Contract for Courier Services for Blood and Blood Products
All of England for Blood, United Kingdom for Tissue and Ocular with occasional movements to and from the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
United Kingdom-Bristol: Courier services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
NHS Blood and Transplant
North Bristol Park, Filton
For the attention of: Allen Janice
BS34 7QH Bristol
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.uk\
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Special Health Authority
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 20: Supporting and auxiliary transport services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: All of England for Blood, United Kingdom for Tissue and Ocular with occasional movements to and from the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
The contract may also be used by other Blood Services including Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, NHS and ALBs — as per link following:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/arms-length-bodies
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 05
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
1. register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
— browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register,
— accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— enter your correct business and user details,
— note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete’,
— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure);
2. express an interest in the tender:
— login to the portal with the username/password,
— click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link (these are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier),
— click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page,
— this will move the PQQ (ITT into your ‘My PQQs) My ITTs’ page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— you can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box;
3. responding to the tender
— click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— there may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
i) appropriate statements from bankers (if annual reports are not required to be submitted — this is applicable to companies which are not registered);
ii) submission of last 3 years annual reports and balance sheet;
iii) statement of overall turnover in respect of the goods/services to be covered by the contract for the 3 previous financial years;
iv) the company registration number and registered office address (if applicable);
v) details of your organisation’s insurance protection in respect of employers, public/product and professional indemnity and provide a copy of any certificates.
Completion of a Pre Qualification Questionnaire will be required.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Price. Weighting 600
2. Quality. Weighting 150
3. Delivery Performance. Weighting 100
4. General. Weighting 50
5. Technical/Specification. Weighting 100
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Where an economic operator is unable for a valid reason to provide the financial information which the Contracting Authority has requested in III, III.2.2, and III.2.3 above, the Contracting Authority shall accept such other information provided by the economic operator as the Contracting Authority considers appropriate.
The Contracting Authority will shortlist suppliers to be invited to tender based upon an assessment of the information provided in response to III, III.2.2 and III.2.3 above.
The Contracting Authority may require potential suppliers to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and in such event the potential suppliers must complete the PQQ using the NHSBT e-Sourcing portal. This process and information provided will be used to enable the Contracting Authority to shortlist suppliers to be invited to tender in addition to that information already referred to above.
The Selection Criteria for shortlisting suppliers to be invited to tender will be economic and financial standing and technical and professional ability.
Shortlisted suppliers will be invited to attend a pre-tender meeting.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
As the UK does not have any such body with responsibility for appeals procedures please refer to section VI.4.2 below
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: