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North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is a commissioning support service hosted by NHS England and is managing this Request for Information (RFI) and a future procurement process for the provision of a Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) ...

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Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS England North (Lancashire and South Cumbria)
Preston Business Centre, Watling Street Road
Preston
PR2 8DY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1642746911
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKD4

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.england.nhs.uk/north/contact-us/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.proactisplaza.com/SupplierPortal/?CID=NECS

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6BL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1642746911
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKC11

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.proactisplaza.com/SupplierPortal/?CID=NECS

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:

Request for Information - Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.

Reference number: NHSE262
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is a commissioning support service hosted by NHS England and is managing this Request for Information (RFI) and a future procurement process for the provision of a Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) in Lancashire (excluding West Lancashire CCG footprint) for and on behalf of NHS England North (Lancashire and South Cumbria) (the Commissioner).

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)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD4
Main site or place of performance:

Lancashire (excluding West Lancashire CCG footprint).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Commissioner is issuing this Prior Information Notice (PIN) as a Request for Information (RFI) to engage with the market to gather soft market testing, in order to gain a better understanding of both the capacity and appetite of the market in delivering the proposed DESP, and to alert the market to a future tender opportunity for the provision of DESP in Lancashire (excluding West Lancashire CCG footprint).

It is important to note that this PIN/RFI is not a call for competition and as such you will need to express your interest in any future tender opportunity once the Contract Notice is published (approximately November 2017) in OJEU and on Contracts Finder.

It should be noted that this PIN/RFI invites individuals and organisations to express an interest in this RFI exercise only, and it is NOT a pre-qualification questionnaire, and is NOT part of any pre-qualification or selection process. This PIN/RFI is intended as an awareness, communication, and information gathering exercise. An expression of interest is no indication of a commitment to participate in the RFI process nor does it infer any preferential or special status on those individuals and organisations who express an interest in the RFI exercise.

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering portal (PROACTIS) to manage this RFI and as such interested individuals and organisations will need to register on the portal to access the RFI documentation and return their completed RFI documentation.

The RFI documentation will be accessible from 12:00 noon on 7.8.2017.

The PROACTIS e-Tendering portal can be found at: https://www.proactisplaza.com/SupplierPortal/?CID=NECS please follow the registration instructions (if you are not already registered) and look for the project NHSE262 Request for Information - Diabetic Eye Screening Programme. Please note that it is free to register on PROACTIS, which can be accessed at any time of day as long as you have a working internet connection.

Please complete and return your response by 12:00 noon on 18.8.2017.

II.2.14)Additional information

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 as amended by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (TUPE) will apply to any future procurement.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
24/11/2017

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

It is anticipated that a Contract Notice will be published in OJEU and Contracts Finder in November 2017 inviting suitably qualified individuals and organisations to express their interest in the tender opportunity.

(MT Ref:200936).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
03/08/2017