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This notice is placed as a Prior Information Notice and relates only to a pre-procurement market engagement event. NHS England South (South Central) (the Commissioners) invite suitably qualified providers to attend a Market Engagement Event which ...

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Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS England South (South Central)
Bewley House
Chippenham
SN15 1JW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sarah Mahony
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from 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 (South Central) School Aged Immunisation Service.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This notice is placed as a Prior Information Notice and relates only to a pre-procurement market engagement event.

NHS England South (South Central) (the Commissioners) invite suitably qualified providers to attend a Market Engagement Event which will inform the market of their intention to re procure a School Aged Immunisation service to school aged children resident or attending school in the following areas:

Lot 1: Berkshire;

Lot 2: Buckinghamshire;

Lot 3: Oxfordshire;

Lot 4: Wiltshire.

NHS England South (South Central) will be the contracting and commissioning authority for the School Aged Immunisation service. The aim of the School Aged Immunisation service is to prevent school aged

children from developing vaccine preventable childhood diseases that are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Commissioners are looking for providers to deliver a high quality service within chosen lot areas.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: Berkshire

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ11
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS England South (South Central) will be the contracting and commissioning authority for the School Aged Immunisation service. The aim of the School Aged Immunisation service is to prevent school aged

children from developing vaccine preventable childhood diseases that are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Commissioners are looking for providers to deliver a high quality service within Berkshire.

The provider will be commissioned to deliver the NHS MenACWY adolescent booster, Td/IPV, HPV immunisation programmes, MMR catch up and childhood influenza for children aged 4, 5, 6, 7 -8 (school years reception, 1, 2, 3 and 4) of sufficient quantity and quality to prevent the infections and outbreaks caused by these organisms. This means achieving high levels of coverage across England as well as within upper tier local government areas and within the context of populations with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

The service provider(s) will need to be adaptable to any new or changes to national programmes.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Buckinghamshire

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ13
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS England South (South Central) will be the contracting and commissioning authority for the School Aged Immunisation service. The aim of the School Aged Immunisation service is to prevent school aged children from developing vaccine preventable childhood diseases that are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Commissioners are looking for providers to deliver a high quality service within Buckinghamshire.

The provider will be commissioned to deliver the NHS MenACWY adolescent booster, Td/IPV, HPV immunisation programmes, MMR catch up and childhood influenza for children aged 4, 5, 6, 7 -8 (school years reception, 1, 2, 3 and 4) of sufficient quantity and quality to prevent the infections and outbreaks caused by these organisms. This means achieving high levels of coverage across England as well as within upper tier local government areas and within the context of populations with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

The service provider(s) will need to be adaptable to any new or changes to national programmes.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3 Oxfordshire

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ14
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS England South (South Central) will be the contracting and commissioning authority for the School Aged Immunisation service. The aim of the School Aged Immunisation service is to prevent school aged children from developing vaccine preventable childhood diseases that are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Commissioners are looking for providers to deliver a high quality service within Oxfordshire.

The provider will be commissioned to deliver the NHS MenACWY adolescent booster, Td/IPV, HPV immunisation programmes, MMR catch up and childhood influenza for children aged 4, 5, 6, 7 -8 (school years reception, 1, 2, 3 and 4) of sufficient quantity and quality to prevent the infections and outbreaks caused by these organisms. This means achieving high levels of coverage across England as well as within upper tier local government areas and within the context of populations with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

The service provider(s) will need to be adaptable to any new or changes to national programmes.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4 Wiltshire

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK15
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS England South (South Central) will be the contracting and commissioning authority for the School Aged Immunisation service. The aim of the School Aged Immunisation service is to prevent school aged children from developing vaccine preventable childhood diseases that are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Commissioners are looking for providers to deliver a high quality service within Wiltshire.

The provider will be commissioned to deliver the NHS MenACWY adolescent booster, Td/IPV, HPV immunisation programmes, MMR catch up and childhood influenza for children aged 4, 5, 6, 7 -8 (school years reception, 1, 2, 3 and 4) of sufficient quantity and quality to prevent the infections and outbreaks caused by these organisms. This means achieving high levels of coverage across England as well as within upper tier local government areas and within the context of populations with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

The service provider(s) will need to be adaptable to any new or changes to national programmes.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
23/05/2017

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

It is envisaged that the tender documentation for the re-procurement of these services will be available from July 2017, with an anticipated service commencement date for the school aged immunisation

programme from 1st April 2018 and the NHS seasonal childhood influenza programme in September 2018. A separate advert will be published to alert interested parties when the tender documentation is available.

The Market Engagement Event for all lots will be held on 16.6.2017 between 12:00 - 14:00 in:

Conference Room B,

Jubilee House,

5510 John Smith Drive,

Oxford,

OX4 2LH.

Providers wishing to attend the Market Engagement Event should email their interest to by 12pm on Monday 5.6.2017 with the following details:

- Name of attendee(s),

- Job Title of attendee(s),

- Organisation details, including address and contact details.

Please ensure that the title of the email contains reference of this advert.

In the event you are unable to attend but would like to receive a copy of the presentation materials, please send an email to and copies will be sent to you.

This notice is an information gathering exercise rather than a call for competition in its own right, and therefore publication or response does not commit NHS England or respondents to a future procurement, nor provide any process exemptions or preferential treatment to any parties expressing an interest. NHS England will not be liable for costs incurred by any interested party in participating in this exercise. The Services are healthcare services within the meaning and scope of Annex XIV of Directive 2014/24/EU (‘the Directive’) and Schedule 3 to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’), which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the ‘Light Touch Regime’, (Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations). 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.

Any procurement conducted as a result of this event will be advertised separately and all organisations wanting to participate will need to respond to the procurement advertisement as and when it is published. Providers who do not attend this Market Engagement Event will still be able to apply for the Procurement in the future. Please note that this Market Engagement Event does not represent a formal stage in the procurement process and attendance will play no part in any subsequent evaluation process.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22/05/2017