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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Runcorn: NHS National Framework Agreement for Adalimumab Injection
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
The NHS Commissioning Board (Operating Under the Name of NHS England)
Date Published:
15 January 2020
Deadline Date:
17 February 2020
Document Source:
Alert Profile:

Notice Abstract

NHS framework agreement for Adalimumab InjectionOffer reference number: CM/PHR/19/5575Period of Framework Agreement: 1.4.2020-31.3.2022 with an option to extend (at the authority’s discretion) for a period or periods up to a total of 24 months.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

The NHS Commissioning Board (Operating Under the Name of NHS England)

2nd Floor Rutland House, Cheshire






Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

NHS National Framework Agreement for Adalimumab Injection

Reference number: CM/PHR/19/5575

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

NHS framework agreement for Adalimumab Injection

Offer reference number: CM/PHR/19/5575

Period of Framework Agreement: 1.4.2020-31.3.2022 with an option to extend (at the authority’s discretion) for a period or periods up to a total of 24 months.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:










II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NHS framework agreement for Adalimumab Injection

Offer reference number: CM/PHR/19/5575

Period of framework agreement: 1.4.2020-31.3.2022 with an option to extend (at the authority’s discretion) for a period or periods up to a total of 24 months.

Products associated with the tender are listed on Document No 5 of the invitation to offer.

There is no restriction on the number of products that bidders can offer for or be awarded.

The framework agreement is intended for use by the Department of Health, Public Health England and the NHS in England.

The framework may also be used by private sector contractors and agents working on behalf of the above.

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: 500 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2020

End: 31/03/2022

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: Yes

Description of options:

Whilst we have indicated that lots will not be applicable in II.1.6) a lotting strategy will be implemented for 1 element of the framework however the lots are not pre-determined. Please refer to the ITT documents for a description of how this will operate.

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:

Please refer to the award criteria contained in the invitation to offer (ITO).

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

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.

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: 17/02/2020

Local time: 13:00

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

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/02/2020

Local time: 13:00



Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Commercial medicines unit 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 [insert name contract title] 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 8003684850 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 Government's supplier registration service (which has replaced sid4gov), as follows:

2.1) If not already registered (the previous sid4gov password, login and details will still be on the system), candidates must go to the following web page and select ‘Register’ at the top 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 and Bradstreet (D&B) D-U-N-S® Number to enable registration on the system;

2.2) Once registration is complete you are able to create and update your company profile. Candidates should

Ensure all the mandatory fields of their 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 sid4gov, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at: or telephone +44 (0) 8452992994.

Other contracting authorities

For a framework agreement use the following text:

The framework agreement is for the benefit of other participating NHS bodies (whether acting individually, or on behalf of, or together as members of any consortia) along with any other non-NHS bodies which the participants deem 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.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The Royal Courts of Justice

London or any of the district registry of the High Court


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


Current Notes