Supplies - 568388-2019

02/12/2019    S232

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Occupational clothing, special workwear and accessories

2019/S 232-568388

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: 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
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Postal code: EH12 9EB
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: rcruickshanks@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1312756840
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11883
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

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

NHS Scotland National Uniform

Reference number: NP721-20
II.1.2)Main CPV code
18100000 Occupational clothing, special workwear and accessories
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The NHS in Scotland requires a contractor to provide a national uniform set to NHS Scotland personnel including Scottish Ambulance Service and Students in health related training establishments throughout Scottish universities. The current national uniform set consists of core garments: tunic, trousers and polo-shirts. Other garments include blouses, shirts, fleece and tailored trousers. The SAS core uniform consists shirts, trousers, boots and helmets. The contractor must be able to receive and deliver garments to and from approximately 260 delivery locations plus many more delivery points throughout Scotland.

The successful contractor will be required to manufacture items to a set design and stringent quality specification which, whilst durable and fit for purpose, provides the NHS in Scotland with value for money. Current supply chain includes a supported business sub contract; the authority intends for this to be continued.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

NHS Scotland — Scottish Ambulance Service

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
18100000 Occupational clothing, special workwear and accessories
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Scottish Ambulance Service Sites throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The NHS in Scotland requires a contractor to provide a national uniform set to NHS Scotland Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) personnel throughout various site throughout Scotland. The current SAS uniform set consists of core garments: shoes/boots, trousers, shirts, helmets, gloves, soft-shell jackets, sliders and epaulettes. The contractor must be able to receive and deliver garments to and from approximately 130 delivery locations plus many more delivery points throughout Scotland.

The successful contractor will be required to manufacture items to a set design and stringent quality specification which, whilst durable and fit for purpose, provides the NHS in Scotland with value for money.

They will be required to manage the supply chain including arrangement of transportation, storage and distribution, along with managing order fulfilment and customer returns. The successful contractor will also be expected to operate an end to end intelligent stock management and order fulfilment system to ensure that short customer delivery timescales can be adhered to.

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

NHS Scotland National Uniform

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
18110000 Occupational clothing
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

NHS Scotland and educational establishments throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The NHS in Scotland requires a contractor to provide a national uniform set to NHS Scotland personnel and students in health related training establishments throughout Scottish universities. The current national uniform set consists of core garments: tunic, trousers and polo-shirts. Other garments include blouses, shirts, fleece and tailored trousers. The contractor must be able to receive and deliver garments to and from approximately 130 delivery locations plus many more delivery points throughout Scotland.

The successful contractor will be required to manufacture items to a set design and stringent quality specification which, whilst durable and fit for purpose, provides the NHS in Scotland with value for money.

They will be required to manage the supply chain including arrangement of transportation, storage and distribution, along with managing order fulfilment and customer returns. The successful contractor will also be expected to operate an end to end intelligent stock management and order fulfilment system to ensure that short customer delivery timescales can be adhered to.

Interested suppliers should note there is a supported business subcontract in the current framework and supply chain and the authority intends to continue this in the new framework — further information will be provided during pre-tender engagement meetings and in due course in the tender documentation itself.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
28/02/2020

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:

Please note that this notice is for prior information only. The contract notice for the tender is expected to be issued approximately by end Feb 2020, when interested parties must make separate application for this by registering on the Public Contracts Scotland — Tenders website https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk).

Anticipated contract value of 20 000 000 is based on an anticipated duration of 6 years plus two 12 month extension periods with an annual value of approximately 2 500 000.

The contracting authority wishes to engage with suppliers who can supply the required products and services prior to ITT issue. This will take place in the form of a supplier engagement sessions which will take place in Edinburgh during January 2020 (exact dates and location to be advised).

The contracting authority has capacity to meet a total of 6 suppliers for a one hour engagement session each.

In the event of more than 6 suppliers wishing to participate in the sessions, the 6 that will be allocated one of the slots each will be chosen from those that have submitted evidence of most relevant experience and capacity of delivering such goods and services.

Therefore, when expressing an interest in the presentation/engagement day, please also include a current list of up to 3 relevant contracts, stating the customer, period of contract, annual value and scope. If you wish to partake in the presentation/engagement sessions please contact Rebecca Cruickshanks at rcruickshanks@nhs.net no later than 13.12.2019.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Website at

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=586584

(SC Ref:586584)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/11/2019