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Patient Transport Services - Non-Emergency.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

NHS Bournemouth and Poole
Canford House, Discovery Court Buisness Centre, 551-553 Wallisdown Road
For the attention of: David Way (Commissioning)
BH12 5AG Poole
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1202541599
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Patient Transport Services - Non-Emergency.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Across but not only limted to the county of Dorset South West England UK with the main activity within the boundaries of NHS Bournemouth and Poole and NHS Dorset Primary Care Trusts geographical coverage.

NUTS code UKK2

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
NHS Bournemouth and Poole on behalf of the NHS Dorset Cluster is seeking to contract with suitably qualified and experienced provider(s) for the provision of a non-emergency patient transport service including a call centre and an operational patient transport service fleet. The service will be split for the purpose of this tender into a number of lots and bidders are encouraged to bid for one or more lots or for all lots. The Patient Transport Service (PTS) is a non-emergency transportation service for patients whose condition is not considered an emergency.
The purpose of the service is to transport eligible patients between the patient’s homes, hospitals, community settings or other treatment centres including private treatment centres for patients referred for NHS treatments, consultations or procedures.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114122, 60130000, 85100000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
To provide Non emergency Patient Transport Services 365 days a year as required by NHS organisations within the boundaries of Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 19 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.4.2013. Completion 31.3.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Patient Transport Services - Non-Emergency - Call Centre
1)Short description
Call Centre to act as a single point of contact for Non-Emergency Patient Transport bookkings, manage booking allocation and transport control, operationg hours to be defined.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114122, 60130000, 85100000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Patient Transport Services - Non-Emergency - Ambulance
1)Short description
PTS ambulance transport.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114122, 60130000, 85100000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 000 000 and 7 200 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Patient Transport Services - Non-Emergency - Other Modes of Transport
1)Short description
Non-Emergency Patient Transport Other Modes i.e. Cars.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114122, 60130000, 85100000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 000 000 and 8 800 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Patient Transport Services - Non-Emergency - Qualified Crew
1)Short description
Non-Emergency Patient Transport Qualified Crew for complex patient transport where qualified paramedic support is required for transfers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114122, 60130000, 85100000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 400 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Patient Transport Services - Non-Emergency - Bariatric
1)Short description
Non-Emergency Patient Transport - Bariatric Complex Handling.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114122, 60130000, 85100000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 90 000 and 200 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Patient Transport Services - Non-Emergency - Mental Health Patient Transport
1)Short description
No-emergency Patient Transport of High Risk Mental Health patients.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114122, 60130000, 85100000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 700 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Patient Transport Services - Non-Emergency - Out of Area journeys
1)Short description
Non-emergency Patient Transport of patients to or from adresses deemed to be out of area by the guidelines within the ITT.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114122, 60130000, 85100000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 200 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Parent company and other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances see the invitation to tender for further details.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and severable liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Bidders who have been convicted of a Bribery Act 2010 offence under section 1 (offences relating to bribing another person) or section 6 (bribery of foreign public officials) will be excluded.

In addition to the Provisions of Freedom of Information Act, Bidders will have due regard to the Trusts obligations on Transparency which are set out in more detail at www.businesslink.gov.uk/transparency/procurement and all offers will be submitted on the basis that the contract when awarded may be published in full in accordance with H M Government Transparency Guidance.

Any supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner: 1) entering general PQQ supplier information. The PPSA utilises the NHS supplier information database (Sid4Health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. Candidates are requested to provide their profile on the Sid4Health as follows: a) candidates should register on Sid4health at http://www.sid4health.nhs.uk by clicking on the Register Organisation tab and select the Supplier button. To continue with the registration process Suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a Supplier does not have a DUNS Number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number. Suppliers who already have a published profile on Sid4Health must confirm that information is up to date; ii) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their NHS Sid4Health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to NHS Sid4Health is unavailable, please contact NHS Sid4Health helpdesk at .

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per III.2.1. above.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per III.2.1. above.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 15
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The criteria will be set down within the Tender Prospectus.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
7.6.2012 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: NHS Bournemouth and Poole will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from your procurement lead on this tender process. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not be successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulation 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10.5.2012