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Norway-Arendal: Medical consumables
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Framework agreement - Medical Consumables OFA
We would like to use this procurement to get a solid and serious supplier of medical consumables that can both deliver a broad spectrum of suitable products and also accompanying delivery, service, and product related services such as training, advice, etc. We would like to have a collaboration partner that we can challenge, but who can also challenge us in our daily routines, choice of products, and use of products.
A municipality consists of several participating entities with partly very different needs ranging from district nursing and nursing homes, to an emergency doctor surgery. The main rule for this contest will be that the offered products are of general high quality, whilst we, as the customer, are given the opportunity to choose simpler and cheaper products when we see it is appropriate.
This contest will allow tenderers to have a broad playing field as regards how several of the qualitative criteria are fulfilled. The contest does not include comprehensive and detailed requirements for either the products or services, but tenderers must offer what they believe is an appropriate degree of quality.
The contract has an option for an extension for 12+12+12+12 months. The last 24 months will depend on the tenderer being able to document considerable investments in zero emission/environmental measures. If the tenderer cannot document this, the maximum length of the contract will be 48 months.
See the tender documentation.
The following contracting authorities and associated entities have and option to join the contract:
The County Administrator in Agder
Aust-Agder Revisjon IKS
Agder arbeidsmiljø IKS
The County Administrator's Joint Services, main office in Arendal.
Avfall Sør AS
IKT Agder IKS
Vest-Agder museene IKS
Agder Renovasjon IKS
Kristiansandsregionen brann og redning IKS.
Agder kollektivtrafikk AS
Lister og Dalane Avfallsservice AS.
Aust-Agder Museum and Archive IKS
The following contracting authorities (municipalities) will be part of the contract from when it is signed:
Bygland, Farsund, Iveland, Lillesand, Valle, Åmli, Åseral, Sirdal, Lindesnes, Grimstad, Flekkefjord, Bykle, Arendal, Tvedestrand, Lyngdal, Kvinesdal, Hægebostad, Froland, Evje og Hornnes, and Birkenes.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Tenderers must have the tax, employer contribution and VAT payments in order.
Tax and VAT certificate. The certificate must not be older than 6 months from the tender deadline. The certificate can be obtained electronically from Altinn. For further information, see Skatteetaten.no.
For foreign tenderers:
Foreign tenderers must submit equivalent certificates from the country of origin, that substantiate that payment of taxes and duties is in order. If the authorities in the relevant country do not issue such certificates, the tenderer shall submit a statement which verifies that all taxes and duties have been paid. The declaration must be approved and signed by the tenderer's Financial Director/ person responsible for Finance.
Company register/trade register.
Tenderers must be registered in a company register, professional register or a trade register in the country where the tenderer is established.
• Norwegian tenderers: Company registration certificate
• Foreign tenderers: Verification that the tenderer is registered in a company register, trade register or a commerce register in the country where the tenderer is established.
Tenderers must have sufficient economic and financial capacity to fulfil the contract.
The required financial capacity will be assessed in relation to the contract's value, services, risk and length.
Credit rating based on the most recent accounting figures. The rating must be carried out by a credit rating agency with a licence to provide such service.
If a tenderer has valid reasons for not being able to provide the documentation requested by the contracting authority, the tenderer can prove his economic and financial position with any other document that the contracting authority deems suitable. A brief account of the factual reason and alternative documentation must be submitted together with the tender before the deadline for receipt of tenders.
Quality assurance system
Tenderers must have implemented and established a well functioning quality assurance system.
A description of the quality assurance system that have been implemented in the business.
If the tenderer is certified in accordance with ISO 9001 or equivalent third-party verified systems, it is sufficient to present a copy of a valid certificate thereof.
Environmental management system.
Tenderers must have implemented and established a well functioning environmental management system.
A description of the environmental management system that has been implemented in the company.
If a tenderer is certified in accordance with ISO 14001, EMAS, the Eco-lighthouse scheme or equivalent systems verified by a third party, it is sufficient to present a copy of a valid certificate thereof.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information