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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Kingston upon Thames: KP1038 Decontamination Services
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Date Published:
26 December 2018
Deadline Date:
31 January 2019
Document Source:
Alert Profile:

Notice Abstract

The collection, decontamination and delivery of surgical instruments, including the tracking and tracing of instrument trays and individual instruments, and associated services.

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

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Vera Brown House, Galsworthy Road

Kingston upon Thames



Contact person: Mr Adam Russell

Telephone: +44 2089735315



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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:

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

KP1038 Decontamination Services

Reference number: DN367163

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

The collection, decontamination and delivery of surgical instruments, including the tracking and tracing of instrument trays and individual instruments, and associated services.

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:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a supplier of surgical instrument decontamination/sterilisation services for the sterilisation of surgical instruments used within its surgical services at Kingston Hospital.

The Trust are seeking a long-term off-site solution that provides sterile services from the Service Provider's facilities.

The service provider is expected to provide a fully compliant service that meets all relevant standards and follows best practice guidance, and is expected to include:

— A logistics service for the collection and delivery of instrument trays and supplementaries,

— A turnaround time to meet operational demands, including a fast track service for urgent turnaround requirements,

— A track and trace system that allows the tracking of all instrument trays, supplementaries, and high risk surgical instruments (NICE IPG 196 guidance)

— A smooth transition from existing facilities to the service provider's facilities

The Service provider may also include a number of associated services, such as instrument loans/purchase, etching/laser marking/RFID tracking, internal logistics and other relevant associated services.

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: 84

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

3 extension options of 12 months each up to a maximum contract length of 120 months.

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

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

Open procedure

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 31/01/2019

Local time: 12:00

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


IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31/01/2019

Local time: 13:00

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Bids are sealed automatically and will be unsealed electronically after the deadline date.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Galsworthy Road

Kingston upon Thames



VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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