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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Commercialisation, Market Analysis and Design
Document Ref:
438645-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
University of Edinburgh
Date Published:
18 September 2019
Deadline Date:
23 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

The health technology accelerator facility requires the following types of specialist consultancy to assist with the development of the research projects that they fund. Specifically:1) Health commercialisation;2) Health market analysis; and3) Heath design.

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

University of Edinburgh

Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street

Edinburgh

EH1 1HT

UK

Telephone: +44 1316502508

E-mail: antonia.hynd@ed.ac.uk

NUTS: UKM75

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00107

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:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Heath Technology Consultancy Services — Commercialisation, Market Analysis and Design

Reference number: EC0848

II.1.2) Main CPV code

73220000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The health technology accelerator facility requires the following types of specialist consultancy to assist with the development of the research projects that they fund. Specifically:

1) Health commercialisation;

2) Health market analysis; and

3) Heath design.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 100 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Health Technology Commercialisation Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

73220000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM75

Main site or place of performance:

Various sites around UK — but remote working possible.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

HTAF desires that, during the period in which they receive HTAF funding, the individual research project teams will map out a pathway by which their technology can be translated. An effective pathway must take into account many factors including, but not limited to, funding mechanisms, product development timelines, intellectual property, pathways to market and relevant regulatory pathways. The projects funded via HTAF concern a range of medical technologies across diverse disease areas. HTAF does not possess the in-house expertise to help the various project teams assemble effective commercialisation plans tailored to their specific project, and therefore wishes to employ the services of an external contractor to do so.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Bidder structure and ressourses / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Bidder methodology / Weighting: 35

Quality criterion: Other high income country methodology / Weighting: 7

Quality criterion: Low/middle income country Methodology / Weighting: 7

Quality criterion: Value added services / Weighting: 6

Price / Weighting:  20

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 further 1 year extensions might be granted at the discretion of the University.

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

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Health Technology Market Analysis Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

73220000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM75

Main site or place of performance:

Various sites around UK but remote working possible.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

There are a number of factors that preclude the successful translation/commercialisation of pre-clinical science. A common point of failure is the selection of the target market for the technology. A target market may be too small to be economically viable, may be well served by existing competing technologies or may possess several other barriers that would make adoption of the novel technology unlikely. HTAF therefore wishes the projects that it funds to obtain a thorough expert market assessment. HTAF does not possess the expertise to perform this analysis in-house and therefore wishes to employ the services of an external contractor who can carry out a market assessment on the technologies currently being developed with HTAF funding.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Bidder structure and resources / Weighting: 20

Quality criterion: Bidder methodology / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Other high income country methodology / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Low/middle income country methodology / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Value added services / Weighting: 5

Price / 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 further 1 year extensions might be granted at the discretion of the University.

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

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Heath Technology Design Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

73220000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM75

Main site or place of performance:

Various UK sites but remote working possible.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

A number of the projects supported by HTAF are concerned with the development of medical devices. In all cases, development is at a relatively early stage, with a technology readiness level (TRL) of between 2 and 4 (inclusive) as defined by the NIH Technology Readiness Guidelines — https://ncai.nhlbi.nih.gov/ncai/resources/techreadylevels

The devices may be aimed at a variety of clinical areas, and utilise a range of underlying technologies. The end user of said devices may range from patients themselves to highly specialised clinicians. Key to the development of a successful medical device (i.e. one that is adopted, used and can benefit patients) is the design of the device itself. HTAF would like to engage the services of an external supplier who could help the HTAF-funded project teams consider device design from the very earliest stages of technical development. Details of specific deliverables are given below.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Bidder structure and resources / Weighting: 25

Quality criterion: Bidder methodology / Weighting: 35

Quality criterion: Low/middle income country methodology / Weighting: 8

Quality criterion: Value added services / Weighting: 7

Price / Weighting:  25

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 further 1 year extensions might be granted at the discretion of the University.

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

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders must be of sound economic standing to be able to fulfil call-off contracts from the framework agreement if appointed. Bidders must submit their 2 most recent sets of audited accounts including profit and loss information.

Bidders must also hold (or commit to obtain before commencement of the framework agreement) the following levels of insurance:

— professional indemnity: 1 000 000 GBP,

— employers liability: 5 000 000 GBP or statutory minimum in country of domicile.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Lot 1 bidders must possess and clearly demonstrate sufficient depth and breadth of experience and expertise to provide effective translation/commercialisation support to (at a minimum) a wide range of healthcare technologies aimed at the US, UK and EU marketplaces. See ESPD for full details of what is required to be demonstrated.

Lot 2 bidders must possess and clearly demonstrate sufficient depth and breadth of experience and expertise to perform effective market analyses on (at a minimum) a wide range of healthcare technologies aimed at the US, UK and EU marketplaces. See ESPD for full details of what is required to be demonstrated.

Lot 3 bidders must possess and clearly demonstrate sufficient depth and breadth of experience and expertise in providing design consultancy for a wide range of medical devices in the early-stages of development (i.e. technology readiness level 1-4) aimed at the US, UK and EU marketplaces. See ESPD for full details of what is required to be demonstrated.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 9

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: 23/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

Tender must be valid until: 28/02/2020

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Possibly dependent on funding.

VI.3) Additional information

Up to 3 ranked suppliers per lot.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 13925

For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:595770)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

University of Edinburgh

Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street

Edinburgh

EH1 1HT

UK

Telephone: +44 1316502508

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

16/09/2019

Current Notes