Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive
Section I: Contracting Change
I.1) Name and addresses
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity
Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
Reference number: NP48418
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
The Framework Agreement is for the supply of adalimumab 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg presentations to health boards across NHS Scotland.
II.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 130 023 407.00 GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots:
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:
All entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Services (Scotland) Act 1978, and any Integrated Joint Boards established pursuant to New Public Bodies (Joint Working) Scotland Act 2014.
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
This Framework Agreement is for the supply of adalimumab presentations to NHS Scotland. This will require supply of the Goods direct to hospitals and nominated home delivery supplier(s) as directed by the Authority.
The Framework Agreement includes the provision of Goods only and Goods with manufacturer funded homecare.
Each product line will be treated as an individual Lot and will be awarded on a line by line basis. It is envisaged that each Lot will be awarded as an unranked multi supplier Framework to a maximum of six (6) Framework Participants.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Supply Chain
/ Weighting: 5
II.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 130 023 047.00 GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals:
The Authority is entitled at its sole discretion to extend the Framework Agreement for up to a maximum of twenty four (24) months by giving a minimum of three (3) months written notice of such extension(s).
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:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in breach of any of the situation referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:
(a) potential framework participants must be able to demonstrate the existence of a valid and current UK Marketing Authorisation or EMA Marketing Authorisation that has been approved by the MHRA for all tendered Goods for the commencement of the Framework Agreement.
(b) potential framework participants and any sub-contractor(s) must possess valid certification of BS EN ISO 9001 or equivalent.
(c) all tendered goods must comply with the MHRA best practice guidance on labeling and packaging and the National Patient Safety Agency ("NPSA") Guidelines on packaging and labeling on pack design.
Minimum level(s) of standards required:
(a) Confirmation that a valid and current UK Marketing Authorisation or EMA Marketing Authorisation that has been approved by the MHRA for all tendered Goods will be in place for the start date of the Framework Agreement should be included in the Qualification Envelope of the ITT under the Technical and Professional ability: Quality Control.
(b) Confirmation of the existence of valid certification of BS EN ISO 9001 or equivalent. Confirmation of such certification should be included in the Qualification Envelope of the ITT under Technical and Professional ability: Quality Assurance Schemes.
(c) Confirmation that samples for tendered Goods will be supplied upon request to ensure compliance with the MHRA best practice guidance on labeling and Packaging and the National Patient Safety Agency ("NPSA") guidelines on packaging and labeling on pack design. Confirmation of sample provision should be provided in the Qualification Envelope of the ITT under Technical and Professional ability: Products.
III.2) Conditions related to the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement:
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
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
Local time: 12:00
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement:
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
The estimated values referred to in Sections II.I.5 and II.2.6 cover the initial twelve (12) month duration and the maximum twenty four (24) months extension period.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 11954. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:
It is not anticipated that sub-contractors will be used in delivery of this Framework Agreement.
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:
No Community Benefits will be deliverable through the award of this Framework Agreement.
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) ("the Authority")
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Telephone: +44 1698794410
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 notification has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the Framework Agreement which notification will contain among other information, a summary of the reasons why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a 'standstill period' of a minimum of 10 clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority dispatches 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 Framework Agreement 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 Framework Agreement has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the Framework Agreement to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the Framework Agreement has been entered into will not affect the Framework Agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the Framework Agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages.
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice