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Supplies - 487777-2019

17/10/2019    S201

United Kingdom-London: Food, beverages, tobacco and related products

2019/S 201-487777

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS Supply Chain: Food is operated by Foodbuy Europe Ltd, as agent, for and on behalf of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (‘SCCL’)
Postal address: c/o Skipton House, 80 London Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SE1 6LH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: strategicsourcing@supplychain.nhs.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

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

Food To Go

II.1.2)Main CPV code
15000000 Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The framework agreement is for the supply of food to go including but not limited to sandwiches and salads for both patient feeding and retail outlets, savoury pastry products including but not limited to sausage rolls, pies and pastries, as well as hot sandwiches related to ready to eat adult meal solutions for retail outlets. The framework agreement is for 24 months with the option to extend incrementally up to 48 months.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 25 300 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Standard Patient Feeding Solutions

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
15800000 Miscellaneous food products
15894000 Processed food products
15894220 Hospital meals
15810000 Bread products, fresh pastry goods and cakes
15811000 Bread products
15811510 Sandwiches
15811511 Prepared sandwiches
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A range of core sandwich products including but not limited to wraps, salads with various fillings for patient feeding. It is anticipated that the value of purchases for this lot will be circa 8 000 000 GBP, however this is approximate only.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Specialist Patient Feeding Solutions

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
15800000 Miscellaneous food products
15890000 Miscellaneous food products and dried goods
15894000 Processed food products
15894220 Hospital meals
15810000 Bread products, fresh pastry goods and cakes
15811000 Bread products
15811510 Sandwiches
15811511 Prepared sandwiches
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A range of core sandwiches with specialist dietary requirements to include but not limited to Gluten Free, Vegan, Halal and Kosher. It is anticipated that the value of purchases for this lot will be circa 3 500 000 GBP, however this is approximate only.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Retail Feeding Solutions

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
15800000 Miscellaneous food products
15890000 Miscellaneous food products and dried goods
15894000 Processed food products
15894220 Hospital meals
15812000 Pastry goods and cakes
15812120 Pies
15812121 Savoury pies
15812122 Sweet pies
15810000 Bread products, fresh pastry goods and cakes
15811000 Bread products
15811510 Sandwiches
15811511 Prepared sandwiches
15812100 Pastry goods
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A range of retail products including but not limited to sandwiches, wraps, salads, pastries, hot eats, paninis, toasties, burritos, granola pots, yogurt pots, fruit pots, hospitality platters and other world cuisine products. It is anticipated that the value of purchases for this lot will be circa 13 000 000 GBP, however this is approximate only.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Sandwich Fillings

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
15800000 Miscellaneous food products
15890000 Miscellaneous food products and dried goods
15894000 Processed food products
15894220 Hospital meals
15894600 Sandwich fillings
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A range of sandwich fillings suitable for NHS Trusts who wish to make products in house, available in a variety of pack sizes. It is anticipated that the value of purchases for this lot will be circa 800 000 GBP, however this is approximate only.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
06/01/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The purpose of this notice is to draw attention to a procurement that NHS Supply Chain: Food 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: Food and successful suppliers will reserve the right to purchase the same or similar supplies and/or services from suppliers not awarded to the framework agreement at its sole discretion.

Whilst it is anticipated that initial expenditure under any forthcoming procurement will be in the region of 25 300 000 GBP, a framework agreement is considered necessary to provide suitable requirements.

NHS Supply Chain: Food expects to provide successful suppliers with the opportunity to offer additional savings to customers through the provision of discounted pricing, value added offerings and commitment/bulk buy initiatives.

The framework agreement will be between NHS Supply Chain: Food and the supplier, however:

1) NHS Supply Chain: Food;

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.

The supplier will be required to report to and pay a direct contract management fee to NHS Supply Chain: Food as detailed in the tender documents.

NHS Supply Chain: Food 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: Food would also like to engage with the 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 http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/ 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 http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/

— 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.

Request for information document:

— the request for information document will then be sent to you via the Intend a Messaging Centre,

— applicants will then have 4 weeks from the dispatch of this notice to complete and return the request for information document.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14/10/2019