GMC Toxicology Services Tender

GMC Toxicology Services Tender

Where there are concerns about a doctor’s physical or mental health, we may require the doctor to undergo a health assessment.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Toxic substances monitoring services

2019/S 144-354945

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

General Medical Council (GMC)
3 Hardman Street
Manchester
M3 3AW
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1619236340
E-mail: gmctenders@gmc-uk.org
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.gmc-uk.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA19541

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Medical Regulator

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Toxicology Services

Reference number: GMC985

II.1.2)Main CPV code

90743100

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Where there are concerns about a doctor’s physical or mental health, we may require the doctor to undergo a health assessment. This may form one part of a wider investigation into a doctor’s fitness to practise. At the end of an investigation, a doctor may enter into a period of medical supervision to monitor their health condition and compliance with any restrictions on their registration. Toxicology testing is required as part of the GMC’s Fitness to Practise proceedings in order to establish:

(a) if and what substances have been/are being used by the doctor (of particular help in health assessments);

(b) if the doctor has complied with undertakings or conditions (of particular help for the purposes of medical supervision).

This is mostly done through the use of blood and hair tests at present, although urine and breath tests can be carried out at the GMC’s discretion.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

90743100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Where there are concerns about a doctor’s physical or mental health, we may require the doctor to undergo a health assessment. This may form one part of a wider investigation into a doctor’s fitness to practise. At the end of an investigation, a doctor may enter into a period of medical supervision to monitor their health condition and compliance with any restrictions on their registration. Toxicology testing is required as part of the GMC’s Fitness to Practise proceedings in order to establish:

(a) if and what substances have been/are being used by the doctor (of particular help in health assessments);

(b) if the doctor has complied with undertakings or conditions (of particular help for the purposes of medical supervision).

This is mostly done through the use of blood and hair tests at present, although urine and breath tests can be carried out at the GMC’s discretion.

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

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

Date: 27/08/2019
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/08/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Manchester.

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:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders website at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=216788

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(MT Ref:216788)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

General Medical Council (GMC)
3 Hardman Street
Manchester
M3 3AW
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1619236340
E-mail: gmctenders@gmc-uk.orgInternet address: http://www.gmc-uk.org
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25/07/2019