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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Normanton: Urology, Bowel and Faecal Management
293490-2019
The Collaborative Procurement partnership LLP acting on behalf of Supply Chain C
25 June 2019
22 July 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Yes

Notice Abstract

NHS Supply Chain seeks to establish a non-exclusive Framework Agreement for supply to NHS Supply Chain depots via the Stock/Blue Diamond routes and to the NHS Supply Chain customer base via E-Direct route.Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first 12 months of the Framework Agreement the value of purchases will be circa 20 670 000 GBP, however this is approximate only. The figures for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure and include a forecast for growth.Additional CPV codes: 33141240, 33141200, 33141615, 33141621, 33141600, 33141610, 33711500.

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

The Collaborative Procurement partnership LLP acting on behalf of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd, a Management Function of NHS Supply Chain

OC415501

Foxbridge Way

Normanton

WF6 1TL

UK

Contact person: Tracy Precious

Telephone: +44 7970515294

E-mail: tracy.precious@supplychain.nhs.uk

Fax: +44 1924328744

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.supplychain.nhs.uk

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/


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


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5) Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Urology, Bowel and Faecal Management

II.1.2) Main CPV code

33125000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

NHS Supply Chain seeks to establish a non-exclusive Framework Agreement for supply to NHS Supply Chain depots via the Stock/Blue Diamond routes and to the NHS Supply Chain customer base via E-Direct route.

Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first 12 months of the Framework Agreement the value of purchases will be circa 20 670 000 GBP, however this is approximate only. The figures for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure and include a forecast for growth.

Additional CPV codes: 33141240, 33141200, 33141615, 33141621, 33141600, 33141610, 33711500.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 82 680 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 12

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Urine Drainage Bags, Urine Meters

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of urine meters and urine drainage bags including leg bags, night bags, abdomen and post operative.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, service and delivery / Weighting: 30

Quality criterion: Product research and development / Weighting: 16.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 7.5

Quality criterion: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 6

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (2 years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (2 years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This lot includes but not limited to; urine meters and urine drainage bags including leg bags, night bags, abdomen and post operative.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the Applicants who have met the threshold price set for this lot and who have met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents.

Each Line will be awarded on a line by line basis.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Catheters and Catherisation Kits (Foley Trays & Pre-connects)

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

33141240

33141200

33141621

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of self retaining catheters, intermittent catheters, preconnected catheters, post operative catheters, suprapubic catheters, catheterisation kits/packs.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 30

Quality criterion: Product Research and Development / Weighting: 16.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 7.5

Quality criterion: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 6

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 7 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (two years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (two years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This Lot includes self retaining catheters, intermittent catheters, preconnected catheters, post operative catheters, suprapubic catheters, catheterisation kits/packs.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the Applicants who have met the threshold price set for this Lot and all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents.

Each Line will be awarded on a line by line basis.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Accessories for Catheters and Urine Drainage Bags

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

33141240

33141200

33141615

33141621

33141600

33141610

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of goods including but not limited to bed hangers/stands, catheter valves, securing devices, leg bag straps, maintenance solutions

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 14

Quality criterion: Product Research and Development / Weighting: 8.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 2.5

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 70

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 280 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (two years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (two years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This Lot includes but not limited to; bed hangers/stands, catheter valves, securing devices, leg bag straps, maintenance solutions

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the top 5 highest scoring Applicants who have met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents.

Each Line will be awarded on a line by line basis

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

External Urine Collection and Accessories

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

33141240

33141200

33141615

33141621

33141600

33141610

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of goods including but not limited to sheaths, funnels, bottles, urinals

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 14

Quality criterion: Product Research and Development / Weighting: 8.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 2.5

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 70

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (two years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (two years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This Lot includes but not limited to; sheaths, funnels, bottles, urinals

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the top 5 highest scoring Applicants who have met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents. Each Line will be awarded on a line by line basis

Lot No: 5

II.2.1) Title

Specialist Urology Products and Accessories

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

33141240

33141200

33141615

33141621

33141600

33141610

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of goods including but not limited to mid stream urine collector, irrigation set, meatal dilators, spigots, urinal accessories.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 14

Quality criterion: Product Research and Development / Weighting: 8.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 2.5

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 70

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (two years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (two years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This Lot includes but not limited to; mid stream urine collector, irrigation set, meatal dilators, spigots, urinal accessories.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the all Applicants who have met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents.

Each Line will be awarded on a line by line basis

Lot No: 6

II.2.1) Title

Paediatric

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

33141240

33141200

33141615

33141621

33141600

33141610

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of goods including but not limited to enuresis alarms and accessories, paediatric urine collection bag, baby urine collection devices.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 14

Quality criterion: Product Research and Development / Weighting: 8.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 2.5

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 70

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (two years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (two years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This Lot includes but not limited to; enuresis alarms and accessories, paediatric urine collection bag, baby urine collection devices.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the all Applicants who have met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents.

Each Line will be awarded on a line by line basis

Lot No: 7

II.2.1) Title

Urological Investigation and Surgical Equipment

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

33141240

33141200

33141615

33141621

33141600

33141610

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of goods including but not limited to urodynamic systems, urodynamic accessories, prostate chip evacuators, pressure domes, abdo-pressure kits, air filled catheters, flow control set, manometers, gravity fill set.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 14

Quality criterion: Product Research and Development / Weighting: 8.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 2.5

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 70

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (two years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (two years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This Lot includes but not limited to; urodynamic systems, urodynamic accessories, prostate chip evacuators, pressure domes, abdo-pressure kits, air filled catheters, flow control set, manometers, gravity fill set.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the all Applicants who have met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents.

Each Line will be awarded on a line by line

Lot No: 8

II.2.1) Title

Catheter Gels

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

33141240

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of goods including but not limited to catheter gel containing lidocaine and chlorhexidine, catheter gel with no additives.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 30

Quality criterion: Product Research and Development / Weighting: 16.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 7.5

Quality criterion: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 6

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (two years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (two years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This Lot includes but not limited to; catheter gel containing lidocaine and chlorhexidine, catheter gel with no additives.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the Applicants who have met the threshold price set for this Lot and who have met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents.

Each Line will be awarded on a line by line basis

Lot No: 9

II.2.1) Title

Bowel Management Products

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

33141240

33141200

33141615

33141621

33141600

33141610

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of goods including but not limited to: Bowel Management systems.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 14

Quality criterion: Product Research and Development / Weighting: 8.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 2.5

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 70

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (two years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (two years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This Lot includes but not limited to; Bowel Management systems.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the top 2 highest scoring Applicants who have met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents.

Each Line will be awarded on a line by line basis.

Lot No: 10

II.2.1) Title

Bowel Management Accessories

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

33141240

33141200

33141615

33141621

33141600

33141610

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of goods including but not limited to: anal irrigation, faecal collector, rectal injector, dignity cover, bowel management accessory.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 14

Quality criterion: Product Research and Development / Weighting: 8.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 2.5

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 70

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 140 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (two years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (two years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This Lot includes but not limited to; anal irrigation, faecal collector, rectal injector, dignity cover, bowel management accessory.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the all Applicants who have met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents.

Each Line will be awarded on a line by line basis.

Lot No: 11

II.2.1) Title

Wash Products for Continence Care

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

33711500

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of goods including but not limited to: foam wash, moisturising cream cleansers, barrier cream, wash mitt.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 14

Quality criterion: Product Research and Development / Weighting: 8.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 2.5

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 70

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 600 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in working days: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (two years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (two years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This Lot includes; foam wash, moisturising cream cleansers, barrier cream, wash mitt.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the top 2 highest scoring Applicants for each category of foam wash, moisturising cream, cleanser, barrier cream and wash mitts who have met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents.

Each Line will be awarded on a line by line basis.

Lot No: 12

II.2.1) Title

Licenced Medical Catheter Gels and Accessories

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33125000

33141240

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For the supply of goods including but not limited to: catheter gel containing lidocaine and chlorhexidine, Sterile extension tube for gynaecology investigations.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 14

Quality criterion: Product Research and Development / Weighting: 8.5

Quality criterion: Training / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 2.5

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 70

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 050 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in working days: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 24 months (two years) with an option to extend incrementally for up to a total period of 24 months (two years). For the full 48 months (four years) if extended.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

This Lot includes but not limited to; catheter gel containing lidocaine and chlorhexidine, Sterile extension tube for gynaecology investigations.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the all Applicants who have met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents.

Each Line will be awarded on a line by line basis

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:

Applicants should refer to II.2 of this Contract Notice for further details in respect of appointment to the individual lots across the Framework Agreement.

Applicants may bid for one, more than one or all of the lots and applicants should refer to the invitation to tender for more information in respect of this.

The term of contracts formed under the Framework Agreement may continue beyond the end of the term of the Framework Agreement itself.

NHS Supply Chain expects to provide successful suppliers with the opportunity to offer additional savings to customers through the provision of discounted pricing, value added offerings and commitment initiatives.

NHS Supply Chain will share savings information in order to assist its customers with making informed procurement decisions. NHS Supply Chain intends to enter into arrangements under which it will be entitled to purchase supplies and/or services which it will make available for purchase by:

1) Any NHS Trust;

2) Any other NHS entity;

3) Any government department, agency or other statutory body (for the avoidance of doubt including local authorities); and/or

4) Any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector. Only NHS Supply Chain can order from the Framework Agreement and enter into contracts under it.

Electronic ordering will be used and electronic invoicing will be accepted and electronic payment will be used. For the avoidance of doubt, and notwithstanding the estimate indicated at II.2.1, NHS Supply Chain does not guarantee any level of purchase through the framework and advises Applicants that the framework shall be established on a non-exclusive basis. Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be priced in sterling and written in English. Any agreement entered into will be considered a contract made in England according to English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. NHS Supply Chain is not liable for any costs (including any third party costs fees or expenses incurred by those expressing an interest, participating or tendering for this contract opportunity. NHS Supply Chain reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it), to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time, or to procure the subject matter of the contract by alternative means if it appears that it can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted. All communications must be made through NHS Supply Chain's eTendering portal at http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/using the Message Centre facility linked to this particular contract notice.

Please note that the maximum number of suppliers as set out in IV.1.3 is an estimate only.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. Further details will be in the tender documents.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of entities to take a particular form, or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

The Framework Agreement includes obligations with respect to environmental issues and a requirement for successful suppliers to comply with the NHS Supply Chain Code of Conduct.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open 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.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2018/S 246-563266

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

Date: 22/07/2019

Local time: 15:00

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

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 7 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/07/2019

Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

Expression of interest.

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— select the procurement event from the list by clicking on the description,

— in the detail view click on the orange coloured ‘Framework Agreement’ button to start responding to the tender.

Header level requirements:

— applicants are required to read all framework header documents which can be accessed using the ‘NHS Scheader Documents’ button, which is located in the ‘Select Framework’ tab,

— applicants are required to upload the documents requested using the ‘Supplier Header Documents’ button, which is located in the ‘Select Framework’ tab.

Lot level requirements:

— a preview of the lot line details can be viewed using the ‘Lot Header’ tab, by selecting the lot and using the ‘Lot Line Information’ button. In order to respond to a lot, Applicants must select the relevant lot and then use the ‘Express Intent’ button. This expression of intent does not place any obligation on the Applicant to respond, the action unlocks the ability to respond,

— complete price offers per line for the lot by completing the required fields for the lines the applicant wants to include in the bid using the ‘Lot Line Detail’ tab. There are a number of mandatory fields to complete on a product line basis; these are highlighted in yellow in the ‘Lot Line Detail’ tab,

— applicants are required to answer all mandatory Lot specific questions found in the ‘Lot Evaluation Criteria’ tab,

— applicants are then required to click on the ‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS’ button in the ‘Submit Individual Lot Response(s)’ tab to view and accept the ISS terms and conditions,

— accept the ISS ‘Terms and Conditions’ button to access this function,

— submit lot response, by clicking on the ‘Submit Response to Selected lot’ button in the ‘Submit Individual Lot Response(s)’ tab to submit response for the lot. Each lot must be submitted independently,

— applicants are able to view their submission using the ‘Supplier Submission Report’ button, found in the ‘Submit Individual Lot Response(s)’ tab.

Please refer to Section III.1.1 for additional information.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP

Normanton

WF6 1TL

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

21/06/2019