Drug Testing Service Tender

Drug Testing Service Tender

NHS Dudley on behalf of the Dudley and Walsall MHT. UK-Kingswinford: laboratory services

2012/S 24-039273

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Dudley on behalf of the Dudley and Walsall MHT
FMC, Building 5, Bay 3, First Ave,The Pensnett Est
For the attention of: Phil Carter
DY6 7TE Kingswinford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1384321170
E-mail: [email protected]

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.3)Main activity

Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Drug testing service 1213-11-MH.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Locations within the Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
NUTS code UKG

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust on behalf of its Drug Testing Services is inviting tenders for the screening of methadone, subutex, heroin, other opiates, amphetamines, benzodiazepines and cocaine as well as blood borne virus’s.
The tender is broken down into 3 areas:
1. Oral fluid screening for the above drugs. We need to be able to collect the oral sample quickly and be able to test for the presence of drugs in the body on the day of presentation.
2. Urine screen for the metabolites of the above drugs.
3. Blood Borne virus screening for HIV, Hepatitis B & C
In all cases the provider needs to be able to demonstrate the ability to provide a chain of custody option when necessary as well as offer the flexibility of testing for 1 drug or many depending on clinical need. The testing kits need to be quick and easy to use and prioritise infection control, confidentiality and be cost effective. The results need to be available within 3 working days with the opportunity to scrutinize any oral screen result further. There will need to be a clear reporting process for the results as well as management and financial reporting that is easily accessible and simple to use.
We aim to commence the new contract on 1.10.2012. We intend to offer the successful provider a contract for 2yrs with the option of extending by a further two periods of 12 months.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71900000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
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:

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust on behalf of its Drug Testing Services is inviting tenders for the screening of methadone, subutex, heroin, other opiates, amphetamines, benzodiazepines and cocaine as well as blood borne virus’s.
The tender is broken down into 3 areas:
1. Oral fluid screening for the above drugs. We need to be able to collect the oral sample quickly and be able to test for the presence of drugs in the body on the day of presentation.
2. Urine screen for the metabolites of the above drugs.
3. Blood Borne virus screening for HIV, Hepatitis B & C
In all cases the provider needs to be able to demonstrate the ability to provide a chain of custody option when necessary as well as offer the flexibility of testing for 1 drug or many depending on clinical need. The testing kits need to be quick and easy to use and prioritise infection control, confidentiality and be cost effective. The results need to be available within 3 working days with the opportunity to scrutinize any oral screen result further. There will need to be a clear reporting process for the results as well as management and financial reporting that is easily accessible and simple to use.
We aim to commence the new contract on 1.10.2012. We intend to offer the successful provider a contract for 2yrs with the option of extending by a further two periods of 12 months.
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: 24 (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:
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:
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: 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://www.nhssourcing.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 & 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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Restricted
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
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:

1213-11-MH
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 7.3.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.3.2012
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 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
VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. The Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Trust reserves the right to annul the tender process, not to accept the lowest or any offer, and shall not be liable to re-imburse a tenderer for costs incurred in, or related to the preparation of the tender. Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Trust reserves the right to request site visits and presentations in support of submitted tenders.
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:1.2.2012