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United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Furniture (incl. office furniture), furnishings, domestic appliances (excl. lighting) and cleaning products
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11883
Section II: Object
Framework Agreement for the supply of office and patient furniture to all entities constituted pursuant to the national Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (i.e. all NHS Scotland Health Boards and the Authority or other NHS organisations established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978) and any Integrated Joint Boards established pursuant to the new Public Bodies (Joint Working) Scotland Act 2014. All Scottish Hospices. this framework will consist of three (3) lots:
Lot 1: Office;
Lot 2: Patient Furniture; and
Lot 3: Reserved for Supported Businesses only.
The supply and delivery of office furniture to include but not limited to various types of desking, pedestals, chairs including operators chairs, visitor seating, beam seating, conference furniture,desk screens, office storage. All suppliers awarded to the framework must be able to provide a full project management service which includes pre-installation assessment, supply, delivery, assembly, final placement, installation and handover.
A maximum of 5 suppliers will be awarded on a ranked basis e.g. 1st ranked supplier will be approached and only if they cannot supply will 2nd then 3rd ranked and so on be approached. Health Boards will also have the opportunity to conduct further competition.
The supply and delivery of patient furniture to include but not limited to various types of seating including patient chairs with various additional options, overbed tables and bedside lockers. All suppliers awarded to the framework must be able to provide a full project management service which includes pre-installation assessment, supply, delivery, assembly, final placement, installation and handover.
Reserved for Supported Businesses only
Supply of furniture, associated furniture products and services to NHS Scotland. This Lot is being reserved for supported businesses only to complement and support Scottish Government's existing supported business framework, meet the requirements of SPPN 04/2017 as a result further drive use of supported businesses by NHS Scotland Health Boards for purchase of furniture products and services. Further and full details of background and approach are included in the ITT documentation.
It is envisaged that up to 10 suppliers will be awarded to this Lot 3. As a mandatory requirement, suppliers will have to evidence meeting the Scottish Government 2 part test as outlined in SPPN 04/2017 to be able to participate in Lot 3.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in breach of any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
See contract/tender documentation which incorporates requirements of the ESPD (Scotland) and the financial period for reporting in the previous 3 financial years.
See contract/tender documentation which incorporates requirements of the ESPD (Scotland).
A number of the technical requirements are mandatory — these are detailed in the contract/tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
NHSS NSS, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB.
Section VI: Complementary information
The 21 000 000 GBP estimated framework value referred to in this notice is for the 4 year duration of the Framework Agreement for Lot 1 (13 000 000 GBP) and Lot 2 (5 800 000 GBP) plus the estimated 2 000 000 GBP capital project spend over the 4 year term which would be across both Lots subject to each project scope. The envisaged number of suppliers (20) refers to the maximum of 5 each for Lots 1 and 2 and the envisaged up to 10 for Lot 3 reserved for supported businesses only. It should again be noted that Lot 3 is reserved for supported businesses only.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 12695. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a subcontract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason: not applicable.
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The statement of requirements will detail the community benefit background and objectives. The contract will mandate that suppliers respond in its tender outlining current community benefits and proposals if successful and mandating that they support the overall community benefit concept and process including a contract and supplier management process post award.
Internet address: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/
The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection notification has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the Framework Agreement which notification will contain among other information, a summary of the reasons why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a 'standstill period' of a minimum of 10 clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority despatches the notice(s) and the date on which the Authority proposes to conclude the relevant Framework Agreement. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the Framework Agreement until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the Framework Agreement has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the Framework Agreement to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the Framework Agreement has been entered into will not affect the Framework Agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the Framework Agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages. Economic operators are entitled to write to the Authority after receipt of the notification should they require further clarification. The Authority will respond within 15 days of such a written request, but it should be noted that receipt by the Authority of such request during the standstill period may not prevent the Authority from awarding the Framework Agreement following the expiry of the standstill period. Where an economic operator is dissatisfied with the Authority’s response to its request for clarification, or considers that the Framework Agreement has been concluded in breach of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, such economic operator is advised to promptly seek independent legal advice.