Fournitures - 560514-2020

20/11/2020    S227

United Kingdom-London: Medical equipments

2020/S 227-560514

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Supplies

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: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement.operations@dhsc.gov.uk
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
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:

CAS — Purchase of Robotic Class II Microbiological Safety Cabinets

II.1.2)Main CPV code
33100000 Medical equipments
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Purchase of Robotic Class II Microbiological Safety Cabinets from Contained Air Solutions Ltd (CAS) to support the coronavirus mass testing programme. To stand up mega labs there are substantial in-lab requirements – Class II cabinets are essential to handling active samples pre-RNA extraction.

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: 4 088 985.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Purchase of Robotic Class II Microbiological Safety Cabinets from Contained Air Solutions Ltd (CAS) to support the coronavirus mass testing programme. To stand up mega labs there are substantial in-lab requirements – Class II cabinets are essential to handling active samples pre-RNA extraction.

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
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
Explanation:

Negotiated procedure without prior publication

1) The Covid-19 outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern as declared by the World Health Organisation on 30 January 2020. The WHO Director General characterised Covid-19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

2) A key element of ensuring an effective response to the pandemic is ensuring that there is an adequate endpoint PCR testing programme to help meet UK demand. Therefore, the scaling up of equipment to support laboratories in the detection of SARS-CoV-2 is critical to this response.

3) DHSC is satisfied the tests permitting use of the negotiated procedure without prior publication (Regulation 32(2)(c)) are met:

A. As far as is strictly necessary: the goods and services were identified as strictly necessary to meet the demand to scale up the endpoint PCR testing programme in the UK.

B. There are genuine reasons for extreme urgency: the requirement to hit the UK’s mass testing targets in response to Covid-19 as soon as is possible because of public health and other risks posed, presenting a genuine emergency.

C. The events that have led to the need for extreme urgency were unforeseeable: the Commission confirmed: ‘The current coronavirus crisis presents an extreme and unforeseeable urgency – precisely for such a situation our European rules enable public buyers to buy within a matter of days, even hours, if necessary.’ (Commissioner Breton, Internal Market, 1 April 2020).

D. It is impossible to comply with the usual timescales in the PCR: it is not possible to comply with the timescales of another procedure due to the urgent requirement to ensure the delivery of the mass testing programme for which the goods and services are required.

E. The situation is not attributable to the contracting authority – DHSC has not caused or contributed to the need for extreme urgency.

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:
27/10/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Contained Air Solutions
National registration number: 06130456
Postal address: Units B & C Broadlink Broadlink, Manchester
Town: Middleton
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: M24 1UB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 4 088 985.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 4 088 985.00 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: The High Court
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/11/2020