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Services - 492321-2019

18/10/2019    S202

United Kingdom-London: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)

2019/S 202-492321

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department of Health and Social Care
Postal address: 39 Victoria Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Joyce.Angoma@dhsc.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072104850
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care/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:

Express Freight Services

Reference number: project_685
II.1.2)Main CPV code
60000000 Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Department of Health and Social Care (the Authority) has engaged the services of three organisations to provide the Authority with assured access to an express freight capability to maintain the uninterrupted supply of medicines and medical products where there is an urgent need or where a suppliers' own logistics arrangements are disrupted. Key elements of the requirement include: mobilisation of service, capacity assurance, capacity flexibility, managed service, supplier services and value for money. The Authority's aim is to have the services fully operational by 24.10.2019 to allow for testing in advance of full operational sign off by the 31.10.2019.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 3 939 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Express Parcel Services

Lot No: Lot 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60000000 Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
60100000 Road transport services
60200000 Railway transport services
60400000 Air transport services
64120000 Courier services
64121000 Multi-modal courier services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UK and Europe.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The service requirement under this lot is for a managed service to provide access to a daily assured capacity of 30 m3 (circa 600 parcels). On request by the Authority, increase or decrease volume of volume of assured capacity by +/- 50 % from the assured capacity, as agreed at the date of request, within one working day of receiving written notice from the Authority. The solution may utilise any mode of transport, subject to these being compatible with the transit timescale requirements, conditions of carriage, and the effective mitigation of foreseeable disruption to services. The nature of the majority of goods for which the Authority wishes to facilitate transport for will be standard, non-temperature controlled, non-hazardous, and require no extra security measures. The Authority has awarded the contract by using the exemption at Regulation 32(2)(a) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, as no initial tender for the express parcel service was capable of acceptance.

To note: included in the total value of the contract are payments that will be made by suppliers for use of the express delivery network, based on the maximum duration of the contract. The contract may be shortened by the authority if there is insufficient need for the service, in which case the value will be proportionately lower.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Freight Services

Lot No: Lot 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60161000 Parcel transport services
64120000 Courier services
64121000 Multi-modal courier services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UK and Europe.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services requirement under this lot is for a managed service to provide access to a daily assured capacity of 50 pallets. On request by the Authority, increase or decrease volume of volume of assured capacity by +/- 50 % from the assured capacity, as agreed at the date of request, within one working day of receiving written notice from the authority. The solution may utilise any mode of transport, subject to these being compatible with the transit timescale requirements, conditions of carriage, and the effective mitigation of foreseeable disruption to services. The nature of the majority of goods for which the authority wishes to facilitate transport for will be standard, non-temperature controlled, non-hazardous, and require no extra security measures. To note: included in the total value of the contract are payments that will be made by suppliers for use of the express delivery network, based on the maximum duration of the contract. The contract may be shortened by the authority if there is insufficient need for the service, in which case the value will be proportionately lower.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Specials

Lot No: Lot 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60100000 Road transport services
60200000 Railway transport services
60400000 Air transport services
64120000 Courier services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UK and Europe.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services requirement under this lot is for a managed service to provide:

1) Access to a daily assured capacity of 5 m3 (circa 125 parcels).The assured capacity will be capable of handing the following goods:

— active temperature-controlled products (e.g. frozen below -15 oC; chilled or refrigerated 2 to 8 oC; Cold/Cool 8-15 °C),

— controlled drugs – which will require compliance with home office requirements in relation to their storage and transit, and

— medicines – where compliance with good distribution practice (GDP).

2) Specials delivery service. ‘Specials’ meaning anything outside of a standard parcel or pallet dimension and/or requires specialised conditions of carriage, which include:

— time sensitive shipments (e.g. within 24 hrs),

— substances of human origin (e.g. blood, cell cultures, human tissues and organs),

— hazardous materials — being any item or agent (biological, chemical, radiological and/or physical) which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors (such as but not limited to:

— medical gases,

— radioactive isotopes and flammable liquids,

— oversize Products, and

— half and full trailer load deliveries and on request by the authority, increase or decrease volume of volume of assured capacity by +/- 50 % from the assured capacity, as agreed at the date of request, within one working day of receiving written notice from the authority. The authority has awarded the contract by using the exemption at Regulation 32(2)(a), under the negotiated procedure without a call for competition, as no initial tender for the specials requirement was capable of acceptance. To note: included in the total value of the contract are payments that will be made by suppliers for use of the express delivery network, based on the maximum duration of the contract. The contract may be shortened by the authority if there is insufficient need for the service, in which case the value will be proportionately lower.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
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)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 124-302921
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
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: Lot 1
Title:

Express Parcel Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/10/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: UPS Ltd
National registration number: Company number 01933173
Postal address: Forest Road
Town: Feltham, Middlesex
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: TW13 7DY
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 16 090 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: Lot 2
Title:

Pallet Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
07/10/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: DFDS Logistics Ltd
National registration number: Company number 05055324
Postal address: Norfolk House, South Osborne Way
Town: Immingham Dock
NUTS code: UKF30 Lincolnshire
Postal code: DN40 2QA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 104 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: Lot 3
Title:

Specials Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
04/10/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 3
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Biocair International Ltd
National registration number: Company number 02070874
Postal address: Iconix 1, Iconix Park, London Road
Town: Pampisford
NUTS code: UKH12 Cambridgeshire CC
Postal code: CB22 3EG
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 3 925 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: High Court
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: High Court
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/10/2019