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Supplies - 204724-2021

23/04/2021    S79

United Kingdom-London: Vaccines

2021/S 079-204724

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department of Health and Social Care
Postal address: 39 Victoria Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine 2021

Reference number: CM/PHV/16/5510
II.1.2)Main CPV code
33651600 Vaccines
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The provision of human papillomavirus vaccine.

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: 1.00 GBP
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance:

Bedford, UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of human papillomavirus vaccine, deliveries will be required from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2025.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Comparison with specification / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Volume and delivery / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Risk to programme delivery / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Risk management and contingency plans / Weighting: 0
Cost criterion - Name: Vaccine pice / Weighting: 0
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

Value — this information is considered by the supplier to be commercially sensitive information. The authority is not publishing the value so as not to prejudice the legitimate commercial interest of the supplier.

Section IV: Procedure

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

There is only one supplier with an exclusive global licence to manufacture and distribute this vaccine which is licensed and approved for use in the UK and due to the functions of the vaccine, there is no reasonable alternative or substitute, therefore using the negotiated procedure without prior publication is justified under Regulation 32(2)(b)(ii) and (iii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
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: Merck Sharpe and Dohme (UK) Ltd
National registration number: 00233687
Postal address: 120 Moorgate
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI London
Postal code: EC2M 6UR
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The contract(s) is for the benefit of the Authority and NHS bodies along with any other non-NHS bodies which are necessary for the delivery of services or goods to NHS bodies, local authorities, other government departments or non-departmental public bodies charged with the delivery of healthcare or health related services in the United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories including, without limitation, the National Assembly for Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly, and Scottish Ministers. The resulting products delivered against the contract(s) may be made available to the UK devolved administrations, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories to undertake their respective vaccination programmes.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: