United Kingdom-London: Medical practice services

Agency: TED
Level of Government: State & Local
  • Q - Medical Services
Opps ID: NBD00003039083568481
Posted Date: Sep 29, 2017
Due Date: Oct 24, 2017
Solicitation No: 383076-2017
Source: Members Only
29/09/2017 S187 - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure

United Kingdom-London: Medical practice services

2017/S 187-383076

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses
Arden and GEM CSU
Address 1
United Kingdom
E-mail: NHSEngland.procurement@ardengemcsu.nhs.uk
NUTS code: UKF11

Internet address(es):

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

Section II: Object

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

GP Services (APMS) for Spring House Medical Centre, Welwyn Garden City.

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

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU (AGCSU), on behalf of NHS England Midlands and East (Central Midlands) and East and North CCG (the Commissioners) under joint commissioning arrangements, is inviting suitably qualified and experienced providers to deliver Primary Care Medical Services at Spring House Medical Centre, Welwyn Garden City.

The Commissioners are looking for a provider to deliver:

? High quality, patient centred and value for money (VFM) Primary GP services, delivered in a safe and effective manner.

? Primary Medical Services including Essential, Additional and Enhanced Services.

II.1.5) Estimated total value
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: UKH23
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:

The Commissioners are seeking to identify a provider(s) who will deliver GP Services for patients in Welwyn Garden City under an Alternative Primary Medical Services (APMS) contract only.

The successful Bidder will need to demonstrate that they can deliver service(s) of a continuously high-quality and will be responsive to the needs of the local population. The Provider will be assessed on an on-going basis to ensure they deliver the quality required.

The services must be provided by GPs, Nurses and other practice staff.

The Provider will be expected to:

? Provide primary care services which will be accessible, convenient and responsive;

? Design services around the needs of patients and carers, ensuring they are offered more choice and have a greater say in their treatment;

? Have processes in place to evaluate and continually improve on patient satisfaction;

? Have processes in place to engage effectively with the local communities;

? Participate in Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF);

? Be eligible for and expected to provide all Enhanced Services, remunerated in line with the relevant Directions as specified by the commissioner on an annual basis;

? Promotion of healthy living with the aim of tackling the underlying causes of ill health.

As a result of this procurement exercise an agreement will be established with the successful Bidder(s) for a period of 3 years, with the Commissioner having the option to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years (maximum contract period 5 years).

The current contracts for the Service will end 31.3.2018 and as a result the successful Bidder(s) is expected to be fully operational by 1.4.2018.

Based on the current weighted patient list size (7305.48 as of July 2017) the maximum contract value for the service provision resultant of this procurement will be circa 3 851 522 GBP over the life time of the contract (5 years maximum).This figure excludes Enhanced Services and QOF payments.

It is envisaged that TUPE will apply.

The contracting Authority intends to use the eTendering system in this procurement

exercise. Please see Additional text below on how to register.

Please note the deadline to express an interest and request documents is 12:00, 24.10.2017.

Completed bids must be submitted by 12:00, 26.10.2017.

II.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be re-procured towards the end of this contract period.

II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract will be for a period of 3 years, with the Commissioners having the option to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years (maximum contract period 5 years).

II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues
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.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
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) Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
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
Date: 24/10/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 26/10/2017
Local time: 12:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
VI.3) Additional information:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. The services described within this notice relate to the Light Touch Regime in the Public Procurement Regulations 2015. 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 Authority intends to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations. Please see published documentation for further details. 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) ? Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT (itt_819 refers) 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 on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT ? There may be a mixture of online 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 helpdesk.

VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
United Kingdom
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:
TI Title United Kingdom-London: Medical practice services
ND Document number 383076-2017
PD Publication date 29/09/2017
OJ OJ S 187
AU Authority name Arden and GEM CSU
OL Original language EN
HD Heading - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure
CY Country UK
AA Type of authority 6 - Body governed by public law
HA EU Institution -
DS Document sent 26/09/2017
DT Deadline 24/10/2017
NC Contract 4 - Services
PR Procedure 1 - Open procedure
TD Document 3 - Contract notice
RP Regulation 5 - European Union, with participation of GPA countries
PC CPV code 85121000 - Medical practice services
OC Original CPV code 85121000 - Medical practice services
RC NUTS code UKH23
IA Internet address (URL) www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk
DI Directive Public procurement Directive 2014/24/EU


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