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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Stockton-on-Tees: Supply of Drugs and related Services for the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS)
Document Ref:
566742-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
North East Pharmacy Procurement Service
Date Published:
29 November 2019
Deadline Date:
01 January 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

Currently the North East ambulance service operates a 4 drug bag system; the contractor will manage the maintenance and replenishment of these bags and source all necessary drug requirements. There will be a requirement from the contractor to support the Trust in the streamlining of medicines. The controlled drugs (CDs) are personal issue to each qualified paramedic/nurse, currently with a robust audit system however this is subject to change.Further details can be found in the specification document.

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

North East Pharmacy Procurement Service

University Hospital of North Tees, Hardwick

Stockton-on-Tees

TS19 8PE

UK

Contact person: David Cook

Telephone: +44 1642383176

E-mail: david.cook@nth.nhs.uk

NUTS: UKC11

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.nepps.org.uk

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.cardea.nhs.uk/Cardea/DisplayModules/TradeModules/Negotiations/Opportunities/ListEvents.aspx


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.cardea.nhs.uk/


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


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Supply of Drugs and related Services for the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS)

Reference number: SP1659 - NEPPS19-04-020-R

II.1.2) Main CPV code

33000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Currently the North East ambulance service operates a 4 drug bag system; the contractor will manage the maintenance and replenishment of these bags and source all necessary drug requirements. There will be a requirement from the contractor to support the Trust in the streamlining of medicines. The controlled drugs (CDs) are personal issue to each qualified paramedic/nurse, currently with a robust audit system however this is subject to change.

Further details can be found in the specification document.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKC11

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Currently the North East ambulance service operates a 4 drug bag system; the contractor will manage the maintenance and replenishment of these bags and source all necessary drug requirements. There will be a requirement from the contractor to support the Trust in the streamlining of medicines. The controlled drugs (CDs) are personal issue to each qualified paramedic/nurse, currently with a robust audit system however this is subject to change.

The objectives of this contract will be:

(i) to ensure that all medicines supply (including fluids) requirements of the Trust are met, including overlabelled stock for use by advanced practitioners and pack downs for use within drug bags;

(ii) to support the trust in their adherence to the management of all drugs to ensure compliance against home office licensing and compliance guidance and legislation;

(iii) to minimise work required by ambulance crews to maintain their drugs allowing them to focus on their core role;

(iv) to maintain a robust system of management of the drugs bags to include date checking, drugs recall processes and content change;

(v) to produce monthly management information in report form on all aspects of the contract;

vi) to produce monthly reports as required e.g. Out of date stock, identified process errors and drug usage. Appropriate recommendations to improve all areas reported upon will also be provided on a regular basis;

vii) provide cost effective robust purchasing and well managed service. The contractor will manage the maintenance and replenishment of our drugs and source all necessary drug requirements;

(viii) the contractor will demonstrate their compliance against GS1 standards in healthcare for the specification of this contract and all other legislative requirements, holding appropriate licences, etc.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Renewal of this contract will be determined prior to January 2022 whereby a decision regarding possible 2 x 12-month extensions will be made.

Should the full extension offering be utilised the renewal of this contract will take place prior to January 2024.

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: 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.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

As stated within the tender documents.

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

III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

Participation is reserved to a particular profession: Yes

Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

All goods supplied under any supply contract under this agreement must be labelled in accordance with all relevant statutory requirements.

The contractor shall adhere to MHRA guidance Best Practice Guidance on the Labelling and Packaging of Medicines (published by the MHRA as a working document and implemented from June 2003). This guidance is subject to review and is re-issued annually.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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: 01/01/2020

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/01/2020

Local time: 13:00

Place:

North Tees Hospital, North East Pharmacy Procurement Service.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

David Cook, Regional Pharmacy Procurement Specialist at North East Pharmacy Procurement Service (NEPPS).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

January 2022 or 2023 or 2024 depending on extension options.

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust (c.o: North East Pharmacy Procurement Service NEPPS)

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust, Hardwick

Stockton-on-Tees

TS19 8PE

UK

Telephone: +44 1642383176

E-mail: david.cook@nth.nhs.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.nepps.org.uk

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust (c.o: North East Pharmacy Procurement Service NEPPS)

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust, Hardwick

Stockton-on-Tees

TS19 8PE

UK

Telephone: +44 1642383176

E-mail: david.cook@nth.nhs.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.nepps.org.uk

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust (c.o: North East Pharmacy Procurement Service NEPPS)

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust, Hardwick

Stockton-on-Tees

TS19 8PE

UK

Telephone: +44 1642383176

E-mail: david.cook@nth.nhs.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.nepps.org.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

27/11/2019

Current Notes