Check out our COVID-19 dedicated page for tenders related to medical equipment needs.

The Conference on the Future of Europe is your chance to share your ideas and shape the future of Europe. Make your voice heard!

Supplies - 583010-2019

10/12/2019    S238

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Disposable nappies

2019/S 238-583010

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 Collaborative Procurement partnership LLP acting on behalf of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd, a Management Function of NHS Supply Chain
National registration number: OC415501
Postal address: Don Valley House, Saville Street
Town: Sheffield
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: S4 7UQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Danielle Jackson
E-mail: danielle.jackson@supplychain.nhs.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.supplychain.nhs.uk
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
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS
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:

Disposable and Washable Continence Care and Associated Products August 2021

II.1.2)Main CPV code
33751000 Disposable nappies
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The precise quantities of the products that will be required by NHS Supply Chain under the terms of this framework agreement are unknown at the date of this notice. However, it is anticipated that initial expenditure will be approximately 56 830 000 GBP in the first year of the framework agreement (such values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the framework agreement). The estimated value over the total framework agreement term of four years is in the region of 227 320 000 GBP excluding VAT.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 227 320 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bodyworn Adults

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33751000 Disposable nappies
33700000 Personal care products
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
33141621 Incontinence kit
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bodyworn adults consists of the following sub-lots:

Disposable absorbent pull up pants — an all in one pant for moderate to heavy incontinence.

Disposable all in one pads — a non-belted pad with re-sealable tapes for side fastening positioning for moderate to heavy incontinence.

Disposable belt products — a belted pad with re-sealable tape for front fastening positioning for moderate to heavy incontinence.

Disposable rectangular pad — product for use in light to medium incontinence.

Disposable shaped pad — non taped or belted product for incontinence

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 44 600 000 GBP in the first year of this framework agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the framework agreement. The anticipated expenditure over the intended 4 year term excluding VAT is 178 400 000 GBP.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bodyworn Children's

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33751000 Disposable nappies
33700000 Personal care products
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
33141621 Incontinence kit
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bodyworn children's consists of the following sub-lots:

Disposable nappies baby/child — suitable for containment of faecal and urinal waste.

Disposable nappies pull on baby/child — suitable for containment of faecal and urinal waste.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 3 900 000 GBP in the first year of this framework agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the framework agreement. The anticipated expenditure over the intended 4-year term excluding VAT is 15 600 000 GBP.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Disposable Bed Protection Sheets

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33751000 Disposable nappies
33700000 Personal care products
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
33141621 Incontinence kit
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Disposable bed protection sheets consists of the following sub-lots:

Disposable bed protection sheets — suitable for temporary use during clinical procedures.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 50 000 GBP in the first year of this framework agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the framework agreement. The anticipated expenditure over the intended 4-year term excluding VAT is 200 000 GBP.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Washables

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33751000 Disposable nappies
33700000 Personal care products
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
33141621 Incontinence kit
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Washable's consists of the following sub-lots:

Washable pants — adult washable pants and child washable pants to include sizes to fit unisex male female child and marsupial pants.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 280 000 GBP in the first year of this framework agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the framework agreement. The anticipated expenditure over the intended 4-year term excluding VAT is 1 120 000 GBP.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Fixation Pants for Use with Pads

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33751000 Disposable nappies
33700000 Personal care products
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
33141621 Incontinence kit
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Fixation pants for use with pads consists of the following sub-lots:

Fixation pants 1 washable fixation pants suitable for wearing to hold a disposable/reusable shaped pad firmly in place as part of a 2 piece continence system.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 2 480 000 GBP in the first year of this framework agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the framework agreement. The anticipated expenditure over the intended 4-year term excluding VAT is 9 920 000 GBP.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Underpads Recycled

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33751000 Disposable nappies
33700000 Personal care products
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
33141621 Incontinence kit
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Underpads recycled consists of the following sub-lots:

Disposable underpads cellulose wadded recycled pulp — a rectangular pad containing 5 layers of absorbent recycled cellulose wadding a polyethylene back-sheet and a cover stock.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 320 000 GBP in the first year of this framework agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the framework agreement. The anticipated expenditure over the intended 4-year term excluding VAT is 1 280 000 GBP.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Underpads Virgin Fluff

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33751000 Disposable nappies
33700000 Personal care products
33100000 Medical equipments
33141621 Incontinence kit
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Underpads Virgin Fluff consists of the following sub-lots:

Disposable underpads virgin fluff pulp 4-way — suitable for temporary use during clinical procedures.

II.2.14)Additional information

Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 5 200 000 GBP in the first year of this framework agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the framework agreement. The cost anticipated expenditure over the intended 4-year term excluding VAT is 20 800 000 GBP.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
17/09/2020

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 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.

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 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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/12/2019