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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Filton: Supply and Maintenance of Blood Component Transportation Containers
Document Ref:
102827-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
NHS Blood and Transplant
Date Published:
02 March 2020
Deadline Date:
30 March 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

This tender is divided into lots as follows:Lot 1: for Supply and Maintenance of New Blood Component Transportation ContainersLot 2: for the Maintenance of Current Va-q-tec Transportation ContainersPlease see section II.2.4) of each lot for a detailed description of procurement.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Blood and Transplant

North Bristol Park, Bristol

Filton

BS34 7QH

UK

E-mail: michael.o'neill@nhsbt.nhs.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.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 and Maintenance of Blood Component Transportation Containers

Reference number: NHSBT1209

II.1.2) Main CPV code

34221000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

This tender is divided into lots as follows:

Lot 1: for Supply and Maintenance of New Blood Component Transportation Containers

Lot 2: for the Maintenance of Current Va-q-tec Transportation Containers

Please see section II.2.4) of each lot for a detailed description of procurement.

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

Supply and Maintenance of New Blood Component Transportation Containers

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

34221000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have transport container systems to transport blood components (red cells, platelets and frozen material) over both long and short distances. NHSBT requires a framework agreement by which they can purchase further transport containers along with a maintenance contract to repair and replace their existing fleet of Va-q-tec transport containers.

Suppliers will need to provide a complete and ongoing maintenance, repair and replacement service of both the inner containers and outer covers to the current specification and maintained to the standard required by NHSBT including quality monitoring and thermal image testing at specified intervals to satisfy regulatory requirements. The supplier will also need to provide a collection and delivery service to nominated NHSBT sites.

Any proposed new solution for this agreement must be cost effective, simple, safe, conducive to the current operational requirements, space saving, low weight and have excellent temperature control performance, including any temperature stabilisation material, across a range of ambient temperatures and distances.

This tender will allow the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS), Northern Irish Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS), Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) and Welsh Blood Service (WBS) to utilise this agreement.

The procurement is split into lots as follows:

Lot 1: NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have transport container systems to transport blood components (red cells, platelets and frozen material) over both long and short distances. NHSBT requires a framework agreement by which they can purchase further transport containers.

The award of this framework agreement will be to the most economically advantageous tender on the basis of the criteria set out in the invitation to tender guidance document available on Bravo (ref. NHSBT1209).

No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or contract indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation, etc. will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 48

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: 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

Maintenance of Current Va-q-tec Transportation Containers

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

34221000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have transport container systems to transport blood components (red cells, platelets and frozen material) over both long and short distances. NHSBT requires a framework agreement by which they can purchase further transport containers along with a maintenance contract to repair and replace their existing fleet of Va-q-tec transport containers.

Suppliers will need to provide a complete and ongoing maintenance, repair and replacement service of both the inner containers and outer covers to the current specification and maintained to the standard required by NHSBT including quality monitoring and thermal image testing at specified intervals to satisfy regulatory requirements. The supplier will also need to provide a collection and delivery service to nominated NHSBT sites.

Any proposed new solution for this agreement must be cost effective, simple, safe, conducive to the current operational requirements, space saving, low weight and have excellent temperature control performance, including any temperature stabilisation material, across a range of ambient temperatures and distances.

This tender will allow the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS), Northern Irish Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS), Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) and Welsh Blood Service (WBS) to utilise this agreement.

The procurement is split into lots as follows:

Lot 2: NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have transport container systems to transport blood components (red cells, platelets and frozen material) over both long and short distances. NHSBT requires a framework agreement which covers maintenance and repairs for their existing fleet of Va-q-tec transport containers and any new equipment purchased.

The award of this framework agreement will be to the most economically advantageous tender on the basis of the criteria set out in the invitation to tender guidance document available on Bravo (ref. NHSBT1209).

No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or contract indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation, etc. will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 48

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: 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

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.1.8) 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: 30/03/2020

Local time: 17:00

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

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/03/2020

Local time: 17:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NHSBT

Filton

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

27/02/2020

Current Notes