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United Kingdom-London: Medical imaging services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Market Engagement — PET-CT Phase II.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Email address to register your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
— 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.