation for further details. Suppliers instructions - How to Express Interest in this Tender: Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once). Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register - Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ - Enter your correct business and user details. - Note the user-name you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete. - You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure). 2. Express an Interest in the tender - Login to the portal with the username/password - Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier). - Click on the relevant ITT 694 to access the content. - Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. - This will move the ITT into your My ITTs' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) - You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ITT Details' box. 3. Responding to the tender - Click ‘My Response’ under ‘ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining). - You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. - Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT. - There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the on-line help, or contact the eTendering help-desk.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Arden & GEM CSU
Derby
DE1 3QT
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:
15/03/2017