Supplies - 307292-2020

01/07/2020    S125

United Kingdom-Trafford: Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products

2020/S 125-307292

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: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Postal address: Finance and Procurement Business Unit, Wards 17 and 18, Trafford Hospital
Town: Trafford
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Postal code: M41 5SL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Sue Carson
E-mail: sue.carson@mft.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 1612915171
Fax: +44 1612915139
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.mft.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.mft.nhs.uk
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
Health

Section II: Object

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

Supply of Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers for the Care of Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

II.1.2)Main CPV code
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (the ‘Authority’) has awarded a contract to Unispace Global Ltd for the supply of personal protective equipment to safeguard the health and lives of the care professionals treating patients with Covid-19.

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: 4 950 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
18400000 Special clothing and accessories
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (the ‘Authority’) has awarded a contract to Unispace Global Ltd for the supply of personal protective equipment to safeguard the health and lives of the care professionals treating patients with Covid-19.

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:

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 care 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 UK government 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.

4) Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT)is satisfied the tests permitting use of the negotiated procedure without prior publication (Regulation 32(2)(c)) were met:

A. As far as is strictly necessary:

PPE was identified as strictly necessary to meet anticipated demand on the NHS during the first wave of cases in the UK.

B. There are genuine reasons for extreme urgency:

MFT are responding to Covid-19 immediately because of public health risks presenting a genuine emergency.

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: no
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:
14/04/2020
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: Unispace Global Ltd
Town: London
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Postal code: E1W 1JP
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 4 950 000.00 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: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M41 5SL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
29/06/2020