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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Dundee: Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing
Document Ref:
364698-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
NHS Tayside
Date Published:
02 August 2019
Deadline Date:
11 September 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

The procurement project is seeking to lease laboratory equipment and to purchase consumables/reagents which will deliver an evaluative implementation of Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) as a second line screen for the first and second trimester trisomy 21, 13 and 18 screening programme.It aims to provide a better patient experience by improving the diagnostic performance of the screen with the offer of NIPT as a second line screen.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Tayside

Ninewells Hospital

Dundee

DD1 9SY

UK

Contact person: Rebecca Cruickshanks

Telephone: +44 1312756840

E-mail: rcruickshanks@nhs.net

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00154

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

http://www.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://www.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)

Reference number: NP1005-19

II.1.2) Main CPV code

71900000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The procurement project is seeking to lease laboratory equipment and to purchase consumables/reagents which will deliver an evaluative implementation of Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) as a second line screen for the first and second trimester trisomy 21, 13 and 18 screening programme.

It aims to provide a better patient experience by improving the diagnostic performance of the screen with the offer of NIPT as a second line screen.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 900 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71900000

33140000

33100000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM71

Main site or place of performance:

NHS Tayside, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The requirement is to procure the services for a single supplier for the lease of equipment to undertake NIPT that focuses on T13, T18 and T21. The tender will include the following areas:

— NIPT testing equipment,

— associated reagents and consumables,

— complete IT solution for analysis, reporting and short-term data storage.

Potential suppliers will be invited to tender for the total contract.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 70

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 900 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Possibility of extending for 2 x 12 month periods.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

The following sections within the ESPD contained within the ITT 30881 — Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) must be completed.

All tendered services and products must fully comply with the NHS Requirement in the tender documents.

Please refer to the selection criteria as stated within the procurement documents for 4C.2, 4C.4, 4C.8.1, 4C.8.2, 4CD.10, 4C.11 and 4C.11.1.

4D.1 Quality management procedures:

1) The contractor must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent); or

2) The contractor must have the following:

(a) a documented policy regarding quality management. The policy must set out responsibilities for quality management demonstrating that the contractor has and continues to implement a quality management policy that is authorised by their chief executive, or equivalent, and is periodically reviewed at a senior management level. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of the work to be undertaken and set out responsibilities for quality management throughout the organisation;

(b) documented procedures for periodically reviewing, correcting and improving quality performance including processes for ensuring that the contractor’s quality management is effective in reducing/preventing incidents of sub-standard delivery, this must include the quality of output and general performance;

(c) a documented process for ensuring that quality management is effective in reducing/preventing incidents of sub-standard delivery, this must include the quality of output and general performance. The contractor must be able to provide copies of their organisation’s documentation procedures, that meet current agreed good practice. These must include the arrangements for quality management throughout the contractor’s organisation. They must set out how the contractor’s organisation will carry out its policy, with a clear indication of how the arrangements are communicated to the workforce;

(d) documented arrangements for providing the contractor’s workforce with quality related training and information appropriate to the type of work for which this organisation is likely to bid. This will demonstrate that the organisation has in place and implements training arrangements to ensure that its workforce has sufficient skills and understanding to discharge their various responsibilities. These must include a programme of training that will keep the workforce up to date with required knowledge about quality related issues, including copies of job profiles; training manuals and records;

(e) documented arrangements that your organisation has a system for monitoring quality management procedures on an ongoing basis. The contractor’s organisation must be able to provide evidence of systematic, periodic review and improvement of quality in respect of output and general performance;

(f) documented arrangements for ensuring that the contractors apply quality management measures that are appropriate to the work for which they are being engaged;

(g) a documented process demonstrating how the contractor deals with complaints. The contractor must be able to provide details of how their organisation maintains records of any complaints received and how corrective measures are carried out to prevent reoccurrence.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 027-059412

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 11/09/2019

Local time: 10:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/09/2019

Local time: 10:00

Place:

NHS NSS, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Rebecca Cruickshanks: Senior Commodity Manager.

Tender opening will be electronically via Public Contract Scotland — Tender (PCS-T) portal².

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Contract value of GBP900,000 reflects the anticipated value of the contract duration including the optional extension period. No guarantees are given to either volume or value of spend.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The procurement contract reference is NP1005-19.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 13970

For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:592602)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘NSS’)

Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12 9EB

UK

Telephone: +44 1312756511

E-mail: alan.summers@nhs.net

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection process has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the contract which notification will contain, among other information, a summary of the reasons as to why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum of 10 (ten) clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 (fifteen) if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the authority despatches the notice(s) and the date on which the authority proposes to conclude the relevant framework agreement. The bringing of court proceedings against the authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the contract until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the contract has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the contract to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the authority after the contract has been entered into will not affect the contract unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that maybe awarded by the courts where the contract has been entered into are limited to the award of damages.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

31/07/2019

Current Notes