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Memorandum of Information This MOI should provide potential Bidders with sufficient information on the Kirklees PCT Procurement process and the Specialist Community COPD Service to enable them to make an informed decision about whether they wish to register their interest in the Kirklees PCT Procurement. Interest must be registered by submitting an EOI in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4.2.3.


Expression of Interest Interested parties wishing to participate in the Specialist Community COPD Service Procurement must submit an EOI, in the format set out in Annex A, by email to EOIs should arrive before 12.00 noon on 13 August 2010


Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) The PQQ provides detailed information on the PQQ process, guidance on how to complete the PQQ and a series of questions for potential Bidders to answer. The PQQ will be available, by email, week commencing 20 August. All potential Bidders wishing to bid for the Specialist Community COPD Service opportunity must respond to the PQQ before the deadline stated in the PQQ. Kirklees PCT will only consider any PQQ submission received after that deadline in exceptional circumstances. The PQQ is designed to evaluate the capacity, capability and eligibility of potential Bidders to provide a Specialist Community COPD Service Procurement. The PQQ evaluation will include a pre-qualification and short-listing process and potential Bidders will be told whether or not they have been short-listed. Further details of the PQQ process and evaluation will be set out in the PQQ.


Invitation to Bid Bidders invited to proceed to the bid stage for the Specialist Community COPD Service will find the detailed requirements of the Specialist Community COPD Service specification, the information required from Bidders and the timescales for submission of bids will be included in the relevant invitation to bid documentation. Further details of the bid process and evaluation will be set out in the invitation to bid documentation.


Contract Award Based on the outcome of the Specialist Community COPD Service bid evaluation, recommendations will be made to the Kirklees PCT Board for the Board to consider. Following PCT Board approvals, the PCT and the recommended Bidder may enter into the contract.