The purpose of this notice is to draw attention to a procurement that NHS Supply Chain 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 and successful suppliers will reserve the right to purchase the same or similar supplies and/or services from suppliers not appointed to the framework agreement at its sole discretion.
NHS Supply Chain 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.
NHS Supply Chain intends to enter into arrangements under which it will be entitled to purchase supplies and/or services which it will make available for purchase by:
1) Any NHS Trust;
2) Any other NHS entity;
3) Any government department, agency or other statutory body; and/or
4) Any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector.
Only NHS Supply Chain can order from the framework agreement and enter into contracts under it.
The supplier will be required to report to and pay a direct contract management fee to NHS Supply Chain as detailed in the tender documents.
NHS Supply Chain 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 would also like to engage with 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.
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.
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 Intenda Messaging Centre,
— applicants will then have 4 weeks from the dispatch of this notice to complete and return the Request for Information document.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates holding pre-tender meetings with suppliers during [insert date]. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Daniella Jackson via http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS to register your attendance.