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231901-2021 - Belgium-Brussels: Production, Priority-purchasing Options and Supply of Covid-19 Vaccines, Including Adapted Vaccines to SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Paediatric Formulations of such Vaccines for EU Member States
United Kingdom-London: Medical clothing
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Macdonald and Taylor Healthcare — Non-sterile Isolation Gowns
Contract for gowns to meet the urgent demand for PPE across the NHS and public sector as a result of the Corona Virus pandemic.
Section IV: Procedure
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.
Section V: Award of contract
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