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					             Barnet Primary Care Trust

 NHS Contract for the survey design, delivery, analysis
and reporting of cancer awareness, attitudes, beliefs and
 health seeking behaviours of the North London Cancer
     Network Population, and each constituent PCT
     population, using the locally enhanced Cancer
  Awareness Measure (CAM) tool developed by CR-UK


                     Tender Ref: NLCN/CAM/2010




              INVITATION TO TENDER




Return completed ITT to:
North London Cancer Network,
Chief Executive Office, Barnet PCT
By: Friday 5th February 2010 by 4.00p.m
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: Invitation to offer for the survey design, delivery, analysis and reporting of cancer
awareness, attitudes, beliefs and health seeking behaviours of the North London Cancer
Network Population, and each constituent PCT population, using the locally enhanced Cancer
Awareness Measure (CAM) tool developed by CR-UK.

Offers are invited subject to the terms of this letter and also to the Terms of Offer (document n.o. 4)
for the supply, in accordance with the NHS Terms and Conditions of Contract, Supplementary
Conditions of Contract and Additional Supplementary Conditions of Contract, of the goods and/or
services detailed in the Specification (document n.o. 5).

North London Cancer Network (NLCN), hosted by Barnet Primary Care Trust (BPCT) is not bound to
accept the lowest or any offer and reserves the right to accept an offer either in whole or in part, each
item for this purpose being treated as offered separately.

This Invitation to Offer package comprises the following documents (if any of these documents is
missing please contact me immediately):

Document n.o. 1        This covering letter
Document n.o. 2        Capability qualification criteria
Document n.o. 3        Evaluation and scoring criteria
Document n.o. 4        Terms of Offer
Document n.o. 5        Specification (including appendices)
Document n.o. 6        Form of Offer

I would like to draw your attention to the following important points when completing and submitting
your offer:

1. All offers must be written in English and, where applicable signed in ink. We ask you to submit 4
   copies of your offers and any electronic documentation must be submitted on disk or CD-Rom (1
   copy of this is sufficient).

2. All offers must be accompanied by the signed Form of Offer. This must not be amended in any
   way.

3. All offers must be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing a printed address label with the
   following details:

   TENDER – Cancer Awareness Measure
   North London Cancer Network
   Chief Executive Office
   Trust Headquarters,
   Westgate House - 3rd floor,
   Edgware Community Hospital,
   Burnt Oak Broadway,
   Edgware,
   Middlesex
   HA8 0AD

The envelope must not identify the name of your company.

4. The envelope containing your offer must be returned to the above address no later than 4.00p.m
   on 5th February 2010.

5. Interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates on the 11th February 2010, you will be notified if
   you have been shortlisted for interview in the afternoon of 10th February 2010 by telephone.

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I must also draw your attention to the enclosed Form of Offer where all the requirements for
completing and submitting an offer can be found. Failure to comply with these instructions may
result in your offer being rejected.

Following the receipt of offers a shortlist of Potential Providers will be drawn up and invited to
interview. I hope that this clarifies matters, but please contact me if there is anything you wish to
discuss.

Yours faithfully,


Julie Lees
Assistant Director
North London Cancer Network




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1.     INTRODUCTION

1.1    Purpose of the Capability Qualification Criteria

The purpose of this document is to assess the capability (in terms of technical knowledge and
experience, capacity, organisational & financial standing) of candidates against a transparent
qualification criteria and scoring system.

Candidates that do not meet the criteria will not be assessed against the project evaluation and
scoring criteria set out in document n.o. 3.

1.2    Instructions to Candidates

Candidates must adhere to the format of this document when answering the questions. Where
questions cannot be answered fully, please provide relevant explanation and details. Please keep
responses concise and, where practical, include electronic links to where additional relevant
information can be found.


1.3    The Requirement

North London Cancer Network (NLCN), hosted by Barnet PCT (BPCT), are seeking to commission a
provider to survey the NLCN population, and each constituent PCT population comprising the NLCN,
with respect to cancer awareness, beliefs, attitudes, health seeking behaviour using the Cancer
Awareness Measure (CAM) tool which can be found in appendix 1 of the Specification (document
n.o. 5).

The Provider is required to submit raw data to the CR-UK / UCL national database in the necessary
format; to carry out analysis; and to produce a high quality report which is comparable to the National
CAM report, produced by CR-UK and UCL, (Specification document, appendix 3).

The Provider is also required to substitute the CAM demographic collection sheet for the locally
developed enhanced demographic collection form (Specification document, appendix 2). Analysis
and reporting should reflect the locally enhanced demographic categories and provide a summary of
findings in line with the demographic codes used in the national database. In order to submit to the
national database, the Provider will need to aggregate demographic data to match the codes used
within the CAM tool. This has been approved by CR-UK and UCL.

NLCN require this project to be undertaken to time and budget and delivering every aspect set out
within the specification (document n.o. 5). Payment will be staged to reflect the three phases of the
project, one third of the total value will be payable on the satisfactory completion of each of the three
phases.




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                           ACTIVITY                                                 TIMESCALE
Tender submissions made                                               4pm, 5th February 2010
Shortlisting of candidates for interview published                    10th February 2010
Interviews for shortlisted candidates                                 11th February 2010
Contract awarded                                                      18th February 2010
Fortnightly interim progress report starting from 1st March           1st March 2010 onwards
2010 until completion of the report.
Phase 1 - Survey design completed and approved by NLCN                12th March 2010
Phase 2 – Survey deployed in the field and completed                  21st May 2010
Phase 3 – Analysis and Report completed                               30th June 2010
Presentation to North London Primary Care & Prevention                tbc
Board


NLCN is the commissioning organisation for this project, however the contracting organisation will be
Barnet PCT as the host of the NLCN.


1.4           Consortia and sub-contracting

Where a consortium or sub-contracting approach is proposed, all information requested should be
given in respect of the proposed prime contractor or consortium leader. Responses must enable
NLCN / B PCT to assess the overall consortia or core supply base.
Where the proposed prime contractor is a special purpose vehicle or holding company, information
should be provided of the extent to which it will call upon the resources and expertise of its members.
NLCN / B PCT recognises that arrangements in relation to consortia and sub-contracting may (within
limits) be subject to future change. Potential providers should therefore respond in the light of the
arrangements as currently envisaged. Potential providers are reminded that any future change in
relation to consortia and sub-contracting must be notified to NLCN / B PCT so that it can make a
further assessment by applying the selection criteria to the new information provided.


1.5           Provider selection
The objective of the capability qualification process is to assess the responses and select Potential
Providers to proceed to the next stage of evaluation and scoring.
NLCN / B PCT may disqualify any Potential Providers who fails to:
      (i)        comply with the requirements of Regulation 23 and/or fails to certify at Part G that it has
                 fulfilled these requirements
      (ii)       provide a satisfactory response to any questions in the capability qualification criteria or
                 inadequately or incorrectly completes any question
      (iii)      submit its completed response to the invitation to tender after the deadline


The Potential Providers who comply with the above grounds shall be evaluated on the capability
qualification criteria, which takes into account the economic and financial standing and the technical
or professional ability of the Potential Provider and will be in accordance with Regulations 23-25 of
the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).




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NLCN / B PCT may seek independent financial and market advice to validate information declared or
to assist in the evaluation. NLCN / B PCT reserves the right to conduct Reference site visits; ask for
demonstrations; and/or presentations as part of the tender process.




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PART A – GENERAL INFORMATION

1.   Full name, address and website of the Potential Provider:


Company Name

Address




Town/City
Postcode
Country
Website

2.   Name, position, telephone number and email address of main contact for this project.

Name
Position
Telephone
Fax Number
Email

3.   Current legal status of the Potential Provider (e.g., partnership, private limited company etc).

                                  Please
                                (tick one box)

 Sole Trader
 Partnership
 Public Limited
 Company
 Private Limited
 Company
 Other (please state)


4.   Date and place of formation of the Potential Provider, registration under the Companies Act,
     please provide copies of Certificate of Incorporation and any changes of name, registered office
     and principal place of business.




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Date of formation
Place of formation
Date of registration
Registration number
Certificates enclosed       YES / NO (please delete)
Registered Office



Brief Description of the
Potential Provider’s
primary business and
main products and
services.




Brief history of the
Potential Provider’s
organisation, no more
than 400 words,
including details of any
parent and associated
companies and any
changes of ownership
over the last 5 years
including details of
significant pending
developments, changes
in financial structure or
ownership, prospective
take-over bids, buy-outs
and closures etc which
are currently in the
public domain.




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5.     Is the Potential Provider a consortium joint venture or other arrangement? If so, and if it is
       available, please provide details of the constitution and percentage shareholdings.


    Consortium                          YES / NO (please delete)


    If yes please complete the table below



    Organisation                                                                     Percentage shareholding




6.     Please provide a one-page chart illustrating the ownership structure of the Potential Provider
       including relations to any parent or other group or holding companies.

    Ownership structure enclosed (please √)


7.     Registration with professional body

Where applicable, is the Potential Provider registered with the appropriate trade or professional
register(s) in the EU member state where it is established (as set out in Annex IX B of Directive
2004/18/EC) under the conditions laid down by that member state*).

    Evidence of registration with appropriate professional/trade body
    Either insert required details or state ‘None’




8.     Please indicate by ticking the appropriate box what type of Potential Provider you are.

Where a consortium or sub-contracting approach is proposed, all information requested should be
given in respect of the proposed prime contractor or consortium leader. Responses must enable
NLCN / B PCT to assess the overall consortia or core supply base.
Where the proposed prime contractor is a special purpose vehicle or holding company, information
should be provided of the extent to which it will call upon the resources and expertise of its members.
The NLCN / B PCT recognises that arrangements in relation to consortia and sub-contracting may
(within limits) be subject to future change. Potential providers should therefore respond in the light of
the arrangements as currently envisaged. Potential providers are reminded that any future change in
relation to consortia and sub-contracting must be notified to the NLCN / B PCT so that it can make a
further assessment by applying the selection criteria to the new information provided.


*
 In the UK this condition is satisfied by registration with Companies House or a declaration on oath that the candidate is
carrying on business in the trade in question in the UK at a specific place of business and under a specific trading name.

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                                                                                               Please
                                                                                           (tick one box)
 Type A Potential Provider
 A Potential Provider able to provide the requirements (as stated in Para 1.3 ) itself
 or, if unable to do so, is bidding in the role of prime contractor and has the complete
 sub-contractors already in place to deliver those requirements.
 Type B Potential Provider
 A Potential Provider able to provide the requirements as prime contractor (as stated
 in Para 1.3) but is unable to confirm all sub-contractors at this stage. This Potential
 Provider will need to demonstrate a satisfactory methodology and track record of
 delivering a sub contract.

9.   To be completed by Type A Potential Providers only: Please indicate in the table below (by
     inserting the relevant company/organisation name) the composition of the sub-contractor,
     indicating which member of the sub-contractor (which may include the Potential Provider itself or
     solely be the Potential Provider) will be responsible for which element of the requirement.

                                                                How much of the requirement and what
 Requirement
                             Company / Organisation             will they directly deliver (%)
 Design

 Delivery

 Analysis

 Reporting




10. To be completed by Type B Potential Providers only: Please complete the following table to
    indicate whether or not a sub-contractor is already identified as providing part of the
    requirement. If identified, please insert the relevant company/organisation name (which may
    include the Potential Provider itself).



                                                                How much of the requirement (%) and
 Requirement                 Company / Organisation             what will be directly delivered by them
 Design

 Delivery

 Analysis

 Reporting




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11. To be completed by Type B Potential Providers only: Please explain your methodology for
    procuring a subcontractor leading to a successful solution. Please support this with details of
    relevant experience of this type of procurement and issues you have taken into account in
    selecting previous sub contractors.

 Methodology for procuring sub-contractors (300 words or fewer)




12. To be completed by Type A and Type B Potential Providers: If details are available then please
    list any other identified sub-contractor.

 Organisation          Organisation             Responsibility / Role         Length of time as a sub-
 name                  address and contact      and percentage of             contractor to the prime
                       details                  overall project they will     contractor.
                                                be responsible for




Note – If a sub-contractor is to be responsible for more than 25% of the delivery of the overall
requirement then the sub-contractor should complete and submit, as part of the overall
response to the Invitation to Tender documentation, a questionnaire giving full details about
their organisation.

13. Does the Potential Provider and/or any of its named sub-contractors have any potential conflicts
    of interest that may arise if selected to deliver this project (as outlined in paragraph 1.3).




 Potential conflicts of interest                                     YES / NO (please delete)



If ‘yes’ please explain




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PART B – FINANCIAL DETAILS

14. Name and address of principal banker with banker‟s reference.




 Bank Name
 Address



 Town/City
 Postcode



 Banker’s reference enclosed (please √)


15. Accounts information – please provide a copy of the full report and audited accounts for the
    last 2 financial years. If the accounts you are submitting are for a year ended more than 10
    months ago please also enclose the latest set of management accounts.


                                                                                      Please √ or state
                                                                                      ‘N/A’

 Profit and Loss Accounts
 Balance Sheet
 Full accompanying notes
 Director’s/Managing Partner’s Report (if available)
 Auditor’s Report




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16. Please supply the following information for the last 3 financial years:

                                         Amount         Amount           Amount
                                           (£K)           (£K)             (£K)
                                        2006/2007      2007/2008        2008/2009
 Overall turnover for last 3 years
 Turnover in relevant services
 Operating Profit
 Profit in relevant services
 Current Assets
 Current Liabilities
 Long Term Liabilities
 Net Assets


 Numbers of Staff working in
 relevant services


If the information you are submitting is for financial year end more than 10 months ago, please
submit the latest available information or a statement signed by the Finance Director detailing any
major changes in the current financial position since the date of the latest information provided.

Potential Providers who do not have 2 years of audited accounts should provide whatever audited
accounts they may have. Newly formed Potential Providers should provide a statement of the
Potential Providers turnover, profit & loss account and cash flow forecast for the current year and a
letter from the Potential Provider‟s bank outlining the current cash and credit position.

17. Insurances – Please provide evidence of the employers liability, public liability insurance (and
    professional liability or indemnity) held by the Potential Provider. The evidence should include
    the name of the insurers, policy numbers, expiry dates and limits for any one incident and annual
    aggregate caps and the excesses under the policies.


 Name of insurer
 Address




 Type of insurance
 Policy numbers
 Expiry date
 Limits of indemnity (per occurrence and aggregate)
 Excess (if any)



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18. Please provide a statement of any material pending or threatened litigation or other legal
    proceedings (where not otherwise reported) where the claim is of a value in excess of £20,000.

 Disclosure of legal proceedings (300 words or fewer)
 Either insert required details or state ‘None’




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PART C – CONTRACTURAL MATTERS

Please answer the following questions regarding contracts. If the answer to any of the questions
is ‘Yes’, please provide a full explanatory statement below.

19. Has the Potential Provider or any of its named subcontractors ever suffered deductions for
    liquidated and/or ascertained damages in respect of any contract within the last two years?


                                                                    Please
                                                                    delete
                                                                    YES / NO
 Deductions for liquidated and/or ascertained damages
 If yes, please answer the following two questions:
                                                                    YES / NO
 Did the deduction exceed [£20,000]?
 Was the deduction greater than [5%] of the whole life value        YES / NO
 of the contract?


20a.   Has the Potential Provider or any of its named subcontractors ever had a contract terminated
       or its employment determined under the terms of the contract in the last three years?

                                                                    Please
                                                                    delete
                                                                    YES / NO
 Deductions for liquidated and/or ascertained damages
 If yes, please answer the following two questions:
                                                                    YES / NO
 Did the deduction exceed [£20,000]?
 Was the deduction greater than [5%] of the whole life value        YES / NO
 of the contract?

20b. If you have answered „Yes‟ to question 20a please provide details of the contract and the
        reasons for termination.

21. Has the Potential Provider or any of its named subcontractors ever failed to receive a contract
    renewal on the basis of unsatisfactory performance in the last three years?


        Failed to receive contract renewal       YES / NO (please delete)




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22. Is there any material pending or threatened litigation or other legal proceedings connected with
    similar projects against the Potential Provider and/or any of its named sub-contractors that may
    affect delivery of this project?


        Legal proceedings pending          YES / NO (please delete)


23. If you have answered „Yes‟ to any of questions 20 to 22 please give an explanatory statement:


 Brief statement (300 words or fewer)
 Either insert required details or state ‘None’




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PART D – TECHNICAL OR PROFESSIONAL ABILITY

24. Please provide details of the number of staff currently involved directly in the provision of similar
    requirements to those outlined in paragraph 1.3


Permanent staff numbers Temporary or third party             Total staff turnover as a percentage of
                        staff numbers                        staff employed over the past 3 years
                                                             (Where significant changes have
                                                             occurred in respect of key
                                                             management or specialist staff this
                                                             should be identified)




25. Please provide details of requirements similar to those to be provided under the agreement
    (paragraph 1.2 [or Information Note] refers) that the Potential Provider has delivered in the past
    two years. Please include dates or period on which the requirements were provided, the contract
    values and the details of the recipient of the requirements.

Provision of similar services (300 words or fewer)
Either insert required details or state ‘None’

      Dates or period on which the requirements were provided.




      The Contract values.




      The details of the recipient of the requirements.




26. Please provide details of three major recent private sector contracts that the Potential Provider
    (but not any envisaged sub-contractor) has been awarded for the provision of requirements
    similar to those outlined in paragraph 1.3. The NLCN / B PCT reserves the right to contact any
    or all of these companies for a reference and may wish to visit their premises. Potential
    providers should ensure that companies listed would be willing to provide a reference for them
    and be willing to discuss the Potential Provider‟s performance with the NLCN / B PCT.




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Customer       Contact name, telephone    Date contract      Contract reference and     Names of sub
name and       number and email address   awarded plus,      brief description of       contractors and/
address                                   start and finish   requirements undertaken    or consortium
                                          dates              (and value of contract)    members and
                                                                                        their role


1.
2.
3.

27. Please provide details of three major recent contracts that the Potential Provider (but not any
    envisaged sub-contractor) has been awarded by the public sector including but not limited to,
    central government departments, agencies, local authorities or NHS Trusts for the provision of
    requirements similar to those outlined in paragraph 1.3. The NLCN / B PCT reserves the right to
    contact any or all of these organisations for a reference and may wish to visit their premises.
    Potential providers should ensure that organisations listed would be willing to provide a
    reference for them and be willing to discuss the Potential Provider‟s performance with the NLCN
    / B PCT.

Customer       Contact name, telephone    Date contract      Contract reference and    Names of sub
name and       number and email address   awarded plus,      brief description of      contractors and/ or
address                                   start and finish   requirements undertaken   consortium
                                          dates              (and value of contract)   members and their
                                                                                       role

1.
2.
3.




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PART E – ADDITIONAL PROJECT SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

28. Please provide details of any Quality Assurance systems operated by the Potential Provider,
    both internally and externally through the subcontractor.

QA Systems (300 words or fewer)




29. Please describe the internal controls used by the Potential Provider to manage the delivery of
    this type of services to ensure that the requirements are met fully in terms of quality and timely
    delivery.

Internal Controls (300 words or fewer)




30. Please provide details of any quality assurance certification relevant to provision of the services
    as set out in paragraph 1.3 that the Potential Provider and any envisaged sub-contractor or
    consortium member holds e.g. IS0 9001:2000, EFQM, Peer Review & Visitation and any
    accreditation systems or equivalent standard. Please include a copy of relevant certificates if
    available.


31. Please provide details of any quality assurance certification relevant to provision of the services
    as set out in paragraph 1.3 for which the Potential Provider and any envisaged sub-contractor or
    consortium member has applied.

Details of quality assurance certification which have been applied for (300 words or fewer)
Either insert required details or state ‘None’




32. Health and Safety

Is it the policy of the Potential Provider and/or any of its named
sub-contractors to require its staff to receive training on health and
safety?                                                                      YES / NO (please delete)



33. Within the last 5 years, has the Potential Provider been subject to any prosecutions,
    infringement notices or other actions by the Health and Safety Executive or Environment Agency
    in respect of any breach or suspected breach by the Potential Provider of health and safety or
    environmental or equivalent legislation? If ‟yes‟, please enclose full details here of the nature of
    the notice or action (etc.) and of any remedial steps subsequently taken by the Potential
    Provider.




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Health and Safety Breaches
Either insert required details or state ‘None’




34. Equal Opportunities


Does the Potential Provider have an equal opportunities and/or race
                                                                          YES / NO (please delete)
relations policy? If ‘yes’, please enclose a copy

Does the Potential Provider and/or its named sub-contractors
                                                                          YES / NO (please delete)
require its staff to receive training on equal opportunities?

Is it the policy of the Potential Provider and/or its named sub-
contractors as employers to comply with their statutory obligations
under the Race Relations Act 1976, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975,       YES / NO (please delete)
the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and
the Equality Act 2006?

In the last 3 years has any finding of unlawful discrimination in the
employment field been made against the Potential Provider and/or
its named sub-contractors by the employment tribunal, the                 YES / NO (please delete)
employment appeal tribunal, or any court or in comparable
proceedings in any other jurisdiction?

If the answer to the previous question is yes, what steps have been
taken by the Potential Provider and/or its named sub-contractors as
a result of that finding?




35. e-business experience and capability
                                                                 Please
                                                                 delete
        Does the Potential Provider have e-business              YES / NO
        experience and capability?
        If yes, please answer the following:
        Is more that [25%] of the Potential Provider’s           YES / NO
        business conducted electronically?




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PART F – CHECKLIST OF ATTACHMENTS

Please ensure that the following attachments are included within your response:

          Document                   Applicable Question                Included
 Certificate of Incorporation                 4                           Y/N
    Ownership Structure                       6                           Y/N
    Banker‟s Reference                       14                           Y/N
   Accounts Information                      15                           Y/N
          Insurances                         17                           Y/N
Part G – Statement Relating                                               Y/N
     to Good Standing
  ISO 9001 Certificate or                    30                            Y/N
           equivalent




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PART G – STATEMENT RELATING TO GOOD STANDING

STATEMENT RELATING TO GOOD STANDING — GROUNDS FOR OBLIGATORY EXCLUSION
(IN ELIGIBILITY) AND CRITERIA FOR REJECTION OF CANDIDATES in accordance with
Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended)
PROJECT TITLE: Survey design, delivery, analysis and reporting of cancer awareness,
attitudes, beliefs and health seeking behaviours of the North London Cancer Network
Population, and each constituent PCT population, using the locally enhanced Cancer
Awareness Measure (CAM) tool developed by CR-UK.

We confirm that, to the best of our knowledge, the Potential Provider is not in breach of the
provisions of Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and in particular
that:
Grounds for mandatory rejection (ineligibility)

The Potential Provider (or its directors or any other person who has powers of representation,
decision or control of the named organisation) has not been convicted of any of the following
offences:
(a)   conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 where that
      conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2(1) of
      Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA (as amended);
(b)   corruption within the meaning of section 1 of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 or
      section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 (as amended);
(c)   the offence of bribery;
(d)   fraud, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the financial interests of the European
      Communities as defined by Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the
      financial interests of the European Union, within the meaning of:
      (i)     the offence of cheating the Revenue;
      (ii)    the offence of conspiracy to defraud;
      (iii)   fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968 and the Theft Act 1978;
      (iv)    fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985;
      (v)     defrauding the Customs within the meaning of the Customs and Excise Management
              Act 1979 and the Value Added Tax Act 1994;
      (vi)    an offence in connection with taxation in the European Community within the meaning
              of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993; or
      (vii)   destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the extension of a
              valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968;
(e)   money laundering within the meaning of the Money Laundering Regulations 2003; or




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(f)   any other offence within the meaning of Article 45(1) of the Public Sector Directive.


       Organisation’s name

       Signed

       Position
       Date


38    Discretionary grounds for rejection

The Potential Provider (or its directors or any other person who has powers of representation,
decision or control of the named organisation) confirms that it:
(a)   being an individual is not bankrupt or has not had a receiving order or administration order or
      bankruptcy restrictions order made against him or has not made any composition or
      arrangement with or for the benefit of his creditors or has not made any conveyance or
      assignment for the benefit of his creditors or does not appear unable to pay or to have no
      reasonable prospect of being able to pay, a debt within the meaning of section 268 of the
      Insolvency Act 1986, or article 242 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, or in
      Scotland has not granted a trust deed for creditors or become otherwise apparently insolvent,
      or is not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of his estate, or is not the subject
      of any similar procedure under the law of any other state;
(b)   being a partnership constituted under Scots law has not granted a trust deed or become
      otherwise apparently insolvent, or is not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of
      its estate;
(c)   being a company or any other entity within the meaning of section 255 of the Enterprise Act
      2002 has not passed a resolution or is not the subject of an order by the court for the
      company‟s winding up otherwise than for the purpose of bona fide reconstruction or
      amalgamation, nor had a receiver, manager or administrator on behalf of a creditor appointed
      in respect of the company‟s business or any part thereof or is not the subject of similar
      procedures under the law of any other state;
(d)   has not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of his business or
      profession;
(e)   has not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of his business or profession;
(f)   has 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 organisation is
      established;
(g)   has 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;
(h)   is not guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required of him under
      this regulation;
(i)   in relation to procedures for the award of a public services contract, is licensed in the relevant
      State in which he is established or is a member of an organisation in that relevant State when
      the law of that relevant State prohibits the provision of the services to be provided under the
      contract by a person who is not so licensed or who is not such a member.




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                 CAPABILITY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA




Organisation’s name

Signed

Position
Date




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                               EVALUATION AND SCORING CRITERIA


Please note that for the purposes of selecting a Provider the NLCN will be consulting an Academic
Statistician to provide expert advice and guidance to the selection evaluation panel.


PART A – EVALUATION CRITERIA

Criteria                                                             Weight

Strategic understanding of the National Awareness & Early            5
Detection Initiative (NAEDI), National Cancer Equalities
Initiative (NCEI) and the Cancer Reform Strategy (CRS)

Significant expertise and a track record of delivering complex       10
statistical sample design, survey delivery, analysis and
reporting, preferably within the UK public sector.

Significant experience of conducting population based surveys,       15
preferably on behalf of the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
or the Department of Health (DH) and/or with experience of
using national survey methods.

Demonstration of skills and capacity to undertake the work:          15
       clear leadership of work, with named accountable
        individual
       adequate qualifications and experience of the team e.g.,
        high level of statistical competence
       explanation of how the required resources to deliver the
        work will be secured

Specific proposals for how the work will be undertaken,              5
including demonstration of ability to provide efficient service to
all organisations within the tender and demonstration of the
provision of a sensitive „customer service‟ that is responsive to
the needs of all those participating in the contract

Effectiveness of quality assurance system to ensure all aspects      5
of service delivery meet specified standards

Innovation / value added                                             5

Total Quality                                                        60

Price                                                                40

Total                                                                100




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PART B – SCORING SYSTEM


       Number of                     Definition for scoring ‘Quality’
        Points

           0       Fails to provide evidence of their ability to meet the requirements

           1       Evidences limited ability to meet some but not all of the
                   requirements

           2       Evidences limited ability to meet all requirements

           3       Provides good evidence of the ability to meet all the requirements.

           4       Provides good evidence of the ability to meet all the requirements
                   and exceeds them in some of areas.

           5       Provides good evidence of the ability to meet all the requirements
                   and exceeds them in the majority of areas.




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                                        TERMS OF OFFER


Terms of Offer
1. Information and confidentiality
1.1   Information that is supplied to offerors as part of the procurement exercise is supplied in good
      faith. However, offerors must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of such information and
      no responsibility is accepted for any loss or damage of whatever kind or howsoever caused
      arising from the use by the offerors of such information, unless such information has been
      supplied fraudulently by NLCN / Barnet Primary Care Trust (BPCT).
1.2   All information supplied to offerors by the NLCN / B PCT in connection with this procurement
      exercise shall be regarded as confidential. By submitting an offer the offeror agrees to be
      bound by the obligation to preserve the confidentiality of all such information.
1.3   This invitation and its accompanying documents shall remain the property of the NLCN /
      BPCT and must be returned on demand.

2.    Freedom of Information Act 2000
2.1   The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) applies to the PCTs.
2.2   Offerors should be aware of the PCTs obligations and responsibilities under the FOIA to
      disclose, on request, recorded information held by the PCT. Information provided by offerors
      in connection with this procurement exercise, or with any Contract that may be awarded as a
      result of this exercise, may therefore have to be disclosed by the PCT in response to such a
      request, unless the PCT decides that one of the statutory exemptions under the FOIA applies.
      The PCT may also include certain information in the publication scheme which it maintains
      under the FOIA.
2.3   In certain circumstances, and in accordance with the Code of Practice issued under section
      45 of the FOIA or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, the PCTs may consider it
      appropriate to ask offerors for their views as to the release of any information before a
      decision on how to respond to a request is made. In dealing with requests for information
      under the FOIA, the PCT must comply with a strict timetable and the PCT would, therefore,
      expect a timely response to any such consultation within five working days.
2.4   If offerors provide any information to the PCT in connection with this procurement exercise, or
      with any Contract that may be awarded as a result of this exercise, which is confidential in
      nature and which an offeror wishes to be held in confidence, then offerors must clearly
      identify in their offer documentation the information to which offerors consider a duty of
      confidentiality applies. Offerors must give a clear indication which material is to be considered
      confidential and why you consider it to be so, along with the time period for which it will
      remain confidential in nature. The use of blanket protective markings such as “commercial in
      confidence” will no longer be appropriate. In addition, marking any material as “confidential” or
      equivalent should not be taken to mean that the PCT accepts any duty of confidentiality by
      virtue of such marking. Please note that even where an offeror has indicated that information
      is confidential, the PCTs may be required to disclose it under the FOIA if a request is
      received.

2.5   The PCT cannot accept that trivial information or information which by its very nature cannot
      be regarded as confidential should be subject to any obligation of confidence.

2.6   In certain circumstances where information has not been provided in confidence, the PCT
      may still wish to consult with offerors about the application of any other exemption such as
      that relating to disclosure that will prejudice the commercial interests of any party.

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                                         TERMS OF OFFER

2.7   The decision as to which information will be disclosed is reserved to the PCT, notwithstanding
      any consultation with you.

3. Prices
3.1   Prices stated must remain open for acceptance until 90 days from the closing date for the
      receipt of offers.
3.2   Prices must be firm (i.e. not subject to variation) for the period of the contract subject only to
      any variation provisions contained in the contract documents.

4. Offer documentation and submission
4.1   Offers may be submitted for all services or for selected items.
4.2   The services offered should be strictly in accordance with the Specification document.
      Alternative services may be offered but all differences between such items and the
      Specification must be indicated in detail in the Offer Schedule.
5.3   Offers must comprise:

         Capability Qualification Criteria
         An Offer Schedule
         The Form of Offer
         Details of the offeror‟s ability, if any, to trade electronically
         Confirmation that any information previously supplied to the PCT in connection with the offer
          is still accurate and is incorporated by reference into the offer.
4.4   The Form of Offer must be signed by an authorised signatory: in the case of a partnership, by
      a partner for and on behalf of the firm; in the case of a limited company, by an officer duly
      authorised, the designation of the officer being stated.
4.5   The Form of Offer and accompanying documents must be completed in full. Any offer may be
      rejected which:
       contains gaps, omissions or obvious errors; or
       contains amendments which have not been initialled by the authorised signatory; or
       is received after the closing time.
4.6   For help in completing the Form of Offer please contact Nicola Mcculloch on tel. 020 7380
      9983 for queries.
4.7   Offers must be written in English and submitted in a plain sealed envelope which does not
      identify the offeror. The envelope should bear a printed address label with the following
      information:

      TENDER – Cancer Awareness Measure
      North London Cancer Network
      Chief Executive Office
      Trust Headquarters,
      Westgate House - 3rd floor,
      Edgware Community Hospital,
      Burnt Oak Broadway,
      Edgware,
      Middlesex
      HA8 0AD



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                                         TERMS OF OFFER


4.8    The offer must arrive at this address no later than 4.00pm on 5th February 2010.

5. Contract award criteria

5.1    The contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous offer that
       meet the capability quality criteria and offers will be judged on price, quality, delivery
       performance, risk and overall cost effectiveness. These factors are not listed in any particular
       order of importance.

6. Contract monitoring
6.1 The NLCN /B PCT is committed to helping improve the efficiency of contracted suppliers through
    sharing information on performance measurement. The criteria for measuring performance shall
    be agreed with the supplier/s and formally documented. It is possible that measurement criteria
    will develop during the term of the contract - this will also be documented following agreement
    with the supplier/s.




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                       SPECIFICATION




  NHS Contract for the Invitation to offer for the survey
   design, delivery, analysis and reporting of cancer
    awareness, attitudes, beliefs and health seeking
    behaviours of the North London Cancer Network
Population, and each constituent PCT population, using
the locally enhanced Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM)
                tool developed by CR-UK



                Service Specification




                 Tender ref: NLCN/CAM/2010




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                                          SPECIFICATION


1.0       General Notes

1.1     In 2007, the NHS Cancer Reform Strategy published by the Department of Health,
emphasised the importance of raising awareness of cancer early warning signs and risk factors
within the general population. Evidence suggests that later diagnosis of cancer has been a major
factor in the poorer survival rates in the UK compared with some other countries in Europe.†

1.2    The Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM) has been designed by CR-UK on behalf of the
Department of Health (DH) to provide a comprehensive assessment, within a given population, of
knowledge of cancer symptoms, awareness of cancer screening programmes, health seeking
behaviour according to potential cancer symptoms, barriers to seeking GP consultation. The tool can
also identify differences within sub groups of specific populations, which can be used to develop
more targeted interventions to raise awareness and encourage health seeking behaviour.

1.3     The tool uses fully validated questions which can be repeated at various points to monitor
awareness levels over time and to evaluate the success of any interventions to increase awareness
levels.

1.4   To date the CAM tool has been used at a National level and in some individual and groups of
PCTs. The findings of which have been published (Specification document, appendix 3)

1.5     Barnet PCT currently hosts the North London Cancer Network (NLCN), which is a non-
statutory agency.

PCTs comprising NLCN:

    Camden
    Islington
    West Essex
    Barnet
    Enfield
    Haringey

2.0       NLCN Strategic Objectives

 To deploy the CAM tool within the Network population to obtain statistically robust baseline of
  cancer awareness at both a Network and individual PCT area level.

 To understand which groups of the population are disadvantaged in terms of awareness of both
  risk factors and early signs and symptoms of cancer and to identify inequalities within the
  population for example, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status (SES), age, religious beliefs,
  disability, sexual preference and language

 To develop specific and targeted interventions to increase the awareness of risk factors and early
  signs and symptoms of cancer in the population as a whole and which also specifically reduce
  inequality associated with the seven indices set out in the Cancer Reform Strategy (gender, age,
  ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual preference and religion).




†
    Eurocare 4

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3.0    Work Required

3.1    The NLCN is seeking to develop a clear understanding, using a statistically robust
methodology, the level of cancer awareness within the population comprising NLCN, and to
understand the inequity associated with specific indices of inequality (ethnicity, gender, socio-
economic status (SES), age, religious beliefs, disability, sexual preference and language).

3.2    Analysis must be undertaken at either a Network population level, within each PCT
population, or both depending on what is statistically appropriate.

For example NLCN would expect that awareness of specific symptoms (i.e., a cough) would be
undertaken and presented as rates by individual PCT, while NLCN would expect that differences of
awareness rates stratified by ethnicity would be undertaken at Network population level, rather than
at individual PCT level.

As stated within document n.o. 3, the NLCN will be seeking the advice and guidance of an Academic
Statistician to ensure that the CAM tool is delivered in a statistically robust manner which enables the
NLCN to achieve strategic objectives.

3.3    The successful bidder will be required, but not be limited by, to undertake the following:

 To develop a statistically robust sampling frame which will obtain a population representative
  random sample of the area stratified by gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, faith,
  disability, sexual preference.
 To deploy the sample, using face to face interviews in line with guidance produced by CR-UK
  contained within the CAM Toolkit (appendix 1).
 To substitute the demographic collection sheet in the CAM toolkit (Specification document,
  appendix 1) for the locally developed enhanced demographic collection sheet (Specification
  document, appendix 2).
 To carry out detailed analysis of findings making recommendations on future interventions to raise
  awareness.
 To submit data to the national database, as outlined in the CAM Toolkit (Specification document,
  appendix 1).
 To produce a written report to the standard of the UCL / CR-UK CAM report (appendix 3) using the
  demographic categories specified in the locally developed demographic collection sheet
  (Specification document, appendix 2) and including a summary of the findings using the categories
  contained within the national database.

4.0    Deliverables

 Production and maintenance of a detailed project plan with a methodology statement including
  details of the programme/project management process to be used;
 A clear statement relating to the statistical methodology and associated sample population size to
  be used and where the sample population is to be derived from, i.e., Royal Mail Postcode Address
  File.
 Presentation of proposal project plan & sample frame to the Primary Care & Prevention Board (or
  Chair and delegated officers).
 Fortnightly interim progress report from the 1st March 2010 onwards.
 Monthly (or as required) meetings with the responsible delegated NLCN officer from
  commencement of the project.
 Delivery of CAM to the sample population with achievement of the agreed respondent sample size
  according to the sample frame and agreed methodology.


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                                          SPECIFICATION

 CAM data to be submitted to the national database, in the format outlined in the CAM Toolkit
  (appendix 1). Please note that the locally enhanced CAM tool that the Provider is required to use in
  the field is the nationally developed CAM tool with an enhanced demographic details section more
  appropriate to our local population. Providers are expected to aggregate data to enable the
  submission of findings to the national database in the format that required (this will involve
  aggregating data to higher level ethnicity codes).
 Final Report – to the standard of the UCL / CR-UK CAM report (appendix 3).
 50 printed copies of the final report (with appendices and backing documents), master electronic
  copy of report, appendices and backing documents.
 Presentation of final report to be given to the Primary Care & Prevention Board during the course
  of 2010.


5.0    Pricing

 The contract is to be tendered for on a fixed price basis and the value submitted should not
  exceed £80,000 inclusive.




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                                          Form of Offer

NHS Contract for the Provision of Internal Audit and Counter Fraud
Services
[insert name of offeror] („the Offeror‟) of [insert address of offeror]

Agrees:
1.1     That this offer and any contracts arising from it shall be subject to the Terms of Offer, the
        NHS Terms and Conditions of Contract and Supplementary Conditions of Contract and all
        other terms (if any) issued with the Invitation to Offer; and
1.2     to supply the goods and/or services in respect of which its offer is accepted (if any) to the
        exact quality, sort and price specified in the Offer Schedule in such quantities, to such extent
        and at such times and locations as ordered; and
1.3     that this offer is made in good faith and that the Offeror has not fixed or adjusted the amount
        of the offer by or in accordance with any agreement or arrangement with any other person.
        The Offeror certifies that it has not and undertakes that it will not:
          •     communicate to any person other than the person inviting these offers the amount or
                approximate amount of the offer, except where the disclosure, in confidence, of the
                approximate amount of the offer was necessary to obtain quotations required for the
                preparation of the offer, for insurance purposes or for a contract guarantee bond;
          •     enter into any arrangement or agreement with any other person that he or the other
                person(s) shall refrain from making an offer or as to the amount of any offer to be
                submitted.



Dated this [insert day] day of [insert month and year]


Name (print)


Signature


Title



The Form of Offer must be signed by an authorised signatory: in the case of a partnership, by a
partner for and on behalf of the firm; in the case of a limited company, by an officer duly authorised,
the designation of the officer being stated.




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