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13/03/2015    S51

United Kingdom-Leeds: Clinical-waste collection services

2015/S 051-088855

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: National Health Service Commissioning Board (operating under the name NHS England)
Postal address: Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS2 7UE
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Mathew Holliday
E-mail: mathew.holliday@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1138248627

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.england.nhs.uk

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Possibly Multiple (to be decided at PQQ stage)

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
National Framework Agreement for Clinical Waste Services for GPs and Pharmacies.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 16: Sewage and refuse disposal services; sanitation and similar services
Various locations throughout England.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The purpose of this Prior Information Notice is to inform the market of a forthcoming procurement.
NHS England currently fund a significant amount of the Primary Care clinical waste budget i.e. Waste produced by Pharmacies and GPs, such as drug waste. The current delivery model is fragmented given that NHS England inherited numerous contracts as part of PCT and SHA transition. NHS England is now looking to establish a national framework agreement for the collection of clinical waste from GP surgeries and community pharmacies throughout England. The intention is to consolidate the existing fragmented delivery model, which consists of approximately 100 local agreements funded by NHS England, to be delivered through this framework.
The framework will be split into 4 regional lots in line with the NHS England regional boundaries: http://www.england.nhs.uk/about/regional-area-teams/
The intention is to award a place on the framework to between 3 and 5 suppliers on each Lot.
The contract opportunity will welcome innovative proposals that will maximise the qualitative benefits of the new framework in particular linked to end user education, improved waste segregation, sustainability and potentially influencing drug waste reduction.
The exact timeline is not yet established but NHS England intend to complete the contract award process by October 2015.
NHS England wishes to gauge the level of interest from organisations who can and are interested in providing these clinical waste services. We would therefore like all interested suppliers to register their interest via the NHSBSA's eSourcing portal.
Instructions for registering are as follows:
a) Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
b) Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://nhsbsa.bravosolution.co.uk
c) Select the ‘Click here to register link’.
d) Accept the terms and conditions and select ‘continue’.
e) Enter your correct business and user details.
f) Note the username you chose and select ‘save’ when complete.
g) You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
Express an Interest in the tender:
a) Login to the portal with the username/password.
b) Select the ‘Open Access PQQs’ link. (These are PQQs open to any registered supplier).
c) Click on the Clinical Waste PQQ (it should be noted that this is NOT the actual PQQ stage of the procurement. It is a preliminary stage to gauge interest. The system limitations mean that the label states ‘PQQ' but the opportunity is not yet live. You will be notified when the tender goes live).
d) Select the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page.
e) This will move the PQQ into your ‘My PQQs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
f) You have now registered your interest and will be notified of any future stages.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 80 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90524100 Clinical-waste collection services, 90524000 Medical waste services, 90513000 Non-hazardous refuse and waste treatment and disposal services, 90510000 Refuse disposal and treatment, 90520000 Radioactive-, toxic-, medical- and hazardous waste services, 90511000 Refuse collection services, 90524200 Clinical-waste disposal services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
9.3.2015