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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Bracknell: Injectable Chemotherapy
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Restricted Procedure
Published By:
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Date Published:
16 November 2018
Deadline Date:
13 December 2018
Document Source:
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Notice Abstract

This opportunity relates to the requirement for an injectable chemotherapy (and other high tech medicines) homecare service that meets the definition of homecare as defined by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane


RG12 1BQ


Contact person: Guy Wells

Telephone: +44 1344415762



Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.3) Communication

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:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address

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

II.1.1) Title

Supply of an Injectable Chemotherapy (and other High Tech Medicines) Homecare Service

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

This opportunity relates to the requirement for an injectable chemotherapy (and other high tech medicines) homecare service that meets the definition of homecare as defined by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The aim of the Homecare service is to work in collaboration with the NHS to enable patients to receive the administration of medicines in their own homes or at a nominated address of their choice. This tailored, patient-focused and unobtrusive service is designed to improve the quality of life of both patients and carers.

The Contractor will provide a homecare service for the purchasing, compounding, dispensing, delivery and administration of injectable chemotherapy and other high tech medicines (including associated nursing services such as phlebotomy) for patients of Trusts in the Thames Valley and Wessex region and other regions within the Commercial Alliance and NHS London.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

12 months plus 12 months.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 5

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.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

The Contracting Authority for this ranked framework contract is Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the Thames Valley and Wessex Pharmacy Procurement Service. The purchasing authorities expected to access this contract are:

— Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,

— Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust,

— Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

— Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust,

— Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

— Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust,

— Isle of Wight NHS Trust,

— Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

— Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust,

— Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

— Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

— Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust,

— Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,

— Solent NHS Trust,

— Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust,

— The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

— University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Additional to these, the Contracting Authority would like to reserve the right for members of NHS Commercial Alliance and NHS London to use this contract.

The Commercial Alliance is formed of the Thames Valley and Wessex Pharmacy Procurement Service, East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub and Commercial Solutions. Member Trusts of these organisations can be found at:

— East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub

— Commercial Solutions South East Coast

— NHS London (Members of the London Procurement Partnership)

The framework contract will allow for direct awards when the top ranked supplier has been unable to supply and mini competitions between framework suppliers.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted 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: 5

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 13/12/2018

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 04/01/2019

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)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

48 months

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


RG12 1BQ


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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