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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-London: Patient Assessment Devices
Document Ref:
440314-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
NHS Supply Chain Operated by DHL Supply Chain Ltd acting as agent of Supply Chai
Date Published:
19 September 2019
Deadline Date:
17 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
Alert Profile:
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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 the E-Direct Routes.The framework agreement is for the supply of patient assessment devices including blood pressure monitoring, otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes, multi patient use stethoscopes, patient weighing scales and measuring devices, proctoscopes, anoscopes and sigmoidoscopes, dermatoscopes, personal health monitors, assessment lights, general patient assessment products and consumables.The framework agreement is divided into 9 lots.It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be circa 6 650 200 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. The values provided are for guidance only and are not a guarantee of business.

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

NHS Supply Chain Operated by DHL Supply Chain Ltd acting as agent of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (SCCL)

c/o Skipton House, 80 London Road

London

SE1 6LH

UK

Contact person: Paul Foley

Telephone: +44 7929018005

E-mail: paul.foley@supplychain.nhs.uk

Fax: +44 1924328744

NUTS: UKI4

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement

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:

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/


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

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


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

Patient Assessment Devices

II.1.2) Main CPV code

33140000

 

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 the E-Direct Routes.

The framework agreement is for the supply of patient assessment devices including blood pressure monitoring, otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes, multi patient use stethoscopes, patient weighing scales and measuring devices, proctoscopes, anoscopes and sigmoidoscopes, dermatoscopes, personal health monitors, assessment lights, general patient assessment products and consumables.

The framework agreement is divided into 9 lots.

It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be circa 6 650 200 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. The values provided are for guidance only and are not a guarantee of business.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 14 114 079.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for maximum 9 lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Blood Pressure Monitoring

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

31711400

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations in the UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot is for blood pressure monitoring machines includes:

— sphygmomanometer digital (oscillometric) monitors,

— sphygmomanometer aneroid (auscultatory) monitors,

— sphygmomanometer dual (oscillometric and auscultatory),

— sphygmomanometer and stethoscope set,

— sphygmomanometer 24-hour ambulatory monitors,

— central blood pressure monitors,

— ankle brachial index monitors.

Appointment to the lot will be made on a product line by product line basis.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 35 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the framework agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, service and quality / Weighting: 31

Quality criterion: Value added / Weighting: 9

Quality criterion: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Sustainability / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 155 063.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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:

This framework agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 48 months.

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

It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the framework agreement, the value of purchases for this lot will be circa 1 025 000 GBP and for the full 48-month term (if extended), the anticipated value will be circa 2 155 063 GBP.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Otoscopes and Ophthalmoscopes

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33140000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot is for otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes used for assessment of the eye or ear during a physical examination. Included within this lot are complete units and diagnostic sets, includes:

— ophthalmoscope LED,

— ophthalmoscope Standard,

— otoscope LED,

— otoscope fibre optic, non-fibre optic,

— otoscope specula, disposable, reusable,

— otoscope and ophthalmoscope sets,

— pen torch otoscope.

Appointment to the lot will be made on a product line by product line basis.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 35 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the framework agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, service and quality / Weighting: 31

Quality criterion: Value added / Weighting: 9

Quality criterion: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Sustainability / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 017 088.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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:

This framework agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 48 months.

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

It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the framework agreement, the value of purchases for this lot will be circa 1 435 000 GBP and for the full 48-month term (if extended), the anticipated value will be circa 3 017 088 GBP.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Multi Patient Use Stethoscopes

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33140000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot is for stethoscopes for use on multiple patients to listen to internal bodily sounds including to lung and heart, intestines, arteries and veins and also in combination with a sphygmomanometer when measuring blood pressure.

Appointment to the lot will be made on a product line by product line basis.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 35 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the framework agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, service and quality / Weighting: 39

Quality criterion: Value added / Weighting: 9

Quality criterion: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Sustainability / Weighting: 7

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 163 734.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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:

This framework agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 48 months.

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

It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the framework agreement, the value of purchases for this lot will be circa 553 500 GBP and for the full 48-month term (if extended), the anticipated value will be circa 1 163 734 GBP.

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Patient Weighing Scales and Measuring Devices

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33140000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot is for weighing scales and patient measuring devices including medical weighing scales, body composition analysers, swab/organ/diaper weighing scales, height measures, measuring station and measuring device accessories.

Appointment to the lot will be made on a product line by product line basis.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 35 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the framework agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, service and quality / Weighting: 31

Quality criterion: Value added / Weighting: 9

Quality criterion: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Sustainability / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 370 569.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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:

This framework agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 48 months.

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

It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the framework agreement, the value of purchases for this lot will be circa 1 127 500 GBP and for the full 48-month term (if extended), the anticipated value will be circa 2 370 569 GBP.

Lot No: 5

II.2.1) Title

Proctoscope, Anoscopes and Sigmoidoscopes

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33140000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations in the UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot is for devices to be used for examining the large intestine, anal cavity, rectum or colon, including proctoscopes, anoscopes, sigmoidoscopes, rectoscope.

Appointment to the lot will be made on a product line by product line basis.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 35 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the framework agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, service and quality / Weighting: 31

Quality criterion: Value added / Weighting: 9

Quality criterion: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Sustainability / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 810 253.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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:

This framework agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 48 months.

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

It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the framework agreement, the value of purchases for this Lot will be circa 861 000 GBP and for the full 48-month term (if extended), the anticipated value will be circa 1 810 253 GBP.

Lot No: 6

II.2.1) Title

Dermatoscopes

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33166000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations in the UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot is for dermatoscopes used to magnify areas when examining the skin with either contact or contactless scopes.

Appointment to the lot will be made on a product line by product line basis.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 35 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the framework agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, service and quality / Weighting: 31

Quality criterion: Value added / Weighting: 9

Quality criterion: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Sustainability / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 465 443.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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:

This framework agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 48 months.

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

It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the framework agreement, the value of purchases for this lot will be circa 697 000 GBP and for the full 48-month term (if extended), the anticipated value will be circa 1 465 443 GBP.

Lot No: 7

II.2.1) Title

Personal Health Monitors

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33195000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations in the UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot is for monitoring devices to be used for personal assessment of health. Items include:

— step counters/pedometers,

— activity wristbands,

— calorie monitors,

— personal sleep trackers,

— handheld personal electrocardiographs,

— BMI calculators,

— portable personal pulse stress monitors.

Appointment to the lot will be made on a product line by product line basis.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 35 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the framework agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, service and quality / Weighting: 31

Quality criterion: Value added / Weighting: 9

Quality criterion: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Sustainability / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 21 551.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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:

This framework agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 48 months.

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

It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the framework agreement, the value of purchases for this lot will be circa 10 250 GBP and for the full 48-month term (if extended), the anticipated value will be circa 21 551 GBP.

Lot No: 8

II.2.1) Title

Assessment Lights

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33140000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations in the UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot is for lighting suitable for clinical examinations including:

— headlights,

— examination lighting,

— magnifying lamp,

— binocular loupe,

— bulbs and accessories.

Appointment to the lot will be made on a product line by product line basis.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 35 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the framework agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, service and quality / Weighting: 31

Quality criterion: Value added / Weighting: 9

Quality criterion: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Sustainability / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 854.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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:

This framework agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 48 months.

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

It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the framework agreement, the value of purchases for this lot will be circa 71 750 GBP and for the full 48-month term (if extended), the anticipated value will be circa 150 854 GBP.

Lot No: 9

II.2.1) Title

General Patient Assessment Products

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33124100

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations in the UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This lot is for assessment products used in various general patient assessments. Products include:

— electronic ear irrigation devices,

— electronic ear irrigation starter kits,

— ear micro suction pumps,

— pinard foetal stethoscopes,

— ear irrigator accessories,

— fob watches,

— tuning forks,

— nasal clips,

— reflex hammer,

— elasticated reusable tourniquets,

— torch examination pen (disposable/reusable),

— tongue depressors,

— single patient use stethoscopes (double head/single head).

Appointment to the lot will be made on a product line by product line basis.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 35 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the framework agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Sales, service and quality / Weighting: 31

Quality criterion: Value added / Weighting: 9

Quality criterion: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Sustainability / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 959 524.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

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:

This framework agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 48 months.

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

It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the framework agreement, the value of purchases for this Lot will be circa 869 200 GBP and for the full 48-month term (if extended), the anticipated value will be circa 1 959 524 GBP.

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.2.4) of this contract notice for further details in respect of appointment to the individual lots across the framework agreement.

Applicants may bid for 1, more than 1 or all of the 9 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.1.4), II.1.5) and each II.2.14), 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 1 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.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 26

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used

Additional information about electronic auction:

Although an electronic auction will not be used to award all or part of the requirements of the framework agreement the use of eAuctions may be an option as part of any contracts awarded under the framework agreement.

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:

2019/S 004-004634

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

Date: 17/10/2019

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: 18/10/2019

Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information:

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the NHS Supply Chain eTendering portal at http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/

Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (if required) through the NHS Supply Chain eTendering portal as follows:

Registration.

1) Use URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/ to access the NHS Supply Chain Procurement portal;

2) If not yet registered:

— click on the ‘Not Registered Yet’ link to access the registration page,

— complete the registration pages as guided by the mini guide found on the landing page.

Portal access:

If registration has been completed:

— login with URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/

— click on the ‘Supplier Dashboard’ icon to open the list of new procurement events.

Expression of interest:

— view contract notice content by clicking on the ‘View Notice’ button for the procurement event. This opens a PDF document,

— express an interest by clicking on the ‘Express Interest’ button,

— to start the response process after the expression of interest has been done, select the ‘My Active Opportunities’ option and click on the ‘Apply’ button,

— 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,

— applicants are required to complete all mandatory questions, which can be accessed using the ‘Framework Questionnaire’ 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

Not applicable

Not applicable

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Appeals to be logged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended).

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

17/09/2019

Current Notes