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Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (AG CSU), acting on behalf of the NHS England (Health and Justice, East Area Team) (The commissioners) invites expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified broadcasters/in-cell TV ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Arden & GEM CSU
Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham Road
Derby
DE1 3QT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 00000000000
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from 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:

Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the Provision of healthcare interventions and health promotion in East of England prisons through broadcasting to in-cell televisions.

Reference number: Bravo Project Ref – 830
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (AG CSU), acting on behalf of the NHS England (Health and Justice, East Area Team) (The commissioners) invites expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified broadcasters/in-cell TV providers (including third sector organisations, social enterprise and other providers) to provide healthcare content suitable for in-cell TV broadcasting to East of England prisons. The potential service providers are advised to register their before the end of Friday 29 September 2017.

Contract duration: 2 years

Contract commencement date: From 01 January 2018 or earlier by agreement.

Note: An expression of interest as a result of this PIN will not automatically entitle your involvement in any future procurement exercise. Any procurement conducted as a result of this PIN will be advertised separately and all organisations wanting to participate will need to respond to the procurement advertisement as and when it is published.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 100 000.00 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)
85000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

East of England Prisons.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS England (Health and Justice, East Area Team) will be the contracting and commissioning authority for healthcare content (TV programmes) on in-cell TV.

In-cell television broadcasting offers education, information and entertainment to prisoners. It may already be provided in some prisons. In-cell television broadcasting depends upon several elements:

1. The purchasing of existing content (TV programmes) and/or the development of content (TV programmes) specifically for broadcasting to prison cells

2. The provision of hardware (televisions) in-cells

3. The availability of a private network to broadcast content (TV programmes)

This procurement is looking to commission item number 1 in the above list. Items 2 and 3 above are out of scope for this procurement.

The service provision requires the service providers to develop content (TV programmes) which either deliver healthcare interventions or health promotion for adult prisoners through in-cell TV for subjects including:

1 Smoking cessation advice

2 Coping therapies

3 Advice re Management of long term conditions

4 Advice re testing and screening for infectious diseases

For this service provision AG CSU would like to encourage innovative solutions including consortia, strategic alliances and sub-contracts which will deliver value for money and improved services to patients.

The commissioners encourage innovation and use of technology within service delivery. They are seeking solutions for the provision of this service with the following aims:

# Swift development of content (TV programmes) by a suitably qualified broadcaster of in-cell TV. English prisons become smoke-free establishments by April 2018 and therefore it is essential that the delivery of smoking cessation services by in-cell television is available by January 2018.

# Find a provider who is able to work effectively and in partnership with the prison service within a secure setting.

# Establish contracts for services that have been market tested to represent best clinical quality.

In order to achieve above aims and objectives the successful bidders should pay attention to following facets:

# Quality

# Sustainability

# Continuous Improvement

# Value

# Patient experience

The providers will be required to establish and maintain best practices and use them for continuous service improvement during the term of the contract. The providers will also need to adopt applicable national guidance.

The procurement relating to this PIN notice will be advertised on Contracts Finder (https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/) and administered/conducted via the AG CSU's e-Tendering portal known as Bravo solutions.

Providers wishing to be considered for this opportunity must register with Bravo solutions by visiting following web link: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html. Full details regarding this procurement opportunity will be available there.

Once registered, providers must express their interest by taking following steps:

1. Log in within the portal with the username/password,

2. Click on ‘View Current Opportunities’ sections.

3. Find appropriate project and click on it

4. Find a spreadsheet provided there to register your interest.

5. Complete that spreadsheet, provide the requested information and email it back to the email address provided.

Type of procurement procedure:

The services will be procured as per the Light Touch Regime detailed in Section 7 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘The Regulations’), using the Open Procedure. It is worth noting here that NHS Arden and GEM CSU will only be bound by those parts of the Regulations that applies to contracts for Social and Other Specific Services. The Health & Social Care Act 2012; in particular the regulations made under Section 75 will also be taken into consideration.

Award criteria: The most economically advantageous tender derived using the criteria stated in the tender documents.

II.2.14)Additional information

# The contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system for this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

# Variant bids will not be accepted.

# Tenders and all supporting information must be priced in sterling and completed in English (or full translation provided at no cost).

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
02/10/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

# An expression of interest as a result of this PIN will not automatically entitle your involvement in any future procurement exercise. Any procurement conducted as a result of this PIN will be advertised separately and all organisations wanting to participate will need to respond to the procurement advertisement as and when it is published.

# The contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system for this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

# Variant bids will not be accepted.

# Tenders and all supporting information must be priced in sterling and completed in English (or full translation provided at no cost).

# Any contract entered into, be considered a contract made in England in accordance with English Law and which shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

# AG CSU or the contracting Authority participating within this procurement exercise shall not be liable for any costs by those expressing an interest or concern for this contract opportunity.

# NHS England (Health and Justice, East Area Team) and AG CSU reserve the right at all times acting in their absolute discretion, not to award a contract, to make changes to the structure, format, procedures, CPV codes and timing of the procurement process and to cancel or vary the process in its entirety or any part of it.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/08/2017