Supplies - 198903-2021

21/04/2021    S77

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Magnetic resonance imaging equipment

2021/S 077-198903

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Postal address: Standing Way, Eaglestone
Town: Milton Keynes
NUTS code: UKJ12 Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK6 5LD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Linda Baxter
E-mail: linda.baxter@mkuh.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 1908996079
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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:

Provision of 2 x Modular Units Only for MRI Scanners

Reference number: DN538234
II.1.2)Main CPV code
33113000 Magnetic resonance imaging equipment
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of 2 x modular units only for MRI scanners. (The scanners have already been purchased separately from Siemens Healthcare Ltd pursuant to a NHS Supply Chain Framework).

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 837 100.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ12 Milton Keynes
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of 2 x modular units only for MRI scanners. (The scanners have already been purchased separately from Siemens Healthcare Ltd pursuant to a NHS Supply Chain Framework).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons
Explanation:

In 2020 Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (The Trust) purchased two MRI scanners from Siemens Healthcare Ltd (Siemens) following a mini-competition procedure pursuant to a NHS Supply Chain framework agreement. During the mini–competition procedure, the Trust incorporated its requirement for modular units and pre-installation works, although the award of that contract was solely on the basis of the provision of the MRI scanners.

This contract has been directly awarded to Siemens to cover the modular requirements.

Given the technical requirements of the modular units that are specific to the Siemens MRI scanners, the contract can only be awarded to Siemens for the following reasons:

1) There are specific clinical and engineering standards that the modular buildings must adhere to in order to safely accommodate the MRI scanners. The Trust requires the modular units to screen out the magnetic force generated by the MRI scanners as well as protect the MRI scanners from external impacts;

2) Given the significant weight and electromagnetic force of the MRI scanners, it is crucial from a safety and clinical perspective that the modular units comply with these standards. Failure to do so impacts on the image quality generated by the MRI scanners and runs the risk of the MRI scanners being deemed unsafe for use;

3) Only Siemens (through its approved suppliers) has the ability to comply with these standards in a way that is compatible with their own MRI scanners.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: DN538234
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
17/03/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Siemens Healthcare Ltd
Postal address: Faraday House, Sir William Siemens Square, Frimley
Town: Camberley
NUTS code: UKJ2 Surrey, East and West Sussex
Postal code: GU16 8QD
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 837 100.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust
Postal address: Standing Way, Eaglestone
Town: Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK6 5LD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: linda.baxter@mkuh.nhs.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/04/2021