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NHS South of England Procurement Services, acting on behalf of Health Education England (the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the delivery of a Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) Programme for HE London and the ...

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Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Health Education England
32 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Laura Devine
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKI

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://hee.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://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) Programme - Health Education England London and South East.

Reference number: NHS/SoEPS/17.346
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS South of England Procurement Services, acting on behalf of Health Education England (the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the delivery of a Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) Programme for HE London and the South East.

The CEPIP programme delivers a GPhC-accredited Pharmacist Independent Prescribing module (IP), blended with enhanced clinical content including clinical health assessment and diagnostics. CEPIP offers the ‘hands on’ training opportunities to produce the pharmacist of the future - a practitioner with advanced skills to confidently and competently manage patients with health assessment, diagnostic and clinical examination skills comparable with that of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 300 000.00 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)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS South of England Procurement Services, acting on behalf of Health Education England (the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the delivery of a Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) Programme for HE London and the South East.

The CEPIP programme delivers a GPhC-accredited Pharmacist Independent Prescribing module (IP), blended with enhanced clinical content including clinical health assessment and diagnostics. CEPIP offers the ‘hands on’ training opportunities to produce the pharmacist of the future - a practitioner with advanced skills to confidently and competently manage patients with health assessment, diagnostic and clinical examination skills comparable with that of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Key objectives:

- Deliver a level 7 accredited, regulator approved, clinically enhanced independent prescriber training programme, for pharmacists in NHS Acute and Mental Health Hospitals, including those employed in community pharmacy and undertaking HEE recognised cross-sector Foundation Pharmacist training programmes.

- Provide a strategy to improve discharge times by supporting development of multi-skilled clinicians, capable of undertaking clinical duties, while also using their specific skills as independent prescriber pharmacists to provide a service which may otherwise be undertake by junior doctors.

- Address an identified need for drug therapy/management in emergency and acute care, from point-of-admission to point-of-discharge.

- Demonstrate appropriate use of the workforce to conduct clinical work and developing the multi-skilled clinical teams, resulting in positive impact on patient safety, patient experience and throughput.

CEPIP has been successfully delivered in the West Midlands since 2014, but will be new to the LaSE region.

The contract value will be a maximum envelope of 1 560 000 GBP (inclusive of VAT) for three years.

Please access the procurement documents for further information.

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning

The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is Friday 22 September 2017 at 12:00pm (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted. The e-portal system will shutdown at 12:00pm and any unsubmitted bids not registered to the system at this time will not be accepted. Therefore, please submit in good time prior to the deadline date and time.

Project title: Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) Programme - Health Education England London and South East, please access the ITT for all documents. Should Bidders have any queries, or are having problems using the portal, they should contact the In-tend dedicated Supplier Helpdesk by calling 0845 557 8079 Monday to Friday (9am to 6pm) or email .

All communications should be made via the messaging function on the In-tend E-Tendering portal. During the tender exercise the Contracting Authority requests that all communications are channelled through the appointed procurement specialist on behalf of NHS South of England Procurement Services and not with the Contracting Authority itself. No Bidder, Bidder Member, or any of such Bidder's advisors, consultants or subcontractors may have ex parte communications with the Contracting Authority or any of their employees, advisors, contractors or consultants regarding the ITT, the Procurement, other than as expressly permitted in this ITT.

II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 300 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Start: 01/02/2018
End: 31/01/2021
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
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: 22/09/2017
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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
NHS South of England Procurement Services
36 - 38 Friars Walk
Lewes
BN7 2PB
United Kingdom

Internet address:http://soeprocurement.nhs.uk/

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:
18/08/2017