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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Runcorn: Reserve Stock of Influenza Vaccine for the 2019/20 Season
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care acting as part of the Crown th
Date Published:
11 September 2019
Deadline Date:
23 September 2019
Document Source:
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Notice Abstract

Procurement exercise for a contract for a reserve stock of influenza vaccine for the 2019/20 season.

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 Secretary of State for Health and Social Care acting as part of the Crown through the Department of Health and Social Care

2nd Floor, Rutland House






Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Contract for a Reserve Stock of Influenza Vaccine for the 2019/20 Season

Reference number: CM/PHV/19/929

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Procurement exercise for a contract for a reserve stock of influenza vaccine for the 2019/20 season.

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:

To a location in England to be notified to the successful bidder(s) following contract award.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The provision of influenza vaccine, to be held as reserve stock by the supplier and distributed to customers in the manner agreed with the authority. The contracting authority's requirement over the period of the contract is 400 000 doses of vaccine.

The awarding of lots if not appropriate to this procurement as the requirement is for a specific vaccine.

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: 6

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: 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 - Accelerated procedure


A contract needs to be put in place as a matter of urgency to ensure that there are sufficient quantities of the quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine available to be distributed and administered in time to become clinically effective in the population in advance of the peak of the flu season.

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: 23/09/2019

Local time: 10:00

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: 2 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/09/2019

Local time: 10:00

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Department of Health and Social Care Employee.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

Responding to this notice:

Any supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner:

1) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information:

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the eTendering portal at

Candidates wishing to be considered for this procurement exercise must register, and provide additional procurement specific information (if requested), through the eTendering portal as follows:

1.1) If not already registered, candidates should register on the eTendering portal at and click the link to register:

— accept the terms and conditions and click continue,

— enter your correct business and user details,

— note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,

— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).

1.2) Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows:

(a) login to the eTendering portal;

(b) select ‘Response to ITT’;

(c) select ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’;

(d) access listing related to this procurement ‘Contract for the a reserve stock of influenza vaccine for the 2019/20 season’ and view details;

(e) click on ‘Express interest’ button at the top of the page,

(f) once you have expressed interest, the ITT will move to ‘My ITTs’, where you can download additional documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the ‘Publish’ button.

1.3) For any support in registering on the portal or submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering Help-desk at +44 8000698630 or

For restricted procedures, substitute ‘ITT’ for ‘PQQ’ in paragraphs 1.2b, c and f.

2) General supplier information.

To manage and assess supplier information the contracting authority requests candidates provide their company profile in the Governments supplier information database, supplier registration, as follows:

2.1) If not already registered, candidates must go to the following web page and select ‘Register’ at the top right of the page. Key in details as requested to search for your company. If you do not have a D-U-N-S® Number, click on the link at the right of the page to obtain a number from D&B. Candidates must obtain a Dun qnd Bradstreet (D&B) D-U-N-S® Number to enable registration on supplier registration.

2.2) Once registration is complete you are able to create and update your registered company profile. Candidates should ensure all the mandatory fields of their sid4gov profile are completed and up to date for each procurement exercise. D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B.

2.3) For further help or information concerning supplier registration, please contact the Helpdesk at: or telephone +44 (0)8452992994.

Other contracting authorities.

The contract(s) is for the benefit of the authority and NHS bodies along with any other non-NHS bodies which are necessary for the delivery of services or goods to NHS bodies, local authorities, other government departments or non-departmental public bodies charged with the delivery of healthcare or health related services in the United Kingdom.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The High Court





VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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