The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust are looking to identify a preferred partner to provide Renal Dialysis Services. The scope of the Services includes In-Centre Haemodialysis taking place in main or satellite dialysis units (ICHD), Peritoneal dialysis (PD), Home Haemodialysis (HHD) and Intermittent Haemodialysis to treat acute kidney injury. The Trust are looking to establish a contract for a period of 5 years and a potential single extension for a period of 3 years. The service may be considered to consist of 3 component parts: facilities (including but not exclusive to the dialysis environment, equipment and consumables for dialysis and support services to allow dialysis to take place and ensure the quality of the service including technical support and IT), nursing (including haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis nurses, ward staff and nurse specialists) and clinical decision-making including decisions about need for (acute and chronic), modality and dialysis prescriptions.
The Trust is carrying out this procurement pursuant to EU Directive 2014/24/EU implemented into UK Law via the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI2015/102) with effect from 26.2.2015. The Services this notice relate fall within the light touch regime set out in Regulations 74 to 76 and Schedule 3 to the Regulations. Neither the use of the term Invitation to Tender nor any other indication shall be taken to mean the Trust intends to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to the light touch regime. The Trust aims to use an Open type procedure to identify and define a solution which best addresses the requirements, as described in the Invitation to Tender. The estimated value of the entire project is between 2 600 000 GBP million and 3 200 000 GBP per annum across 8 years (5 years plus 3 years extension); which translates to an estimation of between 20 800 000 GBP and 25 600 000 GBP across 8 years.