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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Oral Nutritional Products — Adult Homecare
Document Ref:
583111-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotlan
Date Published:
10 December 2019
Deadline Date:
13 January 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’) acting through its division National Procurement, is undertaking this procurement of Oral Nutritional Products (‘Products’) as outlined further below on behalf of National Health Service (Scotland) Grampian Health Board.(collectively hereafter referred to as ‘Participating Authorities’).For the provision and supply of adult oral nutritional products to the homes of adult patients (over 16 years old) for NHS Grampian Health Board.The home delivery provision will cover patients aged 16 years and over, registered with a GP within NHS Grampian and, receiving oral nutritional support products as assessed by a registered dietitian.Currently there are approximately 4 252 adult patients within the community in NHS Grampian.The annual value of the requirement is estimated at 1 060 916 GBP p.a. based on current GP10 prices and indicative usage.

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 Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘NSS’)

Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12 9EB

UK

Telephone: +44 1698794410

E-mail: Alex.little1@nhs.net

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11883

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


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/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


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

Oral Nutritional Products — Adult Homecare

II.1.2) Main CPV code

33692300

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’) acting through its division National Procurement, is undertaking this procurement of Oral Nutritional Products (‘Products’) as outlined further below on behalf of National Health Service (Scotland) Grampian Health Board.

(collectively hereafter referred to as ‘Participating Authorities’).

For the provision and supply of adult oral nutritional products to the homes of adult patients (over 16 years old) for NHS Grampian Health Board.

The home delivery provision will cover patients aged 16 years and over, registered with a GP within NHS Grampian and, receiving oral nutritional support products as assessed by a registered dietitian.

Currently there are approximately 4 252 adult patients within the community in NHS Grampian.

The annual value of the requirement is estimated at 1 060 916 GBP p.a. based on current GP10 prices and indicative usage.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 243 664.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33692300

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM72

Main site or place of performance:

NHS Grampian Health Board.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of adult oral nutritional products to the homes of adult patients (over 16 years old) for NHS Grampian Health Board.

The home delivery provision will cover patients aged 16 years and over, registered with a GP within NHS Grampian and, receiving oral nutritional support products as assessed by a registered dietitian.

Currently there are approximately 4 252 adult patients within the community in NHS Grampian.

The annual value of the requirement is estimated at 1 000 000 GBP p.a.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 30

Price / Weighting:  70

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:

The authority is entitled at its sole discretion to extend the duration of the framework agreement by up to two (2) periods of twelve (12) months.

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

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

— employer's (compulsory) liability insurance of 2 000 000 GBP (This requirement relates to ESPD 4B.5.1), and

— public liability insurance of 5 000 000 GBP (This requirement relates to ESPD 4B.5.2).

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Provision and compliance to the requirements as outlined in the tender documentation products tendered must be ACBS approved items provision of CE Marked product only.

Compliance to product clinical product specification:

Mandatory requirement for the provision of Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances (ACBS) approved products only.

Compliance to the required and defined range of products as outlined within the tender documentation, defined as ‘Basket of Goods’.

III.2) Conditions related to 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 a single operator.

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: 13/01/2020

Local time: 14:00

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: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

This framework agreement will apply:

NHS Grampian.

The estimated values referred to in Section II.1.5) and II.2.6) covers the twenty four (24) months contract duration and the two (2) optional twelve (12) month extension periods of the framework agreement.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 14956. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

The Public Sector in Scotland is committed to the delivery of high quality public services and recognises that this is critically dependent on a workforce that is well-rewarded, well-motivated, well-led, has access to appropriate opportunities for training and skills

development, diverse and engaged in decision making. These factors are also important for workforce recruitment and retention and thus continuity of service.

Public Bodies in Scotland are adopting fair work practices, which include:

— a fair and equal pay policy that includes a commitment to supporting the living wage, including, for example being a living wage

accredited employer,

— clear managerial responsibility to nurture talent and help individuals fulfil their potential, including for example, a strong commitment to modern apprenticeships and the development of Scotland's young workforce,

— promoting equality of opportunity and developing a workforce which reflects the population of Scotland in terms of characteristics such as age, gender, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation and disability,

— support for learning and development,

— stability of employment and hours of work and avoiding exploitative employment practices, including for example no inappropriate use of zero-hours contracts,

— flexible working (including for example practices such as flexi-time and career breaks) and support for family friendly working and wider work life balance,

— support progressive workforce engagement, for example Trade Union recognition and representation where possible, otherwise alternative arrangements to give staff an effective voice.

In order to ensure the highest standards of service quality in this contract we expect contractors to take a similarly positive approach to fair work practices as part of a fair and equitable employment and reward package.

Please describe how you will commit to fair work practices for workers (including any agency or sub-contractor workers) engaged in the delivery of this contract.

(SC Ref:604418)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘NSS’)

Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12 9EB

UK

Telephone: +44 1698794410

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection notification has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the framework agreement which notification will contain among other information, a summary of the reasons why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum of 10 clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority despatches the notice(s) and the date on which the Authority proposes to conclude the relevant framework agreement. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the framework agreement until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the framework agreement has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the framework agreement to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the framework agreement has been entered into will not affect the framework agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the framework agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages. Economic operators are entitled to write to the Authority after receipt of the notification should they require further clarification. The Authority will respond within 15 days of such a written request, but it should be noted that receipt by the Authority of such request during the standstill period may not prevent the Authority from awarding the framework agreement following the expiry of the standstill period. Where an economic operator is dissatisfied with the Authority’s response to its request for clarification, or considers that the framework agreement has been concluded in breach of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, such economic operator is advised to promptly seek independent legal advice.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

05/12/2019

Current Notes