Services - 458178-2016

24/12/2016    S249    - - Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Procurement consultancy services

2016/S 249-458178

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Business Services Authority (the ‘Authority’) which is represented in the Procurement by the Secretary of State for Health
Stella House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8NY
United Kingdom
Contact person: Claire Oladipo
E-mail: categorytowers@dh.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement
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
Health

Section II: Object

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

NHS Supply Chain Future Operating Model — Category Towers Procurement Services.

Reference number: EOI 60349
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79418000 - LA09 - UB07 - UA01 - LA23 - LA42
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

A current contract between the Authority and its incumbent provider (which trades as ‘NHS Supply Chain’) relating to the procurement and supply chain of goods in the NHS is due to expire on 30 September 2018. As part of the Future Operating Model the Authority is seeking to award ten (10) contracts for the provision of procurement services for each of the defined Category Towers. The procurement for these contracts will be conducted in two (2) Tranches, as detailed in the Invitation to Compete (‘ITC’), a copy of which can be obtained from the e-Sourcing Portal as described below or the Government Contracts Finder.

Each contract will be for an initial thirty six month (36) period (excluding the implementation period) and may be extended for up to two additional twelve (12) month periods, subject to meeting the relevant criteria set out in the contract. The total operative period of the contract, following implementation, shall not exceed sixty (60) months.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 190 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

As per Regulation 46(4), the Authority is including a limitation on the number of Lots that any one Potential Provider can be awarded; please refer to the Evaluation Guidance — Attachment 4, Section 7 of the ITC.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Ward Based Consumables

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Main site within the UK can be determined by the awarded supplier bearing in mind the service will require attendance at NHS sites across the country from time to time.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 22 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See II.1.4.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the Evaluation Guidance — Attachment 4 of the ITC.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

See II.1.4.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Sterile Intervention Equipment and Associated Consumables

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Main site within the UK can be determined by the awarded supplier bearing in mind the service will require attendance at NHS sites across the country from time to time.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See II.1.4.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the Evaluation Guidance — Attachment 4 of the ITC.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

See II.1.4.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Infection Control and Wound Care

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Main site within the UK can be determined by the awarded supplier bearing in mind the service will require attendance at NHS sites across the country from time to time.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See II.1.4.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the Evaluation Guidance — Attachment 4 of the ITC.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

See II.1.4.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine, Ophthalmology

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Main site within the UK can be determined by the awarded supplier bearing in mind the service will require attendance at NHS sites across the country from time to time.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See II.1.4.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the Evaluation Guidance — Attachment 4 of the ITC.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

See II.1.4.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Rehabilitation, Disable Services, Womans Health and Associated Consumables

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Main site within the UK can be determined by the awarded supplier bearing in mind the service will require attendance at NHS sites across the country from time to time.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See II.1.4.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the Evaluation Guidance — Attachment 4 of the ITC.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

See II.1.4.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Cardio-vascular, Radiology, Audiology and Pain Management

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Main site within the UK can be determined by the awarded supplier bearing in mind the service will require attendance at NHS sites across the country from time to time.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See II.1.4.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the Evaluation Guidance — Attachment 4 of the ITC.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

See II.1.4.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Large Diagnostic Capital Devices incl. Mobile and Consumables

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Main site within the UK can be determined by the awarded supplier bearing in mind the service will require attendance at NHS sites across the country from time to time.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See II.1.4.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the Evaluation Guidance — Attachment 4 of the ITC.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

See II.1.4.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Large Diagnostic Capital Devices incl. Mobile and Consumables

Lot No: 8
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Main site within the UK can be determined by the awarded supplier bearing in mind the service will require attendance at NHS sites across the country from time to time.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 22 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See II.1.4.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the Evaluation Guidance — Attachment 4 of the ITC.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

See II.1.4.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Food

Lot No: 9
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Main site within the UK can be determined by the awarded supplier bearing in mind the service will require attendance at NHS sites across the country from time to time.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 12 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See II.1.4.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the Evaluation Guidance — Attachment 4 of the ITC.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

See II.1.4.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Hotel Services

Lot No: 10
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Main site within the UK can be determined by the awarded supplier bearing in mind the service will require attendance at NHS sites across the country from time to time.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 12 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See II.1.4.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the Evaluation Guidance — Attachment 4 of the ITC.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

See II.1.4.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Please refer to the ITC suite of documents.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the ITC suite of documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the ITC suite of documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2015/S 213-389103
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/02/2017
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 13/03/2017
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The contracts resulting from this procurement will be executed by the NHS Business Services Authority (‘the Authority’). This procurement is being run by the Department of Health on behalf of the Authority.

The cost estimates provided in Sections II.1.5 and II.2.6 is the maximum sum available based on performance across a sixty (60) month contract term including both twelve (12) month extensions.

The Authority is publishing the ITC and the draft contract through its e-Sourcing Portal with this notice. However, it reserves the right to reissue these documents with any refinements to the ITC at the commencement of the Award Phase (as defined in the ITC).

Any questions regarding this notice must be sent to the Authority using the Clarification Question Submission Template provided within the ITC and sent to CategoryTowers@dh.gsi.gov.uk. All questions must be received by the deadline for receipt of clarifications as stated in the ITC. Responses to non-commercially sensitive questions will be shared by the Authority to potential providers using the Authority's e-Sourcing Portal.

This procurement exercise will be completed via the Department of Health's e-Sourcing Portal. Potential providers should visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement

to register on the e-Sourcing Portal and download instructions on how to respond to this opportunity. The e-Sourcing Portal will contain the ITC and all the procurement documentation to download.

All final responses must be submitted using the e-Sourcing Portal. The e-Sourcing Portal reference number for this exercise is EOI60349

If you require assistance, please contact the Supplier Helpdesk on +44 1132545777 or supplier.helpdesk@dh.gsi.gov.uk. This helpdesk is available from 10:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

This procurement exercise is being conducted in two Tranches as described in the ITC. The deadline specified in IV2.2 is the deadline for submission of Selection Documentation as defined in the ITC in relation to Tranche 1. The deadline for submission of Selection Documentation in relation to Tranche 2 is 19.6.2017 at 15:00 as set out in the ITC.

Please note that the contract duration specified in II.2.7 includes both of the 12 month optional extensions, but does not include the implementation period.

Please note that the Authority is in the process of changing its e-tendering system and may change the e-sourcing tool during this procurement. The Authority will try to minimise the impact this will have on the procurement and all potential providers will be kept informed of any changes.

The Authority reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it), to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time, or to procure the subject matter of the contract(s) by alternative means if it appears that it can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The Authority may, at its sole discretion, modify the ITC (including any part of it) by amendments in writing, including extending the deadline for receipt of tender responses.

Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be priced in sterling and written in English. Any agreement entered into will be considered a contract made in England according to English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

In accordance with the Government's policies on transparency, potential providers should note that the Authority intends to publish the ITC suite of documents on Contacts Finder.

The Authority also intends to publish any contract awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/guidance-transparency

The costs of responding to the ITC and participation in the procurement will be borne by each applicant.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Department of Health
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NS
United Kingdom
E-mail: categorytowers@dh.gsi.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information about the actual award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of Ten (10) calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide remedies under statute for aggrieved parties.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22/12/2016