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From maintenance contracts for stairlifts and hoists to the provision of furniture for care homes and hospitals, THIIS has compiled a list of the industry tenders due to end this month. Open to large-scale providers and SMEs, below is all the information needed for companies in the sector to bid for public sector contracts across the country.


South

CA5270 – RFQ005- Single Patient Hoist Sling

Deadline: 12 October 2018
Location: Essex, England
Buyer: Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Value:
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 03 December 2018
Contract end date: 02 December 2019
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

Invitation to offer for the Supply and Delivery of Single Patient Use Hoist Sling for Patient Handling to Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

More information: https://suppliers.multiquote.com (register and quote CA5270 as the reason for registration)


Wheelchair Clinic Maintenance

Deadline: 15 October 2018
Location: Reading
Buyer: Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Value: £875k
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 01 January 2019
Contract end date: 01 November 2023
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust provides wheelchair services to the following:

G.P surgeries covered by:

  • West of Berkshire CCG and GP surgeries
  • South Oxfordshire overlap – hereditary and diminishing numbering 20 at 27.8.18

The contract shall cover all of the following elements:

  • Delivery, collection and storage service
  • Decontamination
  • Repair service
  • Modification service
  • Reconditioning service
  • Planned preventative maintenance service on electric wheelchairs & nominated heavy users
  • Management information – Monthly reports

For equipment administered by the West Berkshire wheelchair Clinic on behalf of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Please provide a separate quote for annual planned preventative maintenance for the whole wheelchair fleet as part of the tender submission. Bidders will be required to have a proven record in providing these services and the resources to provide the service to the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

More information: Neil.Dowdell@royalberkshire.nhs.uk


Aids & Adaptations Service Westminster City Council

Deadline: 26 October 2018
Location: London, England
Buyer: Westminster City Council
Value: £8.5m – £11.9m
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 17 June 2019
Contract end date: 16 June 2023
Is contract suitable for SMEs? No
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

Westminster City Council wishes to procure a specialist contractor to deliver Aids and Adaptations works in properties owned and/or managed by Westminster City Council.

The Scope of works covered includes the feasibility, design and build of Major and Minor Aids and Adaptations following assessment of need and recommendations from the resident’s occupational therapists, NHS Trusts and where relevant other stakeholders.

The work will commonly comprise of adaptations/refurbishment to kitchens and bathrooms but will also include installation and servicing of more specialist equipment such as home intercoms/entry systems, platform lifts, chair lifts, lifting hoists and access ramps etc., under relevant good practice and legislative requirements and in particular The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).

Total annual value of the contract is estimated to be in the region of £1.76m including a proactive Planned Maintenance Programme (PPM) of adaptations and specialist equipment.

In summary, the contract will include the following:

  • Day to Day responsive repairs
  • Emergency (daytime) repairs
  • Out of Hours Emergency work
  • Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) Works i.e. annual Maintenance of installations
  • Major Adaptations
  • Feasibility of adaptations in vacant properties

More information: www.capitalesourcing.com (see prj_wcc_10048)


Bariatric Equipment Rental

Deadline: 31 October 2018
Location: Dorset
Buyer: Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Value: £8.5m – £11.9m
Open early engagement: A procurement idea is currently active, it is in the early stage of development and judging interest from potential suppliers.
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is testing the market for a Bariatric Equipment rental agreement. DCHFT require a single daily price to cover the unlimited hire of:

  • Bariatric bed frames
  • Air mattresses
  • Chairs (static, rise & recline & high dependency)
  • Commodes
  • Stand aids
  • Dynamic cushions.

This daily price will include the delivery & collection costs, training and 24hour support. The single daily price is the only price payable if there are multiple pieces of equipment on site or no equipment on site.

It is expected that all equipment must be deliverable to DCHFT within 4 hours of the rental request being made and collected within 12 hours of the specific equipment rental being terminated.

It is expected that a 24 hour / 365-day helpline & rental line will be provided.

Multiple CPD accredited training sessions for staff must be provided on the bariatric equipment per annum.

More information: The purpose of this PIN is to establish interest and to engage with the market pre-procurement. Please contact ross.cumber@dchft.nhs.uk to register your interest.


Midlands

Quotation for Servicing of Hoists and Bath Lift

Deadline: 12 October 2018
Location: Oldbury, England
Buyer: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Value:
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 01 November 2018
Contract end date: 31 October 2020
Is contract suitable for SMEs? No
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

Sandwell Prevention stores loan out equipment into the community and require 6 monthly LOLER servicing of hoists, stand aids, slings and bath lifts out on loan. Applicants must be able to provide evidence that they are qualified and competent to undertake this work.

Prevention stores currently have approx. 400 electric and hydraulic hoists including stand aids such as Oxford, Mackworth Arjo, and Casalift out on loan.

Prevention Stores currently have approx. 600 battery operated bath lifts both reclining and non-reclining out on loan. Models include Aquajoy, Orca, Merlin & Beluga.

The successful company will receive monthly due for service reports and will need to book the service visit direct with the end-user.

All servicing should be completed before or on the due date and any issues gaining access must be related back to Prevention stores.

More information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc


Wheelchair Service in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Deadline: 15 October 2018
Location: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Buyer: NEL Commissioning Support Unit
Value: £9.0m
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 01 April 2019
Contract end date: 31 March 2022
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

NEL on behalf of NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG is inviting suitably qualified and experienced providers to deliver a Wheelchairs service to the population serviced by the CCG. The Authority is seeking to procure an integrated wheelchair service for people of all ages who have a long-term need for mobility assistance in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG area (Annex N – CCG map).

The priority for this service is to ensure those with complex, long-term conditions, are able to access the right wheelchair, quickly and with appropriate information and support.

The full service will cover:

  • Assessment & prescribing
  • Supply and provision of powered and non-powered chairs
  • Delivery and Collection
  • Repairs and General Maintenance
  • Re-Use/Recycling, Cleaning and Decontamination and Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Rehabilitation Engineering Services
  • Specialist Seating (risers) including cushions and accessories.

A lead provider will be fully accountable for the delivery of the whole service. The contract value for the term is £9,024,000 inclusive of VAT.

More information: NELCSU.ProcurementNorthants@nhs.net


North

KMCPRP-123 Provision of Lift Maintenance, Repairs and Servicing

Deadline: 15th October 2018
Location: Kirklees Council
Buyer: Wirral Borough Council
Value: £620k
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 1 December 2018
Contract end date: 30 November 2023
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

Tenders will be invited on the basis of a fully inclusive contract for the servicing and repair, including maintenance and testing, to approximately 168 lifts, disabled platforms, stair lifts, and wheelchair stair lifts at various premises located within the Kirklees area.

The Service Provider will be required to closely manage the day to day servicing and repair requirements of Council’s clients, answering telephone calls directly and progressing all calls and emergency responses in accordance with the requirements of the Specification in order to ensure that the lifts are maintained in good working order with the absolute minimum of downtime.

The Service Provider is required to have the ability to report all activity of the contract in real time live on an internet-based secure portal enabling all activity and response times to be monitored to ensure compliance with the requirements of the contract.

More information: www.yortender.co.uk


National Assistive Technologies Test Bed Framework

Deadline: 17 October 2018
Location: North East
Buyer: Sunderland City Council
Value: £100k – £500k
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 8 November 2018
Contract end date: 7 November 2022
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

The National Assistive Technologies Test Bed is a Sunderland City Council project, working in conjunction with Digital Catapult, aimed at supporting people to live independently for longer, through the use of new and innovative technology. The project seeks to use innovative technology to improve adult social care and health outcomes.

The Assistive Technologies Test Bed is part of a national initiative to develop and promote the use of technology and digital solutions in social care. The Council is one of twelve local councils participating in the Social Care Digital Innovation Programme for 2018/2019.

The Council will be establishing a Framework for the Test Bed, which will cover the following two phases:

  • A pilot phase for an initial trial deployment of technology (connected devices) to approximately 120 houses
  • A rollout phase that will increase deployment covering up to 5,500 houses

More information: Full details of the Council’s requirements can be found within the tender documentation published on the NEPO portal at https://procontract.due-north.com


Supply and Installation of Furniture for 2 New Care Homes in Cumbria

Deadline: 26 October 2018
Location: Cumbria
Buyer: Cumbria County Council
Value: £350k
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 14 January 2019
Contract end date: 29 March 2019
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

Cumbria Care, Cumbria County Council’s in-house provider for residential care, will shortly be relocating residents from existing homes in Carlisle and Copeland to two new purpose-built 60-bed care homes; one at Carlisle, CA2 6QG and one at Whitehaven, CA28 8RZ.

The homes will provide care for older residents who are frail and/or have dementia.

Construction of the new care home in Carlisle will complete in December 2018 and Whitehaven in January 2019 and both homes will be handed over by mid-January 2019. There will then be a period of approximately 4-5 weeks during which the homes will be available for furnishing, prior to staff receiving on-site training and completion of CQC registration. The process of moving residents into the new homes will start at the beginning of March 2019.

Suppliers are invited to tender for the supply and installation of the furniture and fixtures listed in the tender documents available via The Chest.

More information: www.the-chest.org.uk/index.html


NHS Calderdale, Greater Huddersfield & North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Groups Posture & Mobility Service Market Engagement

Location: Yorkshire and The Humber
Buyer: Wirral Borough Council
Open early engagement: A procurement idea is currently active, it is in the early stage of development and judging interest from potential suppliers
Is contract suitable for SMEs? No
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

The Calderdale & Kirklees Posture and Mobility Service is commissioned and jointly funded by NHS Calderdale, Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s). The service provides equipment to meet the postural and mobility needs of all people who are eligible to receive NHS services within Kirklees and Calderdale. This does predominately mean wheelchairs and specialist postural seating.

As part of the commissioning cycle, the CCGs would like to gather information and opinions from experienced service providers to help us to develop the service and be prepared to deal with future demands. In common with other parts of the country, demand for posture and mobility equipment is growing, due to an ageing population and increasing numbers of children with more complex needs. As budgets are not increasing at the same rate we need to make the best use of the funding we have.

More information: Submissions should be made using the CCG’s eProcurement portal NHSSourcing: (https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk/web/login.html) the reference number is pqq_29459.

If you would like further information please contact Brenda Powell (Brenda.powell@greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk) or call 01484 464262.

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