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Title: Framework Agreement for Improvement Associates working on Health and Social Care Integration
Reference No: JAN232468
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000429370
Published by: Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Publication Date: 28/01/2016
Application Deadline: 07/03/2016
Deadline Date: 08/03/2016
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: HIS is currently in the process of working with key stakeholders to develop the new national Improvement Support function which will focus on the integrated health and social care space as well as being the location of a national improvement offering for NHS Boards. As part of the developing Integrated Improvement Resource (IIR) offer, this framework agreement for Improvement Associates is being commissioned. The purpose of the Improvement Associate framework is to support local and national priorities by providing a flexible, national resource for improvement support.
The Improvement Associates will directly contribute to the on-going work of partners in health and social care partnerships and NHS Boards; helping partners achieve the nine national health and wellbeing outcomes through the delivery of integration and quality improvement across health and social care.
The Framework Agreement therefore seeks individuals who have a particular improvement related specialism that have relevance to the Scottish context around health and social care. The Framework also seeks individuals with relevant, recent experience and knowledge of leading change within health and social care contexts.
The framework will require Improvement Associates of exceptional quality who align with our philosophy of improvement support. Our aspiration is to select 20-30 Improvement Associates through this selection process who collectively have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to support improvement activities in all aspects of health and social care in the statutory and Third/independent sectors in all parts of Scotland and across all population and care groups.
We anticipate that some Associates will have a broad knowledge and experience of health and social care matters and/or improvement approaches. Equally, others might have more specialised knowledge either of a service/clinical area or a particular important aspect of care or particular improvement skills, knowledge and approaches.
The duration of the Framework Agreement will be initially for 1 year, which may be extended for a further period of 12 months, subject to agreement between HIS and those on the framework agreement.
CPV: 85140000.

CONTRACT NOTICE – OFFICIAL JOURNAL

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1)

Name, Address and Contact Point(s)


Healthcare Improvement Scotland

National Headquarters Gyle Square , South Gyle Crescent,

Edinburgh

EH12 9EB

UK

Finance Services

Janet McGrouther

+44 1313140118

Janet.McGrouther@nhs.net


http://healthcareimprovementscotland.org

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00363

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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I.2)

Type of contracting Authority and Main Activity or Activities

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No

Section II: Object of the Contract

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority

Framework Agreement for Improvement Associates working on Health and Social Care Integration

II.1.2(a))

Type of works contract

II.1.2(b))

Type of supplies contract

II.1.2(c))

Type of service contract

25

II.1.2)

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance

Scotland



UK

II.1.3)

This notice involves

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II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement (if applicable)

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Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged

30

Duration of the framework agreement

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Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

HIS is currently in the process of working with key stakeholders to develop the new national Improvement Support function which will focus on the integrated health and social care space as well as being the location of a national improvement offering for NHS Boards. As part of the developing Integrated Improvement Resource (IIR) offer, this framework agreement for Improvement Associates is being commissioned. The purpose of the Improvement Associate framework is to support local and national priorities by providing a flexible, national resource for improvement support.

The Improvement Associates will directly contribute to the on-going work of partners in health and social care partnerships and NHS Boards; helping partners achieve the nine national health and wellbeing outcomes through the delivery of integration and quality improvement across health and social care.

The Framework Agreement therefore seeks individuals who have a particular improvement related specialism that have relevance to the Scottish context around health and social care. The Framework also seeks individuals with relevant, recent experience and knowledge of leading change within health and social care contexts.

The framework will require Improvement Associates of exceptional quality who align with our philosophy of improvement support. Our aspiration is to select 20-30 Improvement Associates through this selection process who collectively have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to support improvement activities in all aspects of health and social care in the statutory and Third/independent sectors in all parts of Scotland and across all population and care groups.

We anticipate that some Associates will have a broad knowledge and experience of health and social care matters and/or improvement approaches. Equally, others might have more specialised knowledge either of a service/clinical area or a particular important aspect of care or particular improvement skills, knowledge and approaches.

The duration of the Framework Agreement will be initially for 1 year, which may be extended for a further period of 12 months, subject to agreement between HIS and those on the framework agreement.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=429370.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

85140000

II.1.7)

Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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II.1.8)

Division into lots

No

II.1.9)

Will variants be accepted

No

II.2)

Quantity or Scope of the Contract

II.2.1)

Total quantity or scope

II.2.2)

Options

Provisional timetable for recourse to these options

Number of possible renewals

In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated time frame for subsequent contracts

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial and Technical Information

III.1)

Conditions Relating to the Contract

III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required

III.1.2)

Main Terms of financing and payment and/or reference to the relevant provisions

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject

III.2)

Conditions for Participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers


(1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.

(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.

(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.

(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.

(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.

(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.

(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established

(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)

Economic and financial capacity


(1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.

(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.




III.2.3)

Technical capacity





III.2.4)

Reserved contracts

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III.3)

Conditions Specific to Service Contracts

III.3.1)

Is provision of the service reserved to a specific profession?

No

III.3.2)

Will legal entities be required to state the names and professional qualifications of the personnel responsible for the execution of the service?

Yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Type of Procedure


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Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure

IV.1.1)

Have candidates already been selected?

No

IV.1.2)

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates

IV.1.3)

Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

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IV.2)

Award Criteria

No


Yes

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IV.2.2)

An electronic auction will be used

No

IV.3 Administrative Information

IV.3.1)

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

HIS/2015-16/035

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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Other previous publications

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

 26-02-2016

 


IV.3.4)

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

 08-03-2016  12:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates


IV.3.6)

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

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Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender 

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Conditions for opening tenders



 08-03-2016  13:00
Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Gyle Sq, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

Section VI: Other Information

VI.1)

Indicate whether this procurement is a recurrent one and the Estimated timing for further notices to be published


VI.2)

Does the contract relate to a Project/Programme financed by Community Funds?

No



VI.3)

Additional Information

(SC Ref:429370)

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures


Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Gyle Square 1 South Gyle Crescent Edinburgh EH12 9EB

Edinburgh


UK

Janet.McGrouther@nhs.net



Body responsible for mediation procedures










VI.4.2)

Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained










VI.5)

Dispatch date of this Notice

 28-01-2016

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
08/02/2016 10:04ADDED FILE: Webex

Information WebEx
09/02/2016 10:54Webex

Registration is required for the WebEx and you can register by clicking the link in the Flyer posted previously.

You do not need a password for registration. After your registration request has been approved you will receive instructions for joining the WebEx meeting.
16/02/2016 08:58ADDED FILE: Information WebEx

Framework Agreement Improvement Associates Health and Social Care Integration
Information WebEx
23/02/2016 15:17Question Update

A number of questions have been posed through the portal and due to staff absence may take a little longer to respond to. I aim to have a response by Friday 26 February and note the issue with the recorded webex which we will also make every effort to resolve by Friday.

Regards
Janet
25/02/2016 08:03Draft document - 'Laying the Foundations'

A document has been uploaded tp the portal for your information - This document builds on Laying the Foundations. This is a draft document and should be treated with confidence in relation to this procurement exercise. This represents developing/emerging thinking and as a draft document is likely to change following internal discussions and critique.
25/02/2016 08:05ADDED FILE: Draft document - 'Laying the Foundations'

This draft document should be treated with confidence in relation to this procurement exercise.
26/02/2016 15:45Webex Update

An updated communication has been added to the portal and the link within the communication will allow you to access the Webex.

Kind regards
Janet
01/03/2016 07:52Question and Answers deadline change

The deadline for submission of questions through the online Q&A function has been changed as below.
Old question submission deadline: 29/02/2016 12:00
New question submission deadline: 07/03/2016 12:00
Please ensure that you have submitted all questions before the new date.
01/03/2016 11:23Notice date(s) changed

The Deadline date was changed from 08/03/2016 12:00 to 08/03/2016 12:00.

The Application Deadline date was changed from 26/02/2016 to 07/03/2016.

The application deadline date has been changed to allow for further notes of interest.
Main Contact: Janet.McGrouther@nhs.net
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
151500Healthcare ConsultancyConsultancy
151510Healthcare Consultancy - Public HealthConsultancy
151512Healthcare Consultancy - Service ProvisionConsultancy
151511Healthcare Consultancy -Social PolicyConsultancy
159999other ConsultancyConsultancy

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
130Aberdeen & North-East
100All Scotland
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
28/01/2016 Appendix 1 Invitation to Tender Submission Template Invitation to Tender submission template (Word)47.04 KB1
28/01/2016 Client Reference Template Client Reference Template (Word)30.89 KB2
28/01/2016 NHSS Ts Cs - Services (HIS amendments May 2013) Terms & Conditions (Services)299.50 KB1
28/01/2016 Invitation to Tender - Framework Agreement for Improvement Associates Working on Health and Social Care Integration - V1 Invitation to Tender document (PDF)479.62 KB2
08/02/2016 Communications WebEx flyer - 20160211 Information WebEx132.44 KB0
16/02/2016 Communications WebEx Recording - 20160211 Framework Agreement Improvement Associates Health and Social Care Integration Information WebEx177.25 KB0
25/02/2016 IIR Phase 2 - Supporting Improvement 22 02 16 Version 3 This draft document should be treated with confidence in relation to this procurement exercise. 222.95 KB3

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