Genomic Testing Services Tender

Genomic Testing Services Tender

NHS Arden GEM CSU on behalf of NHS England is inviting suitable organisations to tender for the provision of Genomic Laboratory Services across England. 

United Kingdom-Derby: Health and social work services

2018/S 004-005039

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Arden and GEM CSU on behalf of NHS England (The Contracting Authority)
Cardinal Square, Nottingham Road
Derby
DE1 3QT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Chris Horrocks
Telephone: +44 7771981515
E-mail: chris.horrocks@ardengemcsu.nhs.uk
NUTS code: UKF11
Internet address(es):Main address: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

NHS England — Genomic Testing Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Arden GEM CSU on behalf of NHS England (The Contracting Authority) is inviting suitable organisations to tender for the provision of Genomic Laboratory Services across England. The requirement is split into 7 Lots for Genomic Laboratory Hubs with Additional Specialised Services which include Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). Organisations wishing to submit a bid will need to register on the Arden GEM Bravo solutions website and complete the ITT documentation at the following location: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

The ITT documentation should be completed by the closing date of 12:00 noon on 19.3.2018. The main ITT reference is 887

A market engagement day is planned for the 18.1.2018. Any organisations who would like to attend should contact use the message system in Bravo to book a place.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 061 498 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Bidders for core services in Lot 1 to 7 are also able to apply to provide specialist test services. If there are no compliant or acceptable bids for a particular lot(s) then NHS England reserves the right to invite compliant bidders for other lots to submit a bid for that lot(s).

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Genomic Laboratory Hub — Yorkshire and North East

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85145000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Yorkshire and the North East.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Genomic Laboratory Services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 17/05/2018
End: 31/03/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further period of up to 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Genomic Laboratory Hub — North West

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85145000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD
Main site or place of performance:

North West.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Genomic Laboratory Services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 17/05/2018
End: 31/03/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further period of up to 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Genomic Laboratory Hub — East Midlands and East of England

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85145000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

East Midlands and East of England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Genomic Laboratory Services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 17/05/2018
End: 31/03/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further period of up to 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Genomic Laboratory Hub — Wessex and West Midlands

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85145000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Wessex and West Midlands.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Genomic Laboratory Services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 17/05/2018
End: 31/03/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further period of up to 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Genomic Laboratory Hub — South West

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85145000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

South West England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Genomic Laboratory Services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 17/05/2018
End: 31/03/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further period of up to 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Genomic Laboratory Hub — London North

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85145000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

North London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Genomic Laboratory Services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 17/05/2018
End: 31/03/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for further period of up to 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Genomic Laboratory Hub — London South

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85145000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

South London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Genomic Laboratory Services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 17/05/2018
End: 31/03/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further period of up to 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 120-242652

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 19/03/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/03/2018
Local time: 12:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Arden and GEM CSU is managing this Procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the “Regulations”). The Service is being procured under “Schedule 3 — Social and Other Specific Services”.

In accordance with Regulation 72 (1) (a) and (d) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Authority anticipates that the contracting entity may be replaced in the following circumstances without a new procurement procedure:

1) via a novation of the contract if the Authority approves that a different entity within the existing Genomic Laboratory Hub partnership or a Key Subcontractor can become the lead contracting entity;

2) via a novation of the contract or a transfer of services (in whole or part) to another Genomic Laboratory Hub if the Authority becomes entitled to exercise its rights to terminate the contract (in part or whole).

Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authorities intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations.

The Contracting Authority will be using an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

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://ardengemcsu.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 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 helpdesk.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

NHS Arden GEM CSU
Cardinal Square, Nottingham Road
Derby
DE1 3QT
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/01/2018

 

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