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United Kingdom-London: Garments for biological or chemical protection
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
PestFix Supply and Delivery of PPE
Delivery and supply of urgently needed gloves, gowns and masks to the NHS supply chain.
Section IV: Procedure
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.
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
The purchase and invoice was raised on 10 April 2020. However, the contract conclusion was on 13 April 2020.