Supplies - 225704-2020

14/05/2020    S94

United Kingdom-London: Garments for biological or chemical protection

2020/S 094-225704

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
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2072104850
Internet address(es):
Main address:
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

Toffeln Visor Supply for Nightingale Hospital London

II.1.2)Main CPV code
35113410 Garments for biological or chemical protection
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Urgent supply of 20384-Visors to be delivered to Nightingale Hospital London.

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: 1 111 970.00 GBP
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Urgent supply of 20384-Visors to be delivered to Nightingale Hospital London.

II.2.5)Award criteria
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.1.1)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
  • Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive

Covid-19 is serious and its consequences pose a risk to life. Cabinet Office published PPN 01/20: Responding to Covid-19 on procuring with extreme urgency in March 2020 which states that contracting authorities may enter into contracts without competing or advertising the requirement where certain tests are met.

1) There are genuine reasons for extreme urgency as there is a significant public health risk requiring immediate action as a result of Covid-19;

2) The Covid-19 situation is novel and the contracting authority could not have reasonably foreseen these events;

3) It is not possible to comply with the timescales of another procedure due to the urgent requirement to obtain the [supplies] being contracted for. Additionally, there are many buyers competing for the same supplies. It is imperative that security of supply is maintained. Demand for equipment is high and there is little or no incentive for suppliers to participate in competitive procurement procedures;

4) The situation is not attributable to the contracting authority.

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: Toffeln Ltd
Town: Unit 2, Bridge Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 4FW
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: 1 111 970.00 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: High Court
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: