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Audiology service.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
College Street
For the attention of: Price Steve
CV10 7DJ Nuneaton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2476865271
E-mail:

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Audiology service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

NUTS code UKG13

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
George Eliot Hospital requires an Audiology outpatient and a newborn hearing screening service. The service is to be provided within existing facilities within George Eliot Hospital and the successful bidder is expected to commence the service as of 1.1.2016.
The acute contract for the Audiology outpatient will include requirements for both adults and paediatrics including diagnostics and screening services. The contract shall be for an initial period of 3 years with the option to extend for an additional 2 years in 12 month increments.
The contract will be comprised of 3 parts under a single Lot:
- Outpatient,
- Any Qualified Provider (AQP) service,
- Newborn hearing screening service.
A contract value is not stated as George Eliot Hospital deem it the responsibility of the shortlisted bidders to competitively bid against the requirements that shall be stated with the ‘invitation to tender’ document, however the contract value is deemed substantial.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111200

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: no
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:
Single service comprising of outpatients audiology, newborn hearing screening and any qualified provider (AQP).
3 year contract with potential 2 x 12 month extensions.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.1.2016. Completion 31.12.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Suppliers Instructions:
How to express interest in this tender:
1. Register your company on the e-Sourcing portal. (This is only required once):

- Browse to the e-Sourcing portal: https://www.nhssourcing.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 username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete.
- You will shortly receive an email with your unique password. (Please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
- Login to the portal with the username/password.
- Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are pre qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier).
- Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
- Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.
- 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 onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT.
- There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform. (There is detailed online 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 online help or contact the e-Tendering help desk.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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 5: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Stated in PQQ document.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
27.8.2015 - 10:00
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27.7.2015