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The provision of community based support and personal care in Devon (to be known as Living Well at Home).

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
654933903
Procurement, NDDH, Raleigh Park, Devon
Contact point(s): Procurement Dept. North Devon District Hospital
For the attention of: Marion Brown
EX32 0NJ Barnstaple
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1271349587
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1271322748

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: 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.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The provision of community based support and personal care in Devon (to be known as Living Well at Home).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKK4

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This PIN is issued to give notice to the market that NDHT intend to issue invitations to confirm interest if it is successful in its tender as primary provider for the provision of community based support and personal care in Devon (to be known as Living Well at Home).
Devon County Council (DCC), NHS NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG, and Devon Partnership NHS Trust, have a let a tender for a primary provider to deliver/arrange personal care in Devon, and NDHT have submitted a bid to become a Primary Provider
You are made aware that this notice in no way suggests that DCC or any other commissioning body has made a decision about the award of contract, and is solely a pre-emptive gesture by NDHCT to alert the market to a possible opportunity.
On 18.3.2016 DCC will let all bidders know if their tender has been successful or unsuccessful and, if successful, for which zone(s).
If successful (in all or any zones), and after the mandatory standstill period, NDHT will in turn issue a tender for a framework agreement with multiple providers for a period of 5 years with the option to extend for a period of up to 24 months.
The contract is for the provision of community based support and personal care in Devon (to be known as Living Well at Home) possibly covering 8 geographical zones.
NDHT will not directly deliver care, but if successful in their bid will be a ‘Neutral Master Vendor’ contracting with providers of differing specialisms to deliver care to people in their own homes.
The estimated value of this opportunity is based on information from DCC covering all 8 geographical zones. It will not be known until after 18.3.2016 which zones - if any - NDHT has won.
Information about the 8 zones can be found in section V1) additional Information under V1.2).
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 90 000 000 and 130 000 000 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79622000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
26.4.2016
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
This notice is is a call for competition issued in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations under the Light Touch Regime, permitted by any authority procuring services under the Light Touch Regime.
Interested operators must inform the contracting authority of their interest in the contract(s).
The contract(s) will be awarded without publication of a further call for competition.
Procurement documents will be made available to interested operators.
It is intended to establish a framework as soon as possible and interested parties must register their interest by 26.4.2016.
It is also proposed that there will be future opportunities to participate in the framework, and the intention is to re-publish the PIN on a 6 monthly basis for the duration of the contract, inviting future expressions of interest by a specific date.
Those interested parties who have registered their interest at this future date, will only be invited to participate in a future tender evaluation process if the Devon Cares Locality Management Board has identified there is insufficient provider capacity in a specific lot / zone.
It is a condition for participation in this opportunity that bidders must be willing to accept a risk share arrangement.
Please express your interest by email to Marion Brown via this E U Supply portal.
The contract will be for a period of 5 years with the option to extend for a period of up to 24 months.
The Award date in II.6) refers to the end date of the PIN and not the award of the framework agreement.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Living Well at Home ( Domiciliary care) ref DCC
1)Short description:
If NDHT is successful in securing all, or some, of the Living Well at Home contract they will be seeking personal care and specialist providers to work in partnership with NDHT to deliver high-quality services on a framework basis across a range of geopgraphical locations and for a range of specialisms.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79622000

3)Quantity or scope:
Provision of community based support and personal care in Devon if awarded all or part of the contract by Devon Count Council.
The estimated value is based on figures extracted from the Devon County Council PQQ document, the figures are estimates only for all 8 locations for the minimum and maximum term of contract.
NDHT does not know at the time of issuing this PIN if it has been awarded, none, some or all of the zones.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 90 000 000 and 130 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 29.4.2016
Duration in months: 60( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Devon County Council ( DCC) have divided the Living Well at Home contract into eight geographical zones within the administrative area of Devon County Council.
Each Zone was designated as a lot (‘Lot’) for the purposes of this procurement process and DCC will be awarding up to eight services contracts.
NDHT has tendered as the Primary Provider ( Neutral Vendor) for all eight zones.
The lots (Zones) are:
- Lot 1- Bideford/Northam, Great Torrington and Holsworthy;
- Lot 2- Ilfracombe, Lynton/Lynmouth, Barnstaple, South Molton;
- Lot 3- Tiverton, Crediton, Cullompton;
- Lot 4 - Exeter;
- Lot 5- Honiton, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Seaton;
- Lot 6- Newton Abbot, Totnes, Dartmouth;
- Lot 7 - Tavistock, Ivybridge; and
- Lot 8 - Okehampton, Moretonhampstead.
NDHT will not provide personal care but will develop a partnership approach where all providers will have a voice and the opportunity to build their businesses.
NDHT is committed to sustaining and supporting local providers and should NDHT be successful in securing all, or some, of the Living Well at Home contract, is seeking to work with personal care and specialist providers who can deliver high-quality services on a framework basis.
The framework will be divided into Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers who will both cover differing geographical areas.
Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers will both be selected on the basis of a number of factors which will be explained in detail in the ITT and will include - but not be limited to - quality, CQC rating, financials, and a commitment to the Trust‘s values.
This is not an exclusive list but rather an indication to bidders of what will be required
The key difference between a Tier 1 and Tier 2 provider is that a Tier 1 provider will have the first sight of a care package and first opportunity to respond.
They will also accept a risk share ( to be detailed in the ITT) and will be more closely involved in the management of the care system, contributing to a risk pool. They will also have the opportunity to sit on a locally agreed management board.
Tier 2 providers will be selected on the same basis as Tier 1, with the same commitment to to the Trust’s values but will not have first sight of a care package, will not share the risk and will not sit on a locality management board.
The detailed explanation and requirements relating to Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers will be laid out in the ITT.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21.3.2016