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
Supply of Gallium-68 Generators
Reference number: NP194/19
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
Establishing a Framework Agreement for the provision of Gallium Generators for use in NHS Scotland with PET/CT. The gallium-68 (Ga68) generator must produce an eluate of Ga68 chloride that meets the criteria stipulated in the European Pharmacopoeia (Eur Ph) monograph 2464, for Gallium (68Ga) Chloride Solution for Radiolabelling. All delivery and collection included.
II.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 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
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) have commissioned the implementation of gallium-68 PET/CT imaging services in four Health Boards across Scotland:
— Tayside, and
— Greater Glasgow,
— and Clyde (GGC).
This procurement is to establish a framework for the provision of Gallium Generators only.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Quality
/ Weighting: 60
Cost criterion: Cost
/ Weighting: 40
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:
2 x 12 month extensions available
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 situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types of insurance indicated below.
— employer's (compulsory) liability insurance = 5 000 000 GBP,
— public liability insurance = 5 000 000 GBP,
— product liability insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
All Candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the Candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
Where the potential framework participant is unable for a valid reason to provide the information required, the Authority may accept such other information provided by the potential framework participant as the authority considers appropriate.
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:
The gallium-68 (Ga68) generator must produce an eluate of Ga68 chloride that meets the criteria stipulated in the European Pharmacopoeia (Eur Ph) monograph 2464, for Gallium (68Ga) Chloride Solution for Radiolabelling.
The Ga68 generator must be manufactured according to the conditions described in the European Commission’s Guidance on Good Manufacturing Practice (EU GMP).
The vendor must have attained a Marketing Authorisation from the European Medicines Agency and/or the MHRA (product licence) for the sale of the generator as a medicinal product in the United Kingdom.
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: 3
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: 6 (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
VI.3) Additional information
Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board):
— NHS 24,
— NHS Ayrshire and Arran,
— NHS Borders,
— NHS Dumfries and Galloway,
— NHS Education of Scotland,
— NHS Fife,
— NHS Forth Valley,
— NHS Grampian,
— NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde,
— NHS Health Scotland,
— NHS Highland,
— NHS Lanarkshire,
— NHS Lothian,
— NHS Orkney,
— Healthcare Improvement Scotland,
— NHS Shetland,
— NHS Tayside,
— Scottish Ambulance Services,
— The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service,
—The State Hospitals for Scotland,
— Scottish Hospices and the following further authorities: Scottish Further Education Colleges and Higher Education Institutions and members of Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC Ltd).
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as National Services Scotland) (“the Authority”) acting through its division Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities, is undertaking this procurement of Gallium-68 Generators (“Products”) on behalf of all entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, (i.e. Authority or other NHS Organisation established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978), any integrated join boards established pursuant to the new Public Bodies (Joint Working) Scotland Act 2014 (collectively hereafter referred to as “Participating Authorities”), where applicable.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 12660. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
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
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 operators 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