Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Sound Processors, Surgical Components and Associated Consumables

Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Sound Processors, Surgical Components and Associated Consumables

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is looking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Sound Processors, Surgical Components and Associated Consumables.

UK-Birmingham: Hearing aids

2013/S 014-019199

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Procurement, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, 32-34 Melchett Road, Kings Norton
For the attention of: Michelle Hubbard
B30 3HG Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1216272185
E-mail: michelle.hubbard@uhb.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1214590555

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uhb.nhs.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Sound Processors, Surgical Components and Associated Consumables
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Birmingham
NUTS code UKG
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is looking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Sound Processors, Surgical Components and Associated Consumables
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33185000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Suppliers are requested to register an interest at www.supplying2nhs.com.

Please refer to the Online PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire document.
Expressions of Interest received outside of the portal will not be accepted.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Suppliers are requested to register an interest at www.supplying2nhs.com.

Please refer to the Online PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire document.
Expressions of Interest received outside of the portal will not be accepted.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Suppliers are requested to register an interest at www.supplying2nhs.com.

Please refer to the Online PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire document.
Expressions of Interest received outside of the portal will not be accepted.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Suppliers are requested to register an interest at www.supplying2nhs.com.

Please refer to the Online PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire document.
Expressions of Interest received outside of the portal will not be accepted.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate , of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Suppliers are requested to register an interest at www.supplying2nhs.com.

Please refer to the Online PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire document.
Expressions of Interest received outside of the portal will not be accepted.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Suppliers are requested to register an interest at www.supplying2nhs.com.

Please refer to the Online PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire document.
Expressions of Interest received outside of the portal will not be accepted.

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issues or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capabilities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(f) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(g) for public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, and indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(i) a statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contracts;
(j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(k) with regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so request; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognized competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Suppliers are requested to register an interest at www.supplying2nhs.com.

Please refer to the Online PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire document.
Expressions of Interest received outside of the portal will not be accepted.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Suppliers are requested to register an interest at www.supplying2nhs.com.

Please refer to the Online PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire document.
Expressions of Interest received outside of the portal will not be accepted.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 2: and maximum number 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Suppliers are requested to register an interest at www.supplying2nhs.com.

Please refer to the Online PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire document and Guidance for completing the Online PQQ.
Expressions of Interest received outside of the portal will not be accepted.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 113-187096 of 13.6.2012

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 1-000626 of 28.12.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
15.2.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2016
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers need to register at www.supplying2nhs.com. All queries must be addressed via the Pro Contract Due North e-tendering portal. Expressions of interest outside of the portal will not be accepted. We are happy for incumbent suppliers to continue to support the products that they are providing to the Trust but please be aware that any questions relating to the tender must be addressed via the portal. Under no circumstances can any trials of new products take place during the tender process.

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to annul the tender process, not to accept the lowest or any offer, and shall not be liable to reimburse a tenderer for costs incurred in, or relation to the preparation of the tender.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust promotes equal opportunity and this is central to our aims and the delivery of services. This includes Racial, Gender, Age and Disability Equality.
Compliant bids must be submitted with any variants.
Contract dates are 2 years with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.1.2013

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