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Supplies - 295660-2021

11/06/2021    S112

United Kingdom-London: Medical clothing

2021/S 112-295660

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP (CPP LLP) acting on behalf of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd. Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (SCCL) is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, Registered office address: Skipton House, 80 London Road, London, United Kingdom
Postal address: SE1 6LH
Town: London
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: SE1 6LH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Tower 2 Procurement Team
E-mail: CPPT2ProcurementTeam@supplychain.nhs.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.supplychain.nhs.uk/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Supply of Single Use Theatre Protective Clothing (PPE) for Healthcare Workers for the Care of Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Covid-19

II.1.2)Main CPV code
33199000 Medical clothing
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP (CPP LLP) acting on behalf of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd.

Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (SCCL) is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, Registered office address: Skipton House, 80 London Road, London, United Kingdom. (the 'Authority') has awarded a contract for the supply of personal protective equipment, including; eye protection, face masks, respirators, gowns and headwear to protect health and care workers for contracting the Covid-19 disease.

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: 62 926 760.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP (CPP LLP) acting on behalf of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd.

Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (SCCL) is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, Registered office address: Skipton House, 80 London Road, London, United Kingdom. (the 'Authority') has awarded a contract for the supply of personal protective equipment, including: eye protection, face masks, respirators, gowns and headwear to protect health and care workers for contracting the Covid-19 disease.

The contract award is broken down by value into the following product category areas:

Face masks: GBP 34 426 760

Gowns: GBP 28 500 000.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
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)Description
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
Explanation:

1) The Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is a serious infectious respiratory disease and its consequences pose a risk to life. The Covid-19 outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concerns as declared by the World Health Organisation on 30 January 2020.

The WHO Director General characterised COVID-19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020, by this stage Europe was the centre of the pandemic.

2) The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is critical in safeguarding the health and lives of the healthcare professionals treating patients with Covid-19. Delays in procuring the PPE, poses a risk to life of those on the front line and the likelihood of significantly increased death toll;

3) In March the NHS experienced severe shortages of PPE, modelling based the trajectory of other European Countries forecast the need for significant and extremely rapid increase in the UK PPE capacity. Similar shortfalls in PPE stocks were identified globally. There was immense demand for PPE, requiring the need to actively seek and create new supply chains rapidly to meet that demand. In these circumstances, a procurement following the usual timescales under the PCR 2015, including accelerated options, was impossible. PPE manufacturers and supply chains were under immediate and unprecedented global pressure to provide products. A delay in engaging with the market by running a usual procurement process ran the risk of failing to acquire the necessary stock of PPE equipment and presenting a significant risk to life. Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP (CPP LLP) acting on behalf of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd is content the tests permitting use of the Negotiated procedure without prior publication(Regulation 32(2)(c)) are met:

1) The purchasing of PPE was identified as strictly necessary to meet anticipated demand;

2) It is responding to Covid-19 immediately because of public health risks presenting a genuine emergency;

3) The events that led to the need for extreme urgency were unforeseeable: the Commission itself confirmed: ‘The current Coronavirus crisis presents an extreme and unforeseeable urgency – precisely for such a situation our European rules enable public buyers to buy within a matter of days, even hours, if necessary’;

4) There was no time to run an accelerated procurement under the open, restricted or competitive procedures with negotiation that would secure products within the required timescales;

5) The situation is not attributable to the contracting authority: it has not done anything to cause or contribute to the need for extreme urgency’.

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:
08/04/2020
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: GBUK Healthcare
Town: Selby
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: YO8 5DD
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 62 926 760.00 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: The High Court
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/06/2021