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West Essex CCG (WECCG) is seeking to procure an Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Service in line with the NHS England specification and the Five Year Forward View, enhanced by Professor Willett's vision for Integrated Urgent Care and the NHS England ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Building 4, Spencer Close, St Margarets Hospital
Epping
CM16 6TN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sarah Clark
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKH3

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://westessexccg.nhs.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://attain.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://attain.bravosolution.co.uk
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:

West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group Integrated Urgent Care Services.

Reference number: ACE-0273-2017-West
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85100000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

West Essex CCG (WECCG) is seeking to procure an Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Service in line with the NHS England specification and the Five Year Forward View, enhanced by Professor Willett's vision for Integrated Urgent Care and the NHS England service specification for the Integrated Urgent Care, which is due for publication during July 2017.

The key principles and features of the IUC service will include:

- A NHS 111 service;

- A multi-specialty clinical team and coordination service (MCCS), (referred to in the commissioning standards as an Enhanced Clinical Hub);

- A GP Extended Access service with the ability to take referrals from Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) ED and NHS 111;

- A Primary Care Out of Hours (OOH) Service; and

- Capacity to deliver a ‘see and treat’ service for specific cohorts of patients referred from ED at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 21 300 000.00 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)
85120000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH3
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

West Essex CCG (WECCG) is seeking to procure an Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Service in line with the NHS England specification and the Five Year Forward View, enhanced by Professor Willett's vision for Integrated Urgent Care and the NHS England service specification for the Integrated Urgent Care, which is due for publication during July 2017.

The key principles and features of the IUC service will include:

- A NHS 111 service;

- A multi-specialty clinical team and coordination service (MCCS), (referred to in the commissioning standards as an Enhanced Clinical Hub);

- A GP Extended Access service with the ability to take referrals from Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) ED and NHS 111;

- A Primary Care Out of Hours (OOH) Service; and

- Capacity to deliver a ‘see and treat’ service for specific cohorts of patients referred from ED at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

It is essential that there is interoperability and digital transferability between all elements of the IUC pathway so that it is seamless for the patient and their clinical record has seamless movement.

To enable the required interoperability and the required integration of the system, the CCGs GP Provider Company, Stellar Healthcare (Stellar), is a ‘Core Partner’ mandated by NHS West Essex CCG (WECCG) for delivery of Integrated Urgent Care Services. Against the backdrop of the Contracting Authorities local strategic direction, as described in the Contracting Authorities technical specification for these services, the Contracting Authority are developing an Accountable Care Organisation. Primary Care is an integral part of this wider system development and integration journey. Further information can be found within the MOI-Selection Questionnaire documentation.

The IUC service will cover any person within West Essex, whether registered with a practice or not, who is in the need of immediate and necessary treatment and is eligible for treatment. Only patients registered with a West Essex GP patient can access the pre-bookable element for routine care of the Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) service.

The procurement is being undertaken utilising the Attain Bravo portal. Please follow the link and register to take part in this process.

The contract is for a 51 month period with the option to extend by 24 months with the agreement of both parties.

The contract value of 21 300 000 GBP across the life of the contract is indicative only. The final value will be confirmed at the ITT stage of the process.

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
Duration in months: 51
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 4
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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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
Restricted 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: no
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: 19/07/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 07/08/2017
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
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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 Services to which this Procurement relates fall within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’). As such, the procurement of the Services is being run as a bespoke, 2-stage application process akin to the Restricted Procedure, as outlined within the suite of procurement documents. The Contracting Authority does not intend to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Schedule 3 Services.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Building 4, Spencer Close, St Margarets Hospital
Epping
CM16 6TN
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:
30/06/2017