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This notice is to seek expressions of interest from providers who can meet the specification. NHS England wishes to commission up to a maximum of 5 providers of Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischaemic Stroke within a ...

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 on behalf of NHS England
Cardinal Square
Derby
DE1 3QT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 01332888050
E-mail: alice.hadridge@ardengemcsu.nhs.uk;
NUTS code: UKF11

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

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 - Mechanical Thrombectomy Services.

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

This notice is to seek expressions of interest from providers who can meet the specification.

NHS England wishes to commission up to a maximum of 5 providers of Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischaemic Stroke within a neuro-interventional service for acute ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke.

This Prior Information Notice is in relation to phase 1 of the implementation. Within this first phase all commissioned centres are Neuroscience Centres with access to specialised neuro-interventionists and co-located with a Hyper Acute Stroke Unit. Early implementers are required to start this service within an agreed phased plan taking into account the national shortfall of interventional neuro-radiologists.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 860 000.00 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)
85100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To ensure a regional cover an implementation proposal that describes the proposed service and how 24/7 cover will be provided, this can be on a single site or as part of networked coverage. The plan must be explicit about the proposed working hours and will describe how it will serve the eligible population within a five year provider implementation plan and will need to ensure all of the following:

- Centres must have close working relationships and a communication strategy with their stroke centres.

- All commissioned centres are Neuroscience Centres with access to specialised neuro-interventionists who conform to (or can provide a training plan to achieve compliance to) the service specifications for:

Neuro-interventional services for acute ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke which covers services for interventional neuro-radiology services.

And

Neurosciences Specialised Neurology Service Specification.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/d04-neurosci-spec-neuro.pdf

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/10/2017

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:

Interested organisations are requested to express an interest in this expressions of interest exercise by registering their organisation on the Bravo website:

https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

The pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) reference is PQQ_422 - Expressions of Interest for Mechanical Thrombectomy - London region.

Once registered, please complete the questions in the qualification envelope which asks providers to give details about your organisation's name and postal address, email address, contact name and number.

The deadline for submitting a response for to this expression of interest is 17:00 on Thursday 31.8.2017.

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. The services to which this notice relates fall within the Light Touch Regime ("LTR")of the Public Services Contracts Regulations 2015 ('the Regulations').

Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authorities intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to the procurement of LTR. These opportunities may be divided into lots. Please see published documentation for further detail.

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) - Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register- Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue' - Enter your correct business and user details -Note the user-name you chose and click ‘Save' when complete - You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender - Login to the portal with the user-name/password - Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier this opportunity is pqq_422. - This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) - You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments' in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details' box 3. Responding to the tender - Click ‘My Response' under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details', you can choose to ‘Create Response' or to ‘Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining) - You can now use the ‘Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification - Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT - There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the on-line help, or contact the eTendering help-desk.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/08/2017