Services - 236233-2020

20/05/2020    S98

United Kingdom-Salisbury: Seismic data collection services

2020/S 098-236233

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Public Health England
Postal address: Manor Farm Road, Porton Down
Town: Salisbury
Postal code: SP4 0JG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1980619960

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

General Practice Morbidity Surveillance Service

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71352130 Seismic data collection services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Public Health England (PHE) are engaging with a supplier with a dedicated team/unit including medical, scientific, and IT expertise to run a general practitioner (GP) morbidity surveillance service.

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: 3 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of this tender is to achieve a seamless provision in current general practice data linked to a systematic biological sampling framework from a representative sample of general practices in England.

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

If you believe this to be an inappropriate notice, and that you can provide the services offered, please contact us before 17.00 on the 1 June 2020.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive

A new contract based on the existing terms is to be offered to the Royal College of GP’s to undertake a significantly extended surveillance programme over the next 23 months that includes testing for Covid-19. The RCGP already provide a disease surveillance service to PHE as part of a 3-year contract. The intellectual property required for the provision of the data referred to in the specification is owned by the Royal College of General Practitioners. We are therefore of the opinion that no other body is capable of producing this data in the form that we require. The increase in activity will require additional resources to be utilised and consumables/tests to be used.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Royal College of General Practitioners RSC
Town: Birmingham
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 3 000 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 3 000 000.00 GBP taken into consideration
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract/lot/concession is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Public Health England
Postal address: 133-135 Wellington House
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: