Tender description

The National Ambulance Resilience Unit’s (NARU) main aim is to support the emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) objectives of NHS England. NARU works on behalf of NHS England to provide a coordinated approach to EPRR and specialist capabilities across NHS ambulance services in England.

Tenders to be submitted via https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Legal, economic, financial and technical information

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
YES
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
YES

Procedure

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement
Yes
Conditions for opening of tenders

2019-10-17

12:00

Notice number in the OJ S
2019/S 115-282412
Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
EN
Local time
12:00
Type of contest
Open
Date
2019-10-17

Complementary information

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
YES
Electonic ordering will be used
YES
This is a recurrent procurement
No
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

The authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point that information about the actual award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of ten (10) calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) provide remedies under statute for aggrieved parties.

Review body

NHS England

Quarry House, Quarry Hill

Leeds

LS2 7UE

Date of dispatch of this notice
2019-09-13
Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

London

Electronic payment will be used
YES
Additional information
This opportunity is limited to NHS Ambulance Trusts in England, therefore please do not apply if you are not an Ambulance Trust. Main CPV code 85140000

Bidding information

Bidding deadline

17 Oct 2019

1 days remaining

Total estimated value

Not specified

Locations

United Kingdom, Leeds

LOTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TENDER

Value

GBP Not specified

The National Ambulance Resilience Unit’s (NARU) main aim is to support the emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) objectives of NHS England. NARU works on behalf of NHS England to provide a coordinated approach to EPRR and specialist capabilities across NHS ambulance services in England. The unit works with NHS ambulance services to support the development of appropriately trained, equipped and prepared ambulance responders to deal with hazardous or difficult situations, particularly mass casualty incidents that represent a significant risk to health.

The following are the key components of the NARU function:

— capabilities: the development, procurement, maintenance and assurance of national ambulance resilience capabilities. Part of the remit is the management of pass-through funding to NHS ambulance services for interoperable capabilities,

— education: the development and delivery of training and education for NHS staff to maintain national resilience capabilities, including pass-through funding for NHS ambulance services to train staff, including acute hospital staff,

— clinical advice: includes specialist clinical advice in relation to pre-hospital environments and clinical input to and assurance of national resilience capabilities,

— management and operations: management of the NARU service and core operations. Provision of 24/7 on call for incidents to support NHS England.

NARU is part of the delivery of EPRR policy and the NHS ambulance service in England contribution to contest, the United Kingdom’s Strategy for Countering Terrorism, and Civil Resilience strategies and the Department of Health and Social Care’s commitments under the UK National Security Strategy and the National Security Council.

The host of the NARU service will provide the support functions such as procurement, human resources and payroll, finance, information communications and technology, information governance and fleet and logistics.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken and the specialist knowledge required it is only possible for this to be undertaken by an English NHS ambulance service.

Description of renewals

There will be an option to extend the contract for a further 2 x 1 year periods.

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