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Supplies - 328049-2020

13/07/2020    S133

United Kingdom-London: Medical equipments

2020/S 133-328049

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS Supply Chain Operated by DHL Supply Chain Limited acting as agent of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (SCCL)
Postal address: c/o Skipton House, 80 London Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI4 Inner London – East
Postal code: SE1 6LH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Rebecca Gledhill
E-mail: rebecca.gledhill@supplychain.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 7803130961
Fax: +44 1924328744
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: DHL Supply Chain Ltd
Postal address: Foxbridge Way
Town: Normanton
NUTS code: UKE4 West Yorkshire
Postal code: WF6 1TL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Rebecca Gledhill
E-mail: rebecca.gledhill@supplychain.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 7803130961
Fax: +44 1924328744
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

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

Imaging, Radiotherapy, Endoscopy, Ancillary Devices and Related Goods and Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
33100000 Medical equipments
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

It is the intention for the following equipment and services to be available under the terms of the framework agreement: imaging, radiotherapy, endoscopy, ancillary devices and related goods and services, including but not limited to point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, equipment warranty and loan and rental equipment.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates awarding the framework agreement to a maximum of approximately 150 applicants. Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of GBP 398 000 000 to GBP 466 000 000 in the first year of this framework agreement, however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the framework agreement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 685 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

CT Scanners and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33115100 CT scanners
33115200 CAT scanners
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Computer tomography (CT) scanners and all associated options related to the equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be in the region of GBP 25 000 000 to GBP 30 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the Framework consider necessary.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

MRI Scanners and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33111610 Magnetic resonance unit
33113000 Magnetic resonance imaging equipment
33113100 Magnetic resonance scanners
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners and all associated options related to the equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be in the region of GBP 33 000 000 to GBP 40 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Nuclear Medicine Imaging and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33151100 Gamma therapy devices
33113110 Nuclear magnetic resonance scanners
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Nuclear medicine imaging systems and all associated options related to the equipment. This includes positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET CT) and positron emission tomography magnetic resonance imaging (PET MRI) and the specific IT solutions related to the equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed.It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement purchases will be in the region of GBP 12 000 000 to GBP 15 000 000 for this lot, this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Fluoroscopy and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33182400 Cardiac X-ray system
33111700 Angiography room
33111721 Digital angiography devices
33111400 X-ray fluoroscopy devices
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Fluoroscopy systems and all associated options related to imaging equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 5 000 000 to GBP 7 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Mobile Image Intensifiers and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33111000 X-ray devices
33111800 Diagnostic X-ray system
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Mobile image intensifiers (MII) including flat panel detector and mini C-Arm systems and all associated options related to imaging equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 7 000 000 to GBP 9 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Mobile X-Ray Systems and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33111000 X-ray devices
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Mobile X-ray systems and all associated options related to imaging equipment.This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 7 000 000 to GBP 9 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Static X-Ray Systems and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33111000 X-ray devices
33111100 X-ray table
33111800 Diagnostic X-ray system
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Static X-ray radiography systems and all associated options related to imaging equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 14 000 000 to GBP 18 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Contrast Injectors, Consumables and Associated Options

Lot No: 8
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33110000 Imaging equipment for medical, dental and veterinary use
33141310 Syringes
33140000 Medical consumables
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Contrast injectors for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), angiography, cardiovascular, positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET CT) systems and all associated options linked to this equipment and contrast injector consumables for use with the full range of contrast injectors. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 6 000 000 to GBP 9 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lithotripsy and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 9
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33153000 Lithotripter
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lithotripters and all associated options related to this equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 1 000 000 to GBP 2 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bone Densitometers and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 10
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33111660 Bone densitometers
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bone densitometer systems including full body, peripheral/portable and all associated options related to imaging equipment.This Lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 2 500 000 to GBP 4 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Ultrasound Scanners and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 11
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33111000 X-ray devices
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Ultrasound scanning systems and all associated devices and options linked to this equipment.This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 90 000 000 to GBP 100 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Mammography Imaging Systems and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 12
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33111650 Mammography devices
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Mammography imaging systems and all associated options related to this equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 25 000 000 to GBP 30 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Specimen Cabinets and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 13
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Specimen cabinets and associated options and related services for the storing of samples and biopsies.This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 2 500 000 to GBP 3 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bladder Scanners and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 14
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33125000 Urology, exploration devices
33124110 Diagnostic systems
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bladder scanners and all associated options related to the equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 6 500 000 to GBP 8 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Radiotherapy Treatment Systems and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 15
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33150000 Radiotherapy, mechanotherapy, electrotherapy and physical therapy devices
33151000 Radiotherapy devices and supplies
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Radiotherapy treatment systems including linear accelerators, image guided IMRT systems with treatment planning, brachytherapy, superficial X-ray and unique oncology systems and all associated options related to this equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 50 000 000 to GBP 55 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Radiotherapy IT Solutions and Associated Options and related Services

Lot No: 16
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33150000 Radiotherapy, mechanotherapy, electrotherapy and physical therapy devices
33151000 Radiotherapy devices and supplies
33120000 Recording systems and exploration devices
33158210 Stimulator
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Radiotherapy IT solutions including record and verify, treatment planning and simulation software and systems and all associated options. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 10 000 000 to GBP 12 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Radiotherapy Ancillary Devices Including Dosimetry, Patient Positioning and Quality Assurance Devices

Lot No: 17
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33151000 Radiotherapy devices and supplies
33151400 Radiotherapy supplies
33150000 Radiotherapy, mechanotherapy, electrotherapy and physical therapy devices
38500000 Checking and testing apparatus
38341200 Radiation dosimeters
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Radiotherapy ancillary devices including positioning aids, quality assurance (QA) and dosimeter devices and all associated options. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 5 000 000 to GBP 7 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Brachytherapy Seeds and Associated Accessories

Lot No: 18
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33151000 Radiotherapy devices and supplies
33151400 Radiotherapy supplies
33112300 Ultrasound scanners
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Permanent brachytherapy seeds and associated accessories. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 1 000 000 to GBP 2 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Surgical Navigation Systems, Accessories and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 19
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33169500 Surgical tracking and tracing systems
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Surgical navigation systems, accessories and associated options with this equipment for use in surgery. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. It is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 10 000 000 to GBP 12 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Flexible Endoscopes and associated options and Related Services

Lot No: 20
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33168000 Endoscopy, endosurgery devices
33168100 Endoscopes
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Flexible endoscopes and all associated devices and options linked to this equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 52 000 000 to GBP 60 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Endoscopes and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 21
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33168100 Endoscopes
33168000 Endoscopy, endosurgery devices
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

ENT endoscopes and all associated devices and options linked to this equipment. this lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment, and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 6 500 000 to GBP 8 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Rigid Endoscopes and Associated Options and Related Services

Lot No: 22
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33168000 Endoscopy, endosurgery devices
33168100 Endoscopes
33162000 Operating theatre devices and instruments
33162100 Operating-theatre devices
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Rigid and semi rigid endoscopes covering endoscopes, camera systems, and associated equipment. This lot will also cover the provision of related services such as point of sale maintenance, training, turnkey arrangements between trusts and the equipment providers, options for siting equipment, warranty of equipment and loan and rental equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that the initial expenditure in the first year will be in the region of GBP 27 000 000 to GBP 30 000 000 for this lot however this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/03/2021

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The following certification will be a requirement of the upcoming tender exercise and applicants may be required to include evidence of this with their tender submission.

ISO9001:2015 accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (or equivalent) to cover all segments of the applicant’s and the product’s supply chain. This should include, but not be limited to, manufacturing, storage and distribution.

The purpose of this notice is to draw attention to a procurement that NHS Supply Chain intends to commence during the subsequent 12 months. The invitation to tender will be the subject of a separate notice and it is that notice to which potential suppliers will need to respond at the appropriate time.

The framework agreement between NHS Supply Chain and successful suppliers will reserve the right to purchase the same or similar supplies and/or services from suppliers not appointed to the framework agreement at its sole discretion.

Whilst it is anticipated that initial expenditure under any forthcoming procurement will be in the region of GBP 2 685 500 000 for this contract award, this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework agreement consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.

NHS Supply Chain expects to provide successful suppliers with the opportunity to offer additional savings to customers through the provision of discounted pricing, value added offerings and commitment/bulk buy initiatives.

The framework agreement will be between NHS Supply Chain and the supplier, however:

1) NHS Supply Chain,

2) Any NHS Trust;

3) Any other NHS entity;

4) Any government department, agency or other statutory body; and/or

5) Any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector will be able to enter into a direct contract with the supplier for any of the supplies and/or services under the framework.

The supplier will be required to report to and pay a direct contract management fee to NHS Supply Chain as detailed in the tender documents.

NHS Supply Chain is currently considering the use of lots for this procurement. However, it reserves the right not to as part of any future tender process. Further information in respect of the lot strategy will be set out in the notice for the forthcoming procurement.

As part of its pre-tender strategy, NHS Supply Chain anticipates engaging with suppliers of these products and services. If you would like to contract with NHS Supply Chain in respect of the products and services which are the subject of this procurement then please contact Rebecca Gledhill by registering your expression of interest and using the Intenda Messaging Centre via http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS.

Registration

1) Use URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/ to access the NHS Supply Chain Procurement portal.

2) If not yet registered:

— click on the ‘Not Registered Yet’ link to access the registration page;

— complete the registration pages as guided by the mini guide found on the landing page.

Portal access

If registration has been completed:

— login with URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/

— click on the “Supplier Dashboard” icon and select ‘Prior Information Notice’ towards the top right of the screen to open the list of new Prior Information Notices.

Expression of interest

— view PIN content by clicking on the ‘View Notice’ button for the procurement event. This opens a PDF document,

— express an interest by clicking on the ‘Express Interest’ button.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/07/2020