Nhs Medway Ccg Autistic Spectrum Conditions Diagnostic Assessment Service

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Medway CCG assisted by NHS Commercial Solutions
The Atrium. Curtis Road.
United Kingdom
E-mail: jeff.scott1@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKJ41

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.medwayccg.nhs.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://commercialsolutions.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

NHS Medway CCG Autistic Spectrum Conditions Diagnostic Assessment Service

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

This Contract Notice is published as part of NHS Medway CCG's procurement and market engagement process.

The Autistic Spectrum Conditions Diagnostic Assessment Services are to be provided to the patients covered by NHS Medway CCG. Services must be provided from premises within the geographic area of Kent and Medway.

Payment will be based on individual completed diagnostic review and report.

Due to the fluctuations in referral patterns, the contractual arrangement will be open to adjacent (i.e. other Kent and Medway) CCGs as a referral pathway in order to assist with maintaining service continuity for NHS Medway CCG patients and in turn adjacent CCGs. This will be on the basis that the adjacent CCG manage their own payment and referral process with the provider with no recourse to NHS Medway CCG other than the normal contractual monitoring requirement as lead commissioner.

See Section VI.3) for information on how to access the tender documentation for full details.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ41
Main site or place of performance:

The region covered by NHS Medway CCG. However see tender documentation for full details on other potential activity.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See tender documentation for full details. All communications with the Commissioner will now be undertaken via the Bravo system.

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
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential for 2 additional 2 year extensions.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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
List and brief description of conditions:

See tender documentation for full details.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

See tender documentation for full details.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

See tender documentation for full details.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

See tender documentation for full details.

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.1.1)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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 150-344507
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/10/2018
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
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 12/10/2018
Local time: 12:00

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 tender will be conducted via the NHS Commercial Solutions Bravo e tendering system. Bidders wishing to Express an Interest (EOI) in participating will be required to register on the Bravo system if they have not previously done so. This can be done at any time via this web link:


The Bravo Project number for this tender is Project 2928

The Invitation to Tender number is itt_2950

An organisation will be assumed to have expressed interest by registering on the Invitation to Tender on the portal.

NHS Commercial Solutions is utilising the Bravo system to administer this Procurement and to communicate with potential Bidders.

Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to potential Bidders. All potential bidder communications with the Commissioner and NHS Commercial Solutions will be conducted via the Bravo secure messaging service within the portal hosted by BravoSolution, the managed service provider for the NHS Commercial Solutions eTendering system.

It is free to register on the portal, and it can be accessed at any time of day. Should Bidders have any queries, or if Bidders are having problems registering on the portal, they should contact the BravoSolution dedicated Supplier Support, available from the Bravo Help desk:

Phone: 0800 368 4850 (Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)

E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk

To note to assist potential bidders the Tender Memorandum of Information and the Service Specification are available as attachments to the Contract Finder Notice located here:


However all communications with the Commissioner must be via the Bravo system.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
NHS Medway CCG
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: