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HIS drives improvement in the quality of health and social care for all people in Scotland. The work of HIS supports the priorities of those who give and receive care and in particular the 2020 vision for Scotland where people are able ...

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Scottish Ambulance Service (Commissioning on behalf of Healthcare Improvement Scotland)
National Headquarters, Gyle Square, South Gyle Crescent
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Nicola Hart
Telephone: +44 1313140086
NUTS code: UKM75

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
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

Framework agreement for ihub associates working in health and social care.

Reference number: HIS/2017/138
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

HIS drives improvement in the quality of health and social care for all people in Scotland.

The work of HIS supports the priorities of those who give and receive care and in particular the 2020 vision for Scotland where people are able to live longer healthier lives at home, or in a homely setting.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
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: UKM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As part of the ihub offer, a Framework Agreement for ihub Associates is being commissioned. The purpose of the ihub Associate framework is to support local and national priorities by providing a flexible way of procuring independent contractors to provide improvement support. The Framework Agreement is being set up by the Authority and, once it is operational, the contracting and financing of the Improvement Associates subsequent contracts will follow the Authority's procedures.

The 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 well-being outcomes through the delivery of integration and quality improvement support across health and social care.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 15/12/2017
End: 14/12/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option of 2 12-month 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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 40
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: no
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
Date: 25/09/2017
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: 25/09/2017
Local time: 12:00


Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Nicola Hart, Janet McGrouther.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

All questions must be submitted via PCS Tender.

Associates shall offer a range of different experience, skills and knowledge and the Framework Agreement is seeking a diverse range of individuals with an advanced level of expertise. The Authority does not assume that all of the relevant descriptors in the Technical Evaluation, will be found in the same Associate and a skills matrix has been developed as part of this Invitation to Tender to allow Tenderers to specify their area(s) of relevant expertise.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 8788. For more information see:

(SC Ref: 508517).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Scottish Ambulance Service
National Headquarters, Gyle Square, South Gyle Crescent
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313140086

Internet address:

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: