Services - 154258-2017

25/04/2017    S80

United Kingdom-London: Medical imaging services

2017/S 080-154258

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: National Health Service Commissioning Board
Postal address: Skipton House, 80 London Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UKF11 Derby
Postal code: SE1 6LH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 02073456789
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Market Engagement — PET-CT Phase II.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
85150000 Medical imaging services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Arden and GEM CSU on behalf of NHS England — Specialised Commissioning would like to notify all potential bidders about a market engagement process between 24.4.2017 and 19.5.2017 and its intent to procure:

1. The provision of PET-CT Services; and

2. The supply of Standard Tracer for PET-CT Services, via 2 separate procurements.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes

PET-CT Services

Lot No: 1-11
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85150000 Medical imaging services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The PET-CT Phase II procurements will relate to those PET-CT services not encompassed by the Phase I procurement and are expected to commence in late June / early July 2017.

The procurement for PET-CT Services is anticipated to utilise a bespoke procedure under Regulations 74 to 76 — the ‘light touch’ regime.

The contracts awarded via each procurement are expected to have an initial term of 7 years, with an option for NHS England to extend for a further 3 years.

The PET-CT activity to be included within the Phase II procurements accounts for circa 50 % of the total PET-CT activity in England. The modelled number of scans per lot varies between circa 2 000 and 12 000 in year 1.

It is currently anticipated that the PET-CT Services contract will utilise the NHS Standard Contract.

II.2.14)Additional information

The National Health Service Commissioning Board is the Contracting Authority. The Board uses the operational name ‘NHS England' Arden and GEM CSU is managing the procurement on behalf of NHS England.


Tracer Supply

Lot No: 1-11
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33124130 Diagnostic supplies
09344000 Radio-isotopes
09343000 Radioactive materials
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement for tracer supply is anticipated to utilise the Open procedure.

The tracer supply contract will be a sub-contract to the PET-CT Services contract.

Prior to commencing the procurements, Arden and GEM CSU on behalf of NHS England Specialised Commissioning would like to receive feedback from interested organisations regarding the terms they would expect to see in a subcontract for the supply of tracers between an organisation manufacturing the tracers and an organisation providing PET-CT services.

Feedback is welcomed from both providers of PET-CT services and suppliers of tracers. This is likely to be the only opportunity for potential suppliers to provide input in respect of the subcontract terms. If your organisation is prepared to participate in this market engagement, please email your organisation's and contacts details to:

II.2.14)Additional information

Once you have confirmed your willingness to participate, a short briefing note and questionnaire will be provided for completion and return on or before 19.5.2017.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Email address to register your interest:


— An expression of interest in this Market Engagement will not automatically entitle your involvement in any future procurement exercise. Any procurement conducted as a result of this event will be advertised separately and all organisations wanting to participate will need to respond to the procurement advertisement as and when it is published.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: