Sussex 111 Service — Nhs 111 Clinical Assessment Service, Home Visiting Service And Out Of Hours Service For Sussex

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group
1 The Causeway, Goring-by-Sea
Worthing
BN12 6BT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273403629
E-mail: aelliott1@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKJ2

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.coastalwestsussexccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group
Hove Town Hall, Norton Rd
Hove
BN3 4AH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273403629
E-mail: aelliott1@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKJ21

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group
Lower Ground Floor, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex
Crawley
RH11 7DH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273403629
E-mail: aelliott1@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKJ2

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.crawleyccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Horsham and Mid-Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group
Lower Ground Floor, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex
Crawley
RH11 7DH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273403629
E-mail: aelliott1@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKJ2

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.horshamandmidsussexccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group
36-38 Friars Walk Lewes East Sussex
Lewes
BN7 2PB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273403629
E-mail: aelliott1@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKJ2

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.highwealdleweshavensccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Eastbourne Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group
36-38 Friars Walk Lewes East Sussex
Lewes
BN7 2PB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273403629
E-mail: aelliott1@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKJ2

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.eastbournehailshamandseafordccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group
Bexhill Hospital, Holliers Hill Bexhill-on-Sea
Bexhill
TN40 2DZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273403629
E-mail: aelliott1@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKJ2

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.hastingsandrotherccg.nhs.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract involves 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/aspx/Home
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/aspx/Home
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
Health

Section II: Object

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

Sussex 111 Service — NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service, Home Visiting Service and Out of Hours Service for Sussex

Reference number: NHS/SOEPS/15.221
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85100000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Seven* Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), acting together under a Collaborative Commissioning Agreement, wish to procure a Service Provider for the NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service, Home Visiting and Out of Hours Service for Sussex (See Note 1).

The Commissioners have agreed to offer the contract as a 5 year initial term with a single option to extend for up to a further two years (5 +2 = 7 years maximum duration) at the sole discretion of the Commissioner. The NHS standard contract and sub-contracts will be used, and therefore Providers will be expected to meet all standards therein.

The Commissioners have set a maximum total financial envelope of 72.72m GBP for the 7 year max duration of the contract.

The new service will need to be in place by 1.4.2019, and the Commissioners expect to complete the procurement process and award the contract during August 2018.

The deadline for submission of completed bids is Thursday 29.3.2018 at 12:00 pm (midday).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 72 721 537.00 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: UKJ2
Main site or place of performance:

Sussex, UK, within the areas covered by the participating CCGs.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Seven* Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), acting together under a Collaborative Commissioning Agreement, wish to procure a Service Provider for the NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service, Home Visiting and Out of Hours Service for Sussex (See Note 1).

Each year the NHS provides around 110 000 000 urgent same day patient contacts, with around 85 000 000 of these being urgent GP appointments and the remaining being though A&E or minor injury clinics.

In Sussex the NHS 111 service takes around 363 000 calls a year, with 75 % being taken out of hours (6:30 pm — 8:00 am). Within the existing Kent, Medway Surrey and Sussex contract around 43 % of the total calls taken are for Sussex.

The Commissioners are to offer the contract as a 5 year initial term with a single option to extend for up to a further 2 years (5+2=7 years maximum duration) at the sole discretion of the Commissioner. The Commissioners will take the view to extend to the full seven years as soon as it is appropriate but with the first consideration at 18 months and thereafter at regular intervals.

The vision for a more integrated urgent care system across Sussex will improve patient care and choice, as well as, streamlining and improving services for staff working in both primary and urgent care. The new NHS 111, Clinical Assessment Service and Out of Hours Service will be vital in the journey to integrate urgent care across Sussex.

The Commissioners have set a maximum total financial envelope of 72.72m GBP for the seven year maximum duration.

The new service will need to be in place by 1.4.2019, and the Commissioners expect to complete the procurement process and award the contract during Aug 2018.The deadline for submission of completed bids is Thursday 29.3.2018 at 12:00 pm (midday).

* The Seven Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are:

NHS Coastal West Sussex (Acting as the Lead Commissioner)

NHS Brighton and Hove

NHS Crawley

NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford

NHS Hastings and Rother

NHS High Weald Lewes Havens

NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex.

Note 1: Home Visiting and Out of Hours service provision for NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG is outside the scope of this procurement: the CCG is commissioning this separately.

The NHS standard contract will be used, as amended at the time of contract award i.e. currently 2017-19 contract, amended by National Variation effective from 1 Feb 2018 and therefore Providers will be expected to meet all standards therein. The successful Provider shall use, when applicable, the NHS Standard Sub-Contract for the Provision of Clinical Services, as recommended by NHS England and the Department of Health, as amended at the time of contract award i.e. currently 2017-19 contract, amended by National Variation effective from 1.2.2018: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/template-sub-contract-for-the-provision-of-clinical-services-for-use-with-nhs-standard-contract-full-length-2017-18-and-2018-19/

The tender documents will be available at the e-tendering portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning after 10:00 am on Monday 12.2.2018.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Duration in months: 84
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

The tender docs are at the e-tendering portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning All correspondence must be raised via the portal; no other correspondence will be entered into.

The deadline for submission of completed bids is Thursday 29.3.2018 at 12:00 pm (midday). The e-portal system will shutdown at 12:00 pm and any bids submitted after this time will not be accepted.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Selection criteria are stated in the procurement documents.

The NHS standard contract will be used, and therefore Providers will be expected to accept this and meet all standards therein.

The successful Provider shall use, when applicable, the NHS Standard Sub-Contract for the Provision of Clinical Services, as recommended by NHS England and the Department of Health, as amended at the time of contract award i.e. currently 2017-19 contract, amended by National Variation effective from 1.2.2018: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/template-sub-contract-for-the-provision-of-clinical-services-for-use-with-nhs-standard-contract-full-length-2017-18-and-2018-19/

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:

As stated in the procurement documents.

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:

As stated in the procurement documents.

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: 29/03/2018
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:

The Services to which this ITT relates fall within Chapter 3, Section 7, Particular Procurement Regimes to thePublic Contracts Regulations 2015 and Part H of the Annex V to the Public Contracts Directive (also known as ‘light touch regime’ formerly Part B services). Neither the publication of the above advertisements, the inclusion of a Bidder selection stage nor the use of the term ‘Pre-Qualification Questionnaire’ nor any other indication(including any statement in this ITT) shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Chapter 3, Section 7, Particular Procurement Regimes. This advertisement and the instructions for registering on the procurement portal are also available at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/ Should Candidate Providers 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 (9:00 am to 6:00 pm) or email support@in-tend.co.uk

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Refer to South of England Procurement Services to trigger the review process. This process can be further escalated to NHS Improvement
36-38 Friars Walk
Lewes
BN7 2PB
United Kingdom
E-mail: andrew.elliott@soeprocurement.nhs.uk

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:
08/02/2018