Complementary GP Video Consultation Service (North Tyneside)

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-029063
Publication date: 22 November 2021

F02: Contract notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

North Of England Commissioning Support

John Snow House, Durham University Science Park

Durham

DH1 3YG

Email

necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKC22 - Tyneside

Internet address(es)
Main address

https://www.necsu.nhs.uk/

one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

Health


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Complementary GP Video Consultation Service (North Tyneside)

Reference number

NECS411

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 85000000 - Health and social work services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

North of England Care Support Systems (NECS) is a commissioning support service working for and on behalf of NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) (the Contracting Authority) and is managing this procurement process.

The CCG is commissioning a Complementary GP Video Consultation Service. The contract will be for an initial period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 24 months subject to satisfactory performance and at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. The contract will commence from 01 April 2022.

This procurement process will mirror that of the Open Procedure as in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) in respect of Health Care Services under the Light Touch Regime, Regulations 74 - 76 and the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice & Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013.

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Contracting Authority must consider:

(a) How, what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions; and

(b) How, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement.

Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the Contracting Authority relating to economic, social and environmental well-being.

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended) may apply. Bidders are advised to obtain their own legal advice and carry out due diligence including the New Fair Deal non-statutory policy setting out how pensions issues are to be dealt with when staff are compulsorily transferred from the public sector to independent providers delivering public services.

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering tool to manage this procurement and communicate with potential bidders. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to potential bidders and all communications with NECS, including your submission, will be conducted via the in-tend portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu

It is free to register on the portal and it can be accessed at any time of day providing you have a working internet connection. Should bidders have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal; they should contact the in-tend helpdesk via:

support@in-tend.com or call us on 0845 557 8079 / +44 (0) 114 407 0065

The helpdesk is open Monday - Friday between 9am - 5.30pm

The procurement will be available to view on the In-Tend e-tendering portal on 22 November 2021.

The closing date for submission of tenders is 12:00 noon 22 December 2021.

N.B. Due to currently proposed legislation which may mean that the current responsibilities of CCGs will transfer into Integrated Care Systems with effect from 1st March 2022, the ultimate commissioner for this contract may change.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £2,250,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKC - North East (England)
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

North of England Care Support Systems (NECS) is a commissioning support service working for and on behalf of NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) (the Contracting Authority) and is managing this procurement process.

The CCG is commissioning a Complementary GP Video Consultation Service. The contract will be for an initial period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 24 months subject to satisfactory performance and at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. The contract will commence from 01 April 2022.

This procurement process will mirror that of the Open Procedure as in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) in respect of Health Care Services under the Light Touch Regime, Regulations 74 - 76 and the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice & Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013.

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Contracting Authority must consider:

(a) How, what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions; and

(b) How, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement.

Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the Contracting Authority relating to economic, social and environmental well-being.

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended) may apply. Bidders are advised to obtain their own legal advice and carry out due diligence including the New Fair Deal non-statutory policy setting out how pensions issues are to be dealt with when staff are compulsorily transferred from the public sector to independent providers delivering public services.

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering tool to manage this procurement and communicate with potential bidders. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to potential bidders and all communications with NECS, including your submission, will be conducted via the in-tend portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu

It is free to register on the portal and it can be accessed at any time of day providing you have a working internet connection. Should bidders have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal; they should contact the in-tend helpdesk via:

support@in-tend.com or call us on 0845 557 8079 / +44 (0) 114 407 0065

The helpdesk is open Monday - Friday between 9am - 5.30pm

The procurement will be available to view on the In-Tend e-tendering portal on 22 November 2021.

The closing date for submission of tenders is 12:00 noon 22 December 2021.

N.B. Due to currently proposed legislation which may mean that the current responsibilities of CCGs will transfer into Integrated Care Systems with effect from 1st March 2022, the ultimate commissioner for this contract may change.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

60

This contract is subject to renewal

No

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date

22 December 2021

Local time

12:00pm

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

English

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date

22 December 2021

Local time

12:01pm


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Public Procurement Review Service

London

Country

United Kingdom