Supplies - 395296-2020

21/08/2020    S162

United Kingdom-London: Medical clothing

2020/S 162-395296

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department of Health and Social Care
Postal address: 39 Victoria Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2072104850
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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

Macdonald and Taylor Healthcare — Non-sterile Isolation Gowns

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

Contract for gowns to meet the urgent demand for PPE across the NHS and public sector as a result of the Corona Virus pandemic.

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: 5 661 234.60 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33199000 Medical clothing
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Contract for gowns to meet the urgent demand for PPE across the NHS and public sector as a result of the Corona Virus pandemic.

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

Section IV: Procedure

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: Covid-19 is serious and its consequences pose a risk to life. Cabinet Office published PPN 01/20: responding to Covid-19 on procuring with extreme urgency in March 2020 which states that contracting authorities may enter into contracts without competing or advertising the requirement where certain tests are met.

1) There are genuine reasons for extreme urgency as there is a significant public health risk requiring immediate action as a result of Covid-19.

2) The Covid-19 situation is novel and the contracting authority could not have reasonably foreseen these events.

3) It is not possible to comply with the timescales of another procedure due to the urgent requirement to obtain the [supplies] being contracted for. Additionally, there are many buyers competing for the same supplies. It is imperative that security of supply is maintained. Demand for equipment is high and there is little or no incentive for suppliers to participate in competitive procurement procedures.

4) The situation is not attributable to the contracting authority.

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:
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: Macdonald and Taylor Healthcare
National registration number: 01284617
Postal address: Unit 6 Cranford Court Hardwick Grange
Town: Warrington
Postal code: WA1 4RX
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 5 661 234.60 GBP / Highest offer: 5 661 234.60 GBP taken into consideration
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Value excluding VAT: 4 528 987.68 GBP
Proportion: 80 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Subcontracting gowns production to meet the urgent demand for PPE across the NHS and public sector as a result of the Corona Virus pandemic.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: