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NHS England (South Central) and Thames Valley Police are seeking to jointly re-commission Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) services in Thames Valley. The commissioners seek tender responses from providers who have the capability ...

Social and other specific services - public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England South (South Central))
Jubilee House, Cowley Road
Bristol
OX4 2LH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Phil Fear
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKJ1

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

I.1)Name and addresses
Thames Valley Police
Headquarters, Oxford Road, Oxon, Kidlington
Bristol
OX5 1NZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Phil Fear
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKJ1

Internet address(es):

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

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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:

Procurement for the provision of Sexual Assault Referral Centre Services for Thames Valley.

Reference number: PR001921
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85100000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS England (South Central) and Thames Valley Police are seeking to jointly re-commission Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) services in Thames Valley.

The commissioners seek tender responses from providers who have the capability and capacity to undertake such a contract. This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central & West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners. The Commissioner will be contracting for the Services using the National NHS Standard Contract. Contracts will be for an initial term of 3 years and are planned to commence from 1.4.2018. The value of the service will be 2 341 428 GBP over three years. At the discretion of the Commissioner, the contract may be extended for up to a further 24 months.

NHS England (South Central) is responsible for Commissioning and ensuring the provision of accessible, effective and appropriate SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) services for victims of sexual violence.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 902 380.00 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)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ1
Main site or place of performance:

Thames Valley.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Thames Valley SARC will deliver the following services through the SARC provision:

- Acute healthcare and support,

- Comprehensive forensic medical examination,

- Follow up services, which address the client's medical, psychological and on-going needs,

- Direct access to referral to Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs),

- Co-ordinating the smooth running of the SARC services and liaising with partner organisations to ensure the profile of the service is maintained.

SARC services should provide equitable access by individually tailored care packages based and comprehensive needs assessments, with a choice of action at every stage of clinical and non-clinical care and support, forensic examination and referral to appropriate services.

Thames Valley has a population of 2 340 000. The Police Force area covers the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and is a mixture of sparsely populated rural areas and densely populated urban areas.

Interested parties are invited to take part in an Invitation To Tender (ITT) process, based on the Open procedure, and designed to identify the Most Economically Advantageous Tender and therefore determine the incoming provider.

Interested providers will be able to view the tender opportunity via the ‘current tenders’ list on in-tend.

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

Or you should be able to go directly to this particular tender opportunity by following the link below:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/ProjectManage/446

In order to access the tender documentation you will need to ‘express an interest’ and register on the system. Bidders are required to respond to the Selection Questionnaire & ITT questions directly within In-Tend and attach any requested documents separately to the placeholders provided.

A prior information/market engagement notice was published in relation to this procurement in May 2017, seeking expressions of interest. Please note that this previous notice was an information gathering exercise rather than a call for competition in its own right. Although those who responded to that notice will be advised that this contract notice has been published, there will be no process exemptions or preferential treatment afforded to any parties who expressed an interest at that stage.

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’). The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all bidders equally. 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.

Neither the inclusion of a bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the Directive or Regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority (‘Open’, ‘Restricted’, ‘Competitive Procedure with Negotiation’, ‘Competitive Dialogue’ or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive / Schedule 3 of the Regulations. The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’) which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the ‘Light Touch Regime’ contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77).

II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 3 902 380.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Duration in months: 60
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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As stated within tender documentation.

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)Form of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 07/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

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’). The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all bidders equally. 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.

Neither the inclusion of a bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the Directive or Regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority (‘Open’, ‘Restricted’, ‘Competitive Procedure with Negotiation’, ‘Competitive Dialogue’ or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive / Schedule 3 of the Regulations. The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’) which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the ‘Light Touch Regime’ contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority intends to voluntarily observe the award decision notices provisions and 10 day standstill period described in Regulation 86 of the 2015 Regulations. Unsuccessful tenderers will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the tenderer/application was unsuccessful. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the 2015 Regulations.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26/07/2017