203_20 Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS)
Main contract details
This framework agreement will include a direct call off catalogue and a list of pre-approved specialist providers of technology enabled care services, including
telecare and telehealth services and equipment, monitoring, response services, lifestyle monitoring, analytics and consultancy. The framework is intended to
meet the needs of a fully outsourced provision as well as the purchase of individual pieces of equipment.
Lot 1: Technology Enabled Care Products and Services Catalogue (Products and commoditised Services)
Lot 2: Technology Enabled Care Services (outsourced services including Products as part of the Service)
Contract performance conditions:
ESPO shall monitor the financial stability of the awarded Suppliers during the period of the Framework Agreement by reference to credit ratings agency
reports. ESPO shall obtain a credit score for the Supplier on or before the Framework start date as a base score and where a significant change in the credit
score is identified over the life of the Framework Agreement, ESPO reserves the right to investigate the reasons for this significant change. Depending on the
severity of the changes, it will be at the sole discretion of ESPO to suspend or even permanently remove the Supplier from the Framework Agreement.
Lot 1 - The minimum financial requirement for the purposes of the current tender exercise is not applicable to Lot 1.
Lot 2 - Companies or organisations that have been trading for 2 years or more should have:
‘positive net assets’ and have been profitable overall, as determined from their published financial accounts for the last 2 years.
Companies or organisations that have been trading for less than 2 years should have:
‘positive net assets’ and provide both
(a) a positive bank reference and
(b) copies of their published financial accounts showing that, from inception, they have been profitable overall.
An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework
As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined
at https://www.espo.org/ESPO/media/Documents/FAQs/ESPO-s_powers_to_trade__website_-2016-12-22.pdf) that also fall into one of the following
classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authorities; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central
Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services;
Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; The Corporate Office of the House of Lords, The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons; or any
public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and
geographical areas are available at: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal
Additional information: ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Limited, whose target clients are third sector organisations such
as national and local charities, public sector mutual organisations and other organisations involved in the delivery of services to or for the public sector. The
successful Supplier may be asked to enter into an additional separate framework agreement (the Second Framework) with ESPO Trading Limited on materially
similar terms to that found in the tender pack to be entered into by ESPO itself.
Any Second Framework agreement will be a purely commercial agreement and will, for the avoidance of doubt, not be governed by the Public Contract
Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. ESPO Trading Limited may enter into the second framework agreement with the successful supplier
and make it available to third sector clients who themselves are not required to follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or other public procurement
legislation. Accordingly, this is provided for bidders' information only.
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