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Supplies - 457537-2020

29/09/2020    S189

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Hand sanitizer

2020/S 189-457537

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: The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘NSS’)
Postal address: Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH12 9EB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: SSGovernance
Telephone: +44 1698794438
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

NSSCOVID-19 -215 Hand Sanitiser

Reference number: NSSCOVID-19 -215
II.1.2)Main CPV code
33741300 Hand sanitizer
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Hand sanitiser.

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: 245 700.00 GBP
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

NHS Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is a directly awarded contract between the authority on behalf of NHS Scotland to meet the additional demands of the Scottish Health and Social Care sector during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

This award has been approved for reasons of extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable by the contracting authority in line with Regulation 33(1)(c) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
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

This is a directly awarded contract between the authority on behalf of NHS Scotland to meet the additional demands of the Scottish Health and Social Care sector during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Efinity LABS Ltd
Postal address: Unit 8D, Network 65 Business Park
Town: Burnley
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Postal code: BB11 5PY
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7496865126
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 245 700.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Resource constraints due to Covid have resulted in delay of publication of this award notice.

(SC Ref:631584)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Sheriff Court House
Postal address: 27 Chambers Street
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312252525
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Economic operators should approach the contracting authority in the first instance. However, the only formal remedy is to apply to the courts:

An economic operator that suffers, or is at risk of suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 or the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: