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II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
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:
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:
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) http://www.lpp.nhs.uk/
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