Diathermy and Smoke Extraction
NHS Commercial Solutions represents NHS Trusts in Kent, Medway, Surrey and Sussex.
UK-Dorking: operating theatre devices and instruments
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of NHS Commercial Solution
The Atrium. Curtis Road
Contact point(s): https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/, BravoSolution Secure Messaging
For the attention of: Ian Baker
RH4 1XA Dorking
General address of the contracting authority: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
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
National or federal agency/office
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Diathermy and Smoke Extraction.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: NHS Commercial Solutions represents NHS Trusts in Kent, Medway, Surrey and Sussex.
This Framework Agreement will include, and be for the benefit of, NHS trusts in England, including Acute, Foundation, Care, and Special Health Authorities. Please follow the links below to identify specific organisations:
— Acute trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx
— Care trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx,
— Foundation trusts: http://www.monitor-nhsft.gov.uk/home/about-nhsfoundationtrusts/nhs-foundation-trustdirectory,
— Special health authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx.
This will include any statutory and other successor organisations to any of the foregoing. More details of the specific organisations involved in this opportunity will be published during the process.
NUTS code UK
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
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Framework agreement for the supply and delivery of Diathermy and Smoke Extraction products. This framework will be divided into two Lots. Lot 1 Diathermy, Lot 2 Smoke Extraction.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
33162000, 33162100, 33161000, 31711140
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Precise quantities and values are unknown. It is expected the combined annual spend of our member Trusts is in excess of 200 000 GBP per annum.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Any requirements will be stated in the tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and Several Liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please see tender documentation for details.
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://commercialsolutions.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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documentation for details.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see tender documentation for details.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see tender documentation for details.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see tender documentation for details.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
464 – 2561
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
17.9.2012 – 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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
In some circumstances trusts may: Framework call-offs: Direct: It is intended that end users of this framework agreement apply the terms (to be confirmed on award). Each lot will be ranked to indicate the most economicallyadvantageous tender as evaluated against the award criteria. In each lot, therefore, the highest scoring bid will be deemed to be the most economically advantageous tender and therefore be the first supplier to be contacted for this lot (please see tender documentation for details). In acknowledgement of the fact that the circumstances of a call-off may differ from that of the award of this framework in certain very specific cases, the end user may vary the weightings for the award criteria (please see tender documentation for details). In other circumstances, trusts may: Conduct mini competitions – It is intended that end users of this framework agreement conduct mini-competitions in order to contract with a framework supplier. In this case the award criteria stated in the tender documentation will be used, or specific sub-criteria that have been derived from the award criteria at the sole discretion of the end user. It is intended that end users will invite all suppliers. Please see tender documentation for more details. In acknowledgement of the fact that the circumstances of a call-off may differ from that of the award of this framework in certain very specific cases, the end user may vary the weightings for the award criteria (please see tender documentation for details).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5), as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and the Public Contracts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011, 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, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.8.2012