Services - 438637-2017

03/11/2017    S211    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Netherlands-Utrecht: Research and experimental development services

2017/S 211-438637

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
UMC Utrecht
30244197
Heidelberglaan 100
Utrecht
3584 CX
Netherlands
Contact person: Gerben Bekema
Telephone: +31 650124634
E-mail: g.b.bekema-2@umcutrecht.nl
NUTS code: NL310

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.nightingale-h2020.eu/

Address of the buyer profile: www.umcutrecht.nl

I.1)Name and addresses
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Euston Road 250
London
NW1 2PG
Netherlands
Contact person: Gerben Bekema
Telephone: +31 650124634
E-mail: g.b.bekema-2@umcutrecht.nl
NUTS code: UKI

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.nightingale-h2020.eu/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses
Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Stockholms Laens Landsting
Hantverkargatan 45
Stockholm
104 22
Sweden
Contact person: Gerben Bekema
Telephone: +31 650124634
E-mail: g.b.bekema-2@umcutrecht.nl
NUTS code: SE11

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.nightingale-h2020.eu/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.karolinska.se

I.1)Name and addresses
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
3000
Belgium
Contact person: Gerben Bekema
Telephone: +31 650124634
E-mail: g.b.bekema-2@umcutrecht.nl
NUTS code: NL310

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.nightingale-h2020.eu/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.uzleuven.be/

I.1)Name and addresses
Universitätsklinikum Aachen
Pauwelsstraße 30
Aachen
52074
Germany
Contact person: Gerben Bekema
Telephone: +31 650124634
E-mail: g.b.bekema-2@umcutrecht.nl
NUTS code: DEA2D

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.nightingale-h2020.eu/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.ukaachen.de/

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

This PCP is carried out by UMC Utrecht, appointed as lead procurer to coordinate and lead the joint procurement in the name and on behalf of the buyers group. Dutch procurement law is applicable.

I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.nightingale-h2020.eu/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.nightingale-h2020.eu/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted 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:

Pre–commercial procurement (PCP) to buy R&D (research and development) services for better monitoring of vital signs in high-risk patients.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73100000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This contract notice invites interested operators to submit tenders to a procurement.

The procurement aims to trigger new solutions to be developed and tested to address the following challenge: There is a huge unfulfilled need for better monitoring of vital signs in high-risk patients who are on regular patient wards in the hospital or at home. Therefore Nightingale is aiming to connect patients and carers by developing and using wearable sensor technology and self-learning, context-sensitive software. We invite every interested party to visit the Nightingale website: http://www.nightingale-h2020.eu for more information and participate in the open market consultation.

This PCP procurement is a joint procurement by different procurers across Europe that are all facing the same common challenge and are thus looking for similar solutions (so-called ‘buyers group’).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NL31
Main site or place of performance:

At least 50 % of the contracted R&D services in EU Member States or Horizon 2020 associated countries.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement will take the form of a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) under which R&D service contracts will be awarded to a number of R&D providers in parallel in a phased approach. This will make it possible to compare competing alternative solutions.

Each selected operator will be awarded a framework agreement that covers 3 R&D phases.

The 3 phases are:

— R&D up to solution design;

— R&D up to a prototype;

— R&D up to original development, validation and testing of a limited set of first products or services.

After each phase, intermediate evaluations will be carried out to progressively select the best of the competing solutions. The contractors with the best-value-for-money solutions will be offered a specific contract for the next phase.

The procurement is expected to start in February 2018 (deadline for submitting proposals is 12.1.2018) and will end in November 2020 (the expected completion date of this PCP).

The selected operators will retain ownership of the intellectual property rights (IPRs) that they generate during the PCP and will be able to use them to exploit the full market potential of the developed solutions i.e. beyond the procurers.

This procurement is exempted from the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), the EU public procurement directives and the national laws that implement them. This is because it concerns the procurement of R&D services where the benefits do not accrue exclusively to the contracting authority for its use in the conduct of its own affairs.

Publication of this contract notice in the EU Official Journal is not to be understood as a waiver of this exemption. Publication is made on a voluntary basis and the procurement will not follow the procedures under the EU public procurement directives, but rather the procedure described in the tender documentation.

The open procedure was chosen for formal reasons only. This is because it is not possible to publish a contract notice without selecting 1 of the listed procedures.

Offers may be submitted in English. All communication (before, during and after the procurement) can be made in English.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 15/02/2018
End: 01/11/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: This procurement receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement No 727534 — Nightingale (see: https://www.nightingale-h2020.eu/)
II.2.14)Additional information

Participation in the open market consultation that was held as part of the preparation for this procurement is not a prerequisite for submitting a tender.

This procurement is exempted from the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), the EU public procurement directives and the national laws that implement them.

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:

For further information please read 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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

For further information please read the tender documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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
Framework agreement with several operators
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Minimum number of framework agreements that Nightingale PCP plan to award: 8.
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 022-037335
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/01/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
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: 15/01/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Rechtbank Midden Nederland
Vrouwe Justitiaplein 1
Utrecht
3511 EX
Netherlands
Telephone: +31 883620000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The procurement is exempted from the EU public procurement directives (including the EU procurement remedies directives Council Directive 89/665/EEC and Council Directive 92/13/EEC — see above) and the national laws that implement them.

Publication of this notice in the Official Journal is not to be understood as a waiver of this exemption by the contracting authority.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
UMC Utrecht
Heidelberglaan 100
Utrecht
3584 CX
Netherlands
Telephone: +31 650124634
E-mail: g.b.bekema-2@umcutrecht.nl
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/11/2017