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17/12/2014    S243

United Kingdom-Normanton: Endoscopy, endosurgery devices

2014/S 243-427569

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: NHS Supply Chain acting as agent for NHS Business Services Authority
Postal address: NHS Supply Chain, Foxbridge Way
Town: Normanton
Postal code: WF6 1TL
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Catherine Stephens
Telephone: +44 7736280824
Fax: +44 1244852633

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: NHS Supply Chain acting as agent for NHS Business Services Authority
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
‘Minimally Invasive products including Laparoscopy and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding’.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
‘Various locations in UK’.


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
‘Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 18 000 000 GBP to 28 000 000 GBP 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.
NHS supply Chain wishes to bring to your attention that this proposed framework is expected to supersede the current framework agreement titled ‘Laparoscopy stapling and energy systems and related accessories'.
Product categories and lots could include products and consumables used in minimally invasive / key hole surgery.
Trocars and ports internal laparoscopic stapling ligation laparoscopic energy devices laparoscopic instruments. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding products used in hysteroscopic myomectomy fibroid / polypectomy products (specifically for the removal of intrauterine pathology treatment of myomas polyps).
Endometrial ablation products used to remove (ablate) or destroy the endometrial lining of a uterus’.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 72 000 000 and 112 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33168000 Endoscopy, endosurgery devices, 33141126 Ligatures, 33141122 Surgical staples, 33168100 Endoscopes, 33141120 Clip, suture, ligature supplies, 33162200 Operating-theatre instruments, 33120000 Recording systems and exploration devices, 33140000 Medical consumables, 33162100 Operating-theatre devices

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
‘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 the expenditure under any forthcoming procurement will be in the region of 72 000 000 GBP to 112 000 000 GBP 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.
The Framework Agreement will be between NHS Supply Chain and the Supplier. Under the Framework Agreement there will be two different methods of supply — one for Non-Direct Contract Products and one for Direct Contract Products. NHS Supply Chain will be entitled to purchase the supplies and/or services identified (below) (in the tender documents) as Non-Direct Contract Products which it will then make available for purchase by:
1) any NHS Trust;
2) any other NHS entity;
3) any government department agency or other statutory body and/or;
4) any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector. For the supplies and/or services identified as Direct Contract Products (below) (in the tender documents);
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. For Direct Contract Products 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. If you would like to contract with NHS Supply Chain in respect of the (products / services) which are the subject of this procurement then please contact (insert name) by registering your expression of interest and using the Intenda Messaging Centre via As part of its pre-tender strategy NHS Supply Chain would also like to engage with suppliers of these products via a Request for Information (RFI). If you would like to complete the Request for Information document in respect of the products which are the subject of this procurement then please follow the below instructions; Candidates wishing to complete the Request for Information must register their expression of interest. The Request for information document will then be sent via the Intenda Messaging Centre.

Registration 1.

Use URL 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 — Click on the ‘Applicant Dashboard' icon to open the list of new procurement events. 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’.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: