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15 Voluntary ex ante Transparency (VEAT) Notice

Commissioning the Cardiff University simulation suite and a new head of ophthalmology

  • First published: 10 July 2024
  • Last modified: 10 July 2024

Contents

Summary

OCID:
ocds-kuma6s-142916
Published by:
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership-Procurement Services (hosted by Velindre University NHS Trust)
Authority ID:
AA0221
Publication date:
10 July 2024
Deadline date:
-
Notice type:
15 Voluntary ex ante Transparency (VEAT) Notice
Has documents:
No
Has SPD:
No
Has Carbon Reduction Plan:
N/A

Abstract

HEIW has commissioned access for trainees on the Wales Ophthalmology Specialist Training programme to simulation equipment and facilities within the Ophthalmic Simulation Suite in Cardiff University’s School of Optometry and Vision sciences. Welsh Government have issued GBP 760,000 of funding to support the development of the Ophthalmic Simulation suite to meet the Royal College of Ophthalmologists curriculum requirements for Ophthalmology training. HEIW have agreed to funding on an annual basis as a proportionate contribution towards the management, running and consumable costs for the centre. CPV: 80000000, 80430000.

Full notice text

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)

Ty Dysgu Cefn Coed, Nantgarw,

Cardiff

CF15 7QQ

UK

Contact person: SAIRAM KUNURI

Telephone: +44 7435577774

E-mail: sairam.kunuri@wales.nhs.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://nwssp.nhs.wales/ourservices/procurement-services/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0221

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Other: Health & Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Commissioning the Cardiff University simulation suite and a new head of ophthalmology

Reference number: HEIW - STA - 725

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

HEIW has commissioned access for trainees on the Wales Ophthalmology Specialist Training programme to simulation equipment and facilities within the Ophthalmic Simulation Suite in Cardiff University’s School of Optometry and Vision sciences. Welsh Government have issued GBP 760,000 of funding to support the development of the Ophthalmic Simulation suite to meet the Royal College of Ophthalmologists curriculum requirements for Ophthalmology training. HEIW have agreed to funding on an annual basis as a proportionate contribution towards the management, running and consumable costs for the centre.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 170 000.00  GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80430000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

HEIW has commissioned access for trainees on the Wales Ophthalmology Specialist Training programme to simulation equipment and facilities within the Ophthalmic Simulation Suite in Cardiff University’s School of Optometry and Vision sciences. Welsh Government have issued GBP 760,000 of funding to support the development of the Ophthalmic Simulation suite to meet the Royal College of Ophthalmologists curriculum requirements for Ophthalmology training. HEIW have agreed to funding on an annual basis as a proportionate contribution towards the management, running and consumable costs for the centre.

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition

Justification for selected award procedure:

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the Directive

Explanation:

There is currently a shortage of Consultant Ophthalmologist in Wales, with further challenges in recruiting and retaining new trainee Consultant Ophthalmologists. The scale of this shortage was recently highlighted in an external report which showed that there are currently 1.8 Ophthalmology Consultant per 100,000 population which is the lowest in the UK. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recommends that there should be 3 to 3.5 Consultant Ophthalmologists per 100,000 population.

The provision of high-quality simulation training has recently become a mandatory requirement of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists training curriculum. This includes a requirement for simulation training before a trainee operates on a patient. The deliver this for trainees in Wales a dedicated Ophthalmic Simulation Suite in Cardiff University’s School of Optometry and Vision sciences has been developed and funded through Welsh Government funding. HEIW have commissioned access to the equipment and facilities within the Simulation Suite for trainees on the Ophthalmology Specialist Training Programme in Wales.

Whilst facilities and resources are available at different centres across the UK these are not available for Wales trainees to access.

Trainees will be accessing the facilities on a weekly basis taking time out of their clinical roles to develop these essential skills to improve patient care.

The ophthalmology simulation suite aligns with 3 of the 4 of HEIW’s externally facing strategic objectives: 1. to lead the planning, development, and wellbeing of a competent, sustainable, and flexible workforce to support the delivery of ‘A Healthier Wales’. 2. to improve the quality and accessibility of education and training for all healthcare staff ensuring that it meets future needs. 3 to develop the workforce to support the delivery of safety and quality.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: H0725

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession

15/06/2023

V.2.2) Information about tenders

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY, 30 36 NEWPORT ROAD

CARDIFF

CF240DE

UK

NUTS: UK

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)

Total value of the concession/lot: 170 000.00  GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=142916.

(WA Ref:142916)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

10/07/2024

Coding

Commodity categories

ID Title Parent category
80430000 Adult-education services at university level Adult and other education services
80000000 Education and training services Education

Delivery locations

ID Description
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015 Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1020 East Wales
1023 Flintshire and Wrexham
1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012 Gwynedd
1011 Isle of Anglesey
1021 Monmouthshire and Newport
1024 Powys
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018 Swansea
1000 WALES
1010 West Wales and The Valleys

Alert region restrictions

The buyer has restricted the alert for this notice to suppliers based in the following regions.

ID Description
There are no alert restrictions for this notice.

About the buyer

Main contact:
sairam.kunuri@wales.nhs.uk
Admin contact:
N/a
Technical contact:
N/a
Other contact:
N/a

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