Courier Services Contract London

Courier Services Contract London

To provide a courier service to the Royal Brompton Hospital. The service will encompass all general healthcare courier requirements including human tissue, pharmaceuticals, medical records, light goods, documents, etc.

United Kingdom-London: Courier services

2013/S 185-319564

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust
Sydney Street
Contact point(s): Afm Consulting Limited
For the attention of: Paul Archer
SW3 6NP London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7771995887
E-mail: paularcher@supanet.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.rbht.nhs.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
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:
Courier Services Contract.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.
NUTS code UKI11
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
To provide a courier service to the Royal Brompton Hospital. The service will encompass all general healthcare courier requirements including human tissue, pharmaceuticals, medical records, light goods, documents, etc.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64120000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
The journeys are required locally, nationally and internationally. There cost of these journeys is approximately 60k GBP – 100k GBP per annum.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.4.2014. Completion 31.3.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
An appropriate bond and/or guarantee may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Monthly in arrears of a VAT invoice being submitted for the previous months work.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No special legal form is required but the successful contractor will be required to become jointly and severally responsible for the contract before acceptance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Contract will be subject to a rigorous performance management regime.
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: Evidence of relevant insurance or indemnities. Good company standing.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Good financial standing. The provision of financial accounts or other documents as determined in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details of ALL previous work of the same nature undertaken in respect of each of the services in Healthcare including dates and the name(s) of all clients with their contact details including e-mail address. Current manpower employed in these services and vehicle availability. Technical, Safety and Quality accreditations attained that are appropriate for the services to be provided as part of this contract. Details of Legislation/Guidance that will be adhered to in respect of the services to be provided.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Organisations will adhere to Human Tissue Act, Blood Safety Quality Regulations (BSQR) SI No: 50 Nov 2005 and ADR Regulations. This must be demonstrated in the PQQ.
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
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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 number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Organisations interested in being considered for this opportunity are required to complete and submit a PQQ by the deadline specified below. Selection of the organisations to be invited to tender will be based on the results of the evaluation of the completed PQQs. The objective criteria to be used to select the Organisations to be invited to tender are detailed in the PQQ a copy of which can be obtained by expressing an interest (by email) to paularcher@supanet.com
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
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
Courier Services Contract
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
27.10.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
11.11.2013
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: 3-5 years.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Organisations interested in participating in this tender are required to complete and submit a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) by the date set out in this Notice. A copy of the PQQ and associated documents are available by registering an expression of interest (via email) to: paularcher@supanet.com

Neither Afm Consulting or Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust will be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by organisations during the tender process and responding to the PQQ. The Contract will be for a 3 year period with an option for the Trust to extend by any period(s) up to a further 2 years.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust f.a.o. Chief Executive
Sydney Street
SW3 6NP London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Trust will incorporate a 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that the award of contract is notified to the tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek an additional debriefing from the Trust before the Contract is entered into (this is addition to the debrief on your submission, even if successful, that is offered under the Public Contract Regulations). Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days prior to the end of the standstill period.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust f.a.o. Chief Executive
Sydney Street
SW3 6NP London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:20.9.2013

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