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14/05/2014    S92

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Polythene waste and refuse sacks and bags

2014/S 092-161173

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) ("the Authority")
Postal address: Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH12 9EB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: National Distribution Centre
For the attention of: Iain Main - Category Manager
Telephone: +44 1698794410

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Official name: This proposed framework will apply to all entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, (i.e. all NHS Scotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Authority or other NHS organisation established pursuant to the NHS Scotland Act 1978).

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
NP655/14 Waste Bags
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
All Scottish Mainland and Island Health Boards and Special Health Boards, plus all locations of the Common Services Agency


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
New national contract NP655/14 to cover waste bags.
Product range(indicative only and not limited to):-
— Clear Waste Bags (printed & unprinted) up to 30mu
— Black Bags (printed & unprinted) up to 30mu
— Orange Clinical Waste Bags printed(up to 120mu)
— Yellow Clinical waste Bags printed(up to 120mu)
— Orange Locker Bags unprinted (up to 20mu)
— Yellow Locker Bags unprinted (up to 20mu)
— Opaque Bags (up to 30mu)
— White Bags printed (up to 30mu)
— Blue Bags unprinted(up to 40mu)
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 6 800 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

19640000 Polythene waste and refuse sacks and bags

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

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 purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to alert interested suppliers that this contract will be tendered during 2014.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

As the Authority proposes to tender before end of June 2014, please ensure that acknowledgement of this PIN notice is made prior to 23.5.2014.
(SC Ref:304591)
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: